Laker Legal Solicitors are delighted to have been awarded the Cyber Essentials Accreditation, which is a Government-backed award which demonstrates that Laker Legal Solicitors take cyber security very seriously.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force in May 2018 calls for companies to take greater care in protecting and respecting the personal data of clients, partners and employees.
Sam Chadwick, Head of IT at Laker Legal says,
“Our encrypted email system has been working well for some time now and we felt that the next step would be gaining the Cyber Essentials Accreditation
The Cyber Essentials scheme has grown a lot since its first launch in 2014.
According to the UK Government, 80% of cyber attacks could be prevented if organisations put simple cyber security controls in place.
Having been awarded this Accreditation, we feel it shows the commitment that we make to our clients, staff and third parties to protect all their personal information against common online cyber threats.”
Further details regarding the Cyber Essentials Scheme can be found on the National Cyber Security Centre’s website
Richard Hirst, Managing Director of Laker Legal says,
“As well as achieving our Cyber Essentials Accreditation, at our recent independently assessed annual audit, we were awarded continuing Lexcel Accreditation without any audit non-compliances at all.
It is most unusual to pass such a rigorous external audit with a clean sheet, and we are very proud indeed that all members of our team continue to deliver outstanding client care in all areas of our Firm’s legal practice work.
Retaining the Law Society Legal Practice Quality Mark demonstrates our continuing commitment to consistently deliver legal services which meet our client expectations, provide outstanding client satisfaction and demonstrate outstanding regulatory compliance.”
Further details regarding Lexcel certification for excellence in legal practice management and client care can be found on the Law Society’s website