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We practice in the United Kingdom through Haynes and Boone CDG LLP. Haynes and Boone CDG LLP is managed and owned by Haynes and Boone, LLP, which has its registered principal office at 2323 Victory Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas 75219, United States of America.
Haynes and Boone CDG LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England & Wales with registration No. OC317056. Haynes and Boone CDG LLP is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Solicitors Regulation Authority ("SRA") under number 439491. Information on the regulations of the SRA and the Solicitors' Code of Conduct can be found at www.sra.org.uk.
A list of the names of Haynes and Boone CDG LLP partners is available for inspection at our registered office: 1 New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1AN.
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Haynes and Boone CDG LLP maintains professional indemnity insurance in accordance with the rules of the SRA. Details of the insurers and the territorial coverage of the policy are available for inspection at our registered office listed above.
Haynes and Boone, CDG LLP is committed to delivering high quality legal advice and client care. Complaints about any aspect of our service should, in the first instance, be raised with the partner responsible for the relevant matter or the partner managing the overall relationship with you. If you feel that is inappropriate, you can write to our General Counsel Office. We would also be happy to provide you with a copy of our internal complaints procedure on request.
If you are not satisfied with our handling of your complaint, you may be entitled to ask the Legal Ombudsman at the following address:
The Legal Ombudsman
PO Box 6806
Tel: +44 (0)300 555 0333
Under the Legal Ombudsman Scheme Rules, you will normally need to bring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within six (6) months of receiving a final written response from us about your complaint or within six (6) years of the act or omission about which you are complaining occurring (or if outside of this period, within three (3) years of when you should reasonably have been aware of it).
The Solicitors Regulation Authority can also help if you are concerned about our behaviour. Details of how you can raise a concern with the Solicitors Regulation Authority can be found on their website (https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/problems/report-solicitor/).
Finally, if your complaint relates to our charges, you may be entitled to apply to the High Court for an assessment of our charges pursuant to Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974, in which case the Legal Ombudsman may not consider your complaint.
Haynes and Boone CDG LLP is registered for VAT purposes with VAT registration number GB 256324507.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business or in our supply chains. This statement is made on behalf of Haynes and Boone CDG LLP pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the "Act") and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement.
1. Anti-Slavery Policy
1.1 Our anti-slavery policy reflects our zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and our commitment to being a responsible business which operates with integrity across all aspects of our operations, including our supply chains.
1.2 We also have Whistleblowing and Grievance Policies which are published on our Intranet to ensure that staff can raise any concerns confidentially and be assured that these concerns are being dealt with appropriately.
2. Supplier Due Diligence
2.1 Our procurement process includes vetting every new supplier and carrying out a risk analysis based on the nature and value of the product or service.
2.2 All new suppliers are required to complete a supplier’s statement and confirm that they comply with all local anti-slavery laws and have in place effective procedures and controls to ensure that no form of slavery or human trafficking is taking place anywhere within their business or supply chains.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and in our supply chains, those staff involved in sourcing/managing a supply chain have been trained so that they are able to identify risk factors, understand the implications and assist us with implementing the Anti-Slavery Policy effectively. Partners and our Business Services Team are required to update the schedule of suppliers quarterly and have been advised that their teams should inform the Professional Conduct team before a contract with a supplier is signed, so that they can commence the due diligence process detailed above.
4. Further Steps
We are currently reviewing our entire procurement process and will be introducing specific measures to ensure that our obligations under the Act are passed through our supply chain. These will include:
4.1 implementing a post-approval assurance programme, including periodic and/or risk-based audits of suppliers;
4.2 obtaining a contractual right to audit suppliers where appropriate;
4.3 requesting existing suppliers to complete a supplier’s integrity statement at the time of the next renewal;
4.4 raising awareness of this Statement and our Anti-Slavery Policy across all staff and as part of the 'new joiner' induction process.
United Kingdom contact regarding the UK terms and Anti-Slavery Statement:
William Cecil - Partner and Compliance Officer for Legal Practice, Haynes and Boone CDG LLP
All other questions regarding these terms should be directed to:
Tom Williams, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP