Legal Policies

Our Regulatory Information

Who we are

Dedicated Accident Solicitors and Dedicated Asbestos Solicitors are trading names of John Das Limited, a limited a company registered in England, whose registered office and principal place of business is set out below:

Head (registered) office address:100 Douglas Street, Derby, DE23 8LJ

Branch office address:117 Pear Tree Road, Derby, DE23 6QF

Telephone: 01332 897 222

Fax: 01332 345 653

E-mail: enquiries@dedicatedaccidentsolicitors.co.uk

Website: www.dedicatedaccidentsolicitors.co.uk

SRA number: 573295

Company number: 08233269

Value Added Tax registration number: 898 0988 40

Please note that we do not accept service of documents by fax or email. This does not mean that you cannot send us documents by fax or e-mail, it simply means that our opponents cannot try to serve court documents on us by fax or e-mail.

John Das is the sole director of the firm and all solicitors practising at the firm are admitted as Solicitors of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Law Society.

How we are regulated

The firm provides legal advice and services and John Das Limited is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA number 573295).

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has a Code of Conduct and Handbook which all solicitors must follow. You can find the Code of Conduct on the SRA’s website, at:

http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/code/content.page

From this page you can also access the rest of the SRA Handbook, the Code of Conduct being just one section of this. The Code of Conduct and Handbook should be read in conjunction with the various legislative instruments of the UK Parliament (to which they make reference) which also govern the conduct of the firm.

The Law Society is our professional body, but responsibility for regulation and complaints handling has been separated from the Law Society’s role of representing our profession. As a result of this, the SRA is now the independent regulatory body of the Law Society and the Legal Ombudsman is the independent complaints body of the Legal Services Board. This means that we are accountable to the SRA and to the Legal Ombudsman.

Client protection

Regulation by the SRA means that our clients enjoy the protection of the professional indemnity insurance which we have to maintain, and also the protection of the Solicitors’ Compensation Fund, which the Law Society maintains to provide protection for uninsured losses of clients’ money.

Details of the firm’s professional indemnity insurance are on display at our offices and will be supplied to our clients on request.

Financial services

We are not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, but we are able, in certain circumstances, to offer a limited range of investment services to clients because we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We can provide these investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide. However, nothing we say or do should be construed as an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activities, nor as advice on the investment merits of acquiring or disposing of particular investments.

We are not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. However, we are included on the register maintained by the Financial Conduct Authority so that we can carry on insurance mediation activity, which is broadly the advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts. This part of our business, including arrangements for complaints or redress if something goes wrong, is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The register can be accessed via the Financial Conduct Authority website.

The Law Society of England and Wales is a designated professional body for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, but responsibility for regulation and complaints handling has been separated from the Law Society’s representative functions. The Solicitors Regulation Authority is the independent regulatory body of the Law Society and the Legal Ombudsman is an independent complaints handling body.

If you are unhappy with any insurance mediation services you receive from us, then please raise a complaint in accordance with the firm’s complaints procedure.

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