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Professional accreditations


Lexcel is the practice management standard developed and accredited by the Law Society of England & Wales.

The Lexcel Standard is a quality accreditation developed specifically for the Legal Sector, which is only awarded to those firms and in-house legal departments who meet the highest management and customer care standards.

Lexcel accredited practices undergo rigorous independent assessment every year to ensure they meet and maintain required standards in areas such as risk management, client care, and case management.


The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has been fighting for the rights of injured people for 20 years. A not-for-profit campaign organisation, APIL’s 4,700 member lawyers (mainly solicitors, barristers and legal executives) are dedicated to changing the law, protecting and enhancing access to justice, and improving the services provided for victims of personal injury. Over the years APIL has grown to become the leading, most respected organisation in this field, constantly working to promote and develop expertise in the practise of personal injury law, for the benefit of injured people.


Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) is the independent charity which promotes better patient safety and justice for people who have been affected by a medical accident.

AvMA believes that whatever the cause of a medical accident, the people affected deserve explanations, support, and where appropriate, compensation.

AvMA sees lawyers as an invaluable resource for injured patients and their families to help achieve justice. AvMA promotes good practice by lawyers in the fields of clinical negligence and medical law through its Lawyers Support Service, conferences, training and accredits specialist solicitors for inclusion in our specialist clinical negligence panel.


Sheldon Davidson Solicitors are a member of Headway which is a national charity that exists to help and support people affected by brain injury.