Small, but beautifully formed!
When Juliette Kinsey formed Kinsey & Co Solicitors, a small
bespoke private client family law practice on the edge of the
Yorkshire Moors, she did so firmly of the belief that small firms
can still compete alongside bigger firms when it comes to providing
clients with high levels of client care and case management
performance - and sure enough within six months of opening the
practice the Lexcel Assessors were in and the firm was given the
ANECDOTE speaks to Juliette Kinsey about her firms' achievement
and what made her decide that Lexcel Accreditation was the way
"From the moment I decided to "go it alone" and become a sole
practitioner I also decided that I was going to ensure that my
practice should commence as it meant to go on and that high client
care standards and internal management processes would be in place
from day one. I therefore set up my practice with the Lexcel
standard in mind. This approach made the implementation of the
standard so much easier.
The Lexcel standard also provides a new business with an ideal
structure from which to work and ensures that all bases are
covered. Risk Management and Business Continuity issues are just as
important to small businesses as they are to large - in some cases
even more so.
I have had to discipline myself to attend to Lexcel requirements
at times because there is so much to do when starting a new
practice. Combining the stresses and strains of a new venture
together with applying for a quality standard mark at the same time
has on occasions felt like a bridge too far but it has definitely
been worth it in the end."
Lynda Partridge who assessed Kinsey & Co Solicitors in
February 2008 against the Lexcel Standard commented "Having dealt
with Lexcel before, Juliette knew what she was doing. She has set
up some good basic systems which should serve the firm well and
which could prove to be particularly valuable should she decide to
expand the practice in the future."
And as if that was not enough, since the practice was awarded
the Lexcel Standard in 2008, Anecdote has learnt that Kinsey &
Co Solicitors was shortlisted alongside five other firms for a
national Law Society 2008 Excellence Award under the category of
"The Lexcel Award for Excellence in Practice Standards". The award
went to a somewhat larger corporate firm in the city of London but
even so Juliette Kinsey was delighted that her practice received
such prestigious recognition.
Who is Kinsey & Co Solicitors?
Kinsey & Co Solicitors is a bespoke practice providing
clients with specialist advice in all areas of matrimonial and
family law and is headed by Juliette Kinsey who is an experienced
Matrimonial Solicitor, a Resolution Accredited Specialist and a
Collaborative Family Lawyer.