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Regulatory Matters

Regulatory Matters

Ownership and Legal Status of the Firm

Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales, registered number OC384033, registered office Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA. A list of members may be inspected at the registered office. Reference in this website to a 'partner' is to a member of the limited liability partnership, or to a senior employee of equivalent standing in the firm.


Regulation

The firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA 597329) and practises in accordance with the SRA’s rules, regulations and code of conduct.


Complaints Procedure

We hope you will be delighted with our service. If, however, there is any aspect you are not completely happy with, please tell us so we can resolve it. Our complaints procedure sets out how we deal with complaints and the procedure for complaining to the Legal Ombudsman.


Compulsory Professional Indemnity Insurance

We have in place compulsory professional indemnity insurance, as detailed below.

Insurer:  Aviva 
Policy number: LI1726829
Extent of cover: 60 Million
Expiry date: 31st March 2018

Modern Slavery Act statement 

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

We have in place a Modern Slavery Act policy which applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, partners, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.

The Management Board has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it.

The Head of Risk & Compliance has primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it, and auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.

Simon Heald sig

Simon Heald
Managing Partner


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