This statement is made on behalf of Howard Kennedy LLP pursuant to section 54(1) if the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement.
Howard Kennedy LLP is registered in England and Wales and our office is based in London. We employ approximately 400 people and we carry out a wide range of legal services.
To ensure adherence to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and to ensure as far as possible that no slavery or human trafficking exists in our own workforce or our supply chains we have undertaken the following steps:
i) Value of supply
ii) Type of supply and whether they provide goods that are produced in jurisdictions that are high on the modern slavery index or services via personnel; and
iii) Location of the supplier and whether they are located in a jurisdiction that is high on the modern slavery index.
We have implemented a Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy within the firm. That policy sets out the firm's stance in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking and its processes and procedures for minimising the risk of slavery and human trafficking in its own work force and supply chains.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our workforce or our supply chains. We conduct checks on new suppliers as part of our procurement process.
It is the responsibility of the Director of Risk & Compliance and the HR Director to ensure adherence to the Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy. This is overseen by the firm's Compliance Officer for Legal Practice.