Edwin Coe LLP is committed to operating responsibly and establishing high ethical standards across our firm. We will not tolerate modern forms of slavery or human trafficking in our business.
The U.K. Modern Slavery Act of 2015 requires certain companies carrying on a business in the U.K. to publish a statement each year describing the steps taken to ensure modern forms of slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in the company’s business operations and supply chains.
In this 2023 Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement, we describe our business and our policies and practices on human rights, including human trafficking, in relation to our operations and supply chains.
Edwin Coe LLP is a full-service law firm that provides English Law advice to a range of UK and International clients out of offices in Central London. The firm operates as a limited liability partnership and is owned by our partners. Our Management Committee makes strategic and operational decisions on behalf of the firm. Edwin Coe LLP is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Our supply chain
As a professional services organisation that is office-based, we consider the risk of modern slavery, servitude or human trafficking existing within our business or supply chains to be relatively low. The goods and services we purchase to allow the delivery of our legal services is limited and primarily relates to professional services, property, facility management and maintenance and information technology.
We evaluate direct suppliers before they enter our supply chain. We expect our suppliers to operate fair and ethical workplaces.
Our due diligence procedures aim to:
- Identify and action potential risks throughout our business and supply chains.
- Monitor potential risks to our business and supply chains
- Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains.
Policies and Procedures
The firm has set high ethical standards in relation to our operations and when dealing with suppliers that are set out in the policies below.
- Procurement Policy
- Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy
- Whistle Blowing Policy
- Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
Our Head of Risk and Compliance is responsible for implementing and monitoring progress of this and other related policies and their objectives.
Monitoring and Reporting
If anyone in the firm becomes aware of an instance of modern slavery or human trafficking occurring in any of our supply chains, we will work to resolve the issue through legitimate and proportionate procedures.
Any significant problems identified in relation to modern slavery should be immediately reported to our Head of Risk and Compliance, whose contact details can be found at the end of this statement.
Targeted slavery and human trafficking training sessions will continue to be provided where necessary in order to educate on the importance of implementing and enforcing effective systems to prevent slavery and human trafficking from taking place in our supply chains.
Head of Risk & Compliance
Tel: +44 (0)20 7691 4165