Terms & Conditions

The Website is owned and operated by Cromwell Law trading as ADL Barristers (the barrister’s entity). For the purposes of the Terms, the barrister’s entity). includes any and all of the barrister’s entity). subsidiary undertakings, co-branded businesses and joint ventures which may exist from time to time.

These terms and conditions (collectively, the “Agreement”) constitute a legal agreement between you and ADL Barristers (“we”, or “us, or “the barrister’s entity”), a UK-based the barrister’s entity. In order to use the Service (defined below) and the associated Application (defined below) you must agree to the terms and conditions that are set out below. By using or receiving any services supplied to you by the barrister’s entity (collectively, the “Service”), or downloading, installing or using any associated application supplied by the barrister’s entity (collectively, the “Application”), you hereby expressly acknowledge and agree to be bound by the Agreement, and any future amendments and additions to the Agreement as published from time to time at https://www.adlbaristers.com  The barrister’s entity reserves the right to modify the Agreement or its policies relating to the Service or Application at any time, effective from the time of posting of an updated version of this Agreement at https://www.adlbaristers.com or through the Service. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Agreement. Continued use of the Service or Application after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.

 

Key Content-related Terms

“Content” means text, graphics, images, music, software (excluding the Application), audio, video, information or other materials.
“Company Content” means Content that Company makes available through the Service or Application, including any Content licensed from a third party, but excluding User Content.
“User” means a person who accesses or uses the Service or Application.
“User Content” means Content that a User posts, uploads, publishes, submits or transmits to be made available through the Service or Application.
“Collective Content” means, collectively, the barrister’s entity Content and User Content.

Use of the Website is governed by the following Terms.

We reserves the right, at our discretion, to make changes to any part of the Website or the Terms of the usage of the website as and when it wishes. Should any of the Terms be amended, the barrister’s entity will not notify you, it is your responsibility as the user of the website to check the Terms every time you use the Website. Specific terms may also apply to the provision of any of the services that we provide via the Website. You should check any specific terms that apply to the services which you use.

We reserve the right to alter, suspend or discontinue any part of the Website or the services provided through it, including your access to it. Whilst we make every effort to ensure that the information contained within the Website is correct, visitors should be aware that the information may have become out of date and we give no warranty or make any representation regarding the fitness for purpose, continued availability, quality, accuracy or completeness of the content of the Website. Accordingly, the materials on the Website do not give specific legal advice and should not be relied on as doing so. In particular, you should be aware that laws and regulations might be different outside England. Your use of the Website does not create a contractual or Barrister-client relationship between you and the barrister’s We recommend you contact the advisers who are named in the Website for advice about particular matters.

Liability & Losses

The ADL barristers excludes all liability for any kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party in connection with the use, inability to use, or the results of use of the Website.

Website visitors are permitted to read the contents and to download and store on a temporary basis any of the contents of the Website provided this is for their own personal or non-commercial use. Apart from content specifically made available for download, such as court forms and publications, you may not permanently copy, store or redistribute the contents of the Website in any way.

The articles posted by the barristers or others on the website are the property of the individual barrister or others  and may not be used or reproduced without express permission from the individual barrister or another, the barrister’s entity cannot give such permissions and articles being published do not give rise to any implied permission to copy or reproduce or use without the consent of the owner, which is the individual barrister.

Where we make content available for downloading this is only for your personal use, or for circulation within your business and is not for commercial re-use. You may not set up links from your own websites to the Website without our prior written consent.

Any links to other websites from the Website are provided for convenience only and the barrister’s entity accepts no responsibility or liability in connection with your use or reliance on the content of any linked website. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the barrister’s entity of any linked website or its provider. If you choose to use a hypertext link contained within this website, then you may leave our website.

Once you have left our website, whether or not you have realised that you have left, we are no longer responsible in any way for the material on the other website that you enter. In addition, hypertext links are included in order to provide further information and are not intended to signify that we endorse or approve of such website and/or its content. We exclude to the full extent permitted by law all liability that may arise in connection with or as a result of such external website material causing any damage, cost, injury or financial loss of any kind.

