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Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) Consulting

As experts in the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) PDA Legal can support your organisation with a range of CQS training, auditing & consultancy services. With PDA Legal, you’re in safe hands.

The Importance of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Introduced by the Law Society in 2011, the CQS provides a quality standard for residential conveyancing intended to improve the quality of service and confidence for consumers and lenders, and to enhance credibility across all stakeholders.

In addition, it is a powerful tool in the fight against mortgage and property fraud, money-laundering, and other financial crimes which sadly exist within the property market.

CQS is designed for firms authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to provide residential conveyancing services. The scheme requires organisations to demonstrate compliance with Core Practice Management Standards (CPMS) and the CQS Protocol.

It has become so important that many lenders now require firms to hold a current CQS accreditation. Our CQS consultancy services will support your team throughout the entire process from communicating and embedding the benefits for your organisation, to preparing for your initial accreditation and beyond.

How Our CQS Consulting Can Help You

If you’re working towards securing CQS accreditation, we can support you with:
  • Preparing for CQS assessments
  • Preparing for CQS re-assessments or audits
  • Authoring or reviewing your firm’s policies, processes or procedures to meet Core Practice Management Standards (CPMS)
  • Notifying the Law Society of changes in key personnel with the firm
  • Monitoring compliance, and reviewing or implementing changes which may be required due to amendments to the latest standards
  • Remedial action following a formal assessment

In addition, we provide a wide range of related services including CQS training, CQS auditing, Lexcel consulting and more. By providing a full suite of services which meet our clients’ needs, we are proud of our track record in building long-lasting relationships that yield advantage for our clients and their teams.


We strive to provide you with unparalleled value through services that are bespoke to your practice.

Our pricing is competitive and transparent. And, it’s tailored according to the scope of the work that that we do for you.

Wherever possible, we conduct work on a fixed fee basis.

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Members of our free-to-join Best Practice Group receive a substantial discount on all of our services.

Why Choose PDA Legal?

  • Every legal practice that has chosen to be CQS accredited, that we have consulted with, has achieved or retained their CQS accreditation.

  • We have over 25 years of experience in the legal sector.

  • We have supported over 500 law firms with consultancy, training, auditing and support across a variety of disciplines.

  • Every piece of work that we conduct is directly overseen by our most senior team members.

Additional CQS Related Services

At PDA Legal, we also offer additional CQS services:
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Additional Consultancy Services

In addition to consulting on the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, we also provide consultancy services in the following areas:
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  • Law Society Lexcel Assessor. Legal Practice Quality Mark.