TERMS & CONDITIONS

Media Law

Introduction
The following terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern your use of the Van Straten Solicitors website (the “Website”) including, without limitation, publications, briefings, newsletters and other information and materials accessible on or through the Website. By using the Website, you are confirming your acceptance of these Terms & Conditions. Van Straten Solicitors may amend these terms from time to time and without notice

Legal Disclaimer
The content and the opinions expressed on the Website have been provided for information purposes only. They should not be relied on as a substitute for specific legal advice on any particular topic.
Van Straten Solicitors take no responsibility for the content of any external sites linked to the Website.
 
Copyright and Reproduction Notice
Unless otherwise stated, the contents of the Website are the property and under the copyright of Van Straten Solicitors.
You may not copy or distribute materials found on the Website for any commercial purpose.
You may download or print extracts from the Website pages for your personal use only.
Other reproduction or use of the information found on the Website is prohibited save as set out in the next section “Limited Licence to Recopy”.
 
Limited Licence to Recopy
You may forward or recopy the material to individual third parties for their personal use only provided always that:

  • you acknowledge Van Straten Solicitors and the Website to those third parties as the source of the material; and

  • you notify those third parties that these Terms and Conditions apply to them in their use of such material.

No part of the Website may be reproduced on or transmitted to or stored in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.
 
Governing law and jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the law of England & Wales and any dispute arising out of or in connection with the use of any information or materials from the Website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of Justice in London.
 
Complaints
Complaints regarding any aspect of our service can be made to Adam Van Straten, whose contact details are available on this website.  Complaints can also be addressed to The Legal Ombudsman (www.legalombudsman.org.uk) at the following address:
The Legal Ombudsman
PO Box 6806
Wolverhampton
WV1 9WJ

Tel: +44 (0)300 555 0333
Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk 
 
Under the Legal Ombudsman Scheme Rules, you will normally need to bring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within six (6) months of receiving a final written response from us about your complaint or within six (6) years of the act or omission about which you are complaining occurring (or if outside of this period, within three (3) years of when you should reasonably have been aware of it).
 
There also exist rights in English law for a law firm client to object to an invoice by applying to the High Court for its assessment pursuant to Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974. 
 
Complaints (such as reporting someone's behaviour) may also be made directly to the SRA. See www.sra.org.uk/consumers/problems/report-solicitor.page for more details.