For further information on the use of materials from the Website, or if you experience any problems with the Website, please contact us by sending an email to [email protected]

 

Representations and Warranties

By using the website, you expressly represent and warrant that you are legally entitled to enter this Agreement. If you reside in a jurisdiction that restricts the use of the Service because of age or restricts the ability to enter into agreements such as this one due to age, you must abide by such age limits and you must not use the Application or Service. By using the Application or the Service, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Your participation in using the Service is for your personal use and the use of others that have explicitly authorized you. You may not authorise others to use your user status, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your user account to any other person or entity. When using the Service you agree to comply with all applicable laws from your home nation, the country, state or Emirate and city in which you are present while using the Application or Service.

You may only access the Service using authorised means. We reserves the right to terminate this Agreement if you use the Service or website with an incompatible or unauthorised device.

By using the website or the Service, you agree that:

You will only use the Service or Application for lawful purposes; you will not use the Services for sending or storing any unlawful material or for fraudulent purposes.
You will not use the Service or website to cause nuisance, annoyance or inconvenience.
You will not impair the proper operation of the network.
You will not try to harm the Service or website in any way whatsoever.
You will not copy or distribute the Application or other content without written permission from the Company.
You will only use the Application and Service for your own use and will not resell it to a third party.
You will keep secure and confidential your account password or any identification we provide you which allows access to the Service.
You will provide us with whatever proof of identity we may reasonably request.
You will only use an access point, 3G,4G 5G (and above) data account (AP) which you are authorised to use.
License Grant, Restrictions and Copyright Policy
Licenses Granted by Company-to-Company Content and User Content

Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Company grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license:(i) to view, download and print any Company Content solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes; and (ii) to view any User Content to which you are permitted access solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes. You have no right to sublicense the license rights granted in this Agreement.

You will not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Service, Application or Collective Content, except as expressly permitted in this Agreement. No licenses or rights of any kind are granted to you by implication or otherwise by Company or its licensors, except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in this section.

License Granted by User

We may, in our sole discretion, permit Users to post, upload, publish, submit or transmit User Content. By making available any User Content on or through the Service or Application, you hereby grant to Company a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty- free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, view, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast and otherwise exploit such User Content only on, through or by means of the Service or Application. Company does not claim any ownership rights in any User Content and nothing in this Agreement will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit any User Content.

Disclaimers Relating to Downloads

The Website may allow users to download certain documents which are also available directly from the original source website and various other websites e.g. court forms.

To the extent permitted by law, the barrister’s entity excludes all liability in contract, tort (including negligence) breach of statutory duty or otherwise for any costs, losses, claims, damages, expenses or proceedings (including special, incidental or consequential loss or damage, loss of profits and wasted management time) incurred or suffered by you arising directly or indirectly in connection with the use of the download facility and the content of any downloaded material including any loss, damage or expense arising from, but not limited to, any defect, error, imperfection, fault, mistake or inaccuracy or copyright with the downloads, their content or associated services or due to any unavailability of part or all of any associated website or associated service.

The documents available for download are created exclusively by third parties and the barrister’s entity excludes all liability for any illegality arising from error, omission, inaccuracy or copyright in such material and takes no responsibility for such material.

Any downloads are provided solely for your convenience and the barrister’s entity does not necessarily endorse the material which can be downloaded and will have no liability to you in respect of the same.

Downloading documents from the Website should not be used as an alternative to legal advice from a barrister or other legally qualified person and using any such documents does not create a barrister -client relationship between you and the barristers Office.

Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Website is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

The barrister’s entity cannot guarantee that downloading documents from the Website will be free from error and/or uninterrupted and we shall not be liable for any damages including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential damages, damages for loss of opportunity or chance, or any damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use, data, or profits, whether in contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of, or in connection with the download facility or any associated website.

