Our Accreditations and Memberships

Law Society Accreditations

We are accredited by the Law Society for our expertise in a number of specialist areas.

Family Law

This accreditation reflects our recognised skills and expertise in handling all aspects of general family law work, including divorce and related issues, such as financial settlements and arrangements for children.

Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Membership of this scheme shows that our conveyancing services meet the quality standards set by the Law Society providing assurance that we offer a reliable, effective residential property service.

Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme

Membership of this scheme demonstrates that we meet the Law Society’s standards relating to our process, costs and communications, as well as our practices for will drafting, probate and estate administration.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Accreditations

Resolution – Mediator

Mediation is often the first choice for dealing with issues surrounding divorce and separation, including financial settlements and arrangements for children.

Our Resolution accredited mediators are:

Elizabeth Fyfe

Amanda Gait

Clare Thornton

Resolution – Collaborative Lawyer

Amanda Gait and Clare Thornton are both Resolution trained and accredited collaborative lawyers, meaning we can offer the benefits of the collaborative law process for anyone divorcing or separating.

Resolution accredited specialist (Advanced Financial Provision) 

Steven Eldridge is accredited by Resolution for dealing with financial settlements during divorce and separation, including for low to medium income households and high income households with substantial assets.

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Clare Thornton is a qualified arbitrator, one of only a handful of family lawyers in the country offering this highly effective option for resolving disputes, including those surrounding divorce and separation.

Professional Memberships

Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)

STEP is a worldwide professional association for lawyers specialising in family inheritance and succession planning. STEP members are internationally recognised as experts in their fields.

Elizabeth Fyfe is a STEP member, holding the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates Administration.

Resolution

Many of our team are members of Resolution, reflecting our commitment to taking a non-confrontational approach to family law.

Our current members of Resolution are:

Steven Eldridge

Elizabeth Fyfe

Amanda Gait

Clare Thornton

Shelley Wales

Get in touch with our solicitors in West Yorkshire

Speak to our solicitors in Ossett and Wakefield, West Yorkshire today by calling 01924 290 029 or ask a question using our online enquiry form.