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Anti-slavery Statement

 

Introduction

This statement sets out 2020 Legal Limited commitment to ensuring there is no modern slavery in the business and to understanding modern slavery risks.

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. 2020 Legal Limited has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.

Our business

2020 Legal Limited is the company that holds the trading names of Your Legal Friend and Camps Solicitors. Your Legal Friend is the public facing brand of 2020 Legal Limited. Camps Solicitors is our business to business trading brand, promoted across our network of business partners.

We are a national law firm specialising in RTA, PI and Clinical Negligence claims and are expanding within Professional Negligence and Industrial Disease areas based on our excellent reputation and proven track record of success. The company is fast paced and our ethos is to fight hard for the compensation that our clients deserve.

Our policy on slavery and human trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business and in so far as is possible to, requiring our suppliers to hold a similar ethos.

Our policies

We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. Those related to anti-slavery include:

  • Recruitment policy - We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
  • Equality and Diversity Policy - We are committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality and diversity in our policies, practices and procedures.
  • Anti-slavery policy - This policy sets out the organisation’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
  • Public Interest Disclosure Policy (Whistleblowing) - This policy ensures that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
  • Performance Management Policy - This code explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.

Our suppliers

2020 Legal Limited operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.

In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:

  1. They have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business
  2. They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery
  3. They pay their employees at least the national minimum wage / national living wage (as appropriate)
  4. We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light.

Our performance indicators

We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:

  • No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.

Training

We regularly conduct training for our teams so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.