Whilst effort has been taken to ensure that any downloads are free from viruses, no warranties are given to that effect and users are responsible for ensuring that they have installed adequate virus checking software. The barrister’s entity shall not be liable for any viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, restrict, destroy, limit the functionality of or compromise the integrity of users’ computer hardware. All documents are downloaded at the user’s own discretion and risk and the user shall be solely responsible for any damage to the user’s computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any documents.

Nothing in the Terms serves to exclude or limit liability for death or personal injury arising from negligence or any liability which is otherwise prohibited from being excluded by law.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all User Content that you make available through the Service or Application. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that: (i) you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all User Content that you make available through the Service or website or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to Company and to the rights in such User Content, as contemplated under this Agreement; and (ii) neither the User Content nor your posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmittal of the User Content or Company’s use of the User Content (or any portion thereof) on, through or by means of the Service or website will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.

Copyright Policy

Copyright and other intellectual property rights in the content of the Website, including any of the barrister’s entity marks, logos and brands, belongs to the barrister’s entity or its licensors (who have expressly licensed content to the barrister’s entity). All rights, save as expressly granted, are reserved. If you are in doubt whether an item is copyright or a trademark of the barrister’s entity, please contact us for clarification.

Payment Terms

Any fees that the Company may charge you for the Service, are due immediately and are non-refundable other than in circumstances in which the Company considers that a refund is justified.

We can conduct the work either on an hourly rate or a fixed fee, the choice is yours, but people tend to opt for the fixed fee, and we can accommodate on either basis without any hidden charges. There may be additional costs, but those costs will relate to third parties, but not our costs.  It is common for fees to be broken down to suggest that the fee is lower than what they actually are i.e., appeal to the first tier is sometimes charged as lodging grounds, followed by a fee for preparation and then a fee for advocacy, we simply charge one fee, so the cost is clear.

Fees for appointments booked online will be subject a booking fee which will be charged prior to the appointment being booked. It is important for you to ensure that you have the funds in your account at the point of booking taking place.

Any quotes that we provide on our costs will assume that you have provided us with the necessary information so that we may ensure that the agreed work can be done within any agreed time frame. We may charge further fees if the timeframe changes or there is material which is being presented, that was not before us at the time of agreeing the fee, or the scope of work or timeframe changes for reasons beyond our control.

Fees can be paid in advance or where the circumstances allow it by way of an instalment plan. The process paying our professional fees is straightforward as well and can be done through our online payment portal where you can use PayPal. We also accept payments by way of CHAPs, BACS, PayPal, Apple Pay, how you wish to pay will be a matter for you. Once the payment is made, a confirmation notice will be sent to the client via email within 24 hours of receipt.

These terms are to be read in line with our terms of engagement and the terms conditions letter which will be provided to you once you have instructed us. In the case of where you are only seeking a one-off meeting with us, then you will still be bound by the terms and conditions which appear here and our terms and conditions letter which can be provided prior to ant one off meeting that you may wish to book.


EXPENSES NOT INCLUDED 
Cost for third parties such as Home Office fees, Court fees or Tribunal fees, independent expert fees, translation/interpretation fees, Scholars fees, Expert fees, or any other expenses which are payable to a third party are not included in any fee that has been agreed, these are to be paid separately. Where there are such costs, we will tell you & you will pay them directly. Our travel fees will not be included, but we will inform you of the cost of these.


VAT/TAXES

All fees quoted below are exclusive of VAT/Taxes. VAT is a tax which will be added at 20% where this is required by law. Should there be any other tax that is required by law that will be charged as well.


RE-ARRANGING AN APPOINTMENT 
If you need to change the date or time of a pre-arranged appointment which you have booked using our online Book A Meeting service then please contact us on [email protected]  48hours prior to the arranged appointment time or call us at least 48hours prior to the appointment time. If you fail to contact us to re-arrange within this time scale or you do not attend, then you will still be charged the fee for the appointment and no refund will be made.

If we need to change the date or time you will be contacted by us either by email or phone or both.


