Lawyer Checker achieve ISO 27001 and Legal Eye Quality Standard

Lawyer Checker is pleased to announce its recent achievement of the ISO 27001 accreditation and the Legal Eye Quality Standard.

Whilst both require a demonstration of compliance and high-quality service, the attainment of each is dependent on different skill sets and unique standards being met, with ISO 27001 being the first we strived to achieve.

Requiring an intensive assessment of all internal policies and procedures, the attainment of this international standard demonstrates our commitment to compliance and information security, which naturally are priorities where we’re concerned.

Published by the International Standardisation Organisation, ISO 27001 is a specification for an information security management system, setting out a robust framework to govern the risk management processes of a business.

Effective risk management is what Lawyer Checker stands for – it’s why the implementation of both Account and Entity Screen and Consumer Bank Account Checker are so well respected. Given that we provide these market-leading solutions in risk management, we felt it was important to show our commitment to this international standard, and that data protection is the priority of both our systems and staff.

As well as a comprehensive review of all our policies and procedures, the steps toward the accreditation involved departmental training, where the processes surrounding every bit of stored data being subject to serious scrutiny.

Rather than simply being implemented at a senior level, the appointment of security champions throughout the business has created a firm-wide awareness and understanding of the framework, ensuring that the importance of the system remains a priority across all levels.

The achievement of the accreditation not only shows that our risk prevention controls are of the highest standard but also that our data management and protection framework meets an internationally renowned standard – providing our clients with peace of mind.

The extent of the accreditation and its significance for Lawyer Checker and our clients does not end there; given the structured documentation, monitoring and technical control involved, ISO27001 provides us with an excellent framework for GDPR compliance. This is something we’re well on our way to achieving, ahead of the implementation next year.

Commenting on the achievement of ISO 27001 was Lawyer Checker’s Head of IT, Jen Williams. She stated: “I am delighted that the business has achieved this international recognition of our information security practices. As well as demonstrating our dedication to compliance, our motivation for gaining this accreditation was to achieve a cultural change throughout the business and it’s great to see that this has happened. Although it was a lot of hard work, ISO27001 has really brought data security to the forefront of our thinking, with all staff having been on a huge learning curve about risk management as a result of the rigorous assessment process. “

Further demonstrating our commitment to compliance, we also recently attained the Legal Eye Quality Standard.

Set by specialist compliance firm Legal Eye, the accreditation has become highly regarded in the industry, indicating that a firm has gone above and beyond what is required.

At Lawyer Checker, given that ensuring client confidence in our service is paramount, we felt it to be of great importance to apply for the LEQS and demonstrate our commitment to prioritising security.

The Legal Eye Quality Standard is the only assessment scheme which spans the three legal regulators i.e. the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA), Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) and Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). It is also the first assessment scheme to address the rules and regulations which surpass traditional quality standards.

Following an intensive assessment from Legal Eye, our successful achievement of the award shows our ongoing commitment to our clients, as well as demonstrating our continual aim to improve the standard of the service we provide.

Commenting on the achievements of the business was Chris Harris, Lawyer Checker’s Managing Director.

As well as highlighting the award’s reflection of the team’s hard work, he also drew attention to Lawyer’s Checker’s recent attainment of the ISO 27001 accreditation.

“We are delighted to have been awarded both ISO27001 and the Legal Eye Quality Standard in the same week, proving our investment to the business as well as our commitment to information security and best practice.”

Lawyer Checker provides a range of well-recognised risk-based products to law firms including Account and Entity Screen and Consumer Bank Account Checker. Law firms who would like to find out more about protecting themselves against fraudsters should contact us today by calling 0800 133 7127 or email support@lawyerchecker.co.uk.

This article was submitted to be published by Lawyer Checker as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Conveyancer. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Conveyancer.

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