Terms of using our website

The way in which you can use the website, www.directsolicitors.co.uk is expressed within this page for both guests of the site or registered users. It is important you read the terms of using our site prior to your use of it. Once you have begun to use our website, it will evidence your acceptance of the terms contained within this page, and you agree to abide by them.

If you do not agree to the terms of use of our website, then please discontinue your use of our site.

Our information

The website www.directsolicitors.co.uk is owned and operated by Direct Solicitors.

Direct Solicitors are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham B1 1RN, registered under SRA Number: 646926. If you would like to know more about the professional rules of solicitors, then you can visit their website (this link will take you to an external website) www.sra.org.uk.

Access to our site

Accessing our site is only permitted on a temporary basis; it is our reserved right to amend or withdraw any of the services we provide on our website, with no notice period. We will not be held liable if, for any reason, www.directsolicitors.co.uk is unavailable at any point for any period of time.

We may, occasionally, deny access to parts of our website, or even the entire site, to users who are registered with us.

If you are provided with or have chosen a unique identification code, password or other types of information as a security procedure, it is your responsibility to keep this information confidential; it is important that you do not disclose this information to a third party. If we are of the opinion that you have failed to abide by these terms of use, we have the right to deactivate your unique identification code or password etc. whether it has been given by us or chosen by you.

In order to continue to use our site, you must adhere to the provisions of our acceptable use policy as laid out on our website.

It is your responsibility to ensure you make the necessary arrangements to gain access to our website. It is also your responsibility to ensure that any person accessing this website via your internet connection is aware of our terms of use and that they abide by them.

Intellectual property rights

Direct Solicitors are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights on our website and in any material that is published on it. These works are protected under copyright laws and treaties worldwide, and all such rights are reserved.

You may, for personal use, print off a copy or download extracts of a page or pages on our website; you may also bring the material contained on our website to the attention of others within your organisation.

You are prohibited from modifying the printed or digital copy of our page(s) in any way and must not separately use photographs, illustrations, audio sequences, video or any other type of graphics from its accompanying text.

Our status (and any other identified contributor) must always be acknowledged as the author of the material found on our website.

Unless a licence is obtained, from either us or our licensors, you may not use materials contained on our website for commercial purposes.

Printing, copying or downloading any section of www.directsolicitors.co.uk done in breach of these terms of use will immediately cease your right to use our website, and, at our option, you will have to return or dispose of all copies of the material you have created.

Reliance on information posted on our website

All materials and information posted on this website are not to be considered as, or used to replace, legal advice and should not be relied on as such. Therefore, all liability and responsibility that arises due to reliance on this information and material by a visitor to this website, or a person who has been informed by its contents will be disclaimed.

Regular website changes

In order to keep our site up-to-date, we may change the content at any given time. Suspended access to our website or closing it indefinitely will be done if necessary. We are under no obligation to update material on our website and therefore, information on our website could be out of date at any given time.

Our liability

Any material and information provided on our website are without guarantee, condition or warranty regarding its accuracy. Direct Solicitors, and all third parties connected to us, to the extent that is permitted by law, expressly exclude:

  • Liability for direct, indirect and consequential losses or damages suffered by any type of user in connection to www.directsolicitors.co.uk or in relation to the use, inability to use, or result of using our website, or any linked website, materials and information posted on it, this includes, without limitation, liability for:
    • Loss of business
    • Loss of income or revenue
    • Loss of profits
    • Loss of anticipated savings
    • Loss of contracts
    • Loss of goodwill
    • Loss of data
    • Wasted office time or management
    • All other losses or damages of any nature, however, it may have arisen and whether it was due to tort (including negligence), breach of a contract or otherwise, even if it was foreseeable, as long as this condition does not prevent claiming for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claim a person may have for direct financial loss that is not excluded by the categories stated above
  • Any condition, warranty and other terms in which may otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity

The above, however, does not affect our liability for personal injury or death which arises as a result of our negligence, nor does it affect our liability for misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter or fraudulent misrepresentation; it will also take no effect on any other liability which cannot be limited or excluded through the applicable laws.

Your visits to our website and information about you

Any information which we process about you is done so in accordance with our privacy policy, which can also be found on our website. If you are using our website, you are indicating that you consent to us processing this information and you warrant that any and all information provided by you is true and accurate.

Concluding transactions through our website

Any contracts formed through our website or as a result of the visits that have been made by a person, for the Supply of Goods, will be governed in accordance with our terms and conditions of supply.

Hacking, viruses and other offences

You must not:

  • Misuse our website by knowingly and purposefully introducing viruses, Trojans, logic bombs, worms or any other material which is technologically harmful or malicious
  • Try to gain unauthorised access to:
    • Our website
    • The server on which our website is stored
    • Any other server, database or computer which is connected to our website
  • Attack our website by a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack

Any breach made to this provision will result in a criminal offence being committed under The Computer Misuse Act 1990. Any breaches made will be reported to the relevant law enforcement authorities, and our cooperation will be given to the authority by disclosing any information we have in regards to your identity. Your right to use our website will also be immediately ceased in the event you have committed such a breach.

Direct Solicitors will not be liable for any losses or damage which has resulted due to a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack or any other technologically harmful material that could infect your computer equipment, programs, data or other proprietary material caused by your use of our website, downloading material posted on the website or on any linked website on our site.

Linking our website

You are permitted to link to our homepage, as long as it has been done so in a fair and legal way which does not damage or take advantage of our reputation. The link must be made in a way which does not suggest any form of association, endorsement or approval on our behalf where none is in existence.

You cannot establish a link from a website that is not owned by you

www.directsolicitors.co.uk is not to be framed on any other site and you may not create links to any other section of our other than the homepage. It is our reserved right to withdraw any linking permissions without notice. The content standards as set out in our acceptable use policy must be complied with when linking our website to another.

Requests to use our information and material on this website, other than what has been set out above, should be made to the Direct Solicitors’ managing partner at our registered address, Trinity House, Blackwall, Halifax, United Kingdom, HX1 2QR.

Links contained on our website

If our site contains links to another website and resources that are provided by a third party, they are provided for an informative purpose only. Direct Solicitors has no control in reference to the content of any sites or resources that are linked, therefore we will not accept any liability for them, nor will we accept liability for any damages or losses sustained to you from your use of them.

Applicable laws and jurisdiction

The courts of England will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim which has arisen due to, or related to, a visit to our website; however, Direct Solicitors retain the right to action proceedings against you for any breach of our conditions you have committed in your country of residence or other relevant countries.

Our terms of use and any claim or dispute that has arisen from or in connection to them or the subject matter or formation of the terms are to be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of England and Wales.

Note – this is inclusive of non-contractual claims or disputes.

Variations

Our terms of use may be revised at any time and this will be done by amending this page.

It is expected of you to review this page regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes we have made as it will be binding on you.

Note – some of our provision contained within these terms may be overridden by provision or notices which are published on another part of our website.

User’s concerns

If any of the material or information on our website raises concerns, then please contact the Direct Solicitors’ managing partner at our registered address, Trinity House, Blackwall, Halifax, United Kingdom, HX1 2QR.

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