Regulatory Information

Corporate Social Responsibility

These days, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a way of life that embraces issues as diverse, yet interconnected, as the environment, staff, recycling, IT and social awareness. We are serious about the impact, both positive and negative, it has on both the local community and the wider world, and it is not merely a box-ticking exercise.

Our company will respect the law, honor its internal policies, ensure that all its business operations are legitimate, and keep every partnership and collaboration open and transparent.

Our company is customer focused, environmentally green, and a responsible employer of choice. We are both commercially minded and socially aware.

Our policy is freely available. Clients and suppliers are able to decide whether we do what we say on the tin. Leading by example is vital, so being legal, ethical, productive, and profitable means there is a commitment to the local community and the environment that will carry on into the future.

Our Corporate Status

Beacon Law Solicitors Limited is registered in England and Wales under company number 09634362. Our registered office is at Beacon Law, 1st Floor, Shirley House, 12 Gatley Road, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 1PY.

A list of Directors of the Limited Company (who are referred to as “Partners”) is open to inspection at our registered office. Any reference to a partner means a Director of Beacon Law Solicitors Limited or a consultant or employee of the Limited Company or any of its controlled, managed or affiliated entities with equivalent standing and qualification. Please note that when we refer to “a partner” or “partners” it should not be construed as indicating that the Directors of the Limited Company are carrying on business in partnership for the purposes of the Partnership Act 1890.

VAT Registration

Beacon Law is VAT registered and our VAT number is 786 5660 76.

Legal Services

Beacon Law Solicitors Limited is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, under authorisation number 623347.

All Solicitors practising at Beacon Law are admitted as Solicitors in England and Wales and registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

All Legal Executives practising at Beacon Law are fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and are subject to its code of conduct.

Beacon Law performs its business in line with the SRA’s code of conduct 2011. Please click here to view a copy of the SRA Handbook. The SRA Handbook should be read in conjunction with the various legislative instruments of the UK Parliament (to which the regulations make reference) which also govern the conduct of the firm.

The SRA’s Transparency Rules came into force on 6th December 2018. Beacon Law is not however obligated to publish price information under these rules as the services we provide are not included within the scope of the rules.

Financial Services

Beacon Law is not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. However, the firm is included on the register maintained by the Financial Conduct Authority so that we can carry on insurance mediation activity, which is broadly the advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts. This part of our business, including arrangements for complaints or redress if something goes wrong, is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. You may search the Exempt Professional Firms register at www.fca.gov.uk.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Beacon Law holds professional indemnity insurance cover which meets or exceeds the minimum requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Details of the insurers and the territorial coverage of the policy are available for inspection at our offices.

Your Right to Complain

We are committed to providing the highest quality of service. If you are a client and you have any concerns or complaints about any of the services we provide to you, we would like to discuss them with you and try to resolve them as soon as possible. Initially, we suggest that you contact the person responsible for the particular matter or their supervisor.

If you do not resolve your issues, then the firm has a written formal complaints procedure, a copy of which can be viewed here.

In the unlikely event that the matter is still not resolved at the conclusion of our complaints process, you are entitled to make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman.

Before accepting a complaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If you have, then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of receiving a final response to your complaint and no more than six years from the date of the particular act or omission, or no more than three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.

If you would like more information about the Legal Ombudsman, please contact them using the following details:

Legal Ombudsman
PO Box 6806
Wolverhampton
WV1 9WJ

T: 0300 555 0333
E: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk
W: www.legalombudsman.org.uk

The Solicitors Regulation Authority can also help you if you are concerned about our behaviour. This could be for things like dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic.

Equality and Diversity

Beacon Law is committed to equal opportunities and provides services to all persons equally regardless of sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

In accordance with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s recommendations we conduct equality and diversity surveys amongst our personnel. To read a copy of our Equality and Diversity Policy and see the data from our latest survey, please contact the firm.

Communications

Please note we may monitor or record communications (including telephone calls) to assist in the improvement of our services.

Disclaimer

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information on these pages is accurate and up to date, it should not be relied upon as a substitute for legal advice. The information contained here is simply to illustrate the nature of our practice and its activities. It does not represent legal advice. If you have any legal queries you should seek the advice of a Solicitor or suitably qualified legal advisor. Beacon Law cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies and their consequences.

For more information, please read our full disclaimer.

Electronic Communication

All information provided on this page is provided pursuant to the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 (SI 2002 No 2013) and the Provision of Services Regulations 2009 Information.

Queries

For more information on any of our regulatory information or policies, please contact our Head of Risk and Compliance Mark Brierley at Mark.Brierley@beaconlaw.co.uk or call us on 0161 428 1234.