Terms of website use
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 to the fullest extent permitted by law. 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 at any time without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
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.
Whilst we try to ensure that all information on our Website is accurate, no guarantees, representations or warranties, whether express or implied, 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.
Data protection, privacy and cookies
We may collect personal information about you via our website. Any personal information we collect from you will only be processed in accordance with our Privacy and Cookies Notice.
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.
Jurisdiction and applicable law
Information about Walker Morris LLP
England and Wales
Walker Morris LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales.
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: email@example.com
Our professional body: Walker Morris LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (the 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.
We operate in Scotland through Walker Morris LLP.
Our geographic address in Scotland is 1 Lochrin Square, 92 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QA and our telephone number in Scotland is 0131 342 1500.
Walker Morris LLP is recognised and regulated by the Law Society of Scotland (the LSS) under the LSS number 37508. The standards that apply to our Scottish lawyers can be found at https://www.lawscot.org.uk/for-the-public/client-protection/standards-for-solicitors/.
We are licensed by the Law Society of Scotland to carry on incidental financial business under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, (which is broadly the advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts) and we are included on the Register of Exempt Professional Firms maintained by the FSA. The Register can be accessed via the Financial Services Authority website at https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/financial-services-register.
The work we carry out under our Incidental Financial Business Licence is covered by our Professional Indemnity Insurance with QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited of Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3BD.
The Client Protection Fund (the operating name of the Scottish Solicitors’ Guarantee Fund) is a fund established by Section 43 of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 to protect clients who have lost money because of the dishonesty of a solicitor or a member of their staff. The Client Protection Fund is a fund of last resort and in most cases will only compensate those who have tried all other options to recover their losses. The Guarantee Fund is controlled and managed by the Law Society of Scotland. For details see: https://www.lawscot.org.uk/for-the-public/client-protection/client-protection-fund/.
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).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on +44 (0)113 283 2500.
Please be aware that some links may open in a new window.
If you have any queries regarding our Website or the information contained on it, please contact Tracy Foley by email at email@example.com or by telephone on +44 (0)113 283 2500.
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Last updated: August 2018