Modern Slavery Statement
This is RPC's Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
This slavery and human trafficking statement is made on behalf of Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP and its affiliated entities which provide legal services, pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) for the financial year ending 30 April 2020.
RPC is opposed to all forms of modern slavery and takes its obligations in relation to slavery and human trafficking very seriously. RPC is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in its business dealings and trying to ensure that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains or in any part of its business.
Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP and its affiliates
REYNOLDS PORTER CHAMBERLAIN LLP (trading name RPC) is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC317402. Its registered office address is Tower Bridge House, St Katharine’s Way, London, E1W 1AA, United Kingdom. Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (the SRA) and its SRA ID number is 440566.
Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP is part of a network of affiliated firms, including:
REYNOLDS PORTER CHAMBERLAIN (trading name RPC) a partnership formed under Hong Kong law and its address is 3802-06, 38/F One Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. It is a law firm registered with and regulated by The Law Society of Hong Kong and is authorised to practise the law of Hong Kong and of England and Wales
PREMIER LAW LLC (trading name Premier Law) a limited liability law corporation incorporated in Singapore under Unique Entity Number 200723397D. Its registered address is 12 Marina Boulevard, #38-04 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982. It is authorised to practise Singapore law, and is regulated by the Singapore Ministry of Law, the Legal Services Regulatory Authority of Singapore, and the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore
RPC PREMIER LAW PTE LTD (trading name RPC Premier Law) a limited liability private company incorporated in Singapore under Unique Entity Number 201605186H. Its registered address is 12 Marina Boulevard, #38-04 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982. It is a joint law venture between Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP and Premier Law and operates as a law firm. It is authorised to practise Singapore law in permitted areas of legal practice, and is regulated by the Singapore Ministry of Law, the Legal Services Regulatory Authority of Singapore, and the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore.
References to “RPC”, “we”, “us”, “our”, or the “firm” are references to both Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP and the entities listed above.
Due to a reorganisation of the RPC entities, this statement is intended to cover only those entities within the RPC group which provide legal services and which, collectively, meet the turnover requirements to produce a modern slavery statement.
Our supply chains
The supply chains RPC uses to provide its services primarily relate to professional and business services, information technology, facilities management, maintenance and catering.
Risk Assessment and Due Diligence
RPC has offices in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. We consider the risk of modern slavery occurring in each of these jurisdictions with reference to publicly available sources and our own knowledge.
Given the sectors in which we operate, RPC considers its directly employed staff to be relatively low risk in relation to the potential for modern slavery and human trafficking.
In relation to the supply chain excluding RPC’s directly employed employees, RPC considers there is a slightly higher risk in relation to the potential for modern slavery and human trafficking.
RPC values integrity, ethical behaviour and a strong commitment to human rights and endeavours to build relationships with its suppliers based on these principles. RPC considers the risk profile of all new suppliers and looks to either (1) review that supplier’s modern slavery statement (where they are required to have one) and / or code of conduct; or (2) asks that supplier to sign up to RPC’s supplier code of conduct. If a supplier does not meet RPC’s standards and requirements, we consider whether it is appropriate to work with them.
RPC has a number of policies and procedures which are relevant in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking and these set out our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in our business dealings. These policies include a Modern Slavery Policy, an Anti-Bribery Policy, a Gifts and Hospitality Policy and a Whistle-blowing Policy.
All RPC staff have access to an online learning platform which provides information on modern slavery compliance on a periodic basis. RPC raises awareness of the need for modern slavery compliance in key support teams by discussing the code of conduct and what more can be done to ensure that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. RPC also makes available to its employees an employee assistance programme (including an independent confidential 24/7 helpline), which can be used by its employees for free and confidential advice in relation to workplace concerns or issues.
RPC periodically reviews its systems to ensure that it has robust policies and processes in place to mitigate the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking and is in the process of appointing a Modern Slavery Ambassador who will co-ordinate RPC’s approach to these issues.
This statement has been approved by RPC’s partnership executive board. This statement will be reviewed annually and made available on our website.
James Miller, Managing Partner
Reviewed and revised: October 2020
Next review: October 2021
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