Legal

“HCLS” is the trading name of H.C.L.S. LLP (the “Firm”). H.C.L.S. LLP is a law firm located in London, practising English law. The Firm is a limited liability partnership incorporated in England under OC345380. Registered VAT number 973295385. A list of members is open to inspection at the Firm’s registered office Third Floor Carrington House, 126-130 Regent Street, Mayfair, London W1B 5SE.

1. General

a. HCLS LLP (‘we’, ‘our’ or ‘us’) is partnership, practising the law of England and Wales, and authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (‘SRA’).

b. The Law Society of England and Wales is the designated professional body for the purposes of the Financial Services and Market Act 2000 (‘FSMA 2000’) but responsibility for regulation and complaints handling rests with the SRA and Legal Ombudsman respectively.

2. Disclaimer

a. Information materials and opinions contained on this site are for general information purposes only, are not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice, and should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for specific advice relevant to particular circumstances. We accept no responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information or materials published on this site. If you wish to find out more about the information in the materials published, please contact us. We accept no responsibility for the content of any external internet sites linked this site.

3. Complaints

a. A client who is not satisfied with our handling of a complaint may be entitled to ask the Legal Ombudsman to consider the issue. Complaints to the Ombudsman are usually required to be made within six months of the date of the conclusion of our complaints process. For further information on the Ombudsman and complaints procedure see here www.legalombudsman.org.uk.

b. A client may also be entitled to apply for an assessment of our bills under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974. The Ombudsman may not consider a complaint about a bill if a client has applied to the court for assessment of that bill. The SRA has a separate complaints procedure: www.sra.org.uk

6. Anti Corruption Statement

We are subject to the UK Bribery Act 2010 and have a zero tolerance policy towards corruption and bribery.

7. Privacy Statement

a. We are committed to safeguarding client privacy and this policy has been prepared to meet the requirements of the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998.

b. This policy sets out the basis upon which we may use any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us.

d. We will only disclose personal data:

i. To successors in title of our business;

ii. To suppliers and external agencies we engage to process data on our behalf;

iii. To third parties where appropriate in the course of providing our services (including but not limited to) professional indemnity insurers, insurance brokers, auditors and other professional advisors; and

iv. Where disclosure is required by law or any regulatory authority

f. You have a right to access the personal data we hold about you. If you have any requests or queries concerning the personal information held please contact us at hr@hcls.co.uk

9. SRA registration

Our SRA registration number is: 513195