These terms and conditions (together with our client engagement terms, if relevant) (Terms) govern your access to and use of our website (Site).
By accessing and making use of the Site you accept the Terms.
We may change the Terms at our discretion and without notice. The current Terms will be available on the Site as they are changed. By continuing to use the Site you accept the Terms as they apply from time to time.
If you have been provided our client engagement terms, those terms will override the Site terms to the extent there is any inconsistency between the two.
Licence to use Site
You agree that you will access the contents of the Site solely for your own use. You may print out a single hard copy (subject to us consenting otherwise) of any part of the content of this Site (other than documents, files or other information contained in any designated restricted area) for your use in accordance with these Terms.
Your downloading, printing and use of any content of this Site is subject to the following:
- You may not edit or modify in any way any, distribute, display or copy any material on the Site without our consent.
- You may not provide a link to the Site from any other website without our written consent;
- You may also permit your computer to make an electronically stored, transient copy of the content in this Site for the purpose of viewing it while connected to the internet only.
Intellectual Property Rights
Unless otherwise indicated, we own all intellectual property rights in the Site and in respect to all material on the Site. Some of the intellectual property may be owned by someone else and is included in the Site under a licence in our favour.
We own several trademarks on this Site, unauthorised use of these trademarks will infringe our intellectual property rights.
Intellectual Property Rights
You must not use the Site in any way that causes, or is likely to cause, the Site, or, access to it, to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way.
You understand that you are responsible for all electronic communications and content from your computer to us and you must use the Site for lawful purposes only.
You must not use the Site for fraudulent purposes or in connection with a criminal offence or other unlawful activity.
We reserve the right to restrict access to some areas of the Site from time to time or the whole Site, at our discretion.
If we provide you with a user ID and password to enable you to access the Site and the content on the Site, you must ensure that the user ID and password is kept confidential. You accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your user ID or password.
We may disable your user ID and password if you breach any of the Terms.
Material Submitted by you
By submitting any material to us via this Site you automatically grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, exclusive right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, publish and distribute the material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it into other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content (but the licence will extend only in respect to the intended use of the material).
Losses and Liability
We cannot guarantee that this Site will operate in accordance with your expectations or will be error free. We are not obliged to update this Site, but may do so from time to time and we reserve the right to modify, restrict access to or close the Site from time to time.
Subject to the next paragraph, we will be responsible for any losses you suffer as a result of us breaching these Terms, if the losses were reasonably foreseeable to both you and us when you commenced using the Site. We will not be responsible for any business loss (including loss of profits, revenue, contracts, data or wasted expenditure) or any other indirect or consequential loss that is not reasonably foreseeable to both you and us when you commenced using the Site.
Our liability to you in connection with this Site (whether arising from negligence, breach of contract or otherwise) is only to take such actions as are reasonably required (in our sole discretion) in order to:
- Remove or delete data that is erroneous; or
- Remove or delete data that is in dispute; or
- Correct data that is erroneous.
Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our liability for fraud or for death or personal injury arising from our negligence or for any other matter in respect to which it would be unlawful to limit or exclude liability.
We make no warranties or representations about the Site or any of the content.
Site Material not Legal Advice
The content of this Site does not constitute legal advice unless we specifically advise you otherwise. You should seek specific legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content on the Site.
No Solicitor/Client Relationship
Your use of the Site or the receipt of any information, materials or documentation from this Site is not intended to create nor does it create a solicitor/client relationship between you and us.
If any term, condition or provision of these Terms is determined to be unlawful, invalid, void or for any reason unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of the remaining Terms will not in any way be affected or impaired.
Law Governing the Terms
Use of this Site and these Terms are subject only to the laws of England and Wales which exclusively govern the interpretation, application and effect of the Terms.
The Courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction over all claims or disputes arising in relation to, or out of, or in connection with, this Site and its use and the Terms.
The Site is aimed at users in the United Kingdom. Some of the information in the pages contained in this Site is not to be accessed from certain jurisdictions and no representation or warranty is made as to whether the information available on the Site complies with the regulatory regime other than in the United Kingdom.
The Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us relating to your use of the Site.