Legal Statements

These Legal Statements set out the basis on which you may use this website and other relevant legal and regulatory information.

Your use of this website is subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set out in these Legal Statements. We reserve the right to change any part of the Legal Statements, including the Privacy Policy, from time to time and any such change shall take effect upon posting to this website.

About us

This website is operated by Swan Turton LLP, a limited liability partnership with registered number OC348685. Our registered office is at 68A Neal Street, London WC2H 9PA. We are registered for Value Added Tax or similar taxes in the United Kingdom (registration number GB864072318).

We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”) whose rules can be found at http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/code/content.page.

All references on this website to “partners” are references to members of Swan Turton LLP and references to Swan Turton are to Swan Turton LLP. A full list of members is open for inspection at our registered office.

Your use of our website

The contents of this website are protected by copyright and database right both of which are owned by Swan Turton LLP, unless otherwise stated. You may only download, store or copy the material on this website for your own personal use or for the internal use of your organisation. No part of any page may be published, distributed or made available by any means outside your organisation, other than via Twitter, Linked In and other social media, without our prior permission.

Swan Turton LLP has used reasonable endeavours to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the contents of this website but does not accept any responsibility for such contents. The information contained on this website is for general information purposes only, is not intended to constitute legal advice, and should not be relied on or treated as advice relevant to particular circumstances. If you have a specific legal question you should address it to one of our lawyers.

To the extent permitted by law, we do not accept responsibility for any loss which may arise from your use of or reliance on information or materials contained on this website.

Certain parts of this website may refer or include links to other information or websites. We do not endorse or accept responsibility for such information or websites.

You may link to this website provided you do so to the “Home Page” and your link is fair and not misleading. You may not display any of the contents of this website in a frame surrounded by other material not originated by us.

Insurance

Swan Turton LLP has effected professional indemnity insurance with International Insurance Company of Hannover SE, as required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Further Information and Complaints

Any complaints about Swan Turton LLP (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the first instance with your client partner, failing which they should be addressed to our Client Care Partner. A copy of our Complaints Policy is available here.

Investment advice

Swan Turton LLP is not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) or under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (“FSMA”) to provide investment advice. However 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 only provide investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide.

The Law Society of England and Wales (“TLS”) is a designated professional body for the purposes of FSMA, but responsibility for regulation and complaints handling has been separated from TLS’s representative functions. The SRA is the independent regulatory body of the Law Society of England and Wales. Complaints and redress mechanisms are provided through both the SRA and the Legal Ombudsman.

Swan Turton LLP is only able to provide legal advice. We do not give advice on the merits of investment transactions and nothing we say or do should be treated as an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity or otherwise be construed as being investment advice.

Where any of our clients seek services concerning investments which are not incidental to our professional services or which we are otherwise not able to provide, we may refer our clients to someone who is authorised by the FCA.

Privacy Policy

Swan Turton LLP takes your privacy very seriously and we are committed to taking appropriate care with any information we collect from you on our website or that you provide to us. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 Swan Turton LLP is the data controller of such information.

This statement describes the basis on which we collect your information on our website and how we use that and any information you provide to us. If you have any questions about our privacy policy or your personal information, please contact us via info@swanturton.com.

We will only collect, use and process information about you in accordance with this Privacy Policy. By continuing to use our website, you consent to such collection, use and processing.

Please note that our Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by or provided to us. Our website may contain links to other websites over which we have no control and for which we are not responsible. Please read the privacy policies of those websites to be sure that you are satisfied with how they will collect and process your information.

Information collection and use

You may provide information to us when using this website, by filling in enquiry forms or through meeting and corresponding with us, including by phone and email. We also collect certain information from you through your use of this website (see “Cookies and other technical information”, below) and if you subscribe to our e-bulletins (see “E-bulletins”, below). Some of this may be personal information. We use this information only for the purposes of improving and enhancing your use of this website, administration and internal operations, improving our marketing and to provide legal services.

We may use the services of third parties to assist us from time to time and so there are times where that third party may receive your information. However, at all times we control and will be responsible for the use of your information and we will ensure that we do so in compliance with all applicable UK data protection and privacy laws. We do not sell, share, or transfer this information to any other parties except as set out in this statement or if we are required to do so by law.

Cookies and other technical information

The only cookies we use on our website are those used by Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). This helps us to analyse how you and other users use our website and helps us to improve our website and enhance your experience. It may identify and collect your IP address, count the number of visitors to the website and certain pages and obtain information such as the amount of time users stay on our site or the average number of pages they view. This information is generated by Google’s cookies. It is anonymous and will be sent to Google and held on Google’s servers in the USA in accordance with Google’s privacy policy (available at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/privacy/). Google may also transfer this information to third parties where they are required to do so by law or where they use third parties to process the information on their behalf.

By continuing to use our website you give your consent to us using cookies and other technical information as described. If you subsequently wish to revoke this consent, you may do so by deleting the cookies via your browser tools settings.

E-bulletins

E-bulletins, news updates and press releases are all published on our website, but you can also subscribe to receiving these from us by email. To do this you need to register with us by supplying your name and email address, which we add to a distribution list. The usage of the e-bulletins, including whether or not they are opened or links are clicked on, is then tracked using “web beacons”. All of this information is maintained on our behalf by a third party. As this third party is based in the USA this information is transferred to and processed in the USA in accordance with their privacy policy.

By subscribing to these services and providing your name and email address to us you consent to us using and processing this information and using web beacons as described.

If you wish to unsubscribe from these services please email us at info@swanturton.com.

Accessibility

We recognise the importance of trying to ensure that our website is accessible to all users and easy to use. We are committed to making our online materials accessible and set out here our policy for doing our best to achieve this.

You may be able to adjust the size of the text on this website through the Text Size options in the View menu in your browser. Please refer to your browser Help menu if this is not the case.

If you are unable to access the information you require, please send an e-mail to info@swanturton.com and we will try and send you the material in a different format. Please let us know your preferred format for receiving the material and your contact details.

We welcome comments on how we could improve the accessibility of our website and the materials on it. Please send any comments to us by e-mail to info@swanturton.com.