Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP – The Modern Slavery Act 2015
Modern slavery is a serious crime in which victims are exploited for someone else’s gain. It can take many forms including trafficking of people, forced labour and servitude.
Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP (HLK) is committed to the prevention of modern slavery and human trafficking, and we are committed to uphold the core principles of The Modern Slavery Act 2015 within our activities and relationships.
This statement is made under section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and details the firm’s commitment to preventing modern slavery from occurring in our business operations and supply chains for the financial year ending 30 April 2021.
HLK is an international and independent supplier of intellectual property legal services. We are a Limited Liability Partnership incorporated in England and Wales under registered number OC344156. Our registered office is Redcliff Quay, 120 Redcliff Street, Bristol BS1 6HU. The firm is owned by its Members and has c. 200 employees and Members, all of whom are based in one of our four UK offices or our Munich office. In the year ended 30 April 2020 the firm had an annual turnover of £38m. We promote an environment whereby all colleagues, clients, job applicants, contractors and suppliers feel appreciated and respected.
We are regulated by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg).
We have adopted a risk-based approach in our assessment of the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking within the firm and its supply chain, and concluded that the risk is very low. Our objective is to maintain this low level of risk.
Being an office-based business, our supply chain is short and consists largely of the purchase of office services to support the delivery of our own professional services, and the engagement of other regulated professional service firms.
Goods and services purchased by HLK include office space and basic office necessities including general office stationery and IT software and hardware. The office cleaning services provided at each of our locations are supplied by long-established reputable companies. We therefore deem our suppliers to be a low risk in relation to slavery and human trafficking.
The wider supply chain in relation to our services consists on the whole of other regulated and reputable professional service firms. We consider these to be very low risk in relation to slavery and human trafficking so no specific action is taken with regard to these relationships.
Due to our understanding of our supply chain and the nature of our business, we believe there is a very low risk of slavery or human trafficking having a connection with the firm’s activities. For this reason, no specific training is implemented for our colleagues in relation to these matters. The firm will continue to review any need for the introduction of training as our business grows.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 30 April 2021.
Simon Rees, Partner,
On behalf of Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
Last updated: March 2021
Review date: June 2021