Introduction

Welcome to our website, www.lewissilkin.com (the “Website”).  The Website is provided by Lewis Silkin LLP whose registered office is 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London, EC4A 1BL, United Kingdom (“Lewis Silkin”, “us”, “we” or “our” for short). Lewis Silkin is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC317120. A list of members is open for inspection at the registered office. “you” and “your” means you as the user of our Website.

Lewis Silkin is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You can access the rules by which we are regulated here.

We are not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000; but in certain circumstances we are able to offer a limited range of investment services to clients because we are authorised and regulated by the SRA. We can provide these investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services which we have been engaged to provide.

Where we instruct a barrister on your behalf, we may enter into a written contract regarding their services. In such circumstances, it is our practice to propose that any written contract will be based on The Commercial Bar Association’s General Terms and Conditions for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Solicitors in Commercial Matters (“Combar Contract”).  The Combar Contract sets out the contractual terms which will govern the relationship with the barrister. The terms of the Combar Contract are accessible at www.combar.com.  It is our practice to propose “Payment Basis B” and to seek certain “Amendments to the General Terms”.  You can access those Amendments as a PDF here.

We have set out the terms under which we are providing you with access to our Website. These include the terms and conditions that govern:

  • your use of the Website;
  • your rights to link to the Website;
  • our use of cookies on the Website (see our separate “Cookies Policy”); and
  • how we will use and protect information about you (see our separate “Privacy Policy”).

Collectively these documents are termed as the “Terms and Conditions”.

Use Of This Website

By accessing the Website, you agree to these Terms and Conditions.

You should read all the Terms and Conditions prior to using the Website. You should also save and/or print out a copy of these Terms and Conditions for future reference.

We may change our Terms and Conditions from time to time. The revised Terms and Conditions will be available via the Website. You will be deemed to have accepted any changes to the Terms and Conditions after you have been notified of the changes on our Website home page and you continue to access or use the Website.

You are not permitted to use, or cause others to use, any automated system or software to extract content or data from our Website for commercial purposes.

If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you should not use the Website.

Accessing Our Website

Access to our Website is permitted on a temporary basis. We update our Website regularly and so may change the content at any time without notice to you. We reserve the right to withdraw, vary or suspend the service at any time without notice.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary to access this Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons accessing our Website through your internet connection are aware of these

Terms and Conditions.

Please note that use of our Website is subject to your computer and/or portable device complying with our minimum standard technical specification and compatibility notice. You are advised to check this specification to ensure that your computer and/or portable device is compatible with our products and services and we shall not be liable for any failure arising in the Website which arises from incompatibility (including, without limitation, minimum storage and memory requirements from time to time).

Uploading material to our site

Any material you upload to our Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and unless otherwise agreed in writing between us, we have the perpetual right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material in whole or in part for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. You waive any moral rights in respect of any material you upload to our Site.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our Site.

We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our Site if, in our sole opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards below.

Content Standards

Any and all material which you contribute to our Site must comply with the spirit of the following content standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Your contributions must:

  • Be accurate (where they state facts)
  • Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
  • Comply with applicable law in the UK, the US and in any country from which they are posted.

Your contributions must not:

  • Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
  • Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
  • Contain sexually explicit material.
  • Harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way.
  • Promote violence.
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Infringe any copyright, database right, trade mark or other proprietary right of any other person.
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
  • Promote any illegal or immoral activity.
  • Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
  • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
  • Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
  • Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

This list only serves to provide examples and is not meant to be an exhaustive list of the types of unacceptable uses that may result in the restriction, suspension or termination of your use of our Site.

Reliance On Information Posted

The Website tells you about our firm and includes comment on legal and commercial developments written by members of our specialist teams. The comments are written to raise the profile of some of the legal and regulatory issues which we think may affect businesses established in the United Kingdom.

Materials posted on our Website are not intended as advice and should not be relied upon as such. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such information to the fullest extent permissible by local law.

Reliance should only ever be placed on advice that is given in relation to specific client instructions: to find out more about becoming a client of Lewis Silkin please use the e-mail links on the "Contact Us" pages.

