HAMPSHIRE law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors is celebrating a double success.

Ellis Jones Solicitors has been awarded the prestigious Lexcel quality mark for the 11th year running, awarded to solicitors who meet the highest business management and client care standards.

Only 1,500 law firms in England and Wales have achieved the coveted mark.

Ringwood-based Ellis Jones has also been re-awarded Investors in People (IiP) accreditation, the UK’s leading people management quality standard.

It means the law firm, which employs more than 100 staff and also has offices in Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs, Swanage and London, boasts 21 years of unbroken IiP status.

Nigel Smith, managing partner, said: “These are both highly prized standards and we’re very proud to receive them again.

“It’s a real credit to the team and I congratulate them on these great achievements.”