Legal and Regulatory Information

From 1 April 2017, Saffery Champness LLP assumed the benefit and burden of all contracts previously entered into by Saffery Champness. Any communication should be directed to Saffery Champness LLP.

All references to “I”, “We”, “Us”, “Our”, “Saffery Champness”, “the firm” and the like should be read as referring to Saffery Champness LLP.

The term “partner” is used to refer to a member of Saffery Champness LLP. 

Legal form: Saffery Champness LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales under number OC415438 with its registered office at 71 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4BE. A list of members is available for inspection at this address.

Head Office and postal address: 71 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4BE

Telephone: 020 7841 4000

Fax: 020 7841 4100

Email: info@saffery.com

Authorisation scheme: Authorised to carry on work as Chartered Accountants and registered to carry on audit work in the UK and Ireland by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Professional rules and code of conduct can be accessed on the ICAEW website www.icaew.com.

Details of our audit registration can be viewed at www.auditregister.org.uk, under reference number C004942553. The firm is also registered in Ireland and these details can be viewed at www.cro.ie/auditors.

The ICAEW audit regulations can be accessed on www.icaew.com/regulations and the APB Ethical Standards can be accessed from www.frc.org.uk.

Investment business is regulated under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. The firm is not authorised by The Financial Conduct Authority.

If, during the provision of professional services to you, you need advice on investments, we may have to refer you to someone who is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. As, however, we are licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, we may be able to provide certain investment business services that are complementary to, or arise out of, the professional services we are providing to you. In particular we may carry on insurance mediation activity - advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts - and are included on the register maintained by the Financial Conduct Authority for this business (accessible at https://register.fca.org.uk).

In some circumstances we may receive commission or other benefits for introductions to other professionals or in respect of transactions which we arrange for you. Where this happens we will notify you in writing of the amount and terms of payment and receipt of any such commissions or benefits. 

In the unlikely event that we cannot meet our liabilities to you, you may be able to claim compensation in connection with investment activities under the Chartered Accountants' Compensation Scheme.

VAT number: 447229537

General terms and conditions: A letter of engagement including our terms and conditions will be provided at the commencement of any engagement to which they apply.

Insurance: Our professional indemnity insurance is arranged via Howden Insurance Brokers Ltd and is placed with various Lloyd’s Syndicates and Insurance Companies. The territorial coverage is worldwide.

Complaints: Complaints should be made by contacting the Managing Partner, Mr Rob Elliott on 020 7841 4074  or rob.elliott@saffery.com. In the event of your not being satisfied by our response, you may also bring the matter to the attention of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Details of any other dispute resolution procedure applicable to an engagement will be contained in the relevant letter of engagement.

Nexia International: Saffery Champness LLP is a member firm of the “Nexia International” network. Nexia International is a leading worldwide network of independent accounting and consulting firms, providing a comprehensive portfolio of audit, accountancy, tax and advisory services.

“Nexia International” also refers to the trading name of Nexia International Limited, a company registered in the Isle of Man, which operates the Nexia International network. Company registration number: 53513C. Registered office: 1st floor, Sixty Circular Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1SA.

Nexia International Limited does not deliver services in its own name or otherwise. Nexia International Limited and the member firms of the Nexia International network (including those members which trade under a name which includes the word NEXIA) are not part of a worldwide partnership.

Nexia International Limited does not accept any responsibility for the commission of any act, or omission to act by, or the liabilities of, any of its members. Each member firm within the Nexia International network is a separate legal entity.

Nexia International Limited does not accept liability for any loss arising from any action taken, or omission, on the basis of the content on this website or any documentation and external links provided.

The trade marks NEXIA INTERNATIONAL, NEXIA and the NEXIA logo are owned by Nexia International Limited and used under licence.

References to Nexia or Nexia International are to Nexia International Limited or to the “Nexia International” network of firms, as the context may dictate.

WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

TERMS OF WEBSITE USE

This website (the “Website”) is the website of Saffery Champness LLP (“Saffery Champness”, “us” or “we”).

Please read these terms and conditions of use of the Website carefully, and especially the section headed "Limitation of Our Liability", as by using the Website you agree to be bound by them. We reserve the right to vary the conditions of use at any time and will post any variations here. You are advised to review the conditions of use on a regular basis as you will be deemed to have accepted variations if you continue to use the Website after they have been posted.

If you do not agree to abide by these conditions of use you should not use the Website in any way.

NO RELIANCE ON INFORMATION

Information on the Website is supplied by Saffery Champness LLP and, where indicated, by certain third parties. Saffery Champness LLP takes every care and precaution to ensure that information published on the Website is accurate when posted and regularly updated, but cannot guarantee or be held liable for its accuracy or timeliness and may change the information or suspend, withdraw or discontinue all or any part of the Website at any time without notice. You must not rely on the information on the Website and you acknowledge that you must take appropriate steps to verify this information before acting on it. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

We do not guarantee that the Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

VIRUSES

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access the Website. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

LIMITATION OF OUR LIABILITY

SAFFERY CHAMPNESS LLP PUBLISHES THE WEBSITE “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE, THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION OR THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES REFERRED TO ON THE WEBSITE (IN SO FAR AS SUCH WARRANTIES MAY BE EXCLUDED UNDER ANY RELEVANT LAW) AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SAFFERY CHAMPNESS  LLP SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGE WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT OR INDIRECT LOSS OF PROFITS), CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR OTHERWISE INCIDENTAL THAT MAY RESULT FROM USE OF THE WEBSITE HOWSOEVER ARISING.

Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

The information contained in the Website is not an invitation to invest in shares or other securities, or any other products or services or otherwise deal in these or enter into a contract with Saffery Champness LLP or any other company. The information provided should not be relied upon in connection with any investment decision. You should always seek appropriate professional advice in relation to such information.

The past performance of any company, business, fund or product referred to on the Website cannot be relied upon as a guide to its future performance. The price of shares and the income derived from them can go down as well as up and investors may not recoup the amount originally invested.

Any reference to any product or service which has been or may be provided by Saffery Champness LLP or any other company does not amount to a promise that such product or service will be available at any time. Changes to or improvements in such products or services may be made at any time without notice.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Saffery Champness LLP owns the copyright in the content published on the Website except where otherwise indicated by a third party's proprietary notice. Images, trademarks and brands are also protected by other intellectual property laws and may not be reproduced or appropriated in any manner without written permission of their respective owners. Unless specifically prohibited by a notice published on any page, you may make a print copy of such parts of the Website as you may reasonably require for your own personal use provided that any copy has attached to it any relevant proprietary notices and/or disclaimers. All other use is prohibited. If you print, copy or download any part of the Website in breach of these terms and conditions, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

THIRD PARTY LINKS AND RESOURCES IN THE WEBSITE

We are not responsible for the content of any other website from which you have accessed the Website or to which you may hyperlink from the website and cannot be held liable for any loss or damage you incur as a result thereof.

APPLICABLE LAW

These conditions of use are governed by the laws of England and Wales and you agree that the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute.

To the extent that any part of these conditions of use is found to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction such part shall to that extent be severed from the remaining terms all of which shall remain in full force and effect as permitted by law.

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