Blake Lapthorn is a partnership constituted under the laws of
England and authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation
Authority of England and Wales. Our SRA number is 448793.
Details of the fundamental ethical and professional standards
that apply to us as an English law firm may be viewed on the
Solicitors Regulation Authority
As key professionals, we facilitate transactions on behalf of
many different clients and in that capacity we must act at all
times with integrity, uphold the law and not engage in criminal
activity. It is well known that criminals attempt to use law firms
as a cover for their activities and as a result we are required by
law to be diligent. Of particular relevance in this regard are the
- the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 impose a legal obligation
on us to verify the identity of all our clients, to get to know
them and to understand the reasoning behind the instructions they
- the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 establishes several offences
relating to the laundering of money, failing to report suspected
money laundering and tipping off where money laundering is
- the Terrorism Act 2000 establishes several offences relating to
the engagement in or facilitating terrorism as well as possessing
funds for terrorist purposes.
Further, we do not tolerate corruption (including bribery) in
any form either within our business or in those we do business
with. The firm has in place an Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy
which includes procedures for the prevention of corrupt practices.
If you have reasonable cause to suspect unethical and/or corrupt
practice(s) in your dealings with us then you should report your
suspicions immediately in confidence to the Risk and Compliance
partner, Niall Brook at Blake Lapthorn, Seacourt Tower, West Way,
Botley, Oxford OX2 0FB on email@example.com or 01865
A full list of our partners is available at all our offices.
We maintain professional indemnity insurance in accordance with
the mandatory requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
certificate can be viewed using this link. In addition to the
mandatory requirements, we carry additional insurance cover to the
value of £100 million.
We pride ourselves on the level of service we provides to our
clients. Sometimes things go wrong and in that unlikely event we
have a Written Complaints Procedure to ensure that complaints are
dealt with promptly, fairly and effectively. A copy of our Written
Complaints Procedure can be supplied on request or can
be viewed by clicking on this link.
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