Lexcel Events

Please see below some information about the updated version of the Lexcel Standard, which was launched earlier this month and improves practices around the new GDPR regime and anti-money laundering provisions:


  • Here’s a link to the new standard and information about how it differs from the current version: https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/support-services/accreditation/lexcel/lexcel-v6-1-and-v5-1/.
  • All Lexcel assessments (full and AMVs) taking place from 1st November 2018 will be against this new Standard. Start implementing measures to meet new elements of the Standard now, to allow time for them to bed in effectively before your next visit – policies and documentation should be in place for at least three months before an assessment.


  • Recognising Excellence is also offering some face-to-face update training for clients:
    • Farrer & Co Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London on 23rd October 10:00 am until 1:00 pm - FULL
    • Leigh Day Solicitors - Priory House, 25 St John's Lane, Greater London, EC1M 4LB – Wednesday 24thOctober 10.00 am until 1.30 pm - FULL
    • Clarke Willmot - Bristol 25th October - 10 am - 1.30 pm - FULL
    • Gateley PLc - Birmingham, 23rd November 10 am until 2 pm
    • Stephens Scown LLP Solicitors - Curzon House, 25 Southernhay East, Exeter, EX1 1RS – Tuesday, 13thNovember 10.00 am – 1.30 pm
    • Cost £85 + VAT per person for every session. Maximum 2 places per firm.
    • Please contact me at Recognising Excellence if you would like to book a place (marian.moir@recognisingexcellence) with a name and email address.
    • The courses have only been available since early July but places are already filling up quickly, so sign up soon if you’d like to go.
  • The latest version update to Lexcel, 6.1, brings 18 new requirements for GDPR, Money Laundering and more. This workshop is designed to bring you up to speed on the new requirements in an easy to understand format delivered by Neil Partridge The Law Society’s Lexcel Assessor Trainer.

    Neil will set out the changes in the new Version of the Lexcel standard (v6 .1) and describe/discuss the preparations that legal practices and in-house departments will need to put in place ahead of their assessment/review against the new Version of the Standard which is mandatory from 1st November this year.

    Delegates will also be provided with detail about next steps for Cyber Essentials accreditation (which is linked to the new version of the Lexcel standard but not mandatory) should they wish to pursue this line of accreditation.

  • One of the new requirements in v6.1 is that clients should be accredited against Cyber Essentials.

    Recognising Excellence is currently working in Partnership with an approved Cyber Essentials accreditation company ATG-IT to help you plan and implement all your cyber security needs.  The main contact there is Steve McGowan and he can be contacted on steve.mcgowan@atg-it.co.uk or 01527 570535.

      In the meantime, if you need any support with Cyber Essentials accreditation, I will be happy to help (john.edwards@recognisingexcellence.co.uk).


Please feel free to get in touch if there’s anything we can help you with as you turn your minds to v6.1.