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In the United Kingdom, our services are provided by Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP a limited liability partnership incorporated in England and Wales with number OC371692 which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales ("SRA") with SRA Number 569318. Information on the regulations of the SRA can be found at its site at in the SRA Code of Conduct.

Partners in Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP are all admitted as Solicitors of the Senior Courts of England and Wales or are registered foreign lawyers (for a list of partners and their professional qualifications please click here). The term 'partner' is used to refer to a member in or an employee or consultant of Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP with equivalent standing and qualifications. Those practising in the United Kingdom but admitted as members of professions elsewhere also remain subject to regulation in their place of admission.

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Stikeman Elliott is committed to delivering outstanding services. If you are a client of Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP and are dissatisfied with any aspect of our service, you should contact your relationship partner in London or the Managing Partner in London who will be happy to discuss the matter with you or to initiate its Client Complaints Procedure (a copy of which will be sent to you on request or click here). You may also, bring the matter to the attention of the Legal Ombudsman. See for further information about how to do so including the time frame for making a complaint. If your complaint is related to Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP's charges you may also have the right to apply to the courts in England for a detailed assessment of them under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974. Please note that strict time limits apply should you wish such an assessment to be made.

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