Terms and Conditions
1 About our Terms
1.1 These Terms explain how you may use this website (the Site).
1.2 References in these Terms to the Site includes the following websites: [to be inserted as and
when we provide links to other websites], and all associated web pages.
1.3 You should read these Terms carefully before using the Site.
1.4 By accessing or using the Site or otherwise indicating your consent, you agree to be bound by
these Terms and the documents referred to herein.
1.5 If you do not agree with or accept any of these Terms, you should stop using the Site
1.6 If you have any questions about the Site, please contact us by:
1.6.1 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (we will attempt to respond to your query within
4 hours of receipt during working hours on weekdays (Monday to Friday between the
hours of: 9 am to 6 pm, and within 8 hours of receipt at weekends), or
1.6.2 telephone 0203 995 4565 or 0782 570 5432 (we will try to answer your call
immediately, alternatively, if we are not available, we asked that you leave a message
and we will return your call as soon as we are can or is reasonably practicable.
Content: means any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material submitted to or on the Site;
Site: has the meaning given to it in clause 1.1 ;
Terms: means these terms and conditions of use as updated from time to time under clause 12 ;
Unwanted Submission: has the meaning given to it in clause 6.1 ;
we: means Gracie Duncan, trading as Duncan Blackett Law, direct access barrister operatingfrom 111 Fairway Avenue Reading RG30 4QBand (us or our shall have the same meaning)
you: means the person accessing or using the Site or its Content (and your shall have the same meaning).
1.8 We are regulated by the Bar Standards Board who specialises in legal services businesses
in England and Wales in the public interest and particularly are responsible for setting
standards of conduct for barristers; https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do.html .
1.9 We are a member of the General Council of the Bar who plays a crucial role in upholding
the principles of government accountability under law and vindication of legal rights through
We are also a member of the following bodies: The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, one of the four Inns of Court who are the historic societies that educate and train barristers in England and Wales, and the Federation of Small Businesses who are a UK business organisation representing small and medium-sized businesses. It also offers not-for-profit small business advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in the UK government.
2 Using the Site
2.1 The Site is a commercial site to be used by you and other members of the general public.
2.2 You agree that you are solely responsible for:
2.2.1 all costs and expenses you may incur in relation to your use of the Site; and
2.2.2 keeping your password and other account details confidential.
2.3 The Site is intended for use only by those who can access it from within the UK. If you choose
to access the Site from locations outside the UK, you are responsible for compliance with
local laws where they are applicable.
2.4 We seek to make the Site as accessible as possible. If you have any difficulties using the
Site, please contact us at email@example.com or 0203 995 4565.
2.5 As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree to comply with our other policy documents
which are available for your information on our website www.duncanblackettlaw.co.uk .
2.6 We may prevent or suspend your access to the Site if you do not comply with any part of
these Terms, any terms or policies to which they refer or any applicable law.
3 Your privacy and personal information
3.1 Your privacy and personal information are important to us. Any personal information that you
information we collect from you, how and why we collect, store, use and share such
information, your rights in relation to your personal information and how to contact us and
supervisory authorities in the event you have a query or complaint about the use of your
4 Ownership, use and intellectual property rights
4.1 The Site and all intellectual property rights in it including but not limited to any Content are
owned by us, our licensors or both (as applicable). Intellectual property rights means rights
such as: copyright, trade marks, domain names, design rights, database rights, patents and
all other intellectual property rights of any kind whether or not they are registered or
unregistered (anywhere in the world). We and our licensors reserve all of our and their rights
in any intellectual property in connection with these Terms. This means, for example, that we
and they remain owners of them and free to use them as we and they see fit.
4.2 Nothing in these Terms grants you any legal rights in the Site other than as necessary to
enable you to access the Site. You agree not to adjust to try to circumvent or delete any
notices contained on the Site (including any intellectual property notices) and in particular in
any digital rights or other security technology embedded or contained within the Site.
4.3 Trade marks: There are no, specific or other wise, trade marks used on this Site at this time.
We will notify you of any such trade marks when they are displayed on this Site. Other trade
marks and trade names may also be used on the Site.
