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Terms of use

Terms of use

These are the terms on which you may use our website, together with regulatory information about Prism Family Law.

Last updated: 1 November 2016

Terms of Use

Prism Family Law’s website www.prismfamilylaw.com (“our website”) is for our clients and other individuals and businesses interested in using our services, as well as individuals perhaps interested in working for Prism Family Law.

It is intended only for visitors from England and Wales given that Prism Family Law is limited in the legal services that it can offer to the jurisdiction of England and Wales.

You may only access and use our website if you agree to the following terms:

1. About these Terms

These Terms apply to your use of our website. By using our website you are deemed to have accepted these terms. If you do not agree to these Terms then you must stop using our website.

We may at any time revise these terms without notice. Please review these terms regularly to make sure you are familiar with the current version as they are binding on you.

2. Availability of the website

Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our website without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

3. Site content

Commentary and other materials posted on our website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. Should you require any legal advice and help specifically in relation to your case and circumstances then in every case you should seek such advice and help from a qualified legal adviser.

Prism Family Law disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

We may change the content at any time and update the website, however, please note that any content on our website may be out of date at any given time and we are under no obligation to update it. We do not guarantee that our website or any content on it will be free from errors or omissions.

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please email our webmaster at legal@prismfamilylaw.co.uk

4. Events

Your use of our website to book places at Prism Family Law events and seminars is governed by these event terms and conditions as well as our privacy and cookie policy and other legal and regulatory information.

Please read our terms carefully before using our site to make a booking. By making a booking you agree to the Event terms set out below:

4.1 Information about Us

We are obliged to provide information under regulation 6 of the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 and under rule 7 of the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct 2007 as set out on the legal and regulatory information page and reference is made to those items and the information therein and this should be read in conjunction with this section.

4.2 How to make a booking using this website

These are the steps you need to take to conclude a contract with us:

4.2.1 Make sure you have read and understand our terms

It is your responsibility to read our terms carefully before you make your booking. Please save/print and retain our terms for future reference.

4.2.2 Select the seminar you wish to attend

In the events section of our website, select the seminar you wish to attend by clicking on “view event” button. You will be shown further details of the seminar you have selected.

Complete the relevant fields of the online booking form headed “register me for this event” and click on the “Send” button to book your place.

4.2.3 Provide details of your booking

You will be asked to provide certain information we need to process your bookings, such as your contact details and the number of places you would like to book.

You can cancel your booking and return to the main events page at any time by clicking the “cancel” button, or clear the form using the “clear form” button. To go back to a previous page, use the back button on your browser. To edit your details just click on the text you wish to change and re-type it. Some information (marked ‘required’) is mandatory and must be completed so that we can process your booking.

Other information you can decide whether or not to supply, such as your title, job title, fax, and organisation. We would like this extra information to help us understand our audiences and improve our seminars, but we do not require it.

You can book only book 1 place at a time, by selecting the number of places from the drop-down box.

You will now be asked to read and agree to our terms.

4.2.4 Wait for confirmation of your booking

Once your order is complete, you will receive an email with confirmation of your booking. Please save or print and retain this confirmation for future reference. On receipt of our confirmation, we will have made a binding legal contract with you.

4.3 Other information about the Contract

We can only conclude the contract with you in English and not in any other language.

The contract between us will consist of

(1) the seminar invitation and any other information about the seminar on our website or otherwise notified to you,

(2) these terms and conditions together with our privacy and cookie policy and legal information,

(3) your booking and

(4) our confirmation of your booking.

We will not file the concluded contract between us online and you should, therefore, save/print and retain copies of each element of the contract.

4.4 Provision of the seminar

We may at any time make any changes to the seminar or Event which are necessary to comply with any applicable safety or other statutory requirements, or which do not materially affect the nature or quality of the seminar.

We may, due to reasons beyond our control, have to provide substitute speakers or make other changes to the seminar.

We will, if practicable, notify you in advance of any changes to speakers but cannot guarantee to do so.

Unless the seminar is free, please pay for it before the day (within 30 days our invoice if we send you one) if you do not pay online at the time of booking.

