Modern slavery is a violation of fundamental human rights. At its essence, modern slavery is forced or bonded labour and involves the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
We are committed to improving our practices to combat modern slavery and we wish to publish this statement to that effect on behalf of Mason Hayes & Curran LLP (the Firm). This statement also constitutes our human trafficking and modern slavery transparency statement pursuant to the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act).
We are an Irish business law firm with 117 partners and total staff in excess of 590. We have offices in London, New York and San Francisco. We provide a wide-ranging and comprehensive legal service to clients, both domestic and global. It is the Firm’s policy to conduct all business ethically and to comply with all applicable legislation.
As a professional services law firm, we believe that the risk of modern slavery occurring within our business is low. Nevertheless,
- we are committed to combatting modern slavery in all its forms.
- we have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery – in any part of our business or our supply chain.
- we are committed to conducting our business honestly, ethically and with integrity.
- we expect the same high standard of those with whom we work.
We encourage openness amongst our staff and will support any employee who suggests ways in which our policies and our commitment may be improved.
The Firm expects all its suppliers to demonstrate a similar commitment to these values and to have high standards in their employment practice. This is reflected in our procurement policies and practices, and in our Supplier Code of Conduct, which seeks to ensure that members of our supply chain meet our expectations of good human rights practices and share our commitment to the concept of social responsibility, both in terms of their labour force and the wider society around them.
Suppliers to Mason Hayes & Curran LLP are subject to an appropriate level of risk assessment and due diligence and must be in a position to demonstrate that their operations are conducted with integrity and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements.
This Statement is reviewed and updated regularly.