McCann FitzGerald Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Purpose of this statement

McCann FitzGerald is committed to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and our supply chain. This statement is published on behalf of McCann FitzGerald pursuant to section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.  It constitutes our modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year 30 April 2019.  

Overview of our business and supply chain

McCann FitzGerald is a leading Irish law firm with offices in Dublin, London, Brussels and New York.  We believe that the risk of modern slavery within our business is low and that there is a greater risk of modern slavery or human trafficking occurring within our supply chain.  Our primary supply chain supports our core legal practice and includes IT, outsourced services and office services (including catering, cleaning and the provision of security).  

Our risk assessment processes

Our procurement policy requires that all new suppliers are risk assessed according to various risk criteria (such as sector, country and impact risk) to determine whether further due diligence is required. Our relationships with our suppliers are monitored and reviewed by the heads of the various business services groups in order to ensure that we minimise the risk of modern slavery or human trafficking occurring within our supply chain. 

Steps taken

To date, we have not identified any occurrence of modern slavery or human trafficking in our business or supply chain but we will continue to take steps to identify any significant risks in our business and supply chain and to raise awareness among key personnel about modern slavery or human trafficking and the various forms it can take.

Approval

This statement was approved and authorised by our Managing Partner on behalf of McCann FitzGerald on Tuesday, 3 March 2020.

Barry Devereux, Managing Partner