President of the Law Society Jonathan Smithers said:
‘We are pleased to announce these improvements. CQS is a valuable quality mark for firms which helps them to stand out from the competition, gain access to several lender panels, and demonstrate to clients that they follow best practice, and meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service.
‘The revisions will streamline the administration of the scheme, saving time and resources for our members. Just as importantly they will ensure that the rigour of the application process remains, and ensure that there is robust monitoring of firms within the scheme.’