This statement is made on behalf of Bevan Brittan LLP pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the "Act") and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement.

Our structure and business

Bevan Brittan LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (registered number OC309219). We have offices in Bristol, Birmingham, London and Leeds. We are a UK-Top 100 national law firm providing legal and advisory services to businesses across construction, energy & resource management, higher education and financial services sectors, complementing the firm’s market leadership within housing, local government and health and social care. Our award-winning teams provide commercial, corporate, property, finance, regulatory, employment and litigation (commercial and clinical negligence) legal advice. We have approximately 480 people spread across our four offices. We carry out legal work for the public, private and third sectors.

Our approach and policy

We work to the highest ethical and professional standards and value transparency and accountability in all our dealings. We have a zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking and expect the same high standards from those we work with.

We have put in place a Modern Slavery Policy which is supported by other internal policies and HR processes such as our whistleblowing policy and disciplinary policy.

Supplier due diligence

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 carry out checks on existing suppliers on a risk-assessed basis and include checks on any new suppliers as part of our procurement processes.

Training

During the financial year 2021/22, all staff that deal with supplier onboarding/procurement are to receive training to enhance their knowledge about modern slavery, human trafficking and supply chain risk.

Responsibility

This statement has been approved by the Board.

Signed for and on behalf of Bevan Brittan LLP:

Duncan Weir
Managing Partner, Bevan Brittan LLP

 

1 November 2021

 

Previous statements

  • Read the 1 November 2020 statement here.
  • Read the 1 October 2019 statement here.
  • Read the 1 October 2018 statement here.

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