Terms of Website Use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.lawskills.co.uk (our site), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our site.

Information About Us

www.lawskills.co.uk is a site operated by LawSkills Limited (“We”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 03890302 and have our registered office at Rose Cottage, Woodman Lane, Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2NS. This is also our main trading address. Our VAT number is 730 4931 50.

Accessing Our Site

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

Access to some parts of our site, or to our entire site, or to services available on our site, may from time to time be restricted to registered users, or to one or more of the three levels of registered users:

General access to free resources, articles, blog and training booking information will be available free of charge and is necessary should you wish to subscribe for our free e-newsletter or view for one day only, blog posts and articles in full or any free resources.  It does not give you access to any material on sale in our Web Shop.

Subscribing for our Monthly Digest will provide you with a 1-year subscription to our Monthly Digest as an individual. Organisations which subscribe do so for a nominated number of persons. Each nominated person will be entitled to a one year subscription to our Monthly Digest

Registration is personal to each individual or nominated person. You must not allow other persons (even your colleagues) to use your registration details to access the Monthly Digest or the information contained in them. Anyone wishing to access such restricted areas or information must register as a subscriber to the Monthly Digest.

Web Shop products include Wednesday Webinars. When you purchase material from the Web Shop you will be provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures. You must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

You are advised that access to the site will be monitored and that any breach of these terms by you, or by third parties connected to you, will be apparent to us. We will not tolerate breaches of these terms and we will pursue an appropriate course of action where any such breaches are committed, including terminating your access to the site.

Intellectual Property Rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it or available from it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. By accessing LawSkills website you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Website Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site.

Permission is granted to temporarily print off one copy, and  download materials from our site for your personal non-commercial reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title and under this license you must not:

  • Modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way
  • Use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
  • Use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial)
  • Attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on this site, remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.
  • Transfer the materials to another person or ‘mirror’ the materials on any other server

Save as permitted above you must not reproduce any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

Podcasts are made available for your personal consumption only.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Reliance on Information

All materials contained on or available from this site are of a general informational nature and do not represent legal advice. Legal materials are relevant to the laws of England and Wales only unless otherwise stated. Whilst reasonable endeavours are taken to ensure that materials are accurate and up-to-date as at the date of publication, neither we nor our contributing authors accept liability or responsibility for any loss or damage occasioned to any person acting or refraining from acting on any information contained on the site. Specialist legal or other professional advice should be sought before entering (or refraining from entering) into any specific transaction.

Changes to our Site

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. LawSkills does not, however make any commitment to update the materials. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Our Liability

The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, third parties connected to us and our contributing authors hereby expressly exclude:

  • All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
  • 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 the use of the site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
    • 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; and

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 or our contributing authors’ 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.

Information About You And Visits To Our Site

When you decide to purchase a subscription to our site, take tests using a third party site for the purposes of enhancing CPD training, opt-in to our email mailing list we process information about you, which will include some or all of the following your name, your email address, your telephone number, the name and address of your firm, and your SRA (or other authorising body) number. We may also process your credit card details using secure third party merchant services and payment gateway services which are Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards compliant as is LawSkills Limited . By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Our site uses session based cookies which enables LawSkills website to identify you if you are a subscriber to the website.  This means a user can easily view the website without the need for the site to request permission from the user for each subscription-only web page that is visited.  This is done to enhance the user experience of the site.

We do not collect email addresses directly except when a user consciously opts in to receive email newsletters.

Cookies are also available to us by means of Google Analytics and other analytical sites which are used by LawSkills to improve LawSkills website content, navigation and design.  No intrusive or personal information is collected.

Your browser settings:  If you are at all concerned about your privacy settings please check the optional configuration available on your web browser which can be personalised to suit you.

Transactions Concluded Through Our Site

Contracts for the supply of goods or services formed through our site or as a result of visits made by you are governed by our terms and conditions of supply which can be found at www.lawskills.co.uk/terms_of_sale.html.

Viruses, Hacking And Other Offences

You must not misuse the site 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 the site, the server on which the site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack the site 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 the site 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 the site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Linking To Our Site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with any content standards we may impose from time-to-time.

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than as permitted by these conditions of use or our terms of sale, please address your request to admin@lawskills.co.uk.

Links From Our Site

Where the site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by LawSkills of the site.

If you follow a link to any third party sites or resources, please note that they have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to any third party sites or resources. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.

Jurisdiction and Governing Law

The English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

These terms of use 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) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.


Extracts from legislation quoted within any of the material published on this website are courtesy of http://www.legislation.gov.uk which is licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence v1.0 the terms of which appear at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/. Legislation on this site is provided for information purposes only and for ease of reference relevant to the published material.  Use of quoted legislation on www.lawskills.co.uk website does not consititute endorsement by www.legislation.gov.uk of LawSkills Ltd or any of its contributors.

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We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the site.

Your Concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact admin@lawskills.co.uk

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