Regulatory

The firm

Altmore Business Law was established in 2007 and became incorporated during 2016 in England & Wales with number 10384590 as a limited liability company. The firm’s registered office is at 25A Burley Road, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6DH. Altmore Business Law Limited carries on the business of solicitors. The firm is also known or referred to as Altmore Business Law, Altmore and ABL.

Altmore Business Law Limited is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA) and is registered there with number 634254. Its principal shareholder is its founder, Chris Muris, a specialist company commercial solicitor who is registered with the SRA under number 126374.

In conjunction with other specialist solicitors we act exclusively for business clients requiring non-contentious legal advice and services.

Financial services

We are not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 but are able in certain circumstances to offer a limited range of investment services to clients because the firm is authorised and regulated by the SRA, which has complaints and redress procedures. We may provide investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide.

Altmore Business Law Limited acts as a legal adviser; it is not part of its role to give advice on the merits of investment transactions. Any investment decision is for its clients to make and no communication by us should be treated as an invitation or inducement to our clients to engage in investment activity.

Complaints

If you would like to discuss how the service to you could be improved, or should there be any aspect of our service with which you are not satisfied at any time, you should raise the matter with Chris Muris. If you would like to make a formal complaint, including a complaint about any bill we have delivered to you, you should do so in writing addressed to Chris Muris and ask for a copy of our complaints procedure. We will look into your complaint carefully and promptly.

If for any reason we are unable to resolve any problem between us, you may be able to use the complaints and redress procedures operated by the Legal Ombudsman. This service is open to all members of the public, certain small businesses, charities, clubs, societies, associations and trusts. There are time limits on making such a complaint, generally within six months of our written response to your complaint and within six years from the act/omission complained of or three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.

The contact details for the Legal Ombudsman are:

If all or part of a bill remains unpaid, Altmore Business Law may be permitted to charge interest on unpaid sums. In the event of an unsuccessful challenge to our charges, we reserve the right, so far as our professional rules permit, to charge you for the work done and any expenses payable by us as a result.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is the professional regulator of Altmore Business Law Limited, solicitors and handles complaints relating to professional misconduct. Solicitors are required to act in accordance with the SRA Handbook found at https://www.sra.org.uk/handbook/

Interest

Where Altmore Business Law holds monies in its client accounts, it will ensure that interest paid will be fair and reasonable over the whole period for which client money is held. Altmore Business Law holds client accounts with National Westminster Bank. Where funds held are held in the Altmore Business Law General Client Account, sums in lieu of interest will be payable on the funds, calculated by reference to those banks' rates of interest for such accounts. The rates of interest are available on request. All funds held in a separate designated accounts will receive the full amounts of interest credited by the bank. No interest is payable if the amount calculated on the balance held is £20 or less.

Insurance

Altmore Business Law Limited holds professional indemnity insurance for the compulsory layer with worldwide territorial coverage. Altmore Business Law’s professional indemnity insurer is AON UK Limited (broker reference no. PISRMV010162) of 122 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3V 4AN.

Value added tax

The value added tax registration number for Altmore Business Law Limited is GB 921 937 906 and all fees are expressed exclusive of VAT unless otherwise stated.