Client identification – anti-money laundering arrangements
Taylor Vinters are obliged to undertake client due diligence checks* before we act for a client, whether we are dealing with new individuals, companies or organisations or the ongoing relationships with existing clients.– in accordance with a range of domestic and international obligations. Our Anti-Money Laundering (AML) approach is applied across all of our offices and includes seeking relevant information from third party data suppliers.
*Checks may be necessary in relation to the identity and good standing of clients, one or more of their directors or employees or other representatives, and the identity of their shareholders, beneficial owners, management, together with other relevant information, and also possibly including evidence of source of funds, at the outset of and possibly from time to time throughout our relationship with clients.
Specific details regarding the type of information required can be found via the money laundering regulations.
We ask clients to ensure that details of bank accounts provided by us are kept confidential in order to protect against abuse and are only used for payments which we request or which are arranged between us, ie we do not provide clients with banking services by use of our bank accounts.
If you are a consumer and we have made a contract with you by electronic means you may also be entitled to use an EU online dispute resolution service to assist with any contractual dispute you may have with us.
Please note that the ODT service only transmits disputes to ADR bodies which are approved under European law and these do not currently include the Legal Ombudsman scheme : website: http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/
Ethical behaviour – including avoiding bribery and corruption
Taylor Vinters has a zero tolerance policy towards bribery and corruption.
As an international law firm, we ensure that our Anti-Bribery and Corruption policy reflects a consistent approach in managing such risks we face, enables compliance with applicable laws and reflects the fundamental standards our staff and those to act on our behalf are expected to meet when conducting business.
We work with third parties and intermediaries who we expect will conduct themselves in a similar manner; and encourage any problems or allegations of malpractice to be reported to our management team.
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Taylor Vinters LLP maintains Professional Indemnity Insurance which is written on a worldwide basis and extends to acts or omissions wherever in the world they occur. Further details can be obtained upon request from our Quality and Risk Officer.
We have a series of policies intended to help our partners, lawyers and staff comply with the standards set and with relevant laws and regulations.
Updated: March 2017