Nationwide to require their solicitors to be Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited

“Law Society welcomes Nationwide’s decision to require their conveyancing panel of solicitors to be Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited.”

Sue Woodall, Director, Solicitor and Head of Astle Paterson’s Conveyancing Department notes the recent Law Society’s article confirming that “Nationwide have confirmed that from the summer they will begin to require all members of their solicitor panel to be CQS accredited.

Nationwide’s Andrew Baddeley-Chappell said “We see CQS as best practice and a valuable indication of firms’ commitment to providing a quality service to their clients. This is why we have decided to introduce this requirement for our panel members later this year.”

In response to the news Law Society vice-president Jonathan Smithers said “We are pleased that Nationwide have recognised CQS as a quality standard and wish to mandate it for firms on their panel. CQS provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practice and has created a trusted community helping to deter fraud and drive up standards within the conveyancing marketplace.

“We will be announcing how Nationwide panel members can apply to join CQS in the coming weeks.””

Sue concluded, “As a member of the CQS and a member of the Nationwide panel, Astle Paterson has been recognised as a quality residential conveyancing practice that adheres to good standards.

I am pleased that a large building society such as Nationwide has taken the big step in acknowledging the CQS is the standard it wants all of it’s Solicitors to adhere to.”

As Astle Paterson are both Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited and a member of Nationwide’s panel of Solicitors, we are best placed to help you through the process of buying or selling your home. 

Please contact our conveyancing department on 01283 531366 or by email at to discuss matters further.  

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