As a firm of solicitors we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and adhere to their Principles and Code of Conduct. For further details and to access the Code of Conduct please click here
We are bound by strict rules and the highest standards of professional conduct including those relating to client care, standards of professional practice, client money, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, fee sharing and referrals. You can therefore be assured that we maintain the highest professional standards at all times.
The Principles state that we must:
“uphold the rule of law and the proper administration of justice;
act with integrity;
not allow our independence to be compromised;
act in the best interests of each client;
provide a proper standard of service to our clients;
behave in a way that maintains the trust the public place in us and in the provision of legal services;
comply with our legal and regulatory obligations and deal with our regulators and ombudsmen in an open, timely and co-operative manner;
run our business effectively and in accordance with proper governance and sound financial and risk management principles;
run our business in a way that encourages equality of opportunity and respect for diversity and
protect client money and assets”
We are also members of the Law Society, the professional body for solicitors in England and Wales. For further information please click here
As a firm of solicitors we are required to take out and maintain professional indemnity insurance in accordance with the SRA Indemnity Insurance Rules. Professional indemnity insurance covers civil liability claims arising from our work and, in particular, claims of professional negligence. We are not able to practice or provide legal services without having appropriate levels of professional indemnity insurance in place. Professional indemnity insurance ensures that no member of the public suffers loss which is uncompensated as a result of negligent advice and is important in maintaining public confidence in the integrity of the profession. Not all advisors who provide human resources and employment law advice are required to take out and maintain professional indemnity insurance; this requirement only applies to regulated professionals. The peace of mind this provides to clients is one of the key advantages of choosing a firm like Premier Legal to represent you.
As specialist employment solicitors we are members of the Employment Lawyers Association which is an organisation that represents the views and interests of specialist employment lawyers in the UK. To find out more about the ELA please click here.