1              Introduction

1.1          You should read these terms and conditions carefully before using this website www.stokespartners.co.uk (the Site).

1.2          If you do not agree with or accept any of these terms and conditions, you should cease using the Site immediately.

1.3          If you have any questions about the Site, please contact us using the details shown below:

e-mail   Kit O’Brien       ko’[email protected]

1.4          Please note that no sale of products or services takes place on this website. Any agreement to provide legal services will be governed by separate terms and conditions in addition to these terms and will be provided to you separately.

2              About us

2.1          Stokes Partners LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England under number OC356911, registered office Kingfisher House, Market Square, Crewkerne,

Somerset,  TA18 7LH

2.2          Stokes Partners LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Our SRA registration number is 563427.

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2.3          We maintain professional indemnity insurance in accordance with our regulatory obligations as imposed by the SRA. Details of our professional indemnity insurance are available for inspection at our offices and/or on request.

3              Availability, accessibility and conditions of use

3.1          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 reserve the right to suspend or cease the operation of the Site from time to time at our sole discretion.

3.2          We seek to make the Site as accessible as possible. If you would like these Terms in another format (for example: audio or large print), or are having any difficulties using this Site please contact us using the contact details at the top of this page.

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

3.3.1      not to use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful under applicable law, or prohibited by these terms and conditions;

3.3.2      not to defame or disparage anybody in a manner which is obscene, derogatory or offensive;

3.3.3      not to use the Site to commit any act of fraud;

3.3.4      not to use the Site to distribute viruses or malware or other similar harmful software code;

3.3.5      not to use the Site for purposes of promoting unsolicited advertising or sending spam;

3.3.6      not to use the Site to simulate communications from us or another service or entity in order to collect identity information, authentication credentials, or other information (‘phishing’);

3.3.7      not to use the Site in any manner that disrupts the operation of our Site or business or the website or business of any other entity;

3.3.8      not to use the Site in any manner that harms minors;

3.3.9      not to promote any unlawful activity;

3.3.10    not to represent or suggest that we endorse any other business, product or service unless we have separately agreed to do so in writing;

3.3.11    not to use the Site to gain unauthorised access to or use of computers, data, systems, accounts or networks;

3.3.12    not to attempt to circumvent password or user authentication methods; and

3.3.13    to be responsible for ensuring that your use of the Site is consistent with all applicable laws and regulations.

3.4          We reserve the right to prevent or suspend your access to the Site if you do not comply with any part of these terms and conditions or any applicable law.

4              Your privacy and personal information

4.1          Your privacy and personal information are important to us. Any personal information that you provide to us will be dealt with in line with our privacy policy, which explains what personal information we collect from you, how and why we collect, store, use and share such information, your rights in relation to your personal information and how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a query or complaint about the use of your personal information.

4.2          Follow the link to view our Privacy Policy.

5              Cookies and other information-gathering technologies

5.1          Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files placed on your device when you use our website. We use cookies to help us recognise you and your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions. These cookies also allow us to improve our site.

5.2          We will ask for your permission (consent) to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where these are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested.

5.3          For more information on which cookies we use and how we use them, see our Cookie policy.

6              Ownership, use and intellectual property rights

6.1          The Site and all content within the Site is owned and operated by us and/or our licensors. We and our licensors reserve all rights.

6.2          The Site is for your personal and non-commercial use. You may 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 the Site unless expressly authorised by us.

6.3          Any intellectual property rights (including without limitation all patents, copyright, database rights and trademarks (whether registered or unregistered)) subsisting in any content or material on the Site belong to us and/or our licensors. All rights are reserved for the benefit of ourselves and/or our licensors. Nothing in these terms and conditions grants you any rights in the Site or the content within the Site.

7              Disclaimers

7.1          While we use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Site, 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. Any reliance you place on the information on the Site is at your own risk. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall operate to prejudice any mandatory statutory requirement or your statutory rights.

7.2          Content on the Site is provided for your general information purposes only and to inform you about us and our products and news, features, services and other websites which may be of interest. It does not constitute technical, financial, or legal advice or any other type of advice and should not be relied on for any purposes.

8              Hyperlinks and third-party sites

8.1          The Site may contain hyperlinks or references to external third-party websites. Any such hyperlinks or reference is provided for your convenience only. We have no control over third-party websites and accept no responsibility for any content, material or information contained in them. The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third-party website does not constitute an endorsement of such third party’s website, products or services. Your use of a third-party site may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third-party site.

8.2          You may create a link to our Site from another website without our prior written consent provided no such link:

8.2.1      creates a frame or any other browser or border environment around the content of our Site;

8.2.2      implies that we endorse your products or services or any of the products or services of, or available through, the website on which you place a link to our Site;

8.2.3      displays any of the trademarks or logos used on our Site without our permission or that of the owner of such trademarks or logos; or

8.2.4      is placed on a website that itself does not meet the acceptable use requirements of this Policy.

8.3          We reserve the right to require you to immediately remove any link to the Site at any time, and you shall immediately comply with any request by us to remove any such link.

9              Equality and diversity

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity in all our dealings with clients, third parties and employees and we have a policy in place for this purpose. Please contact our Compliance Solicitor Elisabeth Bellamy if you would like a copy of our Equality and Diversity Policy.

10           Warranties and limitation of liability

10.1        You agree that your use of the Site is on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis. Consequently, we make no representations, warranties, conditions or other terms (whether express or implied) in relation to the provision of the Site, including without limitation as to completeness, accuracy and currency or any content and information on the Site, or as to satisfactory quality, or fitness for particular purpose.

10.2        To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and our professional obligations, we exclude all liability (whether arising in contract, tort, breach of statutory duty or otherwise) which we may otherwise have to you as a result of:

10.2.1    any error or inaccuracies in any information or material within or relating to the Site;

10.2.2    the unavailability of the Site for whatsoever reason; and

10.2.3    any representation or statement made on the Site.

10.3        Under no circumstances shall we be liable to you for any loss or damage suffered (including without limitation direct or indirect losses) arising from your use of, or reliance on, the Site.

10.4        We do not exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, for any fraudulent misrepresentation made by us on the Site or for any other statutory rights which are not capable of being excluded.

11           Indemnity

11.1        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           Variation

We reserve the right to vary these terms and conditions from time to time without notifying you. By continuing to use and access the Site you agree to be bound by any variation made by us. It is your responsibility to check these terms and conditions from time-to-time to verify such variations.

13           Governing law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions are governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

March 2019