Modern Slavery Act Statement
We want to make sure that we are doing what we can to stop this and this outlines our statement about how.
At Simpson Millar, one of our core values is being responsible. For this very reason we’re committed to supporting practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
Simpson Millar is a leading provider of legal and professional services to UK consumers, with over 400 employees and offices throughout England and Wales.
The main trading entity in our group is Simpson Millar LLP.
Simpson Millar LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP") registered under company number OC313936. It's current group structure includes two subsidiaries CC Law Limited (04729949) and Simpson Millar Trust Corporation Limited (10269546).
Mitigating risk and our compliance Approach
We’ve taken steps to evaluate the nature and extent of our exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chain and we provide training to all staff to ensure that they understand the risks and how these should be dealt with should the circumstance arise.
Where applicable new supply contracts entered into by the business will include modern slavery provisions, which will be used to evaluate risks and supplier performance issues to identify high risk areas.
Simpson Millar has a UK supplier base and we don’t consider that we operate in high risk sectors or locations.
Simpson Millar has zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking.
As such, we’d immediately seek to end our relationship with a supplier if evidence of a failure to comply with our policies was discovered, and we’ll take appropriate steps in relation to that evidence.
We’re committed to ensuring there is no slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business, and as far as is practicable in our supply chains.
We have several policies that reflect our commitment to combating slavery and human trafficking, including:
- Anti-Bribery Policy
- Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
- Employment and recruitment policies
- Health and Safety Policy
- Outsourcing Policy
- Whistleblowing Policy
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our efforts to identify and reduce risk, we take reasonable steps to ensure we:
- Comply with legislation and regulatory requirements
- Make suppliers and service providers aware that we promote the requirements of the legislation
- Consider slavery and human trafficking factors when making procurement decisions
- Develop awareness of slavery and human trafficking issues throughout the business
We’ll also take reasonable steps to:
- Include slavery and human trafficking conditions or criteria in specification and tender documents wherever possible
- Evaluate specifications and tenders with appropriate weight given to slavery and human trafficking points
- Encourage suppliers and contractors to take their own action and understand their obligations to the new requirements
These steps enable us to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our business and our supply chains
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and our supply chains
- Monitor potential risk areas in our business and our supply chains
- Protect whistleblowers
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our firm’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2022.
Approved by the Simpson Millar Senior Management Team.