Ward Hadaway's status as a provider of high quality legal services and an investor in its workforce is independently recognised by a series of organisations.
Our official accreditations include the following:
ISO9001 is a Quality System in Legal Services, which applies to the whole of Ward Hadaway. We have retained our ISO9001 accreditation continuously since 1994 with over 20 years of external audits of our system.
ISO 27001 is an internationally recognised best practice framework for an information security management system. Ward Hadaway has secured ISO 270001 certification for all of its offices, recognising that the firm has established, implemented, maintains and continually improves its information security management system.
Investors in People
Ward Hadaway has been accredited as an ‘Investor in People’ since 1998. Investors in People is a management framework for high performance through people. The IIP assessment/framework has four levels – standard, bronze, silver and gold and in 2014 the firm achieved the Silver Award.
Conveyancing Quality Scheme
The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices and has the support of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Building Societies Association, Legal Ombudsman and the Association of British Insurers. Ward Hadaway has been a member of the scheme since January 2013 having passed assessment by the Law Society in order to secure CQS status for each of its offices.
Cyber Essentials Plus
In March 2017 we accomplished Cyber Essentials Plus certification (appendix X), making us one of just a handful of law firms across the UK to achieve the accreditation. The high standard accreditation is further commitment by the firm to ensure that client information, interests and data are kept secure.
The firm, or members of the firm, are also members of:
Association of Business Recovery Professionals
Association of Pension Lawyers
Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Employment Lawyers Association
Insolvency Lawyers Association
Institute of Arbitrators
Institute of Directors
Institute of Fundraising
Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
International Bar Association
Northern Dispute Resolution Limited
Property Litigation Association
Royal Town Planning Institute
Social Landlords Crime and Nuisance Group
Society for Computers & Law
Society of Construction Law
The Law Society
The Law Society Children Panel
The Notaries Society
The Procurement Lawyers Association
The Professional Negligence Lawyers Association