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These are the terms on which you may use our website, together with regulatory information about Ward Hadaway.

Terms of Use
Ward Hadaway’s website is for our clients and other individuals and businesses interested in using our services, as well as individuals interested in working for Ward Hadaway. It is intended only for visitors from England and Wales.
You may only access and use our website if you agree to the following terms.

1. About these terms
These terms apply to your use of our website. By using our website you are deemed to have accepted these terms. If you do not agree to them you must stop using our website.
We may at any time revise these terms without notice. Please review these terms regularly to make sure you are familiar with the current version. This website will contain secure areas, restricted to certain visitors. The secure areas will be subject to more specific terms of use, set out in the applicable part of the website.

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

3. Site content
Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please email our webmaster at webmaster@wardhadaway.com

4. Events
Seminar bookings made through our site are governed by our event terms.

5. Intellectual property rights
The intellectual property rights in this website are owned by Ward Hadaway or its licensors. WARD HADAWAY is a UK registered trade mark.

You may print off or download content for information, reference, for personal use and for non-commercial research, provided you do not alter it in any way, and provided you acknowledge us as the source of the content and as the copyright owners. All other use or copying of any of the contents of this site, other than as permitted by law, is prohibited.

You may not use our registered trade mark, or any third party trade marks that appear on this website, other than as permitted by express written licence from the licensor or by law. You may not use those marks as meta-tags nor may you sponsor them in search engines.

6. Acceptable use
It is impossible to provide an exhaustive list of exactly what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable use of this website. In general, we will not tolerate any use of our website which damages or is likely to damage our reputation, the availability or integrity of the website or which causes us or threatens to cause us to incur any legal, tax or regulatory liability.
In particular, you must not misuse our 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 our site, the server on which our site is hosted or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our 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 our 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 our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

7. Links
Links to this website are permitted, on the following conditions. Any publicity you conduct for us complies with rule 7 (publicity) of the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct 2007. Links must only be made to the home page of this website. They must be made in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, or in a way that suggests any form of association, approval or endorsement where none exists. We reserve the right to withdraw permission to link at any time.

You are not entitled (nor shall you assist others) to set up links from your own website to this website by deep-linking, framing or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Such consent may be withheld at our absolute discretion, and without the need to provide a reason.

This website includes links that allow you to leave this website and visit third party sites. We have no control over and are not responsible for the content, use by you or availability of those third party websites, for any products or services you buy through those sites or for the treatment of any personal information you provide to the third party.

8. Privacy and cookies
This website includes areas where you are invited to provide information about yourself. Any such information will be subject to the terms of our privacy and cookie policy. We use cookies on this website; for further information about how we use cookies and how to accept, delete or reject them please see our privacy and cookie policy.

9. 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 hereby expressly exclude:
· all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or equity;
· any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any visitor in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
o loss of income or revenue;
o loss of business;
o loss of profits or contracts;
o loss of anticipated savings;
o loss of data;
o loss of goodwill;
o wasted management or office time; and
o 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 liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

10. General
If a court or other competent authority holds any of these terms to be void or unenforceable in whole or part, the other terms and the remainder of the affected term shall continue to be valid.
Our failure to exercise or delay in exercising a right or remedy provided by these terms of use or by law does not constitute a waiver of those or any other rights or remedies.
Ward Hadaway’s written consent may only be given by a partner of Ward Hadaway.
These terms and the use of this website and its content shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the law of England and Wales, and you agree to submit any dispute which arises out of or in connection with it or its use to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Regulatory Information
Ward Hadaway is a firm of solicitors operating in England & Wales, and is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. In certain circumstances, Ward Hadaway is also authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority for “regulated activities".
We provide legal advice on matters of English law only. We also provide planning advice in relation to land in England or Scotland.
Further information about Ward Hadaway is provided below in compliance with regulation 6 of the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 and rule 7 of the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct 2007. Information required by regulations 7 and 8 of the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 is provided in our event terms and in the events section of this website.

Our name: Ward Hadaway

Our geographic address: Sandgate House
102 Quayside
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 3DX
England

For directions and a map see how to find us.

Our contact details: Telephone: 0191 204 4000
Fax: 0191 204 4001
Email: enquiries@wardhadaway.com

Webmaster: webmaster@wardhadaway.com

Our professional body: Ward Hadaway is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

FSA regulation: In certain circumstances, Ward Hadaway is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority for "regulated activities".

Our professional rules: Ward Hadaway is subject to the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct 2007.

Our people: A list of our partners is available for inspection at the above address.
Our partners, associate solicitors and assistant solicitors are all qualified “solicitors” as defined in sections 1 and 87 of the Solicitors Act 1974. They are individually registered with our professional body and subject to our professional rules.
Our legal executives (some of whom are associates) are fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives in England & Wales and are subject to its code of conduct.
Our chartered town planners (some of whom are associates) are members of the Royal Town Planning Institute in England & Wales and are subject to its code of conduct.
We use the terms “associate” and “paralegal” to denote status within Ward Hadaway and not professional qualification or membership of a professional body.

Our registration numbers:
Solicitors Regulation Authority: 204387
Financial Services Authority: 219620
VAT (value added tax) number: GB 176080853
Information Commissioner: Z6533228

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