The Law Society represents and governs solicitors for the jurisdiction of England and Wales. As well as providing support to practising and training solicitors, it also acts as a powerful body in law reform. Members are often consulted by ministers when legal issues are being debated in Parliament.
The Law Society has a series of accreditation schemes which act as a signifier of particular expertise in solicitors. If a firm is accredited by the Law Society, this means that they have one or more practitioners whose skills, knowledge and experience in at least one major legal area have been tested and certified against their rigorous standards.
Express Solicitors is a Law Society Accredited personal injury practice. Only 0.094% of UK lawyers have this accreditation, and the firm is proud to have six staff members on the Law Society Specialist Personal Injury Panel (Sharon Denby, Jonathan Flattery, Adele Greenough, Carlos Lopez, Richard Lowery, and Daniel Slade) and one member on the Law Society Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel, namely Carlos Lopez.
Law Society Clinical Negligence
We are a fully accredited Clinical Negligence specialist law firm. Our clinical negligence solicitors have over 125 combined years of experience working on complex medical negligence claims. The Law Society has awarded us with a specific clinical negligence accreditation to recognise the specific skill and expertise we have in this particular area of personal injury law.
The Law Society say “Clinical Negligence Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing claimants in clinical negligence matters.”
This award shows that we are a legal practitioner with proven competency in clinical negligence law, it demonstrates that we comply with a best practice quality mark that clients can trust, and shows that we maintain relevant standards of competency and expertise in the field through re-accreditation.
The Lawyer Top 200
The Lawyer’s top 200 report ranks UK law firms by revenue. Express Solicitors are currently ranked 93rd out of more than 10,000 law firms in the UK and we are one of the few top personal injury specialists in the country.
Since 2017, we have seen an increase of over 130% in revenue, growing from £17.7m in 2017 to £42m in 2022 – this was reflected in the most recent Top 200 report where we had risen by 13 positions in one year, from 106th to 93rd.
Legal 500 are an independent and impartial directory that recognises the finest law firms in certain legal practices and Express Solicitors are proud to have been a staple in the directory for many years.
A published Testimonial from a barrister interviewed for the 2023 rankings by the Legal 500 reads:
‘Express Solicitors have a keen eye for detail in a personal injury claim. In my experience, they investigate each claim to the fullest extent and are not afraid of the challenge of a difficult case.’
We are exceptionally proud of our standing in Legal 500 and the recognition that our wonderful team have received.
Chambers and Partners
Chambers and Partners are another leading legal directory that Express Solicitors have been listed in for many years. Based on a submission of cases and a number of referees being interviewed by researchers to gain insights into our methods and customer service, they index quality law firms across the country.
In the 2023 directory, Express Solicitors are listed in Band 3 for Clinical Negligence. In addition, Partner and Head of Express’ Employer’s Liability Department, Richard Lowery was ranked in Tier 2 as a Lawyer of particular note in the Personal Injury category.
Cyber Essentials Certified
Cyber Essentials is a security accreditation supported by the UK Government which identifies and confirms technical security controls in organisations. If you have this accreditation, the Government confirm that you have the right technology and protocols in place to defend against threats over the internet.
Cyber Essentials Certified is an added layer of accreditation and reassurance that our online security controls are best-in-class. A hands-on technical verification is conducted by Cyber Essentials in order to give that added reassurance in Express Solicitors’ technical security.
Society for Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL)
Express Solicitors is accredited by the Society for Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL).
SCIL is a member organisation for specialist claimant solicitor firms dedicated to the field of clinical negligence. It aims to promote best practice in the conduct of clinical negligence claims, influence public policy for the benefit of injured persons and, in doing so, promote access to justice and patient safety.
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
We are proud to have three of our solicitors accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers – Damian Bradley, Angela Dobbs and Robert Jones. All three hold some of the highest levels of accreditation, Damian being a Fellow, Robert and Angela accredited as Senior Litigators. This means that they have demonstrated that they have extensive knowledge and many years of experience of handling personal injury claims, respectively.
In line with what we do, APIL has been fighting for the rights of injured people since its inception. They are a not-for-profit campaign organisation whose members are dedicated to protecting and enhancing access to justice, improving the services provided for victims of personal injury, and campaigning to change the law wherever appropriate.
Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO)
As a member of the Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO), we are included among the most reputable and trusted organisations in the industry that work on behalf of consumers as claimants in the UK civil justice system.