Legal

About Signature Litigation LLP (“we, “us” and “our”)

Signature Litigation LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales with registered number OC371068. A list of LLP members is available for inspection at Signature Litigation LLP’s registered address: 138 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1BT.

Signature Litigation AARPI is an association d’avocats à responsabilité professionnelle individuelle, formed under French Law and registered with the Paris Bar Council.

Signature Litigation (Gibraltar) Ltd is a private company registered in Gibraltar with company number 155058.

In accordance with the common terminology used in legal services businesses, we refer to members of Signature Litigation LLP, associés of Signature Litigation AARPI and directors of Signature Litigation (Gibraltar) Ltd and to others with equivalent professional standing as “partners”, though this does not indicate that any general partnership exists.

Regulatory information

Signature Litigation LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, with registration number 567257. The SRA Handbook 2011 sets out our professional and ethical rules and obligations and can be viewed via the SRA website. Signature Litigation LLP complies with its obligations under the SRA Handbook 2011 to collect and report on equality and diversity data relating to its staff and others at the Firm. If you wish to receive a copy of our anonymised Equality and Diversity information, please contact Helen Sadler, Office Manager.

Signature Litigation AARPI is regulated by the Ordre des Avocats à la Cour de Paris. The rules and principles applicable to the professional conduct of avocats can be obtained on the Ordre des Avocats website (www.avocatparis.org).

The solicitors and barristers of Signature Litigation (Gibraltar) Ltd are members of the Gibraltar Bar and are admitted to the Supreme Court of Gibraltar pursuant to Part IV of the Supreme Court Act 1960. The Admissions and Disciplinary Committee, appointed by the Chief Justice, is responsible for conduct and discipline.

Our professional indemnity insurance covers the professional services provided by Signature Litigation worldwide and our lead insurers are CV Starr & Co INC, Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality AG and China Re. Contact details for these insurers can be found on their respective websites.

The avocats practicing from Signature Litigation AARPI are also covered by an insurance policy provided by the Paris Bar, details of which can be supplied by the Bureau des Assurances.

We are not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (“FSMA”), but we are 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. We are included on the register maintained by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) so that we can carry on insurance distribution activities, which are broadly advising on, selling and the administration of insurance contracts. The Exempt Professional Firms register can be accessed via the FCA website.

Complaints

If you wish to make a complaint about Signature Litigation then, in the first instance, please contact the person with whom you are working or corresponding to set out your concerns. We will do our best to resolve any issues at this stage and, if applicable, will confirm our complaints handling procedure in writing (which is available to clients at any time on request).

If you have instructed Signature Litigation LLP and you are not satisfied with our attempt to handle and resolve matters, you may be able to ask the Legal Ombudsman to consider the issue (write to: PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ; or email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk; or phone 0300 555 0333). If you do wish to refer a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman, it should be done within six months of our final response to your complaint and within six years of the act or omission that caused the complaint or, if outside this period, within three years of when you should reasonably have known about the relevant act or omission.

The Legal Ombudsman may refer your complaint to the SRA if they are not the correct body to consider the matter, as the Legal Ombudsman’s services are only available for certain types of complaints and complainants. For full details, please visit: https://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/helping-the-public/make-a-complaint/ and https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/problems/report-solicitor.page. Note also that if you are a client and your complaint is about our invoices, you may also apply to the court for an assessment of the bill under Part III of the Solicitors’ Act 1974. If all or part of any bill remains unpaid, we may be entitled to charge interest.

If you have instructed Signature Litigation AARPI, the dispute may be capable of resolution according to the procedure provided for in articles 174 et seq. of Décret n°91-1197 du 27 novembre 1991 organisant la profession d’avocat and the matter shall be referred to the Bâtonnier (President) of the Paris Bar.

Website Terms & Conditions, Disclaimer and Privacy

Your continued use of this website indicates your acceptance of the following terms and conditions.

Signature Litigation LLP’s website provides general guidance, information and news, and any material is not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice. We accept no responsibility whatsoever for its use.

We have endeavoured to ensure that all information contained on the site has been obtained from sources that we believe to be reliable. However, the accuracy and completeness of any information provided on this site is not guaranteed, and we are neither responsible nor liable for any errors or omissions or any consequences, losses or damages arising from its use. Any information on our site is subject to change without notice. By using our website you confirm that you have not relied on any such material.

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it.

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal, and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

Your personal data will be collected only when voluntarily submitted by you or when you make contact with us. This information may then be held on our databases and used to provide you with information and updates we consider may be of interest to you from time to time.  Any personal information supplied by you will not be disclosed to any third party.