By Legal Futures’ Associate Lawyer Checker 
North West law Firm, Bell Lamb and Joynson Solicitors  puts cyber security top of their agenda after successfully being presented with Cyber Essentials certification  through accredited assessor, Practical Vision Network.
The approachable firm recognises the advantages of being awarded the certification, which is a Government backed accreditation scheme, that protects their firm from severe damage and reputation, while clearly showing their clients and other organisations that they take cyber security seriously.
Practical Vision Network, incorporating leading risk management solutions provider, Lawyer Checker , who is best known for its conveyancing risk tool Account & Entity Screen , which verifies the legitimacy of the firm on the other side of the transaction, has an established suite of cyber risk products.
With the National Centre for Cyber Security identifying the legal sector as a top target for cyber criminals, gaining Cyber Essentials certification for your firm is quick and easy and a ‘must have’ accreditation that protects businesses against 80% of common cyber attacks.
Spanning over nearly two centuries of legal expertise, Bell Lamb and Joynson Solicitors goes the extra mile to provide a secure service to their clients by reinforcing their commitment to fight against cyber criminals. It was important to them to safeguard the business and it’s brand from severe detrimental damage by installing systems to mitigate the risk of fraud.
Mike Leeman, managing partner at Bell Lamb and Joynson Solicitors said: “Cyber security is paramount to us and particularly poignant as we are shifting to a more digital way of working within the firm. As we move our working practices online, we have to be more diligent with our security measures as this is a particularly volatile environment which needs more careful consideration and stricter measures in place to reduce risk.
“We wanted to gain an accreditation from Cyber Essentials first and foremost to reassure our clients that we are taking the correct measures to keep their data secure and to encourage other firms to take a similar approach. Practical Vision Network offered invaluable support to our team throughout the accreditation process, providing guidance and advice whenever it was needed to help us reach our goal.”
Bell Lamb and Joynson Solicitors specialises in conveyancing, wills, probate, lasting powers of attorney, family, crime and personal injury services. The professional firm is forward thinking and progressive business that use the latest technology and case management systems. Their biggest strength is the personal approach they provide to their clients, going above and beyond the call of duty by delivering a service second to none.
Solicitors and law firms continually face terrorisation from cyber criminals due to the sensitive data, large sums of money and important information that they hold. Cyber Essentials certification  is intended to aid law firms to improve their cyber security defences and visibly demonstrate their commitment to cyber security.