CCG Legal is the trading name of The Corporate Crime Consultants Ltd, a limited company registered in England and Wales, registration number 09297532.
CCG Legal is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), registration number 624043. The SRA handbook can be found on its website at www.sra.org.uk/handbook.
Our VAT registration number is 199824639.
CCG Legal will use the term "partner". "Partner" is a title referring to a director of CCG Legal or a consultant or employee of appropriate significant experience and qualifications. CCG Legal is not a partnership and no relationship of partnership in law exists between you and us.
2. Regulatory Information
Advice is given and services are supplied by CCG Legal ("we", "us", "our") on the basis of our Terms of Business. All clients of CCG Legal agree to these terms and conditions, subject to any amendments which we have expressly agreed. No liability is accepted or responsibility assumed for advice given or services supplied to persons who are not expressly clients of CCG Legal.
We have set out below some additional information which we are obliged to provide to clients (as provided for in our standard Terms of Business). If you are a client and would like to receive the current Terms of Business and/or any other information in hard copy, please contact your Client Relationship Partner.
CCG Legal is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority ("SRA"). The SRA Handbook 2011 sets out our professional and ethical rules and obligations (including the SRA Code of Conduct and SRA Accounts Rules), and can be viewed at www.sra.org.uk. A number of our partners and staff are barristers, who have been called to the Bar of England & Wales and are also regulated by the Bar Standards Board ("BSB"). The BSB Handbook 2014 (including the BSB Code of Conduct) sets out the relevant professional and ethical rules and obligations in relation to these individuals and can be viewed at www.barstandardsboard.org.uk.
We maintain professional indemnity insurance as required by the SRA Indemnity Insurance Rules and will provide details of our insurer upon request. Our insurance covers the professional services provided by CCG Legal.
If you have made a complaint and have invoked our formal Complaints Procedure, but for any reason you are not satisfied with our attempt to handle and resolve the issue, you can ask the Legal Ombudsman to consider your complaint further (you can contact the Ombudsman by writing to them at PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ, or by an email to email@example.com, or by telephone 0300 555 0333). The Ombudsman may refer your complaint to the SRA if they are not the correct body to conduct the investigation, as the Ombudsman's services are only available to certain types of clients and in certain circumstances (for full details, please visit: http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/). Please note that you will usually need to bring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within twelve months of receiving a final written response from us about your complaint or within six years of the act or omission about which you are complaining occurring (or, if outside of this period, within three years of when you should reasonably have been aware of it).
If you have a complaint in relation to our invoices, you should follow our standard Complaints Procedure and you may be entitled to apply to the court for an assessment of our invoices under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974.
CCG Legal is not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") to provide financial services. Therefore, we may refer you to someone who is authorised to provide necessary advice. However, we can provide certain limited services in relation to investments, provided they are closely linked with the legal services we are providing to our clients, as we are members of the Law Society of England and Wales, which is a designated professional body for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
If you have instructed CCG Legal as an individual to act for you in your personal capacity (not in any business or professional capacity), under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, you have a 14 day cooling-off period during which you may decide to cancel your contract with us. If you expect us to provide advice and services during that 14 day period but also wish to cancel your contract during that period, you agree that you will be liable for any fees or expenses chargeable for legal advice and services incurred up to and including the date of cancellation. If you would like further information, including a template cancellation form, please contact us.
Pursuant to the SRA Accounts Rules, CCG Legal's policy is to account to our clients for a sum in lieu of interest on a fair and reasonable basis. If the total amount of interest calculated over the course of a matter is less than £20 no payment in lieu of interest will be paid. Client monies will be deposited in a general client account (an instant access account in which amounts for different clients are pooled) unless we are instructed to create a separate designated account. In any event, it is unlikely that a client will receive as much interest as might have been obtained had the funds been invested by the client itself.