Terms of Sale

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms and conditions on which we supply any of the goods (the Goods) or services (the Services) listed on our website, www.lawskills.co.uk (our site), to you. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before ordering any Goods or Services from our site. You should understand that by ordering any of our Goods or Services you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If the Service includes use of the website then we may terminate its provision for any breach by you of the Terms of Website Use.

You should print a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.

1                 Information About Us

1.1             www.lawskills.co.uk is a site operated by LawSkills Limited (we). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 03890302 and our registered office is at Rose Cottage, Woodman Lane, Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2NS (the Registered Office). This is also our main trading address. Our VAT number is 730 4931 50. Our telephone number is 01962 776442 and email gill.steel@lawskills.co.uk

2                 Your Status

2.1             By placing an order through our site, you warrant that you have due authority to contract on behalf of any organisation on behalf of which you purport to contract.

3           How the contract is formed between you and us

3.1             After placing an order, you will receive an e-mail from us acknowledging that we have received your order. Please note that this does not mean that your order has been accepted. Your order constitutes an offer to us to buy Goods or use a Service. All orders are subject to acceptance by us, and we will confirm such acceptance to you by sending you an e-mail which confirms that the Goods have been dispatched or that the Service will be provided (the Dispatch Email). The contract between us (the Contract) will only be formed when we send you the Dispatch Email.

3.2             The Contract will relate only to those Goods or Services mentioned in the Dispatch Email. We will not be obliged to supply any other Goods or Services which may have been part of your order until the dispatch of such Goods or the supply of such Services has been confirmed in a separate Dispatch Email.

4           Consumer Rights

4.1             For the purposes of the Consumer Contracts (Information Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (“the Regulations”) we do not provide Goods or Services for consumers as defined by the Regulations.  Unless advised to the contrary by you, you are contracting with us in relation to your business. If the Regulations do apply notice of cancellation by you in accordance with the Regulations must be given within 14 days of the day after the date of the  Dispatch Email or the date the Goods are received (whichever is the later) using the cancellation form available from our website.

5           Availability and Delivery

5.1             Your order will be fulfilled by the delivery date set out in the Dispatch Email or, if no delivery date is specified, then within 7 working days of the date of the Dispatch Email, unless we advise you that there are exceptional circumstances that will occasion a delay and agree with you a revised delivery date.

6           Intellectual Property

6.1             Intellectual property provisions relating to Goods or Services that we provide are  set out in our Terms of Website Use, under the heading “Intellectual Property Rights”.

7           Risk and Title

7.1             The Goods will be at your risk from the time of delivery.

7.2             Ownership of the Goods will only pass to you when we receive full payment of all sums due in respect of the Goods, including delivery charges.

8           Price and Payment

8.1             The price of any Goods and Services will be as quoted on our site from time to time.

8.2             These prices include VAT but exclude delivery costs, which will be specified and added during the online ordering process.

8.3             Prices are liable to change at any time, but changes will not affect orders in respect of which we have already sent you a Dispatch Email.

9            Digital Services

9.1             You are responsible for obtaining all necessary software, hardware and telecommunications connections required in order for you to download and stream materials from our site and via any links we make available to you. Where applicable we will advise you of information that we hold of compatibility of digital content with hardware and software systems.  You shall not be entitled to a refund if you are unable to download or stream any materials you have purchased from us due to you not having the necessary software, hardware or telecommunications connections.

9.2             If you order digital content from us, it will be made available to you via a link in the Dispatch Email from the date you receive the Dispatch Email and will be available for one month from the date you receive the Dispatch Email. After that period, the link will expire and you will not be able to access the digital content.

9.3             By ordering digital content you are acknowledging that you will have no rights to cancel the order once the download or streaming has commenced.

Subject to clauses 9.1 and 9.2 if you notify us within one month of the date the digital content is made available to you that the downloading or streaming of digital content you have purchased from us has not worked properly we will investigate the problem and do our best to fix it. If we are unable to fix it within 14 days of notification we will notify you via email and refund you the price you paid us. If we do not receive such notice from you within the period of one month you shall not be entitled to any refund.

