Regulatory Information

Regulatory Information

Our Legal Status

Forshaws Davies Ridgway LLP (“the LLP”) is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC310548.

A list of members of the LLP (who are referred to as "partners) together with those non-members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at our registered office. Any reference to a partner means a member of Forshaws Davies Ridgway LLP or a consultant or employee of the LLP or any of its controlled, managed or affiliated entities with equivalent standing and qualification.

Please note that when we refer to “a partner” or “partners” it should not be construed as indicating that the members of the LLP are carrying on business in partnership for the purposes of the Partnership Act 1890.

The LLP uses a number of trading names including FDR Law and FDR hr.

Our Registered office

1-5 Palmyra Square, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 1BZ
Tel: 01925 230000
Fax: 01925 230616
Email: info@fdrlaw.co.uk
VAT No: 151879246

Regulation

The LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under the following ID numbers for each of our offices:

408929 – 1-5 Palmyra Square, Warrington WA1 1BZ

490103 – 17-21 Palmyra Square, Warrington WA1 1BW

490104 – 21 Bold Street, Warrington WA1 1DF

408930 – 16 Walton Road, Stockton Heath, Warrington WA4 6NL

408931 – 20 High Street, Frodsham WA6 7HE

Our office at Warnford Court, 29 Throgmorton Street, London EC2N 2AT is available for meetings by appointment only. Correspondence should NOT be sent to us at this address.

Professional Indemnity Insurance and Provision of Services Regulations 2009

The LLP maintains the compulsory £3million professional indemnity insurance required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with International Insurance Company of Hanover of c/o Fishburns Solicitors, 6th Floor, 60 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4AD (policy number A1126913).

The LLP also maintains additional professional indemnity insurance with a number of other insurers, providing total professional indemnity cover up to £30 million in appropriate cases.

Compliance

A copy of the current Solicitor’s Handbook which contains the Solicitor’s Code of Conduct 2011 is available from the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s website.

As required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority we have two compliance officers:

  • Compliance Officer for Legal Practice:  Stephen Poyner
  • Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration: John King

Complaints

Information about our complaints system is set out in our Terms of Business and in the letter we issue to our clients at the commencement of a matter. If you require a copy of our Complaints Policy you should apply to our Client Care Partner Tim Jordan at our registered office.

Communications

Please note we may monitor or record communications with us to assist in the improvement of our services.

Our Equality and Diversity Policy

In accordance with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s recommendations we conduct equality and diversity surveys amongst our personnel. To read a copy of our Equality and Diversity Policy and see the data from our latest FDR Law Equality and Diversity survey.