Terms and Conditions



1.1 This website ("the Site”) is comprised of various web-pages, which are owned operated, monitored and updated by William Sturges LLP.


1.2 William Sturges LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership constituted under the laws of England and regulated by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority. All the Partners of William Sturges LLP are solicitors qualified in England. If we provide legal advice at your request we do so only regarding the laws of England and not any other territory in any part of the world.


1.3 The Site is available subject to the terms conditions and notices contained herein ("the Terms of Use”), and the use of the Site constitutes agreement to all such terms, conditions and notices.




2.1. We reserve the right to change the terms, conditions and notices relating to the Site, including but not limited to any changes associated with use of the Site, from time to time, and may notify you of such changes by any reasonable means, including by posting the revised version of the Terms of Use on the Site.


2,2 Your continued use of the Site following changes to the Terms of Use will constitute your acceptance of those changes. You can determine when we last changed the Terms of Use by referring to the Last Updated Statement below.




3.1 Unless otherwise stated, we and our licensors own the intellectual property rights to all text, pictures, videos, and any other content made available on the Site.


3.2 Subject to the licence at Clause 4 below, all intellectual property rights are reserved and you must not, without the express prior permission in writing from us:


(i) remove any copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property rights notice from the Site


(ii) remove any materials originating from the Site


(iii) print or otherwise make copies of any content of the Site




You may view, download or print pages from the Site for your own personal use, for legal referencing and information purposes only but you may not:


(i) republish material from this website (including republication on another website)


(ii) sell, lease or otherwise sub-license material from the Site


(iii) reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit any material on the Site or use or access any portion of the Site for a commercial purpose




Subject to Clause 4, as a condition of the use of the Site you will not use the Site for any purpose that is fraudulent, unlawful or prohibited by the Terms of Use.


You may not use the Site:


5.1. In any manner which could:


(i) damage, disable, overburden or impair the Site or the servers or networks used to make the Site available


(ii) violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks


(iii) interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site


5.2 To defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights of others, including without limitation others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity.


5.3 To impersonate any person or entity, falsely stated or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with the Site; or express or imply that we endorse any statement(s) you make.


5.4 To obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided through the Site.


5.5 To transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the Site any virus, worm, Trojan, malware programme or other computer code that is harmful or invasive or may or is intended to damage the operation of, or to monitor the use of, any hardware, software, or equipment.


5.6 To modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site. If you wish to reverse engineer any part of the Site to create an interoperable program the User must contact us and we may provide interface data subject to verification of the User’s identity and other information.


5.7 To frame or mirror any part of the Site without our express prior written consent.


5.8 To create a database by systematically downloading and storing Site content.


5.9 To use any manual or automatic device in any way to gather Site content or reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site without our express prior written consent.




6.1 The Site provides links to other websites and online resources. We have no direct involvement in the monitoring of these websites and are not responsible for the content of any third party website, including without limitation any link contained within a third party website, or any changes or updates to a third party website.


6.2 We are not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any third party website. The links are available to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by us of the website or any association with its operators.


6.3 Your use of any third party links on the Site is at their own risk.




William Sturges LLP’s Privacy Policy set out below governs how we use any information which is collected on the Site.


7.1 The Site does not require you to provide any personal information in order to use most of this Site. Certain services may require you to supply personal information.


7.2 We may send information to you by email or post which we think may be of interest to you. You can inform us at anytime if you no longer require such information to be sent by emailing us at law@williamsturges.co.uk




8.1 You are responsible for all access to the Site using your Internet connection, even if the access is by another user.


8.2 We reserve the right to restrict your access to the Site or part of it. Access to restricted areas of the Site may be subject to registration and other conditions.


8.3 Where we grant you permission to access a restricted area, we may withdraw that permission at any time (including where you are in breach any of the Terms of Use).


8.4 We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that the Site is available at all times. However, we do not guarantee that the Site or any individual function or feature of the Site will always be available and/or error free. In particular, the Site may be unavailable during periods when we are implementing upgrades to or carrying out essential maintenance on the Site.


8.5 Links to the Site are not permitted without our written consent.




9.1 The Site is provided on an ‘as is’ basis without warranty or condition of any kind and we make no representation as to the quality, completeness or accuracy of any content made available on the Site. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude:


(i) all conditions, warranties and other terms that might otherwise be implied by law into the Terms of Use; and

(ii) any and all liability to you, whether arising under the Terms of Use or otherwise in connection with your use of the Site.


This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.


9.2 Notwithstanding Clause 9.1 nothing in the Terms of Use is intended to exclude or limit any liability that may not by law be excluded or limited, and in particular none of the exclusions and limitations in this clause is intended to limit any rights you may have as a consumer under local law or other statutory rights which may not be excluded, nor in any way to exclude or limit (site owner) liability to you for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our employees or agents.


9.4 Any material appearing on the Site is of general interest only and does not constitute legal advice from us. All material received from the Site should not be relied upon for personal, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.


9.5 Our general terms and conditions of business can be found below. The terms and conditions of business will prevail in the event of a conflict between those terms and the Terms of Use of this Site.


9.6 Under the Data Protection 1998, you may request details of personal information that we hold about you. A statutory fee will be payable. If you want to make a request, you should write to the Data Protection Compliance Officer at William Sturges LLP Burwood House 14-16 Caxton Street London SW1H 0QY.


9.7 If your personal information changes or if you no longer wish to receive our services, you should inform us by emailing law@williamsturges.co.ukand we will correct, update or remove your details.


9.8 By using the Site you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in the manner set out at Clause 7. If we change or modify this clause we will post these changes on the Terms of Use.


LAST UPDATED: 20 May 2014