Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement

Financial Year 2015/16

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 May 2016.

Our Firm

Maclay Murray & Spens LLP is a full service commercial law firm with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and London.  We are fortunate to work for excellent clients, both individuals and organisations of all sizes, operating across many sectors. In addition, as the exclusive Scottish member firm for Lex Mundi - the world's leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide, we are able to seamlessly handle our clients' most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.

We have 65 Partners and over 350 employees and as a Firm we had a turnover of £44.8 million for the financial year ended 31 May 2016.

Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking

In line with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business or in our supply chain.

We are committed to ensuring there is transparency both in our own Firm and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains. We will act ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and will implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our Firm or in any of our supply chains.

As part of our obligation to report on the steps we have taken to combat potential slavery in our supply chain, we are developing a specific Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy which will come into place during our financial year ending 31 May 2017.

Our development of a Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

Key Supply Chains

As part of our commitment to ensuring that those within our Firm’s key supply chains comply with the Firm’s commitment, we intend to develop a supplier questionnaire which will ask questions of our key suppliers’ policies and approaches to assist the Firm in evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier. This questionnaire will be sent to all existing key suppliers, and all potential new key suppliers.

Training

To maintain a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our Firm, we also intend to make training resources available to all our staff, including those involved in recruitment and procurement.

Kenneth Shand, Chief Executive
Maclay Murray & Spens LLP
Date: 2016