Responsible Business Principles

Gateley’s Responsible Business Principles, and the policies that support them, set out the standards required from all our employees. Our policies define the ethical behaviours that we all need to demonstrate when working for Gateley. They are mandatory and are published internally.

Modern slavery 

We are committed to compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We have adopted policies and procedures which reflect that we do not tolerate modern slavery or human trafficking in our business. We publish a statement annually regarding our approach to slavery and human trafficking and you may download our current statement below.

Bribery Act 2010

We are committed to compliance with the Bribery Act 2010. We operate policies and procedures to ensure compliance with this Act which reflect a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption in all of its forms.

Lexcel accreditation

Lexcel is the Law Society of England and Wales’s legal practice quality mark for client care, compliance, and practice management. It sets the standard for client care, risk management, people management, structure and strategy, financial management, information management, file and case management.

Gateley Legal UK and Gateley Legal NI are Lexcel accredited, and we have successfully completed the three-year cycles of re-accreditation with annual maintenance visits for two years and then a full re-assessment at the end of year three, which ensures that we maintain the required quality standards.

Lexcel is recognised at the quality management standard for law firms and is comparable to ISO9001.

Cyber Essentials Plus certification

Cyber Essentials is an effective, Government-backed scheme administered by the National Cyber Security Centre that helps organisations, whatever their size, protect against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks. 

We have secured Cyber Essentials Plus certification, which requires all the same protections as Cyber Essentials combined with a hands-on technical verification. 

Investors in People

We are Investors in People accredited. This assesses the way that we manage our people through independent assessment of our people strategy, practices and outcomes. Gateley Smithers Purslow achieved Investors in People Platinum status. 

ISO certification

ISO standards are internationally agreed by experts as the best way of doing something across a wide variety of areas, the most widely known being in relation to quality management, environmental management, health and safety, information security, energy management, and food safety.

  • ISO9001: An international quality management standard applied within Gateley Hamer and Gateley Vinden, ISO9001 helps to ensure that customers get consistent, good-quality products and services.
  • ISO14001: An international environmental management standard applied within Gateley Hamer.
  • ISO45001: An international health and safety standard applied within Gateley Hamer.
  • ISO/IEC27001: An international standard on how to manage information security which is applied within t-three.

HMRC’s Standards for Agents

Gateley Capitus is a member of HMRC’s Research and Development Consultative Committee and agrees to adhere to these standards.