Barristers Intermediary through the Legal Services Guild
Our Managing Director is a Barrister Intermediary through the Legal Services Guild. This means we can assist you directly with a number of personal legal services such as Wills, Trusts and Legacy Planning or with business matters such as Shareholder Agreements and company formation.
In addition, as Members of the Legal Services Guild we can help you access expert legal assistance for virtually any matter from simple conveyancing up to representation by experienced Barristers or leading Queen’s Counsel for more complicated personal, business or criminal matters.
The important thing to remember is that as a Barrister Intermediary we will be there to support and assist you every step of the way.
Throughout our lives, most of us will need the assistance of a legal practitioner on a number of occasions, whether it’s in relation to business matters or because we are moving house, making a Will, been injured in an accident or a whole host of other reasons.
Trading Standards Approved through their Buy with confidence scheme
In response to concerns about ‘rogue traders’ which are often highlighted in the media, a partnership of Local Authority Trading Standards Services took the ground-breaking step of putting together the Buy With Confidence Scheme. The scheme provides consumers with a list of local businesses which have given their commitment to trading fairly. Every business listed has undergone a series of detailed checks before being approved as a member of the scheme.
Buy With Confidence is the largest scheme of its kind nationally and continues to expand its geographical coverage. A number of Trading Standards Services have joined recently and you can check whether your local area is participating by checking our map.
Buy With Confidence is run through the cooperation of a number of Trading Standards Services. We consider that Trading Standards has the right expertise and motivation to offer a scheme which offers genuine benefits to consumers and businesses. Accordingly, the Buy With Confidence scheme is administered by local authority Trading Standards Services directly, and is not outsourced.
In order to become a Buy With Confidence member, a business must first apply or be recommended to join the scheme and must then pass a set of tailored background checks. Membership of the scheme is not given lightly – amongst other checks, each applicant will have their complaints history reviewed and will receive a visit from Trading Standards. Good references are required from previous customers and applicants must agree to abide by the scheme’s code of conduct, which requires them to follow the letter and spirit of the law. Criminal records basic disclosure may also be required in some circumstances.
Only if all the scheme requirements are met, will a business be granted membership, and their conduct will continue to be monitored thereafter. We cannot promise that Buy With Confidence members’ work will be perfect every time, but you can expect any problems to be dealt with fairly by the business, and you can turn to Trading Standards for advice in the event of an unresolved issue.
All prospective members are thoroughly vetted by Trading Standards staff before being invited to join the scheme. The performance of members of the scheme is continuously monitored via the Citizen’s Advice Consumer Service and through customer feedback submitted directly to us. In the unlikely event that concerns are raised about a member we take appropriate action and if necessary will remove them from the scheme.
Norfolk Trusted Trader
Members agree to comply with strict standards and undergo a series of background checks as part of the accreditation process.
Member businesses are assessed by their own customers, through a survey system operated by Referenceline, helping other consumers make a more informed, and more confident, choice of trader.
Society of Will Writers
The Society of Will Writers is a non-profit making self regulatory organisation which seeks to Protect the Public and serve the interests of those men and women who are active professionals in our field.
The Society has set itself two main tasks:
To promote to the Public at large the real need and sense in having a valid Will; and to act as a self-regulatory body by vetting practitioners through stringent membership requirements, proficiency standards and on-going training.
Federation of Small Businesses
As experts in business, the Federation of Small Business offer members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Their mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.
Established over 40 years ago to help their members succeed in business, they are a non-profit making and non-party political organisation that’s led by it’s members, for their members.
Members get an exclusive package of great value business services including advice, financial products and support. These cover a wide range of benefits such as tax, legal and HR, local network groups, business banking and mentoring.
They don’t only provide fantastic membership benefits – FSB is also the UK’s leading business campaigner, focused on delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed. Their lobbying arm starts with the work of their team in Westminster which focuses on UK and English policy issues. Further to this, their expert teams in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast work with governments, elected members and decision-makers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.