Legal Status and Rules

Legal Status
Travers Smith LLP (or "Travers Smith") is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales under number OC 336962 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (the independent regulatory body of the Law Society of England and Wales).  A list of the members of Travers Smith LLP is open to inspection at our registered office and principal place of business: 10 Snow Hill, London, EC1A 2AL. The members of the firm are either solicitors or registered foreign lawyers. The word "partner" is sometimes used on this website to refer to a member of Travers Smith LLP and shall be construed accordingly. Travers Smith LLP operates a branch in Paris.

Travers Smith 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 because we are members of the Law Society of England and Wales and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We can provide these investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide.

Value Added Tax Number
Travers Smith is registered for VAT purposes with VAT registration number GB 243 6505 72.

Professional Indemnity Insurance
Travers Smith has professional indemnity insurance with Travelers Insurance Company Limited of Exchequer Court, 33 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8AG. The insurance extends to the provision of legal services as a Solicitor or Registered European Lawyer anywhere in the world.

Professional Rules
Travers Smith is authorised and regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority . The firm´s registration number is 489478.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority regulations can be found by clicking on the link below:

http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/code/content.page

Client Care
Travers Smith always aims to provide you with the best possible service and deal with any problems that may arise promptly.  However, if you have any concerns in relation to our service, you should raise your concern with the person responsible for the particular matter or, if you prefer, our Managing Partner as soon as possible.  If, for any reason, we are unable to resolve any concerns you may have, you have recourse to the complaints and redress scheme provided by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Legal Complaints Service (or its successor, the Office of Legal Complaints).

Rules
The material on this website is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or any other type of professional advice. Travers Smith does not accept and, to the extent permitted by law excludes, liability to any person for any loss which may arise from relying upon or otherwise using the information contained in this site or available from it.

Travers Smith is not responsible for the content of any website which is linked to or from this site. All electronic links to this site require the consent of Travers Smith. Please email requests to travers.smith@traverssmith.com. Any such links must in any case only be made to our home page and in a way which not only makes it clear that the link is to our home page but also is fair and not misleading. None of the contents of this website may be displayed in a frame surrounded by material which is not originated by us.

Except where otherwise specified, the copyright in all materials on this website or available from it is owned by or licensed to Travers Smith. You may download, print and temporarily store for your own personal use the pages which appear on this website and publications downloadable from it ("Material"). You must not make any commercial use of the Material. You may not otherwise use, copy, alter, re-transmit or permanently store any Material without the prior written consent of Travers Smith.

Before 1 July 2008, Travers Smith was a general partnership constituted under the laws of England and Wales. Some documents available through this website were produced before 1 July 2008.  Nothing in those documents is to be taken to indicate that Travers Smith LLP is an unlimited liability undertaking or general partnership.

 

Anti-Bribery
Travers Smith is committed to the prevention, deterrence and detection of bribery and corruption and takes the risks of such activity very seriously. Although we believe that the risk to our firm is minimal, we have taken a number of steps to guard against the possibility of bribery and corruption, taking into account the Bribery Act 2010 and guidance from the Law Society and the Ministry of Justice. This includes the implementation of a comprehensive anti-bribery policy which all partners, employees, agents and service providers are expected to act in accordance with.

We will actively investigate all suspected breaches of our anti-bribery policy and, where appropriate, invoke disciplinary action. All suppliers, contractors and service providers of the firm are notified by letter or email of the existence of our policy and the firm's expectations that services will be carried out in compliance with the Bribery Act 2010. Further checks and specific anti-bribery obligations are imposed on any suppliers who are considered to represent a material risk. We hold regular training sessions to ensure all our partners and staff are aware of our anti-bribery policy and of their obligations under the Bribery Act 2010.