LDJ Solicitors

Legal Bodies

Solicitors Regulation Authority

The SRA is the independent regulatory body of the Law Society of England and Wales.

The solicitors' profession includes single-solicitor practices and huge firms with a global presence and thousands of lawyers. Solicitors also work in the justice system, in government and within companies. All solicitors follow the same professional principles and code of conduct. The SRA provide advice to help them do so.

Established in January 2007, the SRA was previously called the Law Society Regulation Board. They changed their name to emphasise their independence and to make what they do clearer.


Conveyancing Quality Scheme

The Conveyaning Quality Scheme (CQS) is a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. It marks out firm's who have a high level of knowledge, skill and expertise in conveyancing.


Children Law Accreditation Scheme

The Children Law Accreditation Scheme covers all types of children law work. Members will have shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society, that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of children law, be that in private practice or working for a local authority.

Members of the Children Law Scheme at LDJ Solicitors include: Mrs Samantha Chater, Solicitor.


Resolution Panel Membership

Resolution, which was formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA), is an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales, who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters. Resolution also campaigns for improvements to the family justice system.

Resolution supports the development of family lawyers through its national and regional training programmes, through publications and good practice guides and through its accreditation scheme. Resolution also trains and accredits mediators and is the only body providing training and support for collaborative lawyers in England and Wales.

Members of Resolution at LDJ Solicitors include: Mrs Samantha Chater, Solicitor and Mrs Jusleen Arora, Solicitor. 


STEP Accreditation

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is the leading worldwide professional body for practitioners in the fields of trusts, estates and related issues. STEP members help families plan their long term financial future, facilitating good stewardship and financial planning across future generations. STEP members also help families comply with the often complex tax rules surrounding trusts, estates and inheritance.

STEP is a unique professional body providing members with a local, national and international learning and business network. STEP provides education, training, representation and networking for its members.

Full members of STEP are the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field of trusts and estates. Members advise clients on the broad business of the management of personal finance.

Members of STEP at LDJ Solicitors include: Mrs Lorna Watts, Solicitor.


Specialist Quality Mark

The Specialist Quality Mark (SQM) was introduced in 2002 as a quality management system for legal aid providers. It is part of a family of standards that underpin the LAA Legal Aid Agency (LAA) and Criminal Defence Service (CDS), and aims to enable Legal Services Providers/organisations to demonstrate that they are well managed, provide good levels of client care and have systems in place to ensure delivery of good quality advice.


The Family Law Panel (FLP)

The Family Law Panel (FLP) is a nationwide consortium of experts dedicated to supporting families by empowering them to make the best choices in navigating the legal process. We are now working exclusively with Resolution members Powered by the not-for-profit parenting organisation OnlyMums & OnlyDads.