The Rural Practice team regularly attend and take part in events arranged by the Agricultural Law Association (ALA) .
The experience and expertise of our people has allowed us to receive a large number of memberships, affiliations and acknowledgements. Some of these are firmwide and some accredit individuals or teams within the business for their experience and expertise.
Please see below a list of the groups and societies that recognise JCP Solicitors and our people due to our expertise and exceptional client service.
Please click on each accreditation to find out more...
Richard Howells of JCP Solicitors is accredited by the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists. Richard Howells is a full member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) which is group set up to make sure that all specialists are at a high standard in this particular area of law.
Chambers & Partners publish the world’s leading guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research. Chambers consistently ranks JCP Solicitors for Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury, Agricultural & Rural Affairs and Sport in Wales.
Our residential property team has been recognised through accreditation of the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme. CQS provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices and focuses on; the integrity of the Senior Responsible Officer and other key conveyancing staff; the firm's adherence to good practice management standards and adherence to prudent; and the adherence to prudent and efficient conveyancing procedures through the scheme protocol.
Headway is a national charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury. JCP Solicitors are members of Headway and are featured on their head injuries solicitors list of specialist solicitors with experience in handling brain injury cases. Each of the solicitors featured in the Directory has agreed to work within the Headway Personal Injury Lawyers code of conduct and has to be able to demonstrate experience and specialisation within the field to be included.
For more information about Headway please visit www.headway.org.uk
The advanced scheme accreditation is a scheme for members who can demonstrate that they can provide advice and assistance to clients in particularly complex family law cases. Jill Bulteel, Director at JCP Solicitors is a member of the Law Society Advanced Family Law Panel.
Members of the Injury Services team at JCP Solicitors are also members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel and the Law Society Personal Injury Panel. This means that these legal practitioners have earned special recognition for their expertise in particular areas of law.
Only legal practitioners who meet exacting standards are permitted to join the Law Society’s Accreditation Schemes. This scheme includes a group of legal practitioners whose expertise in family law has been tested, assessed and accredited by the Law Society. JCP Solicitors members, Director Sali Jackson-Thomas and Consultant Kelvin Evans are members of the Law Society Family Law Panel.
Director at JCP Solicitors, Sali Jackson-Thomas provides a mediation service for separating couples and is a member of the Law Society Family Mediation Panel. Family mediators may specialise in either children-only or financial-only mediation. However, every Family Mediation Panel member has knowledge and awareness of all family mediation issues.
Members of the Injury Services team at JCP Solicitors are members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel and the Law Society Personal Injury Panel. This means that these legal practitioners have earned special recognition for their expertise in particular areas of law.
The Legal 500 provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage currently available on legal service providers. Year after year JCP continues to have number of recommendations throughout commercial, agricultural, dispute resolution, property, injury and private client services. The directory also ranks JCP Solicitors in some of the top tiers in Wales.
JCP Solicitors is one of only 8 firms in the whole of Wales to have been listed as a top scoring firm in The Legal 500 Client Service Survey 2020. The survey is the largest and most comprehensive survey of client satisfaction ever conducted of the UK legal market.
The Lexcel Practice Management award is only accredited to firms once they undergo rigorous independent assessment so that they meet the required level in client care, case management and risk management. JCP Solictors is proud to be Lexcel accredited, due to the recognition of high levels of management and customer care. JCP first achieved Lexcel in January 2005.
The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants & Lawyers is a national organisation, with members spread throughout the UK, their aim is to provide the dental profession with a reliable source of up-to-date, technically sound, specialist advice. Director and Head of Heathcare Chris Davies is an accredited member of NASDAL.
The Rural Practice team at JCP Solicitors are the appointed NFU Panel Firm for South Wales. We have been on the Panel since 2008 and enjoy the close working relationship we have with the NFU as a result. JCP represent NFU Members referred to us via the NFU Call First centre and deal with any legal queries which NFU members may have in respect of their farming businesses.
Matthew Wells, Associate Solicitor in our Family team is a member and recognised specialist of Resolution, an organisation for professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Accredited specialists are proven experts in different areas of family law. Matthew recently travelled to Parliament for an event organised by Resolution, to lobby for the need for divorce law to be changed to allow couples to break up without having to cite blame.
Allison Kent, Consultant in Lifetime Planning and Beverley Bowen Associate Solicitor in our Rural Practice Team are full members of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners. STEP recognises those who are the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field and are recognised as experts to whom others turn for good quality advice.
We are bronze members of the SIA and listed in their guide to choosing a solicitor. Each of the solicitors firms listed has demonstrated that they specialise in personal injury claims and/or clinical negligence claims involving spinal cord injury.
The UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum believes that it is very important for people with acquired brain injury to have access to good quality legal advice and has therefore produced a list of lawyers who are familiar with and experienced in the management of people with severe acquired brain injury. Our team meets the criteria to be included on the approved Lawyers list of the UKABIF.