Sintons secures accreditations
Law firm Sintons has been rewarded for its ongoing commitment to minimising risk and ensuring compliance by securing a series of accreditations.
The firm has recently gained the Lexcel accreditation, becoming one of few law firms to secure it at the first time of being assessed. Sintons won praise for its robust standards and commitment to client care.
Sintons, which was the first law firm in Newcastle to gain the Investors in People standard, recently had its IIP accreditation renewed until 2019.
In a further demonstration of its commitment to reducing risk, Sintons also received the Cyber Essentials quality mark, a Government-backed scheme to reward firms which operate at low risk of cyber-attacks.
Sintons – which recently won praise from Legal 500 for its outstanding legal expertise and ability to attract national clients – is well known and highly regarded for its levels of personal service and client care, and its commitment to compliance forms a central part of that.
Compliance officer Peter McCloy recently joined Sintons, whose experience includes a 30-year career in the police force, during which time he headed up a team responsible for the investigation of financial crime and money laundering. He is also a fellow of the International Compliance Association.
Steve Freeman, Partner and head of compliance at Sintons, said: “Through gaining these accreditations, have secured formal recognition of the high standards and commitment client care that have always been at the heart of how Sintons operates. Each accreditation is only awarded after thorough assessment and scrutiny of how we function, so it is very pleasing that we have been independently recognised for our best practice.
“Ensuring we are compliant is an ongoing and ever-changing process in today’s fast-changing world, and Sintons continue to invest in our business to ensure we are fully abreast of new developments. Through Peter joining us, we have added additional expertise to our compliance team, and can move forward with confidence that we are operating a business that is low on risk which offers legal excellence and outstanding service to clients.”