Company means: Worldwide Lawyers Limited (registered company number: 8832255) whose registered office is at Office 2, Viscount House, River Lane, Saltney, Chester, CH4 8RH including where the context so allows, its shareholders, employees, affiliates, associated and contracted persons, companies or businesses supplying services to the Company.
Lawyer(s) means: any person, persons, company, or companies that and are part of our network of legal advisors.
Legal Work means: services carried out by Lawyers for or on behalf of Users.
Service(s) means: the services, procedures and information provided by the Company.
Third Party or Third Parties means: Person, persons, company or companies, websites or any other business or enterprise referred to, in the context of the Terms and Conditions, as being other than the Company or a Lawyer or a User
User(s) means: Person, persons, companies or other organisations using the Services of the Company to get information about Lawyers.
User Information means: Any information the User provides to the Company or other users of the Service and / or Website in relation to the Company’s Service including information provided to the Company in order to use the Service and any feedback relating to the instruction of Lawyers or the use of the Website.
Website means: The web space, pages, and the contents and graphics contained in such space or pages which are under the editorial control of authorised members of the Company.
2. General Disclaimer
2.1 The use of the Service is not intended to and does not create a lawyer/client relationship between a Lawyer and User. Establishment of a lawyer/client relationship must occur outside the scope of this Service.
2.2 The Company does not practice law and does not provide legal services, legal advice or legal representation of any sort.
2.3 The Company does not guarantee and is not responsible or liable for the quality or accuracy of any advice or of any Legal Work produced or undertaken by a Lawyer.
2.4 The Company cannot accept any liability in respect of any contract or other agreement entered into between the User and the Lawyer and accordingly shall not be liable to the User for any dispute, act or omission resulting from any dealings between the User and the Lawyer or for loss of any kind suffered by the User in respect of such agreement howsoever arising.
2.5 The Company relies on the information provided by Users and Lawyers but does not warrant the validity or accuracy of any such information.
2.6 The Company provides no guarantee that a Lawyer provided with the User Information will contact the User or will accept instructions from the User.
2.7 Whilst the Company does carry out certain verification checks on Lawyers it does not guarantee any Lawyer’s accreditations, certifications, creditworthiness or registrations nor the validity or application of any documentation or information provided to it in support of the Company’s verification checks. The Company does not guarantee that any such documentation or information is valid or applicable to the User or the Legal Work at the time that Legal Work is undertaken.
2.8 Information about a Lawyer provided by the Company is provided on the understanding that the Company does not assume or undertake any legal responsibility, to you, or those affected, if you choose to take it into account when instructing a lawyer.
2.9 Further and alternatively, the Company does not accept any liability to any person or company or other legal entity for any financial loss or damage arising from the use of information provided by the Company or from any failure of the Company to give information.
3. Users Responsibilities
3.1 The User is solely responsible for making their own selection of Lawyer and negotiating the terms of any Legal Work to be performed by the Lawyer they have instructed.
3.2 The User is responsible for providing true, accurate, current and complete information when providing details to the Company.
3.3 The User is solely responsible for avoiding the disclosure of any privileged and/or specific information regarding matters for which legal representation is sought when using the Service. Users should describe their legal issue in the general terms only. Specific information should only be revealed after the User has instructed a Lawyer and when contact has been made with the Lawyer outside of the Service.
3.4 The User is responsible for ensuring that the Lawyer has all the relevant information required in order to undertake the Legal Work and that all the information the Lawyer has about the User is accurate.
3.5 The User is responsible for satisfying themselves of the credentials and creditworthiness of any Lawyer before proceeding to instruct them or paying over any money to them.
3.6 The decision to provide information, payment and/ or to instruct a Lawyer is the responsibility of the User.
4.1 The Company provides the Service to Users free of charge.
4.2 The Lawyers pay a fee to the Company for the services provided to them such as advertisement and marketing costs, obtaining information about your legal matter, obtaining a quotation, monitoring and reporting, performance management and delivery to agreed service levels. This fee may be calculated as a percentage of the User’s legal fees (excluding disbursements and VAT or equivalent) which is typically 20%. The Lawyer will not charge this fee to the User. Further information about fees paid to the Company in connection with the User is available to the User from the Company upon request.
4.3 The Company is not responsible for and will not be liable for any fees charged or incurred by the Lawyer in relation to the Legal Work.
5. Disclosure of User Information by the Company
5.1 The User agrees that by providing User Information to the Company, that they are wilfully providing their User Information in an attempt to initiate contact with one or more Lawyer.
5.2 The User agrees to the Company disclosing the User Information to one or more Lawyer in order to provide the Services.
5.3 The User irrevocably agrees that the Company has the right to seek and obtain the case status and all fee information from the Lawyer at any time.
6. Limitation of Liability
6.1 The User agrees that, except for death and personal injury arising from the Company’s negligence, the Company shall not be liable in contract, tort, negligence, statutory duty or otherwise, for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from or in any way connected with the Services, including, but not limited to, damage for loss of business, loss of profits, business interruption, loss of business information, loss of data, or any other pecuniary loss (even where the Company has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage).
6.2 Users release, acquit and forever discharge the Company, its directors, officers, employees and shareholders from any and all claims, demands, losses, injuries, liability, or damages of any kind and nature, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way contacted with the Service, any disclosure resulting from your use of the Service, any conflict of interest, ethical violation, or any alleged malpractice arising out of any Users use of the Service.
6.3 The Company does not and cannot be involved in Users’ dealings with Lawyers, and in the event that a User has a dispute with a Lawyer, the User hereby releases the Company (and its agents and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
6.4 The Company does not represent that the information contained in the Website or in any communication from the Company, including but not limited to telephone conversations, e-mails and letters, is accurate, verified, current, comprehensive or complete. They could contain inaccuracies, typographical, human and/or machine errors or omissions. The Company will not be liable in any circumstances for any direct, indirect, consequential or special damages arising from use of the Website or Services of the Company.
6.5 Without limiting the generality of Clause 2.4 of this Service Users Agreement or any of the foregoing, Users agree not to hold the Company responsible for any damages or other liabilities arising from any Legal Work or the failure to provide any Legal Work by a Lawyer.
6.6 Save as expressly set out herein, all conditions, warranties and obligations which may be implied or incorporated into this Service Users Agreement by statute, common law, or otherwise and any liabilities arising therefrom, are hereby expressly excluded to the extent permitted by law.
6.7 Without limiting any of the foregoing, the Company shall have no liability for any failure or delay resulting from any matter beyond the Company’s reasonable control.
7.1 The Company may amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms and conditions on the Website.
7.2 The User shall fully indemnify the Company for any loss or damage suffered by the Company for breach of these Terms and Conditions.
7.3 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions is intended to confer on any person any right to enforce any provision of these Terms and Conditions which that person would not have had but for the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or subsequent legislation.
7.4 Should any part of the Terms and Conditions for any reason be declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such determination shall not affect the validity of any remaining portion and such remaining portion shall remain in full force and effect as if the invalid portion of these terms and conditions had been eliminated.
7.5 The Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. Any disputes arising in connection with these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.