General

DMH Stallard LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales under company number OC338287 and has its registered office at Griffin House, 135 High Street, Crawley, RH10 1DQ. We have offices in London, Brighton, Gatwick, Guildford, Hassocks and Horsham. Our VAT number is GB 187 5795 40.

DMH Stallard LLP is a law firm practising English law and we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (“SRA”), under SRA ID 490576.

The term “partner” is used to refer to a member of DMH Stallard LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of our members, and of the non-members who are designated as partners, is open to inspection at our Gatwick office.

Investment services

We are 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 regulated by the SRA. We can provide these investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide. We are also included on the register maintained by the Financial Conduct Authority so that we can carry on insurance mediation activity. The register can be accessed via the Financial Conduct Authority website here.

Professional indemnity insurance

We maintain compulsory professional indemnity insurance arranged through our insurance brokers, Marsh Ltd, Tower Place West, Tower Place, London EC3R 5BU, under policy number FINPL2350232. This insurance covers all of our practice and extends to acts or omissions wherever in the world they occur.

Complaints

We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided then you should let us know immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem. You will find information about our complaints handling process here.

Price transparency rules

The SRA requires us to publish on our website our fees for carrying out certain categories of work which we advertise or promote. You can find this information on our Pricing page.

Preventing the facilitation of tax evasion

It is our policy to conduct all of our business in an honest and ethical manner. We take a zero-tolerance approach to facilitation of tax evasion, whether under UK law or under the law of any other country. We will uphold all laws relevant to countering tax evasion, including the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA 2017).

We will not tolerate any of our partners, employees, agents, business partners or other “associated persons” (as defined for in CFA 2017) knowingly assisting or encouraging tax evasion by any of the clients, suppliers or others that we do business with anywhere in the world. We have adopted a policy detailing its approach to preventing the facilitation of tax evasion with which all partners, employees, agents, business partners or other associated persons must comply.

Anti-financial crime

The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 require we verify the identity of all our clients and, where the client is an entity, to identify, and in some cases to verify, the natural person/s who is/are its ultimate beneficial owner/s. This means we may ask a client (or persons or organisations who instruct us on a client’s behalf) for passport and other identification documents and about our client’s wealth and source of funds.

We may also obtain relevant information from external organisations, including credit reference agencies, who may keep a record of the search. Where our client is an entity (or where a person or organisation instructs us on behalf of an entity which is our client) we may ask for a structure chart and for confirmation of who the natural person/s is/are who ultimately beneficially own more than 25 per cent of our client. We will seek this information at the outset of our business relationships, although we may need to update it during the course of our ongoing business relationships.

We may either decline or not be permitted to proceed to act or to handle funds until our client due diligence checks are complete. Where we instruct other professionals, such as counsel or overseas law firms, on a client’s behalf, we may provide the other professional with copies of our client due diligence, unless specifically instructed not to.

Modern slavery and human trafficking statement

We have made a Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement (as provided for under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015). You can read that statement here.

International networks

We belong to two international law firm networks: LEInternational and INBLF.