Sir George presented certificates to local solicitors Barker Son & Isherwood at the White Hart, Andover on August 4th.
"This firm is an accredited Investor in People - the first firm of solicitors in Hampshire to achieve this accreditation three years ago - and they have recently been inspected and re-accredited. In addition, they have recently attained the Law Society's Practice Management Standard Quality mark, "Lexcel".
The assessment for Lexcel concentrated on a number of areas to include managemement structure, proper documentation in relation to services and forward planning, proper financial management, satisfactory management of work force,and full and satisfactory management of case matters on behalf of clients.
Sir George said he was delighted that a local firm was voluntarily submitting itself to independent assessment, and driving its standards higher.