Legal Absolute is the trading name of Ekon Consulting LTD (hereinafter “we”). It is a limited company registered in England and Wales under number 10536091 with registered address is No. 1 Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3DG.
We provide no legal services as and offers various (non-legal) advisory services to corporate and private clients, providing administrative support to the rest of the affiliated professionals worldwide. All affiliated firms and/or professionals are individually regulated and insured and have internal financial arrangement with us, which means they can accept payments in Pounds Sterling directly without our clients incurring international transfer charges. Our practice in England and Wales advises on the law and legal procedures applicable in Italy, Spain and EU law and, to the extent that we are permitted under the regulations applicable to foreign law practices in England and Wales, on English law in relation to or arising out of international mediation or arbitration proceedings. We do not undertake reserved legal activities as it is neither authorised nor regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority or other regulatory bodies. The international services provided in England and Wales are not reserved activities. The same applies in all other jurisdiction where our affiliated firms provide our clients with the required service.
In relation to reserved activities, we operate in England and Wales and in conjunction with other regulated firms and professional experts in their field and with the right to conduct litigation and reserved activities in England and Wales. We also operate in conjunction with direct access barristers under the public access scheme. The details of the professional rules that apply to direct access barristers may be viewed on the Bar Council’s website – http://www.barcouncil.org.uk
We are committed to the principles of equality and diversity and we provide services to our clients in a way that respects diversity. The principle of equal treatment applies to our professional dealings with third parties including contractors, agency staff, consultants, suppliers, clients, barristers and other solicitors. Any decision to engage or not engage in a professional relationship or use the services of any of the third parties mentioned will be free from any discriminatory behaviour.
We are required to comply with any regulatory obligation imposed on us by our Regulatory Body, and also with any statutory obligation imposed on us in relation to the carrying out of activities authorised by our Regulatory Body. To the extent that anything which we have agreed with you, whether in our terms and conditions, a service level agreement, a letter of engagement or elsewhere, is inconsistent with those regulatory and statutory obligations, then those obligations will prevail.
We are not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) and is 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 members of a designated professional body for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. We can provide these investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services that we have been engaged to provide.