Legal and regulatory notices

This section of our website provides you with some useful information about us and information which we are required to disclose to you by The Law Society of England and Wales, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and regulations such as the Provision of Services Regulations 2009. If you require further information please contact us or write to us at our registered office.

Corporate

Tallar is the business name for Tallar LLP a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales under number OC346605. Tallar’s registered office is at 44 Kingscote Road Edgbaston Birmingham B15 3JY. A list of the members of Tallar LLP and of the non-members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office. Tallar LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales.

Tallar LLP is registered for Value Added Tax purposes with VAT registration number 977 8145 62

Tallar LLP maintains professional indemnity insurance to cover the legal services that it provides in accordance with the Solicitors’ Indemnity Insurance Rules. In accordance with the disclosure requirements of the Provision of Services Regulations 2009 details of our compulsory professional indemnity insurance in England and Wales are as follows: Our current  insurer is QIC Europe Ltd and the policy number is 15SOL12985.  Please contact us for further details of this policy.  Tallar LLP reserves the right at any time to reduce its professional indemnity insurance cover to the minimum level of professional indemnity insurance which it is required by  law or regulations applicable to it.

Regulatory

Our representative body is the Law Society of England and Wales. The Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales (the SRA) is the independent regulatory and disciplinary body of the Law Society.

The rules of professional conduct which apply to solicitors are set out in the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct 2007 a copy of which can be found at http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/code-of-conduct.page. This Code will be replaced on 1 October 2011 by the SRA Code of Conduct 2011.

Our Terms of Business

For each matter for which our services have been retained, we provide our clients with our terms of engagement in writing which include, amongst other things, details of the fees agreed with each client, scope of the work and our general terms of business. Our general terms of business are available to our clients on request.

Complaints Procedure

We are committed to providing our clients with superior advice and service and we take great pride in our work. If a problem should arise or you wish to make a complaint, please contact the partner responsible for your matter in the first instance. Alternatively, you can write to Tallar’s senior partner Andrew Harrison at 44 Kingscote Road Edgbaston Birmingham B15 3JY. Our client complaints procedure is available on request.

If we are unable to resolve the issue for you by following our complaints procedure, you can contact the Legal Ombudsman by post at P.O. Box 6806, Wolverhampton, England WV1 9WJ, or by telephone at +44(0)300 555 0333 or by email at enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk.  There are time limits for making complaints to the Legal Ombudsman, details of which can be found at www.legalombudsman.org.uk. Normally you will need to bring your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within 6 months of receiving a final written response from us about your complaint and one year from when you realised there was a concern.  If your complaint is about a bill, you may also apply to the court for an assessment of the bill under Part III of the Solicitors’ Act 1974.  If all or  any part of the bill remains unpaid, we may be entitled to charge interest.