Voluntary Slavery And Human Trafficking Statement

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Modern Slavery Act 2015: Voluntary Slavery And Human Trafficking Statement

Miller Samuel Hill Brown LLP is making a voluntary modern slavery and human trafficking statement relating to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

We oppose slavery and human trafficking in all its forms and make this statement to set out the steps we have taken to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our business or in our supply chains.

About us

We are a firm of solicitors based in Glasgow providing expertise in a variety of areas of law. Our annual turnover is under £36 million. Although we are not required to make a modern slavery statement under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we are making this voluntary statement to show our commitment to ethical trading principles and to set out the steps we are taking to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and in our supply chains. Details of our suppliers are contained within our Ethical and Sustainable Trading Supplier Policy and Appendix 25.

Our commitment to ethical trading

Miller Samuel Hill Brown LLP is committed to the ethical trading principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking. As an equal opportunities employer, we're committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff. We want all our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.

Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion.

We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

Our policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

The following policies are available to all staff and contained within the Office Manual:

  • Grievance and Whistleblowing policy
  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Ethical and Sustainable Trading and Supplier Policy

Due diligence and risk assessment

To help identify and monitor the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain we vet suppliers and sub-contractors to ensure that they are committed to ethical labour practices. The details of this are contained in our Ethical and Sustainable Trading and Supplier Policy.

Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff.

This voluntary slavery and human trafficking statement is made in connection with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, for the financial year 2020. It was approved by the partners on 3 August 2020.

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