Legal & Regulatory Status of RN-Law

Legal & Regulatory Status of RN-Law Ltd

RN-Law Ltd is not a law firm or a claims management company. It is an independent Legal Consultancy, that provides specific types of services to businesses, law firms, start-ups and individuals. This means that there are certain regulatory limitations on what RN-Law Ltd can actually do. For example, we cannot provide public facing legal advice in relation to reserved legal activities as specified in section 12 of the Legal Services Act, which includes the exercise of a right of audience, the conduct of litigation, reserved instrument activities, probate activities, notarial activities and the administration of oaths. All these terms are defined in detail in Schedule 2 to the Act. For more information about this please visit the Solicitors Regulation Authority website.

However, we can provide “in-house” legal services to companies which includes the exercise of a right of audience, the conduct of litigation, reserved instrument activities, probate activities, notarial activities and the administration of oaths, where RN-Law Ltd is appointed as a Legal Officer, Legal Director (Non Executive) or General Counsel.

We can also provide “agency” based legal services to individuals and companies which includes the exercise of a right of audience, the conduct of litigation, reserved instrument activities, probate activities, notarial activities and the administration of oaths, where RN-Law Ltd enters into an “agency” agreement with a law firm in relation to a particular project or client. In such instances, RN-Law Ltd operate under the regulatory umbrella of the firm whom we enter into such agreements with.

Similarly, we cannot provide any Claims Management Services in our own right as we do not hold a licence and are not regulated by the Ministry of Justice. The Conduct of Authorised Persons Rules 2007 set out the specific requirements relating to Claims Management and can be viewed here. In addition, there is information for consumers available from the Ministry of Justice.

However, we can provide “agency” based claims management services. The Ministry of Justice Guidance relating to who needs to be authorised to conduct Claims Management under the Compensation Act 2006 provides certain exemptions from the acquirement to register and obtain a licence to become authorised. The particular exemptions which relate to RN-Law Ltd include:

(a)     Legal practitioners

An exemption exists in relation to legal practitioners acting in the normal course of practice in a way permitted by professional rules to which the legal practitioner is subject. In relation to RN-Law Ltd, this would cover “agency” work for a law firm;

(b)   “exempt introducer” status

The requirements are set out in detail in the Compensation (Exemptions) Order 2007. Essentially, our primary business is not claims management, but as a consequence of some of the projects we become involved in there is an element of claims management. Given the size of such projects “exempt introducer” status would apply in the first instance. Where such projects exceed the threshold for this exemption, we would then be exempted by virtue of (c) below;

(c)     Introducers acting as agents for a business

Where introducers are in effect agents of a licensed claims management business, then, if there is a proper agency contract, such agents are covered by the claims management business’s authorisation. We always enter into proper agency contracts to ensure compliance with the requirements for exemption.

In the event that RN-Law Ltd engages in any agency based legal services or claims management services, we will comply with the regulatory requirements both in respect of transparency with the partner business and also in respect of transparency with the individual client(s).

General Data Protection Regulations

When you share your personal data with us, RN-Law treat it with care and take our responsibility to protect it seriously. That’s why we’ve have compiled our privacy notice to better communicate how we handle your personal data in line with the General Data Protection Regulation.

RN-Law’s Privacy Notice is set out so that it’s:

  • clear, easy to read and simple to understand
  • open about how we collect, store, use and secure personal data
  • in line with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

For a detailed review please see the new RN-Law Privacy Notice please email info@rn-law.co.uk

Corporate Information

RN-Law Ltd is a company registered in England & Wales under company number 1008529.

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