Identity Verification

As mentioned in our terms of engagement, we are required by law to obtain satisfactory evidence of the identity of every client.  As solicitors we deal with money and property on behalf of clients every day.  Because of this we may be the target of money launderers.  These are criminals who wish to pass money earned through illegitimate means through a legitimate system such as the property market.  Once money has been laundered there is less chance that it will be traced back to criminal activity.

 

Private Individuals

 

We are required to verify that you are who you say you are and that you live where you say you live.  In order to do this we will need to see and copy for our records the following:

 

  • Photo Identification – e.g. Full signed passport, Full UK/EU driving licence
  • Proof of address – e.g. Utility bill, council tax bill, current bank statement

 

N.B. Please note that the proof address must be dated within the last 3 months

 

Partnerships


Partnerships will usually be treated in the same way as private individuals and as such we will require photo identification and proof of address from each partner.


Private Limited Companies and LLPs


Where we are instructed by a private limited company or a LLP we are required to verify the following:

  • Company name and number
  • Registered office and business address
  • Identification from two officers of the company as per private individuals

 

In order for us to verify your company it will be useful for us to have sight of and take copies of the following documents:

  • memorandum and articles of association
  • certificate of incorporation
  • recent published accounts

 

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We offer a wide range of legal services in Aberystwyth, Llandrindod Wells and Knighton to cater for your private and business needs. 

 

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AddressPO Box 1, Ffordd Alexandra Road, Aberystwyth SY23 1PT (DX 92100 Aberystwyth) Telephone01970 625566

 



MORRIS AND BATES IS A TRADING NAME OF MORRIS AND BATES LIMITED COMPANY REGISTRATION NUMBER: 07393758 REGISTERED OFFICE: SWYDDFA MORRIS AND BATES, FFORDD ALEXANDRA, ABERYSTWYTH, CEREDIGION, SY23 1PT. A LIST OF DIRECTORS IS AVAILABLE AT THE REGISTERED OFFICE. AUTHORISED AND REGULATED BY THE SOLICITORS REGULATION AUTHORITY. OFFICES IN ABERYSTWYTH, LLANDRINDOD WELLS AND KNIGHTON, WALES 

Important Note

Morris & Bates Limited company reference number 07393758 t/a Morris and Bates (VAT No 326 8216 57) is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA No.552054). Established in the UK, the company is responsible for compliance with the solicitors rules which are available online at www.sra.org.uk.

The firm has Professional Indemnity Insurance in respect of services provided in England & Wales or anywhere in the world. Its insurance broker is Brunel Professions Ltd, 3 Temple Quay, Temple Back East, Bristol, BS1 6DZ