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Legal Notice

TERMS & CONDITIONS

By using the website atkinchambers.com (the “website”), you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms of use. Please review the following terms carefully. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not use this website.

This website is produced by Atkin Chambers Limited (“ACL”), on behalf of Atkin Chambers (“Chambers”), a set of barristers’ chambers. ACL is the service company which manages the administrative, operational and support functions of Chambers, and is a company incorporated in England and Wales (company number 01982372) with its registered office at 89 Spa Road, London, United Kingdom SE16 3SG.

All barristers practising from Chambers do so as self-employed individuals. A number of individuals who are classed as “door tenants” of Chambers also use the clerking and administrative services of ACL. Door tenants are not members, but the courtesy of displaying their name at the entrance to Chambers has been extended to them.

By agreement of the barristers and door tenants in Chambers, this website has been prepared for information purposes only.

You agree to use this website only for lawful purposes and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this website by any third party.

ACL aims to update the website regularly and may change the content at any time.

This legal notice was created on 8 December 2018 and last updated on 6 October 2020.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

The content and the opinions expressed on this website have been provided for information purposes only. Any views expressed, or comments made on this website are not necessarily the opinions of any member of Chambers other than the author.

The content should not be relied on as a substitute for specific legal advice on any particular topic. Professional advice can only be given by barristers of Chambers upon entering into a contract with that barrister. ACL is not responsible for, nor can it be liable in respect of, any advice given by any such barrister.

ACL tries to keep all information on the website up to date. However, ACL takes no responsibility for incorrect, incomplete, or out-of-date information, or for the consequences of any reliance upon such information. Legal comment on this website is from an English law perspective, unless otherwise stated.

COPYRIGHT AND REPRODUCTION NOTICE

Unless otherwise stated, the contents of this website, organisation, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the website are the property of ACL and are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights.

Reproduction of part or all of the contents of the website pages in any form is prohibited except as follows:

Licence to copy for personal use

You may download or print extracts from the website pages (“the material”) for your personal use only.

Licence to recopy for limited purposes

You may forward or recopy the material to individual third parties for their personal use only provided always that:

  • You acknowledge the website as the source of the material. You must include the acknowledgement and the website address (http://www.atkinchambers.com) in the forwarded material or the copy of the material.
  • You expressly inform the third parties that this Legal Notice applies to them also and that they must comply with it.

This licence to forward or recopy does not permit incorporation of the material or any part of it in any other work or publication, whether in hard copy, electronic or any other form. In particular (but without limitation) no part of the website may be distributed or copied for any commercial purpose.

No part of the  website may be reproduced on or transmitted to or stored in any other website or other forms of electronic retrieval system.

The terms of this Copyright and Reproduction Notice are governed by the laws of England & Wales, and any dispute arising out of or in connection with the use of any information or materials from this website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of Justice in London.

LINKING TO AND FROM ATKINCHAMBERS.COM

ACL and the barristers of Chambers welcome and encourage other websites to link to the information that is hosted on these pages, and it is not necessary to seek permission to link to atkinchambers.com. However, this does not give you permission to suggest that your website is associated with, or endorsed by, ACL or the barristers of Chambers.

Where the website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Neither ACL nor the barristers of Chambers have control over the contents of those websites or resources, and they accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. This legal notice only applies to this website and does not cover other websites that are linked to it.

WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY

ACL has tried to make this website accessible to as many people as possible and ACL has included several features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities. ACL has ensured that the website achieves the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Priority 1 criteria.

This website uses coding standards set out by the W3C. This means that the website should be easily visible on a number of different platforms.

Some users might find screen text easier to read by increasing the size at which text is displayed. If you would like to increase the font size of your web browser, go to the menu, then select Text Size. Choose Larger or Largest. This will display the website’s text in larger or the largest font size available on your system.

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU

You may be asked to provide personal data through the register/sign up for updates option through the website, or when you register for updates or events which are then stored on ACL’s marketing database. The details may include your name, your work email address, or your business name. If you sign up for pupillage updates you may also be asked for your educational institution and year of study. ACL will not collect personal details about you from this form without your knowledge and permission. For further information on how ACL collect and use data, please refer to the Privacy Notice.

COOKIES AND USAGE ANALYTICS

This website uses cookies to better the user’s experience while visiting the website. A cookie is a small file that is downloaded onto your computer when you visit a website.

You can find out more about the cookies used on this website here.

This website uses a cookie control system allowing you, on your first visit to the website, to allow or disallow the use of cookies on your computer device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer/device. This website uses necessary cookies to enable the website to function. It also uses analytics cookies to help improve it. Analytics allow ACL to monitor and analyse web traffic and can be used to keep track of how visitors to the website use it. This website uses Google Analytics (Google Inc.).

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, but please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Further information on cookies can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES

Every effort is made to check and test this website for viruses at every stage of production. You must make sure that the way you use this website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which can damage your computer system.

ACL and the barristers of Chambers are not responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that might happen when you use this website.

FRAUDULENT EMAILS OR TEXTS

It has come to our attention that unknown persons are sending fraudulent emails and/or text messages that appear to be from Chambers’ barristers or employees of ACL. These emails or text messages advise the recipient that the persons responsible for the emails or text messages are barristers of Chambers or employed by ACL and may claim they are distributing cash “entitlements”, or offering other benefits or inducements.

No barrister of Chambers, door tenant at Chambers or staff member of ACL is associated in any way with the persons distributing these fraudulent emails or text messages, or with the activities described. The purpose of these emails or text messages may be to induce the recipients to disclose personal information and bank details. You should contact the police if you believe you have fallen victim to a scam.

If you are not sure if the person you are dealing with is a practising barrister, you can find out by searching The Barristers’ Register. This provides a list of barristers who are permitted to carry out legal services when referring to themselves as barristers. For further information please view the Bar Standards Board website or contact the Bar Council at http://www.barcouncil.org.uk.

GOVERNING LAW

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

GENERAL

Neither ACL nor the barristers of Chambers accept liability for any failure to comply with these terms and conditions where such failure is due to circumstance beyond their reasonable control.

If any rights available to ACL or the barristers of Chambers under these terms and conditions are waived on one occasion, this does not mean that those rights will automatically be waived on any other occasion.

If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable, or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions shall nevertheless continue in full force.

REVISIONS TO THESE TERMS

At any time these terms and conditions may be revised without notice. Please check these terms and conditions regularly, as continued use of the atkinchambers.com website after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.