Region specific legal notices

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Scotland

Service provider

Our services from offices in Scotland are provided by DLA Piper Scotland LLP which is part of DLA Piper. DLA Piper is a global law firm operating through various separate and distinct legal entities. For further information about these entities and DLA Piper's structure, please refer to the Legal Notices page.

DLA Piper Scotland LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in Scotland (registered number SO300365) whose registered office is at Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH1 2AA.

Our United Kingdom VAT registration number is GB 823 8098 15.

Contact details

DLA Piper Scotland LLP can be contacted at its registered office, or by telephone, +44 (0)20 7349 0296, or by email.

Regulation

DLA Piper Scotland LLP is a body recognised by the Law Society of Scotland. The firm and its members are regulated by the Law Society of Scotland. The regulations of the Law Society of Scotland which is the representative and regulatory body for regulated firms, for Scottish qualified solicitors, and for other regulated individuals, can be can be found at here.

Each member of DLA Piper Scotland LLP is either a solicitor of the Supreme Court in Scotland or a registered foreign lawyer (being an individual registered with the Law Society of Scotland under section 60A(2) of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980). A list of the members of DLA Piper Scotland LLP is open to inspection at its registered office.

The word "partner" is used to refer to a member of DLA Piper Scotland LLP, or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications, and to a partner, member, director, employee or consultant in another DLA Piper practising entity who has equivalent standing.

Further information on our people and their professional qualifications can be found on this site in the people section.

Interest policy

If DLA Piper Scotland LLP holds client money on your behalf in a general client account, interest will be paid on all cleared funds, subject to a de minimis amount of £100, unless an alternative arrangement has been agreed in writing between you and the firm. The rate or rates applicable will be at least equivalent to the rates earned on a Barclays Client's Premium Account.

If DLA Piper Scotland LLP holds client money in a separate designated client account opened on your behalf, you will be entitled to receive all the interest credited on that account by the holding bank (no de minimis will apply). The interest rates applicable will be the standard instant access designated deposit account rates for business customers paid by the bank in which the funds are held, details will be provided upon request.

Professional liability insurance

Our professional indemnity insurer is Travelers Insurance Company Limited whose address is Exchequer Court 33 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8AG. This insurance covers our practices in the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, Australia, Africa and Asia and extends to acts and omissions wherever they occur in the world.

In certain jurisdictions professional indemnity insurance is required to be placed locally in accordance with statute or regulation. Where there are such requirements we have policies in place to meet these obligations, details of which can be supplied on request.

Our services

We are committed to providing the highest quality services to all of our clients. Please tell us if something goes wrong by contacting the matter partner responsible for the work who will supply you with a copy of our complaint handling procedure on request.

If we are unable to resolve a problem through our internal complaint handling procedure, our client may refer the matter to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission.

UK Tax Strategy

In accordance with Finance Act 2016, DLA Piper UK LLP's UK tax strategy can be viewed here.

Further information

Additional legal notices with general application can be found on the Legal Notices page.