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These are the terms on which you may use our website, together with regulatory information about Ward Hadaway.

Last updated: 17-Oct-2014

Terms of Use

Ward Hadaway’s website www.wardhadaway.com (“our website”) is for our clients and other individuals and businesses interested in using our services, as well as individuals interested in working for Ward Hadaway.

It is intended only for visitors from England and Wales.

You may only access and use our website if you agree to the following terms.

1. About these terms

These terms apply to your use of our website. By using our website you are deemed to have accepted these terms. If you do not agree to them you must stop using our website.

We may at any time revise these terms without notice. Please review these terms regularly to make sure you are familiar with the current version as they are binding on you.

2. Availability of the 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.

3. Site content

Commentary and other materials posted on our website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

We may change the content at any time and update the website, however please note that any content on our website may be out of date at any given time and we are under no obligation to update it. We do not guarantee that our website or any content on it will be free from errors or omissions.

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please email our webmaster at webmaster@wardhadaway.com

4. Events

Seminar bookings made through our website are governed by our event terms.

5. Intellectual property rights

The intellectual property rights in this website are owned by Ward Hadaway or its licensors. WARD HADAWAY is a UK registered trade mark.

You may print off or download content for information, reference, for personal use and for non-commercial research, provided you do not alter it in any way, and provided you acknowledge us as the source of the content and as the copyright owners. You must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. All other use or copying of any of the contents of this website, other than as permitted by law, is prohibited.

If you breach these terms, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must at our option return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

You may not use our registered trade mark, or any third party trade marks that appear on this website, other than as permitted by express written licence from the licensor or by law. You may not use those marks as meta-tags nor may you sponsor them in search engines.

6. Acceptable use

It is impossible to provide an exhaustive list of exactly what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable use of this website. In general, you must only use the website for lawful purposes and we will not tolerate any use of our website which damages or is likely to damage our reputation, the availability or integrity of the website or which causes us 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, trojans, worms, logic bombs 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 hosted 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.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our website will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses 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.

7. Links

Links to this website are permitted, on the following conditions. Any publicity you conduct for us complies with chapter 8 (publicity) of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Code of Conduct 2011. Links must only be made to the home page of this website. They must be made in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, or in a way that suggests any form of association, approval or endorsement where none exists. We reserve the right to withdraw permission to link at any time.

You are not entitled (nor shall you assist others) to set up links from your own website to this website by deep-linking, framing or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Such consent may be withheld at our absolute discretion, and without the need to provide a reason.

This website includes links that allow you to leave this website and visit third party sites. We have no control over and are not responsible for the content, use by you or availability of those third party websites, for any products or services you buy through those sites or for the treatment of any personal information you provide to the third party.

8. Privacy and cookies

This website includes areas where you are invited to provide information about yourself. Any such information will be subject to the terms of our privacy and cookie policy. We use cookies on this website; for further information about how we use cookies and how to accept, delete or reject them please see our privacy and cookie policy.

9. Liability

The material displayed on our website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy or completeness. To the extent permitted by law, we hereby expressly exclude:

· all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or equity;

· any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any visitor in connection with our website or in connection with the 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 any liability for:

o loss of income or revenue;

o loss of business;

o loss of profits or contracts;

o loss of anticipated savings;

o loss of data;

o loss of goodwill;

o wasted management or office time; and

o for 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 fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

10. General

If a court or other competent authority holds any of these terms to be void or unenforceable in whole or part, the other terms and the remainder of the affected term shall continue to be valid.

Our failure to exercise or delay in exercising a right or remedy provided by these terms of use or by law does not constitute a waiver of those or any other rights or remedies.

Ward Hadaway’s written consent may only be given by a partner of Ward Hadaway.

These terms and the use of this website and its content shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the law of England and Wales, and you agree to submit any dispute which arises out of or in connection with it or its use to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Regulatory Information

Ward Hadaway is a firm of solicitors operating in England & Wales, and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

We provide legal advice on matters of English law only. We also provide planning advice in relation to land in England or Scotland.

Further information about Ward Hadaway is provided below in compliance with regulation 6 of the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 and chapter 8 of the SRA Code of Conduct 2011. Information required by the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 is provided in our event terms and in the events section of this website.

Our name:

Ward Hadaway

Our geographic address:

Sandgate House

102 Quayside

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 3DX

England

For directions and a map see how to find us.

Our contact details:

Telephone: +44 (0)191 204 4000

Fax: +44 (0)191 204 4001

Email: enquiries@wardhadaway.com

Webmaster: webmaster@wardhadaway.com

Our professional body: Ward Hadaway is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

From 15th February 2016 it may be possible where we enter into an on line contract with you to resolve disputes between customers and businesses using ‘alternative dispute resolution’. You can find out more about ADR by following this link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/

Ward Hadaway does not use ADR at this time and complaints which we are unable to resolve by using our own complaints procedure are referred to the Legal Ombudsman (where eligible to be considered).

If you require further information in relation to the Legal Ombudsman you may follow this link: www.legalombudsman.org.uk

Should you require further information, please contact us at legal@wardhadaway.com

Our professional rules: Ward Hadaway is subject to the SRA Code of Conduct 2011.

Our people: A list of our partners is available for inspection at the above address.

Except as set out below, our partners, associate solicitors and assistant solicitors are all qualified “solicitors” as defined in sections 1 and 87 of the Solicitors Act 1974. They are individually registered with our professional body and subject to our professional rules.

Our legal executives (some of whom are associates and one of whom is a Partner) are fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives in England & Wales and are subject to its code of conduct.

Our chartered town planners (some of whom are associates) are members of the Royal Town Planning Institute in England & Wales and are subject to its code of conduct.

We use the terms “Partner”, “Associate” and “Paralegal” to denote status within Ward Hadaway and not professional qualification or membership of a professional body.

Our registration numbers:

Solicitors Regulation Authority: 204387

VAT (value added tax) number: GB 176080853

Information Commissioner: Z6533228

Our insurers: Libra Managers

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