Our lawyers will be pleased to tell you more.

Intellectual Property

You may access, view and print out one copy of this Website and all information, images, and other content displayed on the Website ("Materials") strictly in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

You may only view, print out, use, quote from and cite the Website and the Materials for your own personal, non-commercial use and on the condition that you give appropriate acknowledgement where appropriate to Lewis Silkin. All intellectual property rights in and to the Website and the Materials are either owned by or licensed to us and your use of the Website and Materials is subject to the following restrictions.

You must not:

  1. remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the Materials;
  2. use any Materials from the Website in any manner that may infringe any copyright, intellectual property right or proprietary right of us or any third parties; or
  3. reproduce, modify, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast, frame, communicate to the public or circulate to any third party or exploit this Website and/or the Materials for any commercial purpose, without our prior written consent.

Trade Marks

We expressly reserve all rights in and to the www.lewissilkin.com domain name and all related domains and sub-domains, the name "Lewis Silkin", "Newsnotes", "Mediascape", "Landscape", "Peoplescape" our logo, service marks, trading names and/or trade marks. Other trade marks, products and company names mentioned on the Website may be trademarks of their respective owners or licensors and the rights in such marks are reserved to their respective owners or licensors.

Linking To Our Website

You may link to any page of the Website, for non-commercial purposes provided that you do so in a way that is fair and legal and which does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. For the avoidance of doubt, the linking site must not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable.

You must not link to our Website in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not remove or obscure by framing or otherwise, advertisements, any copyright notice, or other information published on the Website. Our Website must not be framed on any other site.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission at any time and without notice.

Privacy, Your Personal Data And Cookies

The privacy of your personal data is important to us. We collect information from you at various places on the website, for example when you submit a Contact Us form.  Please see our Privacy Policy for details of how we will process your personal data.

For details about how we use cookies, please see our Cookies Policy.

Third Party Sites

Our Website and/or the Materials may contain links to third party websites for example LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Website, is subject to that website’s own rules and policies including in relation to privacy. Please read those rules and policies before proceeding.

If you decide to visit any third party site, you do so at your own risk. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed in such websites. Links do not imply that we are, or our Website is, affiliated to or associated with such sites.

The inclusion of any link in our communications with you does not imply endorsement by us of the linked site. If you decide to access linked third party websites, you do so at your own risk.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Website to another website, these Terms and Conditions including our Privacy and Cookies Policy are no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which are linked to ours is subject to that website’s own rules and policies.

Information On The Website

If you find any content on the Website to be in any way offensive, obscene, defamatory, racist, harmful, inaccurate, unlawful, illegal or deceptive in any way, please notify us by emailing us at info@lewissilkin.com using the subject heading “Objectionable Content”.

On receipt of your complaint we may remove or block access to the content complained of.

Our Liability

To the fullest extent permissible by law, we exclude and disclaim all warranties, terms, conditions and representations that might otherwise be implied by law in relation to this Website. In particular we do not represent or warrant that the Website will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected. You must take your own precautions in this respect.

We do not accept liability for any failure to maintain the Website.

We shall not be liable, under these Terms and Conditions for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

The Materials may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. We do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the Materials.

We shall not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your actions or inactions based on the Materials available on this Website. However, nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect your statutory rights, and nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude our liability for:

  • death or personal injury arising through negligence;
  • fraudulent misrepresentation; and/or
  • anything else that cannot be excluded or limited by us under English law.

Legal Compliance And Applicable Law

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and any matter or dispute arising in connection with them shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

You are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws relating to the use of or otherwise connected with the Website. To the extent that the Website or any activity contemplated by it would infringe any law of a jurisdiction other than England, then you are prohibited from accessing or using the Website or attempting to carry on any such offending activity and this provision shall override all other provisions of these Terms.

Contact Us

If you have any concerns or queries about material which appears on our Website or if you have questions about your use of this Website or these Terms and Conditions please email us info@lewissilkin.com.

If you have any suggestions for improvements or additions that you would like to see on the Website please email us info@lewissilkin.com. Our postal address for correspondence is 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London, EC4A 1BL, United Kingdom.