1. INFORMATION ABOUT US
  2. ACCESSING OUR SITE
  3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
  4. RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED
  5. OUR SITE CHANGES REGULARLY
  6. INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISITS TO OUR SITE
  7. VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES
  8. LINKING TO OUR SITE
  9. LINKS FROM OUR SITE
  10. OUR LIABILITY
  11. INDEMNITY
  12. VARIATIONS
  13. JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW
  14. YOUR CONCERNS

This page (together with the documents referred to in it) sets out the terms of use (the "Terms of Use") in accordance with which you may make use of our website under the domain name www.burges-salmon.com (the "Site"). Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Site. By using our Site, you indicate that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please refrain from using our Site.

1 INFORMATION ABOUT US

The Site is operated by Burges Salmon LLP ("we", "us", or "our"). We are a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (LLP number OC307212) authorised and regulated in England and Wales by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (registration number 401114). We are also authorised by the Law Society of Scotland. A list of members, all of whom are solicitors, may be inspected at our registered office and principal place of business at One Glass Wharf, Bristol, BS2 0ZX. Our VAT number is GB123 4156 48.

A copy of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority Handbook and Code of Conduct can be found at http://www.sra.org.uk/handbook/.

We maintain professional indemnity insurance in accordance with the rules of the Solicitors Regulation Authority. In accordance with the disclosure requirements of The Provision of Services Regulations 2009 our professional indemnity insurer is Libra Managers Limited. Their address is Regis House, 45 King William Street, London EC4R 9AS and their telephone number is +44 (0) 207 407 3588. The territorial coverage of our policy is worldwide. 

2 ACCESSING OUR SITE

Our Site is made available to you by us. While we make every effort to ensure that the Site is available, we do not represent, warrant or guarantee in any way the Site's continued availability at all times or uninterrupted use by you of the Site. We will not be liable if, for any reason, our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts or all of our Site.

As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree:

  1. not to use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful under applicable law, or prohibited by these Terms of Use; and
  2. not to defame, disparage any person or in a manner which is obscene, derogatory or offensive; and
  3. to be responsible for ensuring that your use of the Site is consistent with all applicable laws and regulations.

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

3 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on the Site must always be acknowledged.

The Site is for your personal and non-commercial use. You must not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, revise, perform, reproduce, publish, license, deep-link, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or content obtained from any part of the materials on the Site without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

You may print material from the Site or download material from the Site to your local hard disk provided that in all cases it is for your personal use only, or for personal access by others within your organisation.

Nothing in these Terms of Use grants you any rights in the site or the content within the Site. If you breach these Terms of Use, your right to use the Site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

4 RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED

Information, commentary and any other materials posted on the Site or provided through links from the Site are for general information only and not intended to amount to legal or other professional advice on which reliance should be placed. We do not represent, warrant or promise (whether express or implied) that any information is or remains accurate, complete and up to date, or fit or suitable for any purpose. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to the Site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Email addresses are provided on the Site for the purposes of pursuing our business. By accessing the Site you agree not to send unsolicited email for the purposes of advertising or market research to the email addresses provided.

Please note that no sale of products or services takes place on the Site. Any agreement to provide legal services shall exclusively be subject to the terms of our engagement letter (the "Engagement Letter") and our terms of business (the "Terms of Business"), copies of which will be sent to you separately.

5 OUR SITE CHANGES REGULARLY

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

6 INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISITS TO OUR SITE

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. For more information about what cookies we use, how we use them, and also how we process information about you please see our Privacy and Cookies Policy.

By using our Site, you consent to us processing your data in accordance with our Privacy and Cookies Policy and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

7 VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES

You must not misuse our Site 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 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.

You access the Site and download material from it at your own risk and 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.

8 LINKING TO OUR SITE

You may link to our Site, 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 from 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.

If you wish to make any use of material on our Site other than that set out above, please address your request to marketing@burges-salmon.com.

Where our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Links to third party websites on the Site are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you acknowledge that you are leaving our Site.

10 OUR LIABILITY

The material displayed on our Site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy, completeness, timeliness or as to the satisfactory quality or fitness for particular purpose. You agree that your use of the Site is on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we hereby expressly exclude:

  1. all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; and
  2. any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our Site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
    1. loss of income or revenue;
    2. loss of business;
    3. loss of profits or contracts;
    4. loss of anticipated savings;
    5. loss of data;
    6. loss of goodwill;
    7. wasted management or office time; and
    8. 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 fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

11 INDEMNITY

If you are in breach of any of these terms and conditions, you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless in respect of any costs, expenses, claims, proceedings, actions, losses, damages or liabilities incurred by us in relation to or arising from such a breach.

12 VARIATIONS

We may revise these Terms of Use at any time by amending this page without notifying you. By continuing to use and access the Site you agree to be bound by any variation made by us. 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 Site.

Should any part of these Terms of Use for any reason be declared invalid or unenforceable by a court of a competent jurisdiction, it shall be deemed without affecting the remaining provisions.

13 JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Site or any aspect relating to use of your data under the Privacy and Cookies Policy although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

These Terms of Use and the Privacy and Cookies Policy and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England.

14 YOUR CONCERNS

If you are a consumer and we have made a contract with you by electronic means you may be entitled to use the EU online dispute resolution service to assist with any contractual dispute you may have with us. This is only where both you and we agree to use this service. Please see this link to the EU OnlineDispute Resolution site.

Should you have any questions about the services we offer or if you have any concerns about material which appears on our Site, please contact marketing@burges-salmon.com or call us on +44 (0) 117 939 2000.

Thank you for visiting our Site.