It is our goal to ensure we offer all of our clients quality legal assistance, whilst delivering an outstanding individual service and excellence in customer care.

We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and have achieved the following awards and accreditations.

Legal Accreditations


Legal 500

The Legal 500 series provides a comprehensive guide to legal services providers, in over 100 countries. It is used by companies as well as individuals, corporate counsel, CEO's, FDs and professional advisers.

The Legal 500 is highly regarded as a ‘who’s who’ and gives a definitive judgement of law firm capabilities.

Top Tier Firms 2014


Lexcel Accredited

Sydney Mitchell is a Lexcel accredited law firm. Lexcel is the Law Society's practice management standard and is awarded to solicitors who meet the required standards of excellence set by the Society.

Every year the firm undergoes an independent assessment to ensure the required standards continue to be met.

Lexcel accreditation means Sydney Mitchell can offer existing and new clients peace of mind regarding their choice of solicitor. A Lexcel practice ensures clients receive clear communication, regular and accurate cost estimates and has stringent training and supervision procedures ensuring that service standards are extremely high.

The Law Society Accredited: Family Law

The Law Society Accredited - Family Law

The family law department have been awarded the Family Law Accreditation from The Law Society. This highlights the skills, knowledge and experience of all the members in the family law department.



Resolution for Family Law

As a member of Resolution, all of the lawyers in the family law department are committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Following Resolutions Code of Practice, each family solicitor promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Encouraging solutions that consider the needs of the whole family - and in particular the best interests of children.

Resolution: Collaborative Family Lawyers

Collaborative Family Lawyer

Collaborative Law is a non-confrontational alternative to litigation, helping to resolve all aspects of separation and divorce, including the division of the assets and income and the future care of any children in a harmonious way.

Sydney Mitchell offers this service to clients and Judi Wood, associate family lawyer and Amanda Holland, collaborative lawyer at the firm has been fully trained in offering the Collaborative Law solution.

Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Our residential property team has been recognised through accreditation of the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).

CQS is a quality standard for residential conveyancing law firms and focuses on our integrity and the firm's adherence to good practice management standards and efficient conveyancing procedure.


Legal Awards

Birmingham Law Society: Law Firm of the Year 2015


Once again Sydney Mitchell have been named Law Firm of the Year (under 15 Partners) at the Birmingham Law Society Legal awards 2015.  Sydney Mitchell have won Legal firm of the year five times in the last seven years, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Birmingham Law Society Law Firm of the Year 2014

UK Top Tier Firm 2017 Lexcel Practice Management Standard Birmingham Law Firm of the Year for 2011 Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer The Law Society Accredited in Family Law Conveyancing Quality Scheme