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This is the website of Lyons Davidson Solicitors (“Lyons Davidson”) and Lyons Davidson Scotland LLP (“Lyons Davidson Scotland”). Lyons Davidson and Lyons Davidson Solicitors are the trading names of Lyons Davidson Limited, a company registered in England & Wales (company no. 7592441) and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (registration no. 559383). Our registered office is at Victoria House, 43 Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4QP where a list of directors is available for inspection. VAT No. 138 1494 61.

Lyons Davidson Scotland is a trading name of Lyons Davidson Scotland LLP, an associated practice of Lyons Davidson. Lyons Davidson Scotland LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in Scotland (registration no. SO302969) and is regulated as a Multi National Practice by the Law Society of Scotland (registration no. 38931). The registered office is at Enterprise House, 34 Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9BN where a list of members is available for inspection. VAT No. 100 6252 74.

We use the title of “partner” to refer to a director, employee or consultant who is a practising lawyer of Lyons Davidson with equivalent standing, or in the case of Lyons Davidson Scotland, a member, employee or consultant who is a practising lawyer with equivalent standing.

The