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Since we are not authorised or regulated by the Solicitor Authority, we have listed below the key differences with an SRA authorised law firm, so our clients can be fully informed on the relevant regulatory framework to make their own decisions. Client care is our priority, always!
We are not authorised or regulated by the SRA, and we offer not regulated legal advisory services in Italian, European and international law. Our Italian law practice is authorised and regulated exclusively by the Italian Law Society, e.g. Consiglio Nazionale Forense. For further information, please click here, and you will be redirected to our Regulatory Body’s website. Our Milan office is subject to the rules of the Consiglio dell’Ordine deli Avvocati di Milano, Via Carlo Freguglia 1, 20122 Milano – You may find information about our Milan practice via the website of the Milan Bar Association, which may be accessed here. The Brindisi office is instead subject to the rules set by the Consiglio dell’Ordine degli Avvocati di Brindisi, Via Angelo Lanzellotti 3 – 72100, Brindisi – you may find more information here.
Here are the key distinctions:
- Law firms that are authorised and regulated by the Solicitor Authority are obligated to have professional indemnity insurance cover of at least 3 million for any one claim, whilst in the case of sole practitioners and partnership firms the requirement is at least £ 2 million for any one claim. Palazzo Law Boutique LTD maintains professional insurance cover of £1,000,000 per claim and public liability cover of £ 5,000,000 per claim. Our Italian law practice maintains Italian insurance cover as per the requirements laid down by the Consiglio Nazionale Forense.
- SRA authorised law firms are subject to rules issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority relating to the conduct of their business. We are not subject to those rules as a law firm. However, individual lawyers (if any) who are regulated by the SRA remain subject to the SRA code of conduct 2011, as amended since. Our Italian lawyers are committed to the professional standards laid down in both the Code of Conduct for lawyers in the European Union and the Italian lawyers Code of conduct. You may find more information at https://consiglionazionaleforense.it under the section “codice deontologico forense”.
- If you are unhappy with the service received from a solicitor or a lawyer regulated in England and Wales, you can raise a complaint with the Legal Ombudsman. If you’re unhappy with service provided by our Italian lawyers, you cannot complain to the Legal Ombudsman but will have to raise your complaint with us directly. Please be assured that we treat complaints very seriously and make every effort to deal with them effectively.
- You are not able to make claims to the SRA Compensation Fund.
In the UK, under the Legal Services Act 2007, the following activities are reserved to solicitors or other regulated legal professionals:
- rights of Audience;
- conduct of Litigation;
- probate Activities;
- notarial Activities;
- administration of Oath;
- reserved instrument activities
You may find more information here.
We do not conduct any of the above listed reserved activities. If your needs fall within the above categories then we will be happy to introduce you to our trusted network of regulated solicitors with whom we have developed solid working relationships.