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Rollits cements standards with renewal of accreditations
Leading law firm Rollits LLP has cemented the standard of its services to clients by securing renewal of two major accreditations.
The firm, which has offices in York and Hull, has gained re-accreditation for Lexcel and for Cyber Essentials Plus.
Ralph Gilbert, Managing Partner of the firm, said: “Both standards support our commitment to be the best we can be in terms of safeguarding clients and providing the best client care.”
Lexcel is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme designed specifically for law firms to ensure that they meet required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, compliance and risk management.
Rollits has passed its full accreditation assessment, which takes place every three years, after the Lexcel assessor noted the helpfulness of its staff and Partners following a four day visit which included interviews with 15 lawyers and eight business support staff.
Rollits was one of the first law firms in the region to achieve the Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation in 2018 and it has now secured renewal after a full audit and penetration testing with Mike Wasling, the firm’s Director of IT, and his team.
Cyber Essentials is a government-backed cyber security standard that helps organisations protect themselves against the most common cyber threats. It identifies five essential controls that businesses should have in place: software updates, strong passwords, firewall and antivirus, personal data security, and employee training.
Mike Wasling said “We are Cyber Essentials Plus certified, demonstrating our commitment to the highest standards of cyber security. We take the safety of our systems and data extremely seriously, and we implement highly robust security methods to ensure that our clients have confidence in working with us.
“Cyber Essentials Plus is a critical part of our security strategy ensuring that clients can have confidence in entrusting their data, money and information to us”.
Ralph added: “We are delighted to secure Lexcel re-accreditation because not every firm submits to what is a very intensive assessment, and not all of those who do are successful. Cyber Essentials Plus is another important standard and has become a vital element of our compliance as cybercrime is on the rise, and law firms are a prime target.
“Both accreditations help us in various areas of our business including insurance renewal but most of all they send a message to our clients that we are working to the highest standards and providing them with the most thorough protection.”