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Terms of website use
This web page (together with the documents referred to in it) tells you the terms on which you make use of Walker Morris LLP’s (we/us/our) website – www.walkermorris.co.uk – (our Website). Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start to use our Website. By using our Website, you are accepting and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please refrain from using our Website immediately.

Reliance on information
Our Website is provided on an ‘as is’ basis and all information, commentary and other materials posted on our Website are intended for general information purposes only. It is not intended to amount to or constitute legal advice or any other type of advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising as a result of any reliance placed on such information, commentary or other materials contained on our Website by any visitor to our Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its content. If you want to rely on any information, commentary and other materials posted on our Website, you must first arrange a consultation with a partner or solicitor at Walker Morris LLP who will provide specific advice or information as necessary. This consultation and advice will be charged at the charge out rates agreed with you.

Accessing our Website
Access to our Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our Website without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use, and that they comply with them.

Intellectual property rights
All copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in all logos, designs, text, images and other materials on our Website are owned by Walker Morris LLP or appear with the permission of the relevant owner. Those works are protected by copyright and trade mark laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You shall not copy, adapt, exploit or otherwise use the content on our Website in any way, save for the downloading and temporary storage of one or more of these pages for the purpose of viewing on a personal computer or terminal, or drawing the attention of others to material posted on our Website.

Linking to and from our Website
Whilst we retain the right to establish any hypertext links between our Website and any third party website at our discretion, you agree that you will not frame our Website on any other website or create any hypertext links or deep links between it and any third party website without our express prior written consent.

If you choose to use links displayed on our Website, which link to third party websites, then you will leave our Website (whether or not you realise that you are leaving). Links on our Website are provided for your information only and we have no control over the contents of those third party websites or resources. We are not responsible in any way for the material on any other website that you enter. We exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law all liability that may arise in connection with or as a result of such external website material causing any damage, costs, injury or financial loss of any kind.

Our liability
Whilst we try to ensure that all information on our Website is accurate, no guarantees, representations or warranties are given that the content on our Website is accurate, complete, up to date or error free. Use of our Website is at your own risk.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we hereby expressly exclude:

  • all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity;
  • any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our Website or in connection with the access, use, inability to use, or results of the use of our Website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation, liability for:
    – loss of business
    – loss of income or revenue
    – loss of profits or contracts
    – loss of anticipated savings
    – loss of data
    – loss of goodwill
    – wasted management or office time
    – loss or damage caused to any equipment or software
    – any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Acceptable use and website security
It is impossible to provide an exhaustive list of what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable use of our Website. In general, we will not tolerate any use of our Website which damages or is likely to damage our reputation, the availability or integrity of our Website or which causes or threatens to cause us to incur any legal, tax or regulatory liability. In particular, you must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website, the server on which our Website is stored or any server, computer, or database connected to our Website. You must not attack our Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack. We will determine, in our absolute discretion, whether your use of our Website is unacceptable and in this event, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses, malicious code or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Uploading material to our Website
Without prejudice to our rights and obligations in relation to your personal information as set out in detail in our Privacy and Cookies Notice, any material you upload to our Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or their right to privacy. We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our Website at any time.

Privacy and cookies
Any personal details we collect from you will only be used in accordance with our Privacy and Cookies Notice. By using our Website, you consent to us processing your information in this way and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

We use cookies on our Website; for further information about how we use cookies and how to accept, delete or reject them please see our Privacy and Cookies Notice.

Reach
If you register to use the Reach knowledge database accessed via our Website you will be subject to additional terms of use in relation to your usage of the database. Please read the Reach terms of use carefully before you use the Reach database.

Our Website changes regularly
We aim to update our Website regularly and may change the content at any time. If the need arises we may suspend access to our Website, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Severability
If any provision of these Terms of Use (or part of any provision) is found by any court or other authority of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed not to form part of these Terms of Use and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of these Terms of Use shall not be affected.

Variations
We may revise these Terms of Use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we have made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these Terms of Use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our Website.

Jurisdiction and applicable law
These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Information about Walker Morris LLP
Walker Morris LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales. Further information about Walker Morris LLP is provided below.

Our name: Walker Morris LLP

Registered number: OC338981

Our registered office and geographic address: Kings Court, 12 King Street, Leeds LS1 2HL

Our contact details: Telephone: +44 (0)113 283 2500, Fax: +44 (0)113 245 9412, Email: hello@walkermorris.co.uk

Our professional body: Walker Morris LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Details of the SRA can be accessed on the SRA website.

Our professional rules: Walker Morris LLP is governed by the SRA Handbook and Code of Conduct 2011.

Our people: A list of the members of Walker Morris LLP (who are referred to as “partners”), and of those non-members who are designated as partners, is available for inspection at our registered office. Our partners, associate solicitors and assistant solicitors are qualified “solicitors” as defined in sections 1 and 87 of the Solicitors Act 1974. They are individually registered within our professional body and subject to our professional rules.

Our registration numbers: Solicitors Regulation Authority: 508263, VAT (value added tax) number: GB481 8022 50, Information commissioner: Z3377061

Our professional indemnity insurance: Walker Morris maintains worldwide professional liability insurance.  Our compulsory insurer is QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited of Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3BD, and our policy number is FINPL1500236.

Accessibility notice
Walker Morris LLP believes in access to information over the Internet for all. If you would like information on how to make the internet easier to access, we recommend the BBC’s My Web My Way website.

This accessibility notice provides an overview of the accessibility features we have implemented on this Website. If you have any questions regarding the accessibility of this Website, please contact Tracy Foley (please see contact details below under Your concerns).

Visual presentation
This Website uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) so that you may customise the presentation to suit your preferences.

All the information can be viewed without styles.

The text size is relative, allowing you to adjust the size of the text in your browser.

Standards compliance
We have followed most of the W3C’s WAI accessibility guidelines in order to try and make all the pages on this site accessible and compliant with the UK’s Equality Act 2010. However, if you do have any problems accessing this site, please contact Tracy Foley by email at tracy.foley@walkermorris.co.uk or by telephone on +44 (0)113 283 2500.

Links
Please be aware that some links may open in a new window.

Your concerns
If you have any queries regarding our Website or the information contained on it, please contact Tracy Foley by email at tracy.foley@walkermorris.co.uk or by telephone on +44 (0)113 283 2500.

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Last updated: November 2015