Statement pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK)
This statement is made and published jointly on behalf of:
- Three Crowns (Services) LLP, accounting for offices in London and Paris.
- Three Crowns (US) LLP, accounting for our office in Washington DC.
- Three Crowns (Services) PTE Ltd, accounting for our office in Singapore.
- Three Crowns (Spain) S.L.P, accounting for our office in Madrid (to launch in 2023).
Reference to “Three Crowns”, “we”, “us”, or “our” are to these bodies, together with the related entities that carry of the Three Crowns business.
Three Crowns is a law firm committed to excellence in international arbitration and international law with offices in London, Washington D.C., Paris, Singapore, and Madrid (to launch in 2023).
We fully support and are committed to the fight against Modern Slavery in all its forms and raise awareness of the problem.
We are committed to achieving the highest standards of ethical behaviour in the conduct of our business and activities worldwide.
Three Crowns supports and respects the protection of international human rights, and we endeavour to ensure that Three Crowns is not complicit in human rights abuses. To this end, we will not tolerate slavery, human trafficking, abusive, or unfair treatment in any part of our organisation or in any of our supply chains.
Through our relevant policies and practices in relation to, among other things, procurement, people, and culture, and corporate responsibility, we are committed to taking steps to ensure that slavery and human trafficking play no part in our own organisation or our supply chains.
Through our internal whistleblowing policy, we ensure that employees have secure and safe means of reporting any instances or issues involving any slavery and human trafficking suspicions or offences.
Due Diligence Processes
Our Partners, Chief Executive Officer, and Senior Business Services Team are responsible for engaging with external suppliers and for procuring services and goods on behalf of the Firm. In all such engagements, issues such as corporate and social responsibility are considered and verified (on a risk-based approach) in order to ensure the highest ethical and professional standards are maintained, including with respect to suppliers’ and clients’ approaches to dealing with modern slavery, human rights, human-trafficking, ethical trading, and whistleblowing.
Pro Bono and Human Rights Initiatives
Our lawyers and professional support staff are encouraged to participate in a variety of initiatives that can make a meaningful contribution to the world at large. To this end, we frequently take on challenging, but rewarding projects that seek to tackle important issues of wider significance and demonstrate our commitment to upholding and promoting human rights. We work closely with a number of human rights focused non-profit organisations and NGO’s providing them with pro bono assistance. For more information about our pro bono programme, please see our website: https://www.threecrownsllp.com/our-experience/pro-bono
As of 5 July 2023 we have not received any reports concerning Modern Slavery, either via our whistleblowing policy or otherwise. We aim to ensure that we foster an open environment for reporting and aim to increase awareness across the Firm of issues pertaining to Modern Slavery.
Three Crowns is dedicated to increasing the awareness of Modern Slavery in all its forms across the Firm and is currently reviewing options on how to achieve this. Our Policy on Modern Slavery will also be published on our Intranet for all staff to access.
Three Crowns uses only reputable recruitment firms and complies with all relevant local laws and regulations in our recruitment efforts.
We review our recruitment procedures and providers (on a risk-based-approach) and assess our arrangements for employees and contractors’ welfare via our wellness hub that aims to support mental and physical wellbeing.
All employees are paid at least the minimum wage in the jurisdiction in which they are based. In London, employees and contractors are paid the London Living Wage or above.
The Firm has a dedicated employee assistance programme for wellness as well. This is a confidential service which is designed to support the mental, physical, social, and financial wellbeing of the Firm’s employees.
In 2023 we updated our family friendly policies which introduced progressive changes and a globally consistent framework for parental leave entitlements across all our offices. The policy sets out financial and pastoral support which provides our members of staff with the economic resilience they need during parental leave.
A copy of our Modern Slavery Statement is published on our global website.
Consultation and Approval
This statement was prepared by the Firm’s senior leadership.
This statement was:
Approved by the Chief Executive Officer of Three Crowns on behalf of the partnership on 5 July 2023.
Signed by the Chief Executive Officer of Three Crowns on behalf of the Firm.