Regulatory & Legal Information

Howes Percival LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC322781 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

The term partner is used to refer to a member of Howes Percival LLP, or an employee or consultant of it (or any subsidiary of it) with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of members' names is available for inspection at the registered office: Nene House, Rushmills, Northampton NN4 7YB.

All of the members of Howes Percival LLP are solicitors of England and Wales, apart from Richard Lovett and Stuart Maggs (who are non-lawyers).

We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (the independent regulatory body of the Law Society of England and Wales) whose address is The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1RN. We are subject to the SRA Code of Conduct, which may be viewed at www.sra.org.uk.

The Legal Ombudsman deals with complaints against lawyers, although this service is only available to members of the public and very small businesses, charities, clubs and trusts.  Details of the Legal Ombudsman's services and the eligibility of complainants can be found at www.legalombudsman.org.uk.  The Legal Ombudsman can be contacted by post at PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ or by telephone on 0300 555 0333.  Any complaint to the Legal Ombudsman must normally be made within six months of the date of our final written response to your complaint.  In addition, please be aware that the Legal Ombudsman will not accept your complaint if:

(a)        more than six years have elapsed from the date of the act or omission giving rise to the complaint; or

(b)        more than three years have elapsed from the time when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint; or

(c)        the date of the alleged act or omission giving rise to the complaint, or the date when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint, was before 6 October 2010.

Alternative complaints bodies (such as Pro Mediate UK Limited - www.promediate.co.uk) exist which are competent to deal with complaints by consumers about legal services should both you and we wish to use such a scheme.  However, we do not agree to use such a scheme.

Our e-mail address is information@howespercival.com.

Howes Percival LLP is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Howes Percival LLP will not give and the scope of its instructions does not extend to providing investment services, to acting as your financial adviser or otherwise providing advice on the merits of a particular transaction. We are able in certain circumstances to offer a limited range of investment services to clients because we are members of the Law Society of England and Wales, which is a designated professional body for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. We can provide these investment services if they are an incidental part of our legal work.

Howes Percival LLP is not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. However, it is included on the register maintained by the Financial Conduct Authority so that it can carry on insurance mediation activity, which is broadly the advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts. This part of our business, including arrangements for complaints or redress if something goes wrong, is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The register can be accessed via the Financial Conduct Authority website at www.fca.org.uk/register

The Law Society of England and Wales is a designated professional body for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. The Solicitors Regulation Authority is the independent regulatory arm of the Law Society. The Legal Ombudsman deals with complaints against lawyers. If you are unhappy with any insurance advice you receive from us, you should raise your concerns with either of these bodies.

Howes Percival LLP maintains a minimum of £3,000,000 of professional indemnity insurance in accordance with our professional requirements. Details of the insurers who provide us with cover to that minimum level are available from our brokers, Willis Limited, 51 Lime Street, London, EC3M 7DQ.

The information on this site about legal matters is provided as a general guide only. Although we try to ensure that all of the information on this site is accurate and up to date, this cannot be guaranteed. The information on this site should not be relied upon or construed as constituting legal advice and Howes Percival LLP disclaims liability in relation to its use. You should seek appropriate legal advice before taking or refraining from taking any action.

Links on this site to third party websites are for your convenience and do not imply that we endorse those sites. Howes Percival LLP is not responsible for the content of third party websites.

Howes Percival LLP's VAT number is 119523573.

Howes Percival is an independent member of Abacus Worldwide, an international association of independent accounting, consulting and legal firms. www.abacusworldwide.org