Simmons & Simmons LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales with number OC352713, and with its registered office and principal place of business at CityPoint, One Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9SS. It is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), with registration number 533587. The SRA's rules can be found in its Code of Conduct, available from its website. The Law Society is the designated professional body for the purposes of the Financial Services and Market Act 2000 (FSMA), but responsibility for regulation and complaints handling has been separated from the Law Society's representative function. The SRA is the independent regulatory body and the Legal Ombudsman is the independent complaints handling body.
The firm is not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under FSMA. However, the firm is included on the register maintained by the FCA so that it can advise on mediation activity in the UK, which is broadly the advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts. This part of the firm's business, including arrangements for complaints or redress if something goes wrong, is regulated by the SRA. The register can be accessed via the FCA website. Simmons & Simmons is able, in certain circumstances, to offer a limited range of investment services to clients, if they are an incidental part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide, because the firm is regulated by the SRA.
For each of our clients, our policy is to nominate a partner who has overall responsibility for ensuring we deliver a high standard of service, and with whom any problems should be raised. If you have concerns at any stage about any aspect of our conduct in any matter, including the level of our fees, you should contact that partner, or if you prefer, you can get in touch with our Senior Partner, Colin Passmore. We will always try to resolve any problem quickly and we operate an internal complaints handling system to help us to resolve the problem between ourselves. A copy of our written complaints procedure is available on request.
If for any reason we are unable to resolve the problem between us, then it may be possible to make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman of England and Wales (further information can be found at www.legalombudsman.org.uk). Any such complaint must be made no later than 12 months after you find the alleged problem, and within 6 months of receiving a final response from us. If your complaint is in respect of our fees, you may also be able to apply to court for an assessment under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974.
Lawyers based in the United Kingdom who are admitted as solicitors in England and Wales are regulated by the SRA. Certain lawyers based in the United Kingdom are not admitted as solicitors in England and Wales and are subject to regulation by the Bar Council of England and Wales or by the relevant regulatory body in their place of admission.
Mandatory professional indemnity insurance cover is maintained by the firm, to cover acts or omissions arising out of the firm's professional business anywhere in the world. The insurers are QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited, Lloyds Syndicates 386 and 1886, of 386 Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3BD and Travelers Insurance Company Limited (Ref B0808P1032290 and B0808P1032291).
The office address, contact details and Country Head can be found here.
VAT registration number: GB 100200122.