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Venner Shipley is the trading name of Venner Shipley LLP and Venner Shipley Legal Limited.

VAT number: GB 991240027

Venner Shipley LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC308202, whose registered office is 200 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HD. Venner Shipley LLP is regulated by IP Reg and follows its Code of Conduct available at

Our German attorneys are registered at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, and are members of the Patentanwaltskammer (German Patent Attorneys Association) and Rechtsanwaltskammer (German Bar Association).

Venner Shipley Legal Limited is a company with Company No. 10023283 whose registered office is 200 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HD. Venner Shipley Legal Limited is regulated in the UK by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and is registered with SRA number 629436. Our engagement letters set out client care partners and complaint procedures. If an issue relating to work carried out by Venner Shipley Legal Limited cannot be resolved between us, clients have the right to ask the Legal Ombudsman to consider the complaint.


On this website and in any other context, the words Venner Shipley, we, us or our refer to Venner Shipley LLP or Venner Shipley Legal Limited.


On this website and in any other context, the word “partner” is used by us to refer to a member of Venner Shipley LLP or its subsidiaries or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the members of Venner Shipley LLP together with those non-members who are designated as partners is open to inspection at the registered office.

Professional indemnity insurance

We hold professional indemnity insurance provided by PAMIA Limited, who can be contacted at 90 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4ST. The territorial coverage of our professional indemnity insurance is worldwide. Our Solicitors professional indemnity insurance is provided by Lockton Companies LLP, who can be contacted at The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AG.


Nothing on this site constitutes legal advice or gives rise to an attorney/client relationship. Specialist legal advice should be taken in relation to specific circumstances.

The contents of this site are for general information purposes only. Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this site is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and we do not accept any liability for error or omission.

We shall not be liable for any damage (including, without limitation, damage for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of, or inability to use, this site or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such material.

Some of the material on this site may have been prepared some time ago. Please contact us if you need a comprehensive and up-to-date statement of the relevant law.


The copyright in all material on this site is vested in Venner Shipley. You may not copy any part of this site or do any other act in relation to any part of this site which is prohibited by copyright other than the following:

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Will you disclose the information you collect to outside parties?

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We may provide aggregate statistics about our users and traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-parties, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

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If you become aware that the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, you may request that we amend it. Any requests should be made in writing to us to the Director of Finance and Administration, 200 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HD.

Changes to this statement

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Other terms of use

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These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law.