10         Our Refunds Policy

10.1           There is no right to a refund unless the Regulations referred to in section 4, apply.  If they do and you cancel the Contract and return any Goods to us we will examine the returned Goods.  We will send you a refund within 14 days of cancellation but we shall be entitled to reduce the amount of the refund for returned Goods which show evidence of use beyond the handling necessary to see whether the Goods are as expected. The cost of returning any Goods must be met by you.

10.2           We will usually refund any money received from you using the same method used by you to pay for your purchase.

11         Our Liability

11.1           Goods and Services are provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to their quality. To the extent permitted by law, we and any third party suppliers connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

11.1.1       All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; and

11.1.2       Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with the site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of using Goods or Services, including without limitation any liability for:

(a)              loss of income or revenue;

(b)              loss of business;

(c)              loss of profits or contracts;

(d)              loss of anticipated savings;

(e)              loss of data;

(f)               loss of goodwill;

(g)              wasted management or office time; and

(h)              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.

11.2           This does not affect our or our suppliers’ liability for death or personal injury, nor for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

11.3           Any complaint about our Goods or Services should be addressed in the first instance to Gill Steel

12         Import Duty

12.1           If you order Goods from our site for delivery outside the UK, they may be subject to import duties and taxes which are levied when the delivery reaches the specified destination. You will be responsible for payment of any such import duties and taxes. Please note that we have no control over these charges and cannot predict their amount. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order.

12.2           It is your responsibility to comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country for which the Goods are destined. We will not be liable for any breach by you of any such laws.

13         Written Communications

13.1           Applicable laws require that some of the information or communications we send to you should be in writing. When using our site, you accept that communication with us will be mainly electronic. We will contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on our website. For contractual purposes, you agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

14         Notices

14.1           All notices given by you to us must be given in writing to LawSkills Limited at the Registered Office. We may give notice to you at either the e-mail or postal address you provide to us when placing an order, or in any of the ways specified in clause 13 above. Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on our website, 24 hours after an e-mail is sent, or five days after the date of posting of any letter by first class post or by airmail. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.

15         Transfer of Rights and Obligations

15.1           The contract between you and us is binding on you and us and on our respective successors and assigns.

15.2           You may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of a Contract, or any of your rights or obligations arising under it, without our prior written consent.

15.3           We may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of a Contract, or any of our rights or obligations arising under it, at any time during the term of the Contract.

16         Events Outside Our Control

16.1           We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a Contract that is caused by events outside our reasonable control (Force Majeure Event).

16.2           A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-happening, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and includes in particular (without limitation) the following:

16.2.1       strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action;

16.2.2       civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war;

16.2.3       fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster;

16.2.4       impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport;

16.2.5       impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks; and

16.2.6       the acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government.

16.3           Our performance under any Contract is deemed to be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and we will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period. We will use our reasonable endeavours to bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations under the Contract may be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.

17         Waiver

17.1           If we fail, at any time during the term of a Contract, to insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations under the Contract or any of these terms and conditions, or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled under the Contract, this shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve you from compliance with such obligations.

17.2           A waiver by us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.

17.3           No waiver by us of any of these terms and conditions shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be a waiver and is communicated to you in writing in accordance with clause 14 above.

18         Severability

18.1           If any of these terms and conditions or any provisions of a Contract are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

19         Entire Agreement

19.1           We intend to rely upon these terms and conditions and any document expressly referred to in them in relation to the subject matter of any Contract. While we accept responsibility for statements and representations made by our duly authorised agents, please make sure you ask for any variations from these terms and conditions to be confirmed in writing.

20         Our Right to Vary these Terms and Conditions

20.1           We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions from time to time to reflect changes in market conditions affecting our business, changes in technology, changes in payment methods, changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements and changes in our system’s capabilities.

20.2           You will be subject to our policies and terms and conditions in force at the time that you order Goods or Services from us, or if we notify you of the change to those policies or these terms and conditions before or when we send you the Dispatch Email (in which case we have the right to assume that you have accepted the change to the terms and conditions, unless you notify us to the contrary within seven working days of receipt by you of such notification).

21         Law and Jurisdiction

21.1           Contracts for the purchase of Goods and Services through our site and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be governed by English law. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with such Contracts or their formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.