The use of any trade marks on the Site is strictly prohibited unless you have our prior written
5.1 Software may be made available for you to download in order to help the Site work better.
You may only use such software if you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions that
apply to such software (this is sometimes known as an ‘end user licence agreement’ or
‘EULA’). You will be made aware of any terms and conditions that apply to the software when
you try to download it. If you do not accept such terms and conditions, you will not be allowed
to download the software. You should read any terms and conditions carefully to protect your
own interests (they may contain provisions that set out what your legal rights are under, eg,
the Consumer Rights Act 2015, what your legal responsibilities are when using software, what
the software provider’s legal responsibilities are, and provisions that limit a software provider’s
legal responsibilities to you).
5.2 All such software is will be used in accordance with additional terms provided to you or the
5.3 Using the software in an unlawful way (such as reproducing or redistributing it in a way that
breaches these Terms and any others that apply to it) is expressly prohibited and may result
in civil and criminal penalties.
6 Submitting information to the Site
6.1 While we try to make sure that the Site is secure, we cannot guarantee the security of any
information that you supply to us and therefore we cannot guarantee that it will be kept
confidential. For that reason, you should not let us have any patentable ideas or patent
applications, advertising or marketing suggestions, prototypes, or any other information that
you regard as confidential, commercially sensitive or valuable (Unwanted Submissions).
While we value your feedback, you agree not to submit any Unwanted Submissions.
6.2 We may use any Unwanted Submissions as we see reasonably fit on a free-of-charge basis
(bear in mind that we have no way of knowing whether such information is confidential,
commercially sensitive or valuable because we do not monitor the Site to check for these
matters). Therefore, we will not be legally responsible for keeping any Unwanted Submissions
confidential nor will we be legally responsible to you or anybody else for any use of such
7 Accuracy of information and availability of the Site
7.1 While we endeavour to ensure that the Site is always accurate, up-to-date and free from
bugs, we cannot promise that errors may not occur. Furthermore, we cannot promise that the
Site will be fit or suitable for any purpose. Any reliance that you may place on the information
on the Site is at your own risk.
7.2 We may suspend or terminate the operation of the Site at any time as we see fit.
7.3 Content is provided for your general information purposes only and to inform you about us
and our services and news, features, and other websites that may be of interest. It does not
constitute technical, financial or legal advice or any other type of advice and should not be
relied on for any purposes.
7.4 While we try to make sure that the Site is available for your use, we do not promise that the
Site is available at all times nor do we promise the uninterrupted use by you of the Site.
8 Hyperlinks and third party sites
The Site may contain hyperlinks or references to third-party websites other than the Site. Any
such hyperlinks or references are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over third party websites and accept no legal responsibility for any content, material or information contained in them. The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third party website does not mean that we endorse that third party’s website, products or services. Your use of a third party site may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third party site.
9 Limitation on our liability
9.1 Except for any legal responsibility that we cannot exclude in law (such as for death or
personal injury) or arising under applicable laws relating to the protection of your personal
information, we are not legally responsible for any:
9.1.1 losses that:
(a) were not foreseeable to you and us when these Terms were formed; or
(b) that were not caused by any breach on our part;
9.1.2 business losses; and
9.1.3 losses to non-consumers.
10 Events beyond our control
We shall have no liability to you for any breach of these Terms caused by any event or
circumstance beyond our reasonable control including, but not limited to, strikes, lock-outs or
other industrial disputes; breakdown of systems or network access; or flood, fire, explosion or
accident, or act of God.
11 Rights of third parties
No one other than a party to these Terms has any right to enforce any of these Terms.
These Terms are dated April 2020. No changes to these Terms are valid or have any effect
unless agreed by us in writing or made in accordance with this clause 12 . We reserve the
right to vary these Terms from time to time. Our updated Terms will be displayed on the Site
and by continuing to use and access the Site following such changes, you agree to be bound
by any variation made by us. It is your responsibility to check these Terms from time to time to
verify such variations.
13.1 We will try to resolve any disputes with you quickly and efficiently.
13.2 If you are unhappy with us please contact us as soon as possible.
13.3 If you and we cannot resolve a dispute using our complaint handling procedure, we will:
13.3.1 let you know that we cannot settle the dispute with you; and
13.3.2 give you certain information about our alternative dispute resolution provider.
13.4 If you want to take court proceedings, the relevant courts of the United Kingdom will have
exclusive jurisdiction in relation to these Terms.
13.5 Relevant United Kingdom law will apply to these Terms.