Our Regulatory Information
Smithfield Partners is a limited liability company registered in England and Wales registered number 06754735 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority number 499315. The address of the registered office is Suites 19-22 Lower Ground Floor, Temple Chambers, Temple Avenue, London, EC4Y 0HP.
Smithfield Partners has a branch office in Luton with SRA number 630031
Smithfield Partners is a legal practice carried on by Smithfield Partners Limited. References in this Legal Notice and elsewhere on this website to Smithfield Partners mean Smithfield Partners Limited, its affiliates, and the other entities or practices authorised to use the name “Smithfield Partners” or describe themselves as being in association with Smithfield Partners, as the context may require.
The term “partner” refers to a member of Smithfield Partners Limited or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or to an individual with equivalent status in one of Smithfield Partners Limited’s affiliates. A list of members of Smithfield Partners Limited and of non-members who are designated as partners, and their respective qualifications, is open to inspection at our registered office.
Before 30 December 2008
Before 30 December 2008, Smithfield Partners was known as Fleet Street (1) Limited.
Further Information and Complaints
All requests for further information or any complaints about Smithfield Partners (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the
first instance with your client partner or head of your local office, failing which they should be addressed to our Managing Director at our registered office.
When first taking your instructions, we are required to identify both our client and (if relevant) the ultimate beneficial owner of our client, and to verify that identity in a number of ways. We may need your assistance to satisfy these requirements. Without compliance with these obligations, we will not be able to act for you.
You consent when you become a client to our conducting those searches we deem necessary for identification and risk management purposes and so that we can act for you.
Smithfield Partners is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all employees, and to creating a workplace environment where all employees are treated with respect and dignity by their colleagues. It is against our policies and against the law to discriminate either directly or indirectly on the grounds of race, colour, religion, belief or political opinion, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or sex or marital status at any stage of the recruitment process, or during the course of employment. A link to our Equality and Diversity policy is here.
Interest on Client Account
The current rate of interest that we receive from Barclays Bank Plc on our client account is 0.4%. For further information please see page 8 of our Terms of Business.
Professional Indemnity Insurance
We maintain compulsory professional indemnity insurance with AmTrust Europe Limited London of 10th Floor Market Square House, Saint James’s Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6FG. This insurance covers all of our practice which is carried on from our offices located in England and will extend to acts or omissions wherever in the world they occur.