Introductions to third parties policy 2011 [Archived]
Introductions to third parties policy 2011 [Archived]

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  • Introductions to third parties policy 2011 [Archived]

Introductions to third parties policy 2011 [Archived]

    1. 1

      Introduction

      1. 1.1

        This policy covers situations where we introduce, refer or recommend our client to a third party. For the sake of consistency, this policy uses the term 'introduce'. You should, however, assume that any reference in this policy to the terms:

        1. 1.1.1

          ‘introduce’ includes ‘refer’ or ‘recommend’, and

        1. 1.1.2

          ‘introduction’ includes ‘referral’ or ‘recommendation’

    1. 2

      Difference between instructing a third party and introducing a client to a third party

      1. 2.1

        Introducing a client to a third party such as a financial adviser or other lawyer is not the same as instructing a third party (eg a barrister or expert) to provide input into a client’s matter. The difference, in practical terms, is set out in the table below:

        IntroducingInstructing
        The third party advises the client independently of the firmWe retain control of the matter on which we have instructed the third party
        We are not responsible for the advice given by the third partyWe have overall responsibility for the matter
        The third party has a direct relationship with the clientThe third party has a relationship with us rather than directly with the client
        The third party invoices the client directlyThe third party invoices the firm
      1. 2.2

        This policy applies when we introduce clients to third parties such as financial advisors, estate agents or other lawyers. For the sake of simplicity,

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