Regulatory Information

Adlams LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Click here for more details.

Information about the Legal Ombudsman is available via www.legalombudsman.org.uk, PO Box 6806 Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ or 0300 555 0333

Our LLP number is OC336674.

Our VAT Number is 934 7932 90.

Our registered office is 37b Market Square, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 2AR.

“Partner” where used, refers to a Member of Adlams LLP Solicitors, or a lawyer with equivalent standing or qualifications. A list of Members is available for inspection at our registered office.


COMPLAINTS

Our Partner, Janet Lowther, deals with client care and complaints within the practice. Her email contact address is janicel@adlams.co.uk. Our Complaints Procedure can be found here. Please also see link below to the European Commission’s website which provides a platform for online dispute resolution which can assist in resolving disputes. http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.


CYBER CRIME AWARENESS

We have been made aware that there have been an increasing number of scams and fraudsters using the names of law firms and their staff with the aim of obtaining monies from credulous recipients of email communications.

The most common element is the redirecting of monies using emails which appear to come from our firm.

Please check the validity of any emails you receive requesting money on account and/or details of a particular transaction by speaking to either the fee earner dealing with your matter directly or a Partner of our firm. Please also check the bank details you have for us by way of a telephone call to our office before remitting any funds to our client account.

If you believe you have received any unexpected requests purporting to be from us in relation to funds, please contact us as a matter of urgency.

Action Fraud Reports can be lodged with The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau by calling 0300 123 2040 or via their website www.actionfraud.police.uk.


STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE - CRIMINAL FINANCES ACT 2017

As a firm, we value our reputation for ethical behaviour and for financial probity and reliability. We recognise that over and above the commission of any crime, any involvement in the facilitation of tax evasion will also reflect adversely on our image and reputation.

We do not tolerate tax evasion, or the facilitation thereof in any circumstances, whether committed by or facilitated by a client, personnel or associated persons/companies.

We are committed to fighting tax evasion and have rigorous policies and procedures in place to detect and prevent the facilitation of tax evasion offences.

We provide regular training on the requirements of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 to all personnel.

We require all personnel to demonstrate the highest standards of honesty at all times and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken wherever tax evasion or the facilitation thereof by any personnel has been proven.

We undertake due diligence on all associated persons/companies to mitigate the risk of facilitation of tax evasion offences and, as part of our due diligence procedures, all agreements with third parties contain suitable provisions to enable termination of such agreements where associated persons/companies are not complying with the provisions of the Criminal Finances Act 2017.

Janice Lowther, Partner, November 2018