Manchester, United Kingdom (PressExposure) June 23, 2011 -- Express Solicitors, a national firm of fully accredited solicitors specialising in no win no fee claims, announce that Rachel Flannigan, associate at the firm's South Manchester headquarters, has been appointed to the Law Society's personal injury panel following a rigorous application process.
The Law Society's professional accreditation scheme is used as a means of helping to ensure high-quality services across the solicitors' profession.
Law Society President Linda Lee said: "It is all credit to Rachel and her professional achievements that she has been accepted on this prestigious panel. It is recognition of high standards Rachel provides with Express Solicitors."
The scheme has specific criteria against which a solicitor is measured and assessed. Successful applicants must demonstrate wide knowledge and experience in the areas of law covered; awareness of ethical issues; demonstration of professional skills such as negotiation, and specialist skills such as utilising expert witnesses.
"This appointment is a great personal achievement for me and helps set me apart from other personal injury lawyers. I'm already recognised by APIL and there are even fewer personal injury lawyers around who have both accreditations," said Rachel.
Managing partner at Express Solicitors, James Maxey said: "We see Rachel's competence every day but it is fantastic for both Rachel and the firm that this has been officially recognised."
The Law Society identifies a competent practitioner as 'a practitioner who can identify and advise on a wide range of personal injury and related issues and who does not perform work that is outside of his/her current knowledge, skills and expertise'.
The Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme covers all work undertaken by solicitors and Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives (FILEX).
For more information, contact Express Solicitors on 0800 294 6250 or visit http://www.expresssolicitors.com.
About Express Solicitors:
Express Solicitors is a national firm of fully accredited solicitors, which pursues no win no fee personal injury and accident compensation claims for people throughout England and Wales. Express Solicitors comprises 60 employees including three partners and 20 fee earners. From their headquarters in Manchester, solicitors give free over-the-phone legal assessments before they visit accident compensation claimants at home or in hospital. Express Solicitors pride themselves on offering a personal service and can guarantee that whenever a client calls, they will be answered by a qualified personal injury claims solicitor who is quickly able to bring their case notes up on the screen in front of them.