Terms of Use

Website disclaimer

1. Introduction

1.1 This disclaimer shall govern your use of our website.

1.2 By using our website, you accept this disclaimer in full; accordingly, if you

disagree with this disclaimer or any part of this disclaimer, you must not use

our website.

1.3 Our website contains general legal information. The legal information is not

advice and should not be treated as such and no lawyer-client, solicitor-client

or attorney-client relationship shall be created through the use of our


2. Copyright notice

2.1 Copyright (c) 2017 Overtons Costs Consultants Limited.

2.2 Subject to the express provisions of this disclaimer:

(a) we, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and

other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our

website; and

(b) all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website

and the material on our website are reserved.

3. Licence to use website

3.1 You may:

(a) view pages from our website in a web browser;

(b) download pages from our website for caching in a web browser; and

(c) print pages from our website,

subject to the other provisions of this disclaimer.

3.2 Except as expressly permitted by Section 3.1 or the other provisions of this

disclaimer, you must not download any material from our website or save any

such material to your computer.

3.3 Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:

(a) republish material from our website (including republication on another


(b) sell, rent or sub-license material from our website;

(c) show any material from our website in public;

(d) exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose; or

(e) redistribute material from our website.

3.4 We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our

whole website, at our discretion; you must not circumvent or bypass, or

attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our


4. Acceptable use

4.1 You must not rely on the legal information on our website as an alternative to

legal advice from your lawyer or other professional legal services provider.

4.2 If you have any specific questions about any legal matter, you should consult

your lawyer or other professional legal services provider.

4.3 You should never delay seeking legal advice, disregard legal advice, or

commence or discontinue any legal action because of information on our


4.4 You must not:

(a) use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may

cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance,

availability or accessibility of the website;

(b) use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or

harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or

harmful purpose or activity;

(c) use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or

distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware,

computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other

malicious computer software; or

(d) access or otherwise interact with our website using any robot, spider or

other automated means, except for the purpose of search engine


5. Limited warranties

5.1. The legal information on our website is provided without any representations

or warranties, express or implied.

5.2 Without limiting the scope of Section 5.1, we do not warrant or represent:

(a) the completeness or accuracy of the information published on our


(b) that the material on the website is up to date; or

(c) that the website or any service on the website will remain available.

5.3 To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section

6.1, we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the subject

matter of this disclaimer, our website and the use of our website.

6. Limitations and exclusions of liability

6.1 Nothing in this disclaimer will:

(a) limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from


(b) limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c) limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable

law; or

(d) exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

6.2 The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 6 and

elsewhere in this disclaimer:

(a) are subject to Section 6.1; and

(b) govern all liabilities arising under this disclaimer or relating to the

subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract,

in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to

the extent expressly provided otherwise in this disclaimer.

6.3 To the extent that our website and the information and services on our

website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or

damage of any nature.

6.4 We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event

or events beyond our reasonable control.

6.5 You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our

officers and employees and, having regard to that interest, you acknowledge

that we are a limited liability entity; you agree that you will not bring any

claim personally against our officers or employees in respect of any losses

you suffer in connection with the website or this disclaimer (this will not, of

course, limit or exclude the liability of the limited liability entity itself for the

acts and omissions of our officers and employees).

7. Variation

7.1 We may revise this disclaimer from time to time.

7.2 The revised disclaimer shall apply to the use of our website from the time of

publication of the revised disclaimer on the website.

8. Severability

8.1 If a provision of this disclaimer is determined by any court or other

competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other

provisions will continue in effect.

8.2 If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of this disclaimer would be

lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be

deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

9. Law and jurisdiction

9.1 This disclaimer shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English


9.2 Any disputes relating to this disclaimer shall be subject to the exclusive

jurisdiction of the courts of England.

10. Statutory and regulatory disclosures

10.1 We are a member of the Association of Costs Lawyers and are subject to the

Costs Lawyers Standards Board, details of which can be found at

www.associationofcostslawyers.co.uk .

10.2 Our VAT number is 183912002.

11. Our details

11.1 This website is owned and operated by Overtons Costs Consultants Limited.

11.2 We are registered in England and Wales under registration number

08922032, and our registered office is at Finance House, 20/21 Aviation Way,

Southend On Sea, Essex SS2 6UN.

11.3 Our principal place of business is at CityPoint Building, 9th Floor, 1 Ropemaker Street,

LondonĀ EC2Y 9HT.

11.4 You can contact us:

(a) by post, using the postal address given above;

(b) by telephone, on the contact number published on our website from

time to time; or

(c) by email, using the email address or box published on our website

from time to time.

Privacy and cookies policy

1. Introduction

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; in this

policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.

2. Collecting personal information

2.1 We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of

this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser

type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit,

page views and website navigation paths);

(b) information that you provide to us when using the services on our

website, or that is generated in the course of the use of those services

(including the timing, frequency and pattern of service use); and

(c) any other personal information that you choose to send to us.

3. Using personal information

3.1 Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the

purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.

3.2 We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer our website and business;

(b) enable your use of the services available on our website; and

(c) keep our website secure and prevent fraud.

3.3 We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information

to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct


4. Disclosing personal information

4.1 We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers,

insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as

reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

4.2 We may disclose your personal information:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including

providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention

and reducing credit risk).

4.3 Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal

information to third parties.

5. Retaining personal information

5.1 This Section 5 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are

designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation

to the retention and deletion of personal information.

5.2 Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be

kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

5.3 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 5, we will retain

documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or

prospective legal proceedings; and

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including

providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention

and reducing credit risk).

6. Security of personal information

6.1 We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent

the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

7. Amendments

7.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on

our website.

7.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any

changes to this policy.

8. Your rights

8.1 You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold

about you; provision of such information will be subject to:

(a) the payment of a fee (currently fixed at GBP 10); and

(b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we

will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor

or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current


8.2 We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent

permitted by law.

8.3 You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for

marketing purposes.

9. Third party websites

9.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.

9.2 We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and

practices of third parties.

10. Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs

to be corrected or updated.

11. About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that

is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The

identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a

page from the server.

12. Our cookies

We do not use session or persistent cookies on our website.