Fasken provides legal services through a number of separate entities.
References to a "partner" when used in relation to those Fasken entities that are incorporated means, subject to the context, a person who is: in the case of Fasken Martineau LLP, a member of that firm and in the case of Bell Dewar Inc. and Fasken Martineau DuMoulin (Pty) Ltd, a director of the relevant company or a partner of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP.
Our Canadian practice is carried on by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, an Ontario limited liability partnership which includes professional corporations.
Fasken Martineau LLP
In London, our practice is carried on by Fasken Martineau LLP, a limited liability partnership which is incorporated and registered in England and Wales with the company number: OC309059. A list of members of Fasken Martineau LLP is available for inspection at its registered office, located at 15th Floor, 125 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1AR. Fasken Martineau LLP is authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with the SRA ID number: 420611 (www.sra.org.uk).
We are committed to providing the highest quality of service to our clients. If you are a client and you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the service provided to you, we would ask that in the first instance you contact the partner responsible for the matter or your relationship partner who will be happy to discuss the matter with you. If you are still dissatisfied, then you are entitled to invoke our complaints process. A copy of our complaints procedure may be obtained by making a request in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the matter is still not resolved at the conclusion of our complaints process, you may be entitled to ask the Legal Ombudsman of England and Wales to consider your complaint. A complaint to the Legal Ombudsman must normally be made within six months of the date of the conclusion of the firm's complaints procedure. Details on how to contact the Legal Ombudsman and further information on the procedures involved can be found at www.legalombudsman.org.uk.
You may be entitled to apply for an assessment of a bill sent by the firm under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974. Please note that the Legal Ombudsman may not consider a complaint about a bill if you have applied to the court for assessment of that bill. In addition, complaints and redress mechanisms are provided by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”). See www.sra.org.uk for more details.
Professional indemnity insurance
Fasken Martineau LLP is required by the SRA to have professional indemnity insurance. This insurance covers Fasken Martineau LLP in England and Wales, and extends to acts and omissions of lawyers of Fasken Martineau LLP wherever in the world they occur. The insurer is Lloyd’s Syndicate 4000, located at One Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA.
In Johannesburg, our practice is carried on by Bell Dewar Inc. and by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin (Pty) Ltd. Bell Dewar Inc. is an incorporated firm of attorneys with registration number 1995/004675/21 and is regulated by the Law Society of the Northern Provinces. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin (Pty) Ltd. is a private limited liability company incorporated in South Africa with registration no. 2002/025507/07. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin (Pty) Ltd. is not a regulated South African law firm and does not offer any services that are reserved for practicing South African attorneys in terms of Section 83 of the Attorneys Act 1979 of South Africa, including litigation. The principal place of business of both Bell Dewar Inc. and Fasken Martineau DuMoulin (Pty) Ltd. is at Inanda Greens, 54 Wierda Road West, Sandton, 2196.