Unless you object when you book the seminar, we will use your details for marketing purposes, to send you further details of our seminars, but we will not disclose your details to third parties.

Please comply with any other instructions and notices given to you in relation to the seminar, including any health and safety notices and other local policies and procedures that apply to the venue.

4.5 Price

The prices payable for seminars, including any applicable VAT, are set out on our website.

4.6 Your right to cancel your contract

You may cancel your booking at any time up to and including the day of the seminar without charge, but please put your cancellation in writing (by post or email to events@prismfamilylaw.co.uk)

Once you have notified us that you are cancelling your contract, we will reimburse any sum paid by you or on your behalf as soon as possible and in any event within 30 days of cancellation.

4.7 Our rights to cancel the contract

We may cancel the contract between us if:

· we have insufficient places at the seminar to accommodate your booking; or

· we decide to cancel the seminar for any reason (including without limitation, reasons beyond our control, or due to lack of demand or the unavailability of any speaker or facilities).

Once we have notified you that we are cancelling your contract, we will reimburse any sum paid by you or on your behalf as soon as possible and in any event within 30 days of cancellation.

4.8 Ownership of rights

Unless otherwise stated, the property and any copyright or other intellectual property rights in any material presented or supplied by us in connection with the seminar shall belong to us, or our licensors.

Except as permitted by law, you shall not be entitled to re-use or reproduce that material without the owner’s written consent. You are not permitted to make recordings of our seminars without our written consent. No part of the slides or handout materials may be reproduced in any form without our written consent.

4.9 Our liability to you

4.9.1 Please note that our seminars are informative, not advisory, and you will not become our client merely by attending them. If you need advice about anything a seminar covers, you need to seek it from us separately.

4.9.2 Except as expressly and specifically provided in these terms, all warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from this contract.

4.9.3 Subject to paragraph 4.9.4, but otherwise to the fullest extent permitted by law, Prism Family Law shall not be liable (including any liability for the acts or omissions of its employees, agents, and sub-contractors):

(a) for any Loss occasioned to any person acting, omitting to act or refraining from acting in reliance upon the seminar material or presentation of the seminar; or

(b) by reason of any delay or failure to perform any of our obligations if the delay or failure was due to any cause beyond our reasonable control.

4.9.4 Prism Family Law’s liability for Loss arising from or connected with any error or omission in the seminar material or presentation of the seminar shall be limited to the price paid (if any) for the seminar.

4.9.5 “Loss” means loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted management or office time, costs or expenses payable to any third party and any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising, whether direct or indirect and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise.

4.9.6 Nothing in this contract shall exclude our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation.

4.9.7 If you are a consumer (that is, you are acting for purposes which are outside your business), your statutory rights are not affected by these terms.

4.10 General

If any part of these terms and conditions is unenforceable (including any provision in which we exclude or limit our liability to you) the enforceability of any other part of these conditions will not be affected.

To the extent that you provide us with any personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) you acknowledge and agree to be bound by the terms of our privacy and cookie policy.

A person who is not a party to this contract has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this contract but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party that exists or is available apart from that Act.

The contract documents listed under paragraph 4.3 above constitute the whole of our agreement relating to the provision of the seminar to you by us and may not be varied except in writing between the parties. All other terms, express or implied by statute or otherwise are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Note that we may revise these terms from time to time. Please read the terms each time you book a seminar through our site.

Prism Family Law’s written consent may only be given by a Director or Partner of Prism Family Law.

The contract between us shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the law of England and Wales, and you agree to submit any dispute which arises out of or in connection with it or its use to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

5. Intellectual property rights

The intellectual property rights in this website are owned by Prism Family Law or its licensors.

Prism Family Law is intended to be a UK registered trade mark.

You may print off or download content for information, reference, for personal use and for non-commercial research, provided you do not alter it in any way, and provided you acknowledge us as the source of the content and as the copyright owners.

You must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

All other use or copying of any of the contents of this website, other than as permitted by law, is prohibited.

If you breach these terms, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must at our option return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

You may not use our registered trademark, or any third party trademarks that appear on this website, other than as permitted by express written licence from the licensor or by law. You may not use those marks as meta-tags nor may you sponsor them in search engines.

