- Lex Alliance is determined in opposing fraud and corruption.
- This policy is intended to be a series of generic guidelines to prevent, identify and report fraud and corruption.
- Everyone at Lex Alliance is required to act in an honest way and with integrity.
- SUBJECTIVE SCOPE
- This policy applies to everyone working under the direction of Lex Alliance or that uses Lex Alliance’s brand or that in any way may be in respect to Lex Alliance’s business.
- OBJECTIVE SCOPE
- Deception, bribery, forgery, extortion, corruption, theft, conspiracy, blackmail, undue influence, embezzlement, misappropriation, false representation, concealment of material facts, insider dealing and collusion, are the most prominent acts qualified as fraud or corruption. This policy applies to them and to any other forms fraud and corruption may apply.
- Material acts such as, but not limited to, theft of property, including information; forgery or alteration of documents; willful destruction of records; falsification of expenses and overtime billing; unauthorized disclosure of confidential information; misappropriation or use of not owned assets for personal gain, may be considered acts of fraud or corruption or in relation to them.
- Lex Alliance is determined in developing, setting and maintaining aware in identifying, preventing and detecting fraud or corruption; carrying out investigations; encouraging staff to be vigilant; taking appropriate legal action against perpetrators of fraud; co-operating with the police and other appropriate authorities in the investigation and prosecution of those suspected of fraud or corruption.
- Lex Alliance Members and individual will apply efforts to identifying risks, increasing security and maintaining control and acting with honesty and integrity; report any acts of misconduct, dishonesty, breach of the firm’s rules or the rules of the relevant regulatory body.
- All Members, lawyers and non-lawyers are required to meet and comply with the local regulators in the country of their business including rules regarding client attorney privilege.
- In case of an employee, the firm follows the local laws in terms of disciplinary procedures and has not established non transparent internal procedures. All other individuals may be pursued under the general rules of the relevant procedure.
- Lex Alliance promotes IT security but is not liable for third party faults.
We are efficient in dealing with conflicts checks and we protect our clients’ confidentiality. We usually perform conflict checks prior to a pitch but always prior to engagement with clients. We keep an ongoing conflict check upon verification of certain events such as new clients, new matters, new intervenients and representatives both on the client and the firm’s side, by compiling and reviewing databases to check whether undertaking new client instructions will or may give place to a conflict in respect of any other client(s) or matters of the firm. Each lawyer will comply with the relevant rules in his or her jurisdiction.
When a conflict of interest arises, the firm either declines the conflicting work or, without disclosure of confidential information, requests authorization from the clients to work under ethical walls. In such cases, lawyers, documents, archive, and other sources of information shall be separated and directed not to provide any information of whatever nature to other conflicting lawyers. Teams shall be not just defined but locked and any changes to such team shall be subject to prior approval.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, Other Information or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
How do we protect your information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
However, you will still be able to place orders .
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Fraudulent Use of the Lex Alliance Brand
Law firms’ brands and the names of partners or staff are frequently used in connection with fraudulent schemes, like emails, letters or phone calls. Lex Alliance is not immune to that. These are sophisticated scams that not always seek a payment but rather personal or confidential information in the following ways among others:
Legal services payment
People unknown to Lex Alliance impersonate a lawyer trying to obtain payment from you for legal services.
Use of similar website domain names such as “www.lex-alliance.xxx”. Our website is www.lexalliance.org and whilst we may have other domains, in case of doubt you will find all relevant information at this address.
We do not use other domains for email exchange such as gmail, hotmail or yahoo. In case of doubt you may refuse to reply to those emails and send an email to your lawyer’s @lexalliance.org extension or report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law firms’ clients are frequently informed of lack of payment of an invoice for criminal purposes. Lex Alliance does not frequently change bank accounts. As such, please verify with a Lex Alliance manager or lawyer the details of such a request before making any payments.
Action you may take
In any case, you may require confirmation of certain information from Lex Alliance managers and lawyers. We expect you to feel comfortable with releasing a payment or information. Feel free to ask from us through your main point of contact or using our email or contact forms available on this website at www.lexalliance.org/contact-a-lawyer