Legal and Regulatory Information

Allectus Law LLP (“Allectus”, “we”, “us” and “our”) is a limited liability partnership registered in England, with registered number OC447997. A list of names of the members is available for inspection at our registered office address, 5-10 Bolton Street, London, W1J 8BA, United Kingdom. The use of the term “partner” denotes a member of the LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications.

Allectus is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales (“SRA”), with SRA number 8005127. The SRA Standards & Regulations 2019 set out our professional and ethical rules and obligations (including the SRA Codes of Conduct and SRA Accounts Rules) and can be viewed at www.sra.org.uk.

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The information on this site is for general information purposes only and does not claim to be comprehensive or provide legal or other advice. Articles and other publications which appear, or are linked, on this site are current as of their date of publication and do not necessarily reflect the current law or regulations.

Client account and Interest

In accordance with the SRA Accounts Rules, our policy is to account to our clients for a sum in lieu of interest on a fair and reasonable basis. Client monies will be deposited in a general client account (an instant access account in which amounts for different clients are pooled) unless we are instructed to create a separate designated account. In any event, a client is unlikely to receive as much interest as might have been acquired had the funds been invested by the client itself. Due to the administrative costs involved we will not pay interest if the sum calculated is less than £50 in total for the full period during which we hold your money. Interest will be calculated on a fair and reasonable basis in line with the rate paid by our bank from time to time, and will be paid on conclusion of our services to a client on all matters.

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000

Some investment-related activities (including insurance distribution activities) of Allectus are regulated under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (“FSMA”).

Like most law firms, we are not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”) under FSMA. Instead, we are authorised and regulated by the SRA. The Law Society is a designated professional body for the purposes of FSMA, but responsibility for regulation and complaints

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Our professional indemnity insurance covers the professional services provided by Allectus worldwide and our primary layer professional indemnity insurer is [Travelers Insurance Company Ltd] – contact details are available on their website.

Complaints

If you wish to make a complaint about us then, in the first instance, please contact the person with whom you are working or corresponding to set out your concerns. We will do our best to resolve any issues at this stage and, if applicable, will confirm our complaints handling procedure in writing (which is available to clients at any time on request).

If you are not satisfied with our attempt to handle and resolve matters, you may be able to ask the Legal Ombudsman to consider the issue – write to:

  • PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ; or
  • email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk; or
  • phone 0300 555 0333.

If you do wish to refer a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman, it should be done within six months of our final response to your complaint and within one year of the act or omission that caused the complaint or, if outside this period, within one year of when you should reasonably have known about the relevant act or omission.

The Legal Ombudsman may refer your complaint to the SRA if they are not the correct body to consider the matter, as the Legal Ombudsman’s services are only available for certain types of complaints and complainants. Further details can be found on the Legal Ombudsman’s website and on the SRA’s website.

If your complaint is about our invoices, you may also apply to the court for an assessment of the bill under Part III of the Solicitors’ Act 1974. If all or part of any bill remains unpaid, we may be entitled to charge interest.

 

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