This Statement is made on behalf of Leyton UK Partners LLP and Leyton Legal (Scotland) LLP, together trading as ‘LexLeyton’ (‘’the Company’) and pursuant to section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘’the Act’’) and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement.
The Company is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within both its business and supply chain, and seeks to partner with suppliers that uphold the same standards. The Company embraces a diverse and safe workplace environment in which equal opportunity and fairness are paramount.
Structure and business
Leyton UK Partners LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (OC388386) providing specialist legal and complementary services and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (OC388386). A list of members may be inspected at its registered office at Harmsworth House, 13-15 Bouverie Street, London, England, EC4Y 8DP. Leyton Legal (Scotland) LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (SO305978) and is authorised and regulated by the Law Society of Scotland (53122). A list of members may be inspected at its registered office at 8th Floor, Lomond House, 9 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DY. The nature of the Company’s business means that its supply chains are relatively limited in number, and therefore the risk of modern slavery within the business is deemed to be very low.
As a legal business, the Company works to professional standards and complies with all laws, regulations and relevant rules. All members of staff are required to operate in accordance with the Code of Conduct, the Company’s policies and procedures. The Company works to deliver the best outcome for those people who work within the Company and promotes working with people in a way that is open, respectful and supportive. The Company is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all business relationships and expects the same high standards from those who work within the Company and is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in the Company’s supply chains or in any part of the Company.
The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery is the responsibility of all those working for the Company and associated companies. The Company has a Whistle Blowing Policy which encourages staff members and others to raise concerns about anything that is unlawful or amounts to improper conduct and seeks to ensure matters can be raised in confidence without fear of reprisals.
Supplier Due Diligence
We have in place systems to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas when considering taking on new suppliers and regularly review our existing supply chains;
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains;
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains; and
- Protect whistle blowers.
To date we have not been made aware of any human trafficking/slavery activities within the supply chain but if any were highlighted to us then we would act immediately in accordance with our legal and moral obligations
This statement has been approved by the Members of Leyton UK Partners LLP and Leyton Legal (Scotland) LLP to be issued on behalf of the Company, who will review and update it as required.