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United Kingdom 

In the United Kingdom, Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership, is authorised and regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales.

Information on the regulations of The Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales can be found in the Solicitors' Code of Conduct on its site at www.sra.org.uk.

Those practising in the United Kingdom but admitted as members of a profession elsewhere may also be subject to regulation in their place of admission.

Further information on the partners and their professional qualifications appears on this site under People. Except as stated there, the partners in the London office of Linklaters are all admitted in England as Solicitors of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of Linklaters LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. In accordance with the requirements of the Business Names Act 1985, a list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP, together with a list of those non-members who are designated as partners, and their professional qualifications, is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ.

For a list of the principal UK companies or limited liability partnerships through which either Linklaters provides its services to its clients or to other Linklaters’ entities, or through which third parties provide their services to Linklaters, please see List of Linklaters UK entities 

Complaints

Linklaters is committed to delivering an outstanding service to our clients. If you are a client and are dissatisfied with any element of our service (including about your bill), you should contact your relationship partner responsible for the Transaction, the head of the relevant department or the Firm’s Director of Risk who will be happy to discuss the matter with you and, if applicable to the Transaction, initiate our Client Complaints Procedure (a copy of which will be sent to you on request). If for any reason we are unable to resolve this, you may contact the Legal Ombudsman

(PO Box 15870, Birmingham B30 9EB, UK; tel: 0300 555 0333; email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk), which deals with complaints against lawyers registered in England and Wales. The time limit for referral of complaints to the Legal Ombudsman is ordinarily 6 months from our final response to your complaint, and one year from when you realised there was a concern. See www.legalombudsman.org.uk for further information. If your complaint is about your bill, 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 a bill remains unpaid, we may be entitled to charge interest.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

In accordance with the disclosure requirements of the Provision of Services Regulations 2009, details of Linklaters LLP’s compulsory professional indemnity insurance in England and Wales are as follows. Our compulsory insurers are QBE Casualty Syndicate 386 and QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited, of Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street,London EC3M 3BD. This insurance covers the London practice of Linklaters LLP, and will extend to acts or omissions wherever in the world they occur.