Legal and regulatory information
Northridge Law LLP (“the Firm”) is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales, with registered number OC418153. The Firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of names of the members is available for inspection at the Firm’s registered address at The Bloomsbury Building, 10 Bloomsbury Way, Holborn, London WC1A 2SL. The word “Partner” denotes an LLP member, or a consultant or employee with equivalent standing and qualifications. The SRA Handbook 2011 sets out our professional and ethical rules and obligations (including the SRA Code of Conduct and SRA Accounts Rules), and can be viewed at www.sra.org.uk.
Information for our clients
We have set out below some additional information which we are obliged to provide to clients (as provided for in our standard Terms of Business). If you are a client of Firm and would like to receive the current Terms of Business and/or any other information in hard copy, please contact the Partner responsible for our work with you.
Professional indemnity insurance
In accordance with the disclosure requirements of the Provision of Services Regulations 2009, the professional indemnity insurer for Northridge Law LLP is China Re Syndicate 2088.
Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
Some investment-related activities (including insurance mediation activities) are regulated under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 of the United Kingdom (“FSMA”).
Like most law firms, the Firm is not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”) under FSMA.
Instead, the Firm is authorised and regulated by the SRA. The Law Society is a designated professional body for the purposes of FSMA, but responsibility for regulation and complaints handling has been separated from the Law Society’s representative functions. The SRA is the independent regulatory body of the Law Society and the Legal Ombudsman deals with complaints about lawyers registered in England and Wales. In the light of this, we can provide investment-related services (including insurance mediation activities) if they are an incidental part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide through the Firm, if they can reasonably be regarded as a necessary part of our professional services or if we are otherwise permitted to provide them under FSMA. For the purpose of insurance mediation activities (broadly, advising on, selling and the administration of insurance contracts), we are included on a register maintained by the FCA and are permitted by the FCA to carry on insurance mediation activities. This register can be accessed via the FCA website at www.fca.org.uk/register.