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Website Terms of Use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms on which you may make use of our website ("our site").

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our 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 do not use our site.

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

  • our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our site, you consent to the collection, use, transfer and processing of your information and you warrant that all data provided by you to us is accurate; and
  • our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our site. 
  1. Information about us

Our site is operated by Hewitsons LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (registered number OC334689) ("we", "us", "our"). Hewitsons and Hewitsons Moorhead are both trading names of Hewitsons LLP.
Our registered office is Shakespeare House, 42 Newmarket Rd, Cambridge, CB5 8EP.

We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, whose code of conduct is found here http://www.sra.org.uk/handbook/.

For additional information about us, including a list of members, please see our other Legal Statements.

  1. Accessing our site

We permit access to our site on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions. If you experience any technical or other issues with our site, please email contactus@hewitsons.com

  1. Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material 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 material on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

  1. Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our site are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore accept no liability or responsibility for any reliance placed on such materials by you, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Please contact us if you need a comprehensive and up-to-date statement of the relevant English law or advice on your particular circumstances.

  1. Electronic communications

Information that you send to us in electronic form may not be secure and, unless you are already our client, will not be treated as privileged or confidential. If you are in any doubt about sending us personal data electronically, please send it in encrypted form.

  1. Client Relationships

We do not intend that any client-lawyer relationship between you and Hewitsons LLP is or may be created by your access to, or use of, our site or any information contained on our site.

If you wish us to act for you, it is important to ensure we can do so formally, by completing our standard client engagement process; and we reserve the right to decline to act if it would create a conflict of interest with any of our current or former clients.

If you have a query, and want us to consider acting for you, please contact us so that we can determine whether the matter is one for which we are able to act. You can contact us using these details: contactus@hewitsons.com

  1. Our liability

The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude:
(a) all conditions, warranties, representations and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity in relation to our site and any content on it; and
(b) 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, revenue or profits;

  2. loss of business or contracts;

  3. loss of anticipated savings;

  4. loss of data;

  5. loss of goodwill;

  6. wasted management or office time; and

  7. for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether in 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, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under English law.

Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of our supply of any services to you, which is set out in our terms and conditions, as found in our Legal Statements.

  1. 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, but 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.

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@hewitsons.com

  1. Links from our site

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.

  1. Our site changes regularly

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, 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.

  1. Severability

If a provision of these terms of use or any other provision contained in our Legal Statements is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part provision shall be deemed deleted to the minimum extent necessary to render the remaining terms valid and enforceable.

  1. Jurisdiction and applicable law

These terms of use 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 and Wales.

The courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these terms in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

  1. Viruses

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 in order 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 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. 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.

  1. Trade Marks

The Hewitsons name and the Hewitsons / Hewitson Moorhead logo, ‘Law Exchange’ and ‘LawExchange International’, are registered trade marks of Hewitsons LLP or the Hewitsons partnership.

  1. Variations

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. 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.

  1. Conflict

If there is any conflict between the provisions of these terms of use and the provisions of our Privacy Policy and/or Cookie Policy then the provisions of these terms of use shall prevail.