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Fladgate LLP

Fladgate LLP is a limited liability partnership, registered in England and Wales with registered number OC334334. It is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The term partner is used to refer to a member of Fladgate LLP. A list of members is available at the firm’s registered office at 16 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DG.

Terms of use

This website is designed to tell you about us. We deal with legal matters in general terms within this site and would emphasise that you should always seek specialist legal advice on particular situations. The information on this website is not intended to be advice upon which you should rely. We disclaim all responsibility and liability, to the extent permitted by law, for any reliance on the materials on our site.

By continuing to use this website you are confirming that you accept these terms of use and that you will abide by them. If you do not accept these terms of use, do not use this website.

We do not accept instructions formally through this website, as we prefer to deal with our clients personally.

Intellectual property rights

All items that appear within this site are © Fladgate LLP unless we say differently. Other intellectual property rights in the materials on this site are owned by or licensed to Fladgate LLP. You may reproduce such materials for your personal use only. You may make copies provided that they are complete and unchanged and you make it clear that it is our material.

Links

The contents of other sites that are linked to ours are outside of our control and we do not accept any responsibility for them.

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is legal and does not damage Fladgate’s 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 the part of Fladgate. This website must not be framed on any other site, nor are you entitled to create a link to any part of this website other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw any linking permission without notice.

Access to this website and the information on it

We do not guarantee that this website, or any content on it, will always be available or that access will be uninterrupted. Access to this website is permitted on a temporary basis and we may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of it without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time.

Although we will take reasonable steps to update the information on this website, we make no representations or warranties that the information is accurate, free from errors, complete or up-to-date. If content is out of date at any given time, we are under no obligation to update it.

Personal details and data privacy

The information we may collect

You do not have to give us any personal information in order to use most of this website. However, you may choose to do so on various sections of our website, including:

  • careers;
  • mailing lists to subscribe to bulletins and/or register an interest in seminars; and
  • the ‘contact us’ section.

We may collect and process your personal information, such as your:

  • name;
  • address; and
  • e-mail and other contact details.

How we use your personal information

We use your information to improve our marketing, for administration, for recruitment and to provide legal services.

We will not pass your personal information on to anyone else without your prior consent.

Your rights and responsibilities

It is your responsibility to ensure that your personal details are accurate and up to date and to inform us of any changes that need to be made.

You have the right to request details of the information we hold about you upon written request and payment of a fee.

Electronic Commerce Regulations (EC Directive) 2002

We are required by the above regulations to provide you with the following information:

  • Fladgate LLP is the service provider.
  • Fladgate LLP is situated at 16 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DG.
  • Fladgate LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and is bound by the SRA Code of Conduct 2011.  This can be accessed by clicking on the following link http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/code/content.page
  • Fladgate LLP is registered for VAT with the registration number 333253974.

Fladgate LLP and the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000

Some investment related activities of Fladgate LLP in the United Kingdom and elsewhere are regulated under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 of the United Kingdom (FSMA).

Like most law firms, we are not authorised under FSMA to provide investment services. Instead, as members of the Law Society of England and Wales which is a designated body for the purposes of FSMA, we can provide investment related services, including insurance mediation services, on the basis that we are an “exempt professional firm”, but only if they are incidental to our professional services or if they can reasonably be regarded as a necessary part of our professional services or if we are otherwise permitted to provide them under FSMA. Subject to these limitations, Fladgate LLP is included on the register maintained by the Financial Conduct Authority so that we can carry on insurance mediation activities – broadly, advising on, arranging and administering insurance contracts.

Since we are not authorised under FSMA, we are only permitted to communicate invitations or inducements to engage in investment activities (financial promotions) where these have been approved by an authorised person or are exempt from the requirement for such approval. We are retained only to provide legal and, where specifically undertaken by us, tax advice to our clients and nothing that we say or do should be construed as advice to anybody on the investment merits of acquiring or disposing of particular investments or as an invitation or inducement to anybody to engage in investment activities. Also, we do not act as brokers of investment transactions.

In order to progress matters on which our clients retain us, we need to communicate with clients and with others involved in those matters. If anybody decides to participate in a meeting, conference call or other interactive communication involving us, we will consider that they thereby request an interactive dialogue with us in our capacity as professional advisers to our client in the course of that communication.

Regulation and complaints handling

Responsibility for regulation and complaints handling has been separated from the Law Society’s representative functions. The Solicitors Regulation Authority is the independent regulatory body of the Law Society and the Legal Ombudsman is the independent complaints handling body.

Client cancellation form

Our client cancellation form can be accessed via the following link.  This can be used where our client is a consumer and has the right to cancel our engagement within 14 days in accordance with consumer legislation.

Client cancellation form

Limit of liability

Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to this website or any content on it, whether express or implied.

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, this website or use of or reliance on any content displayed on this website.

If you are a business user, please note that, in particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user, we will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other material due to your use of this website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

Applicable law

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use and their formation are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are a resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

If you are a business, these terms of use and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.

Changes to the terms of use

We may amend details of these terms of use at any time. You should check this website periodically for any update and refer to the ‘Last modified’ date to see if it has changed.

Contact us

You can contact us at fladgate@fladgate.com.

Updated

Last modified on 20 August 2015