Legal & Regulatory

Legal & Regulatory

PRIESTLEYSOUNDY – LEGAL & REGULATORY

PriestleySoundy Law Limited is a limited liability company registered in England and Wales under number 11862164 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 658214.  Its registered office and principal place of business are at Canonbury House, Canonbury Place, London N1 2NQ.  Its VAT number is GB 321 2500 65.

A list of the members of PriestleySoundy Law Limited, all of whom are solicitors of England and Wales, and their professional qualifications is open for inspection at the registered office.  The word “partner” is used to refer to a member of PriestleySoundy Law Limited.

References to “PriestleySoundy”, “the firm”, “we”, “us”, “our” and “ours” means PriestleySoundy Law Limited.

Terms of Use

By accessing and continuing to use this website, you agree and acknowledge that you do so upon these terms.  These terms may be amended from time to time.  Please check them periodically to inform yourself of any changes.

If you experience any problems with this website, please email webmaster@priestleysoundy.com.

Disclaimer

The legal commentary and information contained on this website are provided for general information only.   Their provision does not create a business or professional services relationship.  They do not constitute legal or other professional advice or seek to be an exhaustive statement of the law and should not be relied on.  You should take specific legal advice on any particular matter which concerns you.

While we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is accurate at the time it is included, we accept no obligation to ensure that the content is complete, accurate or up to date, or that the website or its content will remain accessible.

To the extent permitted under applicable law or regulation, PriestleySoundy excludes all liability (howsoever caused) to you or any third parties for any loss or damage relating to the use of, inability to use, or reliance on this website or any of its content or links contained on it.

Investment Services

The firm is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 but we are able in certain circumstances to offer a limited range of investment services to clients because we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.  We can provide these investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide.

Links

Links to this website are prohibited without the prior written consent of PriestleySoundy. Please email requests to webmaster@priestleysoundy.com.

This website contains links to other websites.  PriestleySoundy does not endorse or accept any responsibility for any content on or software downloaded from any website linked to or from this website.

Intellectual Property

All trademarks referred to on this website are the properties of their respective owners.

Unless otherwise stated, all rights in the publications, materials and other content on this website is owned by PriestleySoundy or our licensors.

Unless specifically prohibited by a notice published on any page, you may download, temporarily store and/or print a copy of one or more pages of this website for the purposes of viewing them, provided that any copy is unamended and complete and has attached to it the relevant proprietary notices and terms and conditions and it is for use only within your organisation.  You may also recopy downloaded extracts to others on an occasional basis provided that you do not do so for profit.

Any other storage, copying or use of any of the contents of this website is prohibited without the prior written consent of PriestleySoundy.  Please email requests to webmaster@priestleysoundy.com.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

We maintain compulsory professional indemnity insurance with Global Professional Risk Solutions (a division of Lockton Companies LLP) of The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AG under policy number P9033027.  This insurance covers all of our practice which is carried on from offices in England and by our lawyers when practising overseas and will extend to acts or omissions wherever in the world they occur.

Anti Financial Crime

The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Fund Regulations (Information on the Payer) 2017 require independent legal professionals to verify the identity of all their clients and, where the client is an entity, to identify, and in some cases to verify, the natural person/s who is/are its ultimate beneficial owner/s.  This means we may ask a client (or persons or organisations who instruct us on a client’s behalf) for passport and other identification documents and about our client’s wealth and source of funds.

We may also obtain relevant information from external organisations, including credit reference agencies, who may keep a record of the search.  Where our client is an entity (or where a person or organisation instructs us on behalf of an entity which is our client) we may ask for a structure chart and for confirmation of who the natural person/s is/are who ultimately beneficially own more than 25 per cent of our client.  We will seek this information from the outset of our business relationships, although we may need to update it during the course of our ongoing business relationships.

We may either decline or not be permitted to proceed to act or to handle funds until our client due diligence checks are complete.  Where we instruct other professionals, such as counsel and overseas or other law firms, on a client’s behalf, we may provide those other professionals with copies of our client due diligence, unless specifically instructed not to do so.

We observe the highest standards of professionalism in advising our clients and are equally committed to dealing with our own affairs responsibly.

Complaints

if you are a client of the firm and are not happy with our service or the bill, we hope to be able to resolve the matter promptly and entirely to your satisfaction. Details of our Complaints Procedure are available on request.

If you are not satisfied with our handling of your complaint you may be able to ask the Legal Ombudsman (address: PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ, website www.legalombudsman.org.uk, telephone +44 (0) 300 555 0333) to consider your complaint. Normally, you will need to bring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman (i) within 6 (six) months of receiving a final written response from us about your complaint and (ii) within 12 (twelve) months of the act or omission complained of.  Note that the Legal Ombudsman service cannot be used by businesses or most other organisations unless they are below certain size limits.

As well as your right to complain about any of our bills under our Complaints Procedure, you can also apply for the bill to be assessed by the court under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974 (in which case the Legal Ombudsman may not consider your complaint).

If all or part of our bill remains unpaid, we may be entitled to charge interest.

Governing Law

The terms of use of this website are governed by English law and all disputes shall be determined exclusively by the English Courts.