Modern Slavery Policy
This is our Modern Slavery Policy. We conduct thorough annual reviews to ensure its relevance and effectiveness. For any enquiries, please feel free to contact us.
This policy is applicable to JF Law Limited, located at Champions Business Park, Arrowe Brook Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH49 0AB (referred to as ‘the Firm’), authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (Firm Reference Number: 839005).
The information provided herein pertains to the financial year 2023/24.
The Firm is governed by a board of directors, and its operational workforce is situated in the North West of England.
For the purposes of this policy, modern slavery encompasses human trafficking, forced labor, and employer control through abuse, dehumanisation, and physical restraint.
The Firm acknowledges its responsibility to combat modern slavery and pledges adherence to the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This commitment involves ongoing reviews of internal practices and supply chain procedures.
The Firm refrains from associating with organisations, whether domestic or international, that endorse or engage in slavery, servitude, or forced labor. The Firm ensures that its workforce complies with the employment legislation of the UK.
Primary supply chains involve the provision of legal services. The Firm’s professional services are facilitated through infrastructure at our offices in Merseyside (Liverpool and Wirral) and remote work arrangements.
The primary risk of slavery and human trafficking lies in lower-paid positions within the office infrastructure. Although exposure is limited, the Firm takes rigorous measures to prevent such practices in its operations and those of its suppliers.
Impact of Global Events
The COVID-19 pandemic did not elevate the risk of modern slavery. The Firm, maintaining consistent suppliers, swiftly implemented remote work, ensuring employee access to the grievance procedure and full pay during isolation.
The Firm conducts due diligence to prevent slavery in its operations and supply chains. Future steps may include supplier contract reviews, risk assessments, impact evaluations, action plans, and staff training on modern slavery.
Key Performance Indicators
The Firm establishes Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure its effectiveness in preventing modern slavery, with regular reviews to assess sufficiency.
The Recruitment Policy supplements the Firm’s stance on modern slavery.
It is the role of our compliance officer to address any concerns related to modern slavery and ensure compliance with the Firm’s obligations.
This statement is in accordance with Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, subject to an annual review.