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General Terms & Conditions

These Terms and Conditions govern your use of the website (the "Website") and your relationship with Forbes Solicitors ("Forbes" "we" or "us"). Please read them carefully as they affect your rights and liabilities under the law. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please do not register for or use the Website. If you have any questions on the Terms and Conditions, please contactenquiries@forbessolicitors.co.uk.

USE OF THE WEBSITE

The Website is provided to you for your legitimate personal or business use subject to these Terms and Conditions. By using the Website you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. The Forbes Website privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") forms part of these Terms and Conditions. Click here to see the Privacy Policy.

AMENDMENTS

We may update these Terms and Conditions from time to time for legal or regulatory reasons or to allow the proper operation of the Website. The changes will apply to the use of the Website after we have given notice. If you do not wish to accept the new Terms and Conditions you should not continue to use the Website. If you continue to use the Website after the date on which the change comes into effect, your further use of the Website indicates your agreement to be bound by the new Terms and Conditions.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Copyright

All the content included as a graphical representation on this site including (but not limited to) text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations and software is the property of Forbes or used by us under licence or other permission. You are granted permission to browse and use the site for its intended purpose and to make one electronic copy of any part of this Website designated as available for down-loading for legitimate person or business use subject to these conditions. Any other use of the materials on this Website including (but not limited to) reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, removal, deletion, addition, display, performance, or replication of the content on this Website or any other manner of exploitation of any of the contents of the Website in part or in whole is strictly prohibited.

All source codes including but not limited to, HTML, Java-script, WML, XTML or any other format or script used to create this website are the property of Forbes. Any use of such source codes including (but not limited to) reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, removal, deletion, addition, display, decompilation, reverse engineering or replication or any other manner or exploitation of any part of the source code in part is strictly prohibited.

Any copyright material posted on this Website which is not the property of Forbes is acknowledged as such. All rights to this copyright remain with the proprietor of the copyright.

Trade mark

The Forbes logo and other marks or styles indicated as such on the site are trade marks of Forbes. Forbes' trademarks may not be used in connection with any other product or service or in any manner that is likely in the opinion of Forbes to cause confusion amongst clients or any manner which is detrimental to the image or reputation of Forbes. All other trade marks not owned by Forbes that appear on this Website are the property of their respective owners. This Website does not grant by implication or otherwise any licence or right to use for any other purpose any trademarks displayed. Infringement or misappropriation of the trade marks may lead to legal action for the misuse of this Website.

Database Right

All database material compiled by or on behalf of Forbes (including but not limited to compilation through the Website) by whatever accessible means or on whatever medium stored remains the property of Forbes.

AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE

Although we aim to offer you the best service possible, we make no promise that the services at the Website will meet your requirements. We cannot guarantee that the operation of the Website will be fault-free. If a fault occurs with the Website you should report it to enquiries@forbessolicitors.co.uk.

Your access to the Website may be occasionally restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. We will attempt to restore the service as soon as we reasonably can.

LIABILITY

The Website provides content from other Internet sites or resources and while we will try to ensure that material included on the Website is correct, reputable and of high quality, Forbes does not make any warranties or guarantees in relation to that content. If we are informed of any inaccuracies in the material on the Website we will attempt to correct the inaccuracies as soon as we reasonably can.

Forbes does not assume any responsibility or liability for loss of any data placed on the Website by users or by any other persons for whatever reason.

Users are responsible for the accuracy of any information they provide using the Website and Forbes may treat all information so provided as being correct and complete. Users are responsible for keeping Forbes updated if information so provided becomes out of date or misleading.

Forbes shall not be liable for any loss incurred by any business as a result of being a user of the Website including (but not limited to) loss of profits, loss of contracts or loss of business.

Forbes shall not be liable for any consequential or economic loss suffered by any user as a consequence of using the Website howsoever caused.

If we are in breach of these Terms & Conditions, we will only be responsible for any losses that you suffer as a result to the extent that they are a foreseeable consequence to both of us at the time you use the Website. Our liability shall not in any event include business losses such as lost data, lost profits or business interruption.

This clause shall not limit or affect our liability resulting from any services provided through the Website if something we do negligently causes death or personal injury.

NO LEGAL ADVICE, INSTRUCTIONS

The content and use of the Website is intended to be for general information purposes only and in no way shall such content be construed as legal advice. Forbes will not assume responsibility or liability for any losses arising whatsoever from any reliance by any User on the information contained in the Website. Users are reminded that this Website does not remove the need to take expert advice on all matters having legal effect.

Receipt of information by Forbes by electronic means from users of the Website shall not be taken to be the receipt by Forbes of instructions to act for a client or clients or the conclusion of any form of contract for goods or services. Forbes reserves the right at its discretion to accept or refuse invitations to provide services or goods or to enter contracts.

TECHNICAL

Forbes and any of its partners, employees, agents, contractors or successors shall not be liable for the non-accessibility of this Website due to technical inefficiency or failure including (but not limited to) such failure caused by electricity supply faults or non-functionality of the internet.

The availability of some of the Website is dependent upon the continuing availability of third party licences to Forbes. Termination of such licences may result in the removal or non-functionality of parts or all of the Website.

Forbes accepts no responsibility for the inaccessibility of this Website caused by the use by users of non-compatible, defective or obsolete hardware or software, nor shall Forbes be liable for failure to inform users of the hardware and software required for use of the Website.

Forbes does not endorse nor warrant the effectiveness or compatibility of any third party software including (but not limited to) search engines or browsers, required for the use of this Website nor shall Forbes be liable for providing any equipment, software or telecommunication services in order to access and use this Website, Forbes does not warrant that any third party software licences are valid nor is Forbes agent for any third party.

Forbes does not warrant that this Website is free from viruses or other harmful components. Forbes will not be liable for any damage of any kind to hardware or software purported to have been caused by entry to this site including (but not limited to) loss or corruption of data. Users are advised to use a virus checking application on their computer systems.

Forbes expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for any damage, loss or injury arising out of the activities of any third party or the goods or services offered or content displayed by any such third party where such goods or services are not directly made available for sale or supply on the Website.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

As a convenience to customers, the Website may include links to other websites or material which are beyond the control of Forbes. The presence of a link from the Website to another website does not imply any endorsement by Forbes of any such website and Forbes is not responsible for content on any website outside the Website.

Forbes does not make any representations or warranties about the legality, decency, content or policies of any other websites reached by use of any search engines or other facilities on the Website.

APPLICABLE LAW

These Terms and Conditions will be subject to the laws of England and Wales. We will try to solve any disagreements relating to the Website quickly and efficiently if you bring them to our attention. If you are not happy with the way we deal with any disagreement and you want to take court proceedings, you must do so within the United Kingdom.

MISCELLANEOUS

You may not transfer any of your rights under these Terms and Conditions to any other person. We may transfer our rights under these Terms and Conditions to another business where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

If you breach these Terms and Conditions and we choose to ignore this, we will still be entitled to use any rights and remedies at a later date or in any other situation where you breach the Terms and Conditions.

Forbes shall not be responsible for any breach of these Terms and Conditions caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control.

If you have any queries please contact enquiries@forbessolicitors.co.uk.

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