Memberships & Links to Useful Information

Boyd is a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil) and Member of the Law Society of England and Wales.   

Boyd Carter Solicitors & Mediators is Lexcel accredited. 

The Lexcel practice management standard is only awarded to solicitors who meet the high management and customer care standards. Lexcel accredited practices undergo rigorous independent assessment every year to ensure they meet required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, case management and risk management.
Accredited practices get fewer complaints and claims against them than other practices. If you want peace of mind and assurance that you will receive a quality service, use a solicitor with the Lexcel practice management standard.
By choosing a solicitor with Lexcel accreditation you can be sure you will get: 

  • a timely response to all client communications
  • regular and accurate cost estimates
  • information on how charges will be calculated

Boyd has been on the Law Society Children Panel (Children & Adult Representative) for 20 years.  

Boyd is also a member of:    

the Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates,

Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association),     the Association of Lawyers for Children, an organisation of lawyers representing children which exists to promote access to justice for children and young people within the legal system in England and Wales. Within that framework, its aim is to develop and improve the practice of lawyers in meeting the needs of children who become involved in legal processes by promoting standards of best practice.

the British Association of Adoption and Fostering  (BAAF) and 

the National Children’s Bureau.     

Boyd has previously been a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (Apil).     

Boyd Carter Solicitors & Mediators has a Legal Aid Agency contract in Family Law and can assist qualifying clients under the Legal Aid schemes where appropriate, including in emergency cases.


Boyd Carter Solicitors & Mediators is a trading name of Albin & Co Limited (Company No: 8355111)  whose Registered office is at 46A West Street, Reading, Berks, RG1 1TZ  where a list of directors can be inspected.

Albin & Co Limited is Authorised & Regulated by the S.R.A. (00591646) and is contracted with the LAA. 

Please also see our Legal Notices page setting out information pursuant to the Provision of Services Regulations 2009, our complaints policy and out privacy notice in respect of your data.  

Cafcass, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings. They work with children and their families and then advise the courts on what they consider to be in the best interests of individual children. The Cafcass website contains lots of useful information and leaflets about parents separating, Contact and about Care proceedings. There are even some leaflets especially prepared for children to understand.   

The Family Rights Group is a charity that advises, advocates and campaigns for families whose children are involved with, or require, social care services. Their website has links to many useful leaflets explaining Court procedures.