6. Acceptable Use

It is impossible to provide an exhaustive list of exactly what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable use of this website.

In general, you must only use the website for lawful purposes and we will not tolerate any use of our website which damages or is likely to damage our reputation, the availability or integrity of the website or which causes us or threatens to cause us to incur any legal, tax or regulatory liability.

In particular, you must not misuse our website 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 website, the server on which our website is hosted or any server, computer or database connected to our website. You must not attack our website 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 website will cease immediately.

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 due to your use of our website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

7. Links

Links to this website are permitted, on the following conditions:

Any publicity you conduct for us complies with chapter 8 (publicity) of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Code of Conduct 2011.

Links must only be made to the home page of this website.

They must be made in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, or in a way that suggests any form of association, approval or endorsement where none exists.

We reserve the right to withdraw permission to link at any time.

You are not entitled (nor shall you assist others) to set up links from your own website to this website by deep-linking, framing or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Such consent may be withheld at our absolute discretion, and without the need to provide a reason.

This website includes links that allow you to leave this website and visit third party sites. We have no control over and are not responsible for the content, use by you or availability of those third party websites, for any products or services you buy through those sites or for the treatment of any personal information you provide to the third party.

8. Privacy and cookies

This website includes areas where you are invited to provide information about yourself. Any such information will be subject to the terms of our privacy and cookie policy. We use cookies on this website; for further information about how we use cookies and how to accept, delete or reject them please see our privacy and cookie policy.

9. Liability

The material displayed on our website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy or completeness. To the extent permitted by law, we hereby expressly exclude:

· all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or equity;

· any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any visitor in connection with our website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:

o loss of income or revenue;

o loss of business;

o loss of profits or contracts;

o loss of anticipated savings;

o loss of data;

o loss of goodwill;

o wasted management or office time; and

o 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 fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

10. General

If a court or other competent authority holds any of these terms to be void or unenforceable in whole or part, the other terms and the remainder of the affected term shall continue to be valid.

Our failure to exercise or delay in exercising a right or remedy provided by these terms of use or by law does not constitute a waiver of those or any other rights or remedies.

These terms and the use of this website and its content shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the law of England and Wales, and you agree to submit any dispute which arises out of or in connection with it or its use to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

11. Regulatory Information

Prism Family Law is a firm of solicitors operating in England and Wales and is authorised and regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

We provide legal advice on matters of English law only, and in particular, in relation to the provision of family law related matters.

Further information about Prism Family Law is provided below in compliance with regulation 6 of the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 and chapter 8 of the SRA Code of Conduct 2011. Information required by the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 is provided by clause 4. Events above.

Our name:

Prism Family Law Limited (trading as Prism Family Law)

Our geographic address:

Collingwood Buildings

Collingwood Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 1JF

Our contact details:

Telephone: 0191 269 6871

Email:  legal@prismfamilylaw.co.uk

Our professional body: Prism Family Law Limited is authorised and regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

From 15 February 2016, it may be possible where we enter into an online contract with you to resolve disputes between customers and businesses using ‘alternative dispute resolution’.

You can find out more about ADR by following this link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/

Prism Family Law does not use ADR at this time and complaints which we are unable to resolve by using our own complaints procedure are referred to the Legal Ombudsman (where eligible to be considered).

If you require further information in relation to the Legal Ombudsman you may follow this link: www.legalombudsman.org.uk

Should you require further information, please contact us at legal@prismfamilylaw.co.uk

Our professional rules: Prism Family Law is subject to the Bar Standards Board Handbook 

Our people: A list of our Partners and Directors is available for inspection at the above address.

Except as set out below, our partners, associate solicitors and assistant solicitors are all qualified “solicitors” as defined in sections 1 and 87 of the Solicitors Act 1974. They are individually registered with our the Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and subject to their professional rules.

We use the terms “Partner”, “Associate” and “Paralegal” to denote status within Prism Family Law and not professional qualification or membership of a professional body.

Our registration numbers:

Bar Standards Board: ER161404

VAT (value added tax) number: 247 7099 70

Information Commissioner: ZA179351

Our insurers: Bar Mutual

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