CANCELLATION OF AN APPOINTMENT
If you need to cancel your appointment then you may do so and  a refund will be issued provided the cancellation takes place 48hours pre the appointment time and provided you have not asked us to consider any material or papers or undertake any research for the purposes of that appointment, if this is case  then there will be a charge of 50% for any work undertaken. If you cancel your appointment 24hours prior to the appointment, then may be charged 25% of the fee or 50% if have asked us to consider any material or papers or undertake any research for the purposes of the appointment.

Should we cancel the appointment and not offer a further appointment, then any fees will be returned to you.

TERMINATION OF SERVICES

We reserve the right to terminate our service subject to our discretion, should it be the case that we take this course of action, then you will be refunded any fees that are owed to you and your papers will be returned to you. We shall give you reasonable notice so that you may engage alternative representation. 

You also have the right to terminate the services, should you do so, please confirm this in writing. If there are any outstanding fees you will be required to pay these. If we owe you any fees then we will make a refund to your nominated bank account details, please note we will not make any refund payments to any third-party bank account or to third parties.

Intellectual Property Ownership

The Company alone (and its licensors, where applicable) shall own all right, title and interest, including all related intellectual property rights, in and to the Application and the Service and any suggestions, ideas, enhancement requests, feedback, recommendations or other information provided by you or any other party relating to the website or the Service. This Agreement is not a sale and does not convey to you any rights of ownership in or related to the website or the Service, or any intellectual property rights owned by the Company. The Company name, the Company logo, and the product names associated with the website and Service are trademarks of the Company or third parties, and no right or license is granted to use them.

Conduct of Users

By entering into this Agreement or using the or the Service you agree that you will comply with the laws of the United KIngdom, or other countries (whichever is applicable). You will be solely responsible for any failure to comply with this provision.

Indemnification

By entering into this Agreement and using the website or Service, you agree that you shall defend, indemnify and hold the Company, its licensors and each such party’s parent organizations, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, Users, employees, attorneys and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, costs, damages, losses, liabilities and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of or in connection with:
(a) your violation or breach of any term of this Agreement or any applicable law or regulation, whether or not referred to in this Agreement;
(b) your violation of any rights of any third party, including any providers of transportation services, or
(c) your use or misuse of the Application or Service.

Agreement Validity

This agreement of service is considered to in force from the date and time, you sign up with the company and remains valid until your customer account is active in the Company’s database. You customer account can be removed due to breach of any contractual clauses in this agreement or as a result of an explicit written notice by either of the two parties.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The company makes no representation, warranty, or guaranty as to the reliability, timeliness, quality, suitability, availability, accuracy or completeness of the service. The company does not represent or warrant that

(a) the use of the service or website will be secure, timely, uninterrupted or error-free or operate in combination with any other hardware, website, system or data,
(b) the service will meet your requirements or expectations,
(c) any stored data will be accurate or reliable,
(d) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your requirements or expectations,
(e) errors or defects in the service will be corrected, or
(f) the service or the server(s) that make the service available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

The service and website is provided to you strictly on an “as is” basis. All conditions, representations and warranties, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of third party rights, are hereby disclaimed to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law by the company. The company makes no representation, warranty, or guaranty as to the reliability, safety, timeliness, quality, suitability or availability of any services, products or goods obtained by third parties through the use of the service or website. You acknowledge and agree that the entire risk arising out of your use of the website and service, and any third party services or products remains solely with you, to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Internet Delays

The company’s service and website may be subject to limitations, delays, and other problems inherent in the use of the internet and electronic communications. The company is not responsible for any delays, delivery failures, or other damage resulting from such problems.

Assignment

This Agreement may not be assigned by you without the prior written approval of the Company but may be assigned without your consent by the Company to (i) a parent or subsidiary, (ii) an acquirer of https://www.adlbaristers.com or (iii) a successor by merger. Any purported assignment in violation of this section shall be void.

Governing Law

This Agreement is governed by the laws of England & Wales.

Contacting us

Email: [email protected]

 

 

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