Summary of Investigation – Underwoods Solicitors and Law Abroad Limited (Underwoods)
Friday 2nd July 2021
27 May – 7 June 2021
Organisation or Person Investigated
Underwoods Solicitors and Law Abroad Limited (‘Underwoods’)
Whether Underwoods acted as a consultant lobbyist, including, but
not limited to, the employment of a Parliamentary Liaison Officer
Based on information provided by Underwoods their activities do not
fall within the criteria requiring registration on the Register of Consultant Lobbyists.
Summary of Rationale for Decision
This decision is based on comprehensive assurances
from Underwoods that at no time has Underwoods Solicitors or Law Abroad Limited
communicated personally with Government Ministers or Permanent Secretaries, or
equivalents, on behalf of a third party for payment.
|27 May 2021||Registrar sends formal letter to Underwoods giving information on|
the Act and asking whether they have made any registerable
communications, with particular reference to the role of
Parliamentary Liaison Officer.
|4 June 2021||Email to ORCL from Underwoods giving comprehensive|
assurance that no registrable communications have been made,
and nor are they intended to be made.
|7 June 2021||Email from ORCL giving Registrar’s final decision.|
2 July 2021
Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists