Anti-slavery and human trafficking statement

1: Statement

LBMW is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within its business and supply chain and imposes the same high standards on its suppliers. We understand the importance of these issues and stand against the abuses and misery that modern slavery and human .

2: Structure of the organisation

LBMW is a limited liability partnership (LLP) law firm. We are registered in England and Wales and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We employ around 70 people.

Whilst our annual turnover is below the threshold for mandatory publication of our statement, we have chosen to comply as we consider this to be best practice and in line with our values as an employer and service provider.

In order to perform our multi-sector legal services, we work with a range of suppliers and we take steps to ensure that those suppliers share our values and have in place measures to safeguard human rights and to combat modern slavery and human trafficking.

3: Policies

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

4: Risk and compliance

LBMW regularly evaluates the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of modern slavery occurring in its supply chain by reviewing its internal policies (recruitment, whistleblowing and conflicts policies in particular), carrying out pre-employment checks and interrogating suppliers where appropriate.

Whilst we do not consider that we operate in high risk sectors or locations, we know that modern slavery and human trafficking can take place anywhere and we must remain vigilant across our areas of practice and our operations.

5: Further actions and sign-off

We have reviewed our actions this financial year (to 31 March 2024) to prevent slavery or human trafficking from occurring in our business or supply chains. We will continue to monitor and to educate and remain completely committed to taking further steps to tackle slavery and human trafficking.

This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes LBMW’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year commencing 1 April 2023 and ending 31 May 2024.

This statement was approved by the Members of Lee Bolton Monier-Williams LLP on 12 April 2023


Howard Dellar Signature

Senior Partner