Remote Lexcel Assessment Webinar

In the light of the Covid-19 pandemic and Government guidelines, the Law Society have authorised the provision of remote Lexcel assessments, currently until the end of July 2020.  On 12 May 2020 we held a webinar to assist firms in preparing for a remote Lexcel Assessment, adhering to updated guidance from the Law Society. This webinar reviews this practice with input from senior Managers at the Law Society and an Assessment Body, together with an experienced Lexcel Assessor and Consultant.

Key Content

  • Current environment and Law Society guidance
  • The process to be followed
  • Potential advantages to Legal Practices of remote assessment
  • Preparing for a remote assessment
  • Technology that can be utilised
  • Confidentiality
  • Feedback from the Assessment Body on the process since March 2020

Target Audience

This Webinar is designed for any Legal Practice or In House Department who are scheduled to have a Lexcel Assessment in 2020, assisting them to prepare for and gain maximum advantage from a remote Lexcel assessment.


We are pleased to share the Lexcel Remote Assessment webinar Slides and FAQs, Tips and Guidance with you.

Recorded Webinar

Please see a recording of the webinar below


Eleanor O’Reilly-Joe, Head of Accreditations at the Law Society

Eleanor is Head of Accreditations at the Law Society and manages and develops accreditation products and services.  She helps deliver accreditations that meet the needs of Law Society members and represents excellence in the profession.

Kairen Seaton, Head of Operations and Legal Sector at Centre for Assessment

Kairen is Head of Operations and Legal Sector at Centre for Assessment Ltd.  She is responsible for the delivery of over 3000 audits and assessment each year in the legal sector and other sectors.  She has 12 years’ experience working with Lexcel and other industry standards.

Stuart Lee, DG Legal, Lexcel Assessor and Consultant

Stuart has provided advice and assistance to hundreds of law firms and other legal organisations.  He has been a Lexcel Assessor for 9 years, conducting assessments for a range of Law Firms and inhouse practices with 3 to 300 fee earners.  In a 20 year career working with the Legal Sector Stuart has worked as an auditor, contract manager, management consultant, policy maker and trainer.

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