Accreditations & Memberships

Lexcel

Lexcel

Lexcel is a nationally accredited award of excellence in legal practice awarded by The Law Society to firms who meet a very exacting criteria and can demonstrate exceptional client care, support and development of their staff and the effective management of risk throughout the organisation.

Fosters' first audit took place in February 2014 and we are proud to continue to be Lexcel accredited. As part of the annual process an auditor meets with a number of staff across all branches, undertakes a review of both opened and closed files, reviews our central working documents and our approach to client care.

Norfolk Chamber of Commerce

Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark

In 2020 Fosters were delighted to be awarded the national Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark for the first time. The Cabinet Office endorsed accreditation seeks to reward organisations that have a truly customer-focused commitment, while providing a positive steer for customer-centred change.

Certification required the firm to be successfully assessed against five criteria, highlighting how they focus on the individual needs and preferences of their service users. The criteria headings are customer insight, the culture of the organisation, information and access, delivery and timeliness and quality of service.

Carer Friendly Tick Award

Carer Friendly Tick Award - Employers

In May 2020 Fosters became the first Norfolk company to have received the 'Carer Friendly Tick Award - Employer' in recognition of their support for colleagues who are family carers.

The award is given by Caring Together, a network partner of Carers Trust, who provide services and support for carers and their families across the eastern counties, including Norfolk. It aims to encourage and highlight businesses with good practices to support their staff who are balancing both a career and caring responsibilities.

Norfolk Chamber of Commerce

Norfolk Chamber of Commerce

Fosters Solicitors are proud members of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce. For over 120 years it has been a networking and business voice in Norfolk and Fosters joins over 900 other local businesses to inspire and share business opportunities and visions.

To find out more about the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, please visit their website.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

Our Lowestoft branch are proud members of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, one of the top ten chambers in the country. Fosters form part of a network of other like-minded Suffolk businesses with access to exclusive member benefits, support and the opportunity to network and learn through the many events available.

To find out more about the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, please visit their website.

The Law Society

The Law Society

The Law Society is the independent professional body for solicitors. They promote, represent and support us as a law firm. We are proud to be accredited with the following quality schemes to demonstrate we have the highest level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice.


For more information on The Law Society, please visit their official website.

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Our Personal Injury team are proud members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). With over 3,200 members, APIL is a not-for-profit campaign organisation which champions the rights of injured people and provides access to justice and relevant services.

Our lawyers Steve Green, Barry Grogan and David Gabell are all accredited APIL members.

AVMA

AvMA - Action Against Medical Accidents

Fosters are accredited by AvMA, a UK charity established in 1982 for patients affected by medical accidents. It helps provide advice and assistance and work towards improving patient safety and justice.

For further information please visit their website .


Headway

Headway

Our Personal Injury team are members and supporters of Headway, the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support and information services.

Partner Steve Green is a member of the Headway Norfolk Panel, and Associate Barry Grogan joined the Headway Suffolk Panel in 2021 - both regularly support clients who have sustained a head injury.


SIA

Spinal Injuries Association (SIA)

Fosters is proud to be a Business Member of the Spinal Injuries Association. The organisation has been supporing those with spinal cord injury for over 40 years. For information on their support and advice services please visit their official website.


Road Peace

RoadPeace

Fosters is a member of the RoadPeace legal panel, with the joint aim of supporting road traffic accident victims with compassion and access to justice.

Formed in 1992, RoadPeace provides information and support services to those bereaved or seriously injured in road crashes, as well as campaigning for justice for victims and ways of reducing road danger.For more information on the work of RoadPeace please visit their website.

Steps

The Foundation For Infant Loss Training

Fosters' Medical Negligence team have been accredited by The Foundation for Infant Loss Training and are their designated firm of solicitors in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The charity, which was founded to support parents who have suffered the loss of a child whether through stillbirth or medical negligence, campaigns to raise awareness of the causes of infant death and supports bereaved parents who wish to pursue claims for negligence where appropriate.

Steps

Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Our Wills, Trusts and Probate department includes members of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners. A worldwide association with over 21,000 members across 96 countries, STEP provides support, professional development and technical information to help ensure we maintain our high professional standards, whilst acting with integrity and inspiring the confidence, respect and trust of our clients when helping them plan for their futures.

Solicitors for the Elderly

Solicitors for the Elderly

Angela Ireland in our Wills, Trusts and Probate department is a member of the Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). SFE is an independent, national organisation of lawyers who are able to provide specialist legal advice for the elderly and vunerable, their family and carers.

Please click here to visit their official website.