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Office Specific Legal Notices
In the United Kingdom, our services are provided by Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP a limited liability partnership incorporated in England and Wales with number OC371692 which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales ("SRA") with SRA Number 569318. Information on the regulations of the SRA can be found at its site at www.sra.org.uk in the SRA Code of Conduct.
Partners in Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP are all admitted as Solicitors of the Senior Courts of England and Wales or are registered foreign lawyers (for a list of partners and their professional qualifications please click here). The term 'partner' is used to refer to a member in or an employee or consultant of Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP with equivalent standing and qualifications. Those practising in the United Kingdom but admitted as members of professions elsewhere also remain subject to regulation in their place of admission.
Arrangements exist for Stikeman Elliott to provide services, facilities and other support to Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP which carries on business in association with it. While there may be common partners, there is no financial or other interest in respect of the referral or introduction of clients, and no introduction or referral fee is paid, as part of those arrangements. Information may be exchanged under those arrangements for the purpose of avoiding conflicts of interest and for the provision of services to clients.
In accordance with the disclosure requirements of the Provision of Services Regulations 2009:
Compulsory professional indemnity insurance is provided by QBE Insurance Europe Limited, Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 3BD covering the practice of Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP, which extends to acts or omissions wherever in the world they occur;
Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP's VAT registration number is GB 710 5352 75;
The Terms and Conditions of Business which apply to the supply of legal services by Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP are available here.
Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 but may undertake certain activities in relation to certain investments which are limited in scope and incidental to or necessary part of legal services it supplies.
Stikeman Elliott is committed to delivering outstanding services. If you are a client of Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP and are dissatisfied with any aspect of our service, you should contact your relationship partner in London or the Managing Partner in London who will be happy to discuss the matter with you or to initiate its Client Complaints Procedure (a copy of which will be sent to you on request or click here). You may also, bring the matter to the attention of the Legal Ombudsman. See www.legalombudsman.org.uk for further information about how to do so including the time frame for making a complaint.
If your complaint is related to Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP's charges you may also have the right to apply to the courts in England for a detailed assessment of them under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974. Please note that strict time limits apply should you wish such an assessment to be made.
Alternative complaints bodies (such as the Ombudsman Services, further details on which can be obtained at www.ombudsman-services.org) exist which are competent to deal with complaints about legal services should both you and Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP wish to use such a scheme.
You will be informed at the conclusion of the complaints procedure if Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP is prepared to submit your complaint to such a scheme, but it is not obliged to do so.