This website (the "Site") is provided to you by Dickson Minto W.S. ("DM").
The person using this Site (the "user" or "you") is subject to the terms and conditions (the "Terms") set out below. Please read the Terms carefully before accessing any other pages in the Site. Your use of the Site is conditional upon your acceptance of the Terms and by using the Site you agree to be bound by the Terms.
Accordingly if you do not accept the Terms, please leave the Site immediately.
Dickson Minto W.S. is a partnership with offices at 16 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DF and at Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EW. DM is regulated by the Law Society of Scotland and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
A full list of all the partners of Dickson Minto W.S. is available at 16 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DF.
DM's Vat Number is GB416012502.
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Limitation of Liability
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Alteration of Terms
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The Terms are governed by English law and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in respect of any disputes arising herefrom or connected hereto.
Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending April 2016.
We are a law firm providing professional legal services to corporate clients and are organised as a partnership. We recognise that law firms, like any other business, must take steps to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business. In this regard, we are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our business or indeed in our supply chains. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our business or our supply chains.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have put in place systems to:
· identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains;
· mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains;
· monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains; and
· protect whistle blowers.
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we are establishing a supply chain compliance programme. Further, to ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business we are providing training to our staff.
Anti-Money Laundering Statement
Our anti-money laundering policies and procedures are designed to meet the highest standards required of us, including as a result of the EU Fourth Money Laundering Directive. The partners and staff of Dickson Minto W.S. are fully committed to complying with all legislation and appropriate guidelines designed to prevent financial crime and to combat money laundering activity and the funding of terrorist or criminal activity in the jurisdictions in which we operate. We are committed to ensuring that the firm conducts client due diligence both at acceptance and through the business relationship and that we assess and monitor the risk profile of our clients and transactions from the perspectives of money laundering and terrorist financing. The firm also has in place procedures to ensure that any suspicions that a money laundering offence has been or is being committed is reported to the appropriate authorities. All our lawyers and staff receive regular training to ensure they are aware of all current issues relating to money laundering and our procedures.
Anti-Facilitation of Tax Evasion Statement
Dickson Minto has a zero tolerance policy to tax evasion and the facilitation of tax evasion. We are fully committed to complying with all legislation and appropriate guidelines designed to prevent tax evasion and the facilitation of tax evasion in the jurisdictions in which we, our clients and business partners operate. The firm is subject to the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and has adopted a policy, endorsed by senior management, designed to prevent tax evasion and the facilitation of tax evasion. Our policy establishes a culture both across the firm and in relation to other professional advisers who may from time to time be instructed by us to act for our clients, in which tax evasion and the facilitation of tax evasion is unacceptable. The policy is based on a detailed risk assessment undertaken by the partners annually.
Dickson Minto is subject to the UK Bribery Act 2010 and we have adopted an anti-corruption policy, which has been endorsed by the partners. The policy is based on a detailed risk assessment and reflects the standards that we expect of our lawyers and staff and those who perform services for us. We are committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in our business activities and we have a zero tolerance policy to corruption and bribery. Our lawyers and staff receive regular training to ensure that they are aware of all current issues relating to the law in this area.