Quest Legal Advocates was established in order to meet market demand for a specialist road traffic accident and personal injury advocacy agency. It was created by Fiona Loxton and Rebecca McNamara, who remain directly involved in the management and expansion of the business.
Fiona and Rebecca bring together their different legal experience to lead an effective and friendly team who work hard to provide professional and lay clients with the high-quality service they expect.
Quest Legal Advocates are proud to have developed and maintained long-standing relationships with many prominent firms of solicitors. We believe this is due to our personable service, efficient administration, high-quality advocacy and excellent client care.
Over the past six years, we have enjoyed rapid and substantial growth. We now undertake thousands of hearings every year in all major court centres across England and Wales. In addition, due to client demand, Quest is proud to now offer an extended range of advocacy and drafting services.
Quest Legal Advocates offers advocacy work to a large nationwide panel of highly-trained advocates. The advocates are engaged on a self-employed basis and provide representation at a wide variety of County Court hearings as solicitor’s agents. Our advocates ensure that Quest’s ethos of preparation and professionalism is delivered at each and every hearing we attend.
Our advocates demonstrate an enthusiasm and high level of preparation with careful attention to detail achieving excellent results at court.
The training programme, which all advocates must complete, is bespoke to Quest Legal Advocates and the work that advocates will encounter once undertaking cases. It comprises a multiple-stage process combining paper-based study and extensive practical training.
Aspiring advocates must first master the specialist training materials provided to them before progressing to focused one-to-one training prior to undertaking their first case. They are trained and assessed in case preparation, client communication, verbal and written advocacy and relevant law and procedure.
An advocate’s performance during their early cases is monitored and assessed and, where necessary, feedback and further training is provided.
Once an advocate has successfully established their core competencies in more straightforward cases, they are able to progress to further specialist in-house training which is led by experienced practitioners. This enables them to conduct more complex cases.
On-going assessment and regular audits of performance are conducted to ensure that advocates maintain the high standard of advocacy which our clients expect.