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Smyth Barkham LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales with number OC404016. Its registered office is 1 Mitre Court Buildings, Inner Temple, London EC4Y 7BS.
The Firm’s VAT number is GB 234 5997 73
A list of Members of Smyth Barkham LLP and of any non-members who are designated as Partners or Consultants, is displayed at our place of business, being 1 Mitre Court Buildings, Inner Temple, London EC4Y 7BS. The word “Partner” used in relation to the LLP, refers to Members of the LLP or any employee of, or consultant to, the LLP who is a lawyer of equivalent standing and qualifications.
Contact Information for Smyth Barkham Lawyers, including email addresses, can be found on this site under ABOUT US.
Smyth Barkham LLP is an England and Wales law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). All SRA regulated businesses are subject to rules and principles of professional conduct. The link www.sra.org.uk/handbook will enable you to access the SRA Code of Conduct by which the firm and its employees have to abide. Where the Code is not available online, the following link provides contact information for the SRA which should details upon requested. England and Wales – www.sra.org.uk
We operate a transparent cost structure and we will agree the scope of any work to be undertaken and our applicable hourly rates with our clients prior to any commitment.
Our rates will not change unless notified to you. We are able to provide you with a full schedule of services performed on your accounts. Our terms and conditions will be set out in our client care letter issued in accordance with our professional rules.
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 where these are incidental to the professional services we provide. This is because we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Professional Indemnity Insurance
We maintain compulsory professional insurance with QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited policy number PISRQM014071. This insurance covers us for a maximum of £10,000,000 which will be the limit of our liability and which is not below the minimum level of cover required by the Solicitors Indemnity Fund Rules. Please ask for a copy of our terms and conditions in order to see any exemptions or exclusions to this.
Anti-money Laundering Regulations
We are under a professional and legal obligation to keep the affairs of clients confidential. This obligation, however, is subject to a statutory exception: recent legislation on money laundering and terrorist financing has placed solicitors under a legal duty in certain circumstances to disclose information to the Serious Organised Crime Agency. Where we know or suspect that a transaction on behalf of a client involves money laundering, we may be required to make a money laundering disclosure. If this happens, we may have to stop working on your matter for a period of time and may not be able to inform you that a disclosure has been made or of the reasons for it.
If you wish to make a complaint, then please either write directly to Caroline Barkham at Smyth Barkham LLP, 1 Mitre Court Buildings, Inner Temple, London EC4Y 7BS , or telephone her on 0207 299 3560.
You can also email Caroline Barkham on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not satisfied with the way in which the complaint has been handled, then you are entitled to complain to the Legal Ombudsman, whose details are:
P O Box 6806
Tel: 0300 555 0333
Normally you have six months in which to make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman from the date of the final written response from us regarding your complaint, or within six years of the act or omission about which you are complaining occurring (or if outside this period, within three years of when you should reasonably have been aware of it).
Some clients will not have the right to complain to the Legal Ombudsman. They include most businesses, charities or clubs with an annual income of more than £1.0 million and trustees of trusts with assets of more than £1.0 million.
Full details of our terms and conditions will be provided to you upon the receipt by us of your instructions.
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