Terms & Conditions
WHAT’S IN THESE TERMS?
These terms tell you, the user of this website (“you” or “your”) the rules for using our website www.engagelegal.co.uk (“our site”).
WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONTACT US
www.engagelegal.co.uk is a website owned and operated by Engage Legal Solutions Limited (”we”, “us” or “our”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 11804058 and have our registered office at Flat 11, 63 Dalston Lane, E8 2AB. Our main trading address is Flat 11, 63 Dalston Lane, E8 2AB.
To contact us, please email email@example.com.
BY USING OUR SITE AND/OR USING OUR SERVICES YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS
If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.
We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
We offer businesses a solicitor referral service. The site provides businesses seeking commercial legal services with the opportunity to locate solicitors who are interested in providing such legal services to your business (“Service”).
We offer you the Service for free and will not charge you for the Service. Further, no solicitor to whom you are referred will charge you any fee for the Service.
Separately, a solicitor to whom you are referred may charge you professional fees for work undertaken by the solicitor in the provision of legal advice. At no time will we be liable for the payment of such fees by you.
In some circumstances the solicitor may provide us a commission for the Services, which will generally be 5% of the profit costs the solicitor receives on its fees.
NO SOLICITOR-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP AND NO LEGAL REPRESENATION
Our provision of this website for you, and our provision of the Service to you is not intended to and does not create a solicitor-client relationship between a solicitor and you. Any establishment of a solicitor-client relationship will occur outside the scope of this Service. We are not liable or responsible for any legal advice or information given by a solicitor.
We are not solicitors and are not qualified nor permitted to provide legal advice. Our provision of this website and the Service is not the provision of legal advice or legal representation of any sort. Rather, this website and the Service offers you and your business a means to obtain general information and guidance on your choosing of legal advisors and a referral to various solicitors.
You are solely responsible for making your own selection of solicitor, which will be based on the information provided by the relevant solicitor pursuant to the formal terms of his engagement with that solicitor.
COMPLIANCE WITH SRA CODE OF CONDUCT
Insofar as it applies to us we will at all times comply with the SRA Code of Conduct, as amended from time to time. In particular, we will comply with Chapter 9 of the SRA Code of Conduct.
INAPPLICABILITY OF COMPENSATION ACT 2006
By offering the Services to businesses we are not a regulated claims management service. Accordingly we are not an authorised person registered under the Compensation Act 2006 and associated rules, orders and regulations (“Compensation Laws”).
We note that in some limited cases we may provide incidental, small scale introductions which are exempt from regulation under the Compensation Laws.
In the event that you consider we are in fact a person falling for regulation under the Compensation Laws, you agree to notify us of this immediately, and prior to the provision of the Services by us.
WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THESE TERMS AND TO OUR WEBSITE
We amend these terms and/or our website from time to time and may do so without notice to you. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
WE MAY SUSPEND OR WITHDRAW OUR SITE
Our site is made available free of charge.
We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons.
YOU MUST KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT DETAILS SAFE
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW YOU MAY USE MATERIAL ON OUR SITE
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
DO NOT RELY ON INFORMATION ON THIS SITE
The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEBSITES WE LINK TO
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
USER-GENERATED CONTENT IS NOT APPROVED BY US
This website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site, including to bulletin boards and chat rooms. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.
OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU US
Whether you are a consumer or a business user:
We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any products to you, which will be set out in our terms and conditions of supply provided at the time of the provision of those products.
We do not warrant the validity or accuracy of information or advice provided by any solicitor you are referred to (either through the provision of the Services, or otherwise). We do not guarantee the quality of any advice of or work product provided by such solicitor or solicitors and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, we cannot be held liable for any incorrect or negligent advice or work product.
If you are a business user:
We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.
We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
use of, or inability to use, our site; or
use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site
In particular, we will not be liable for:
loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
loss of anticipated savings;
loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
If you are a business user:
Please note that we provide our site for use primarily by businesses. Where you are using this site in a personal capacity you agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
If defective digital content that we have supplied, damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill, we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation. However, we will not be liable for damage that you could have avoided by following our advice to apply an update offered to you free of charge or for damage that was caused by you failing to correctly follow installation instructions or to have in place the minimum system requirements advised by us.
HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Any and all information provided through this website and in effecting the provision of the Service is subject to interception by third parties. By continuing to use the website, and by using the Service you hereby acknowledge that disclosure of electronic communications sent through the website and/or the Service may occur. Therefore, we recommend you avoid disclosing any confidential, privileged and/or specific information to us. Rather, we recommend you generally describe the issues on which you wish to potentially discuss with solicitors.
In providing, or attempting to provide, the Services we may release all information you provide to us to a solicitor or law firm. You hereby expressly consent to the release of this information in this manner, and to the potential loss of privacy or anonymity this may lead to.
Information subsequently provided by you to any solicitor will be governed by the terms of those solicitor’s policies and procedures, and by any agreement existing between you and the solicitor.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VIRUSES AND YOU MUST NOT INTRODUCE THEM
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site 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 site will cease immediately.
RULES ABOUT LINKING TO OUR SITE
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
WHICH COUNTRY’S LAWS APPLY TO ANY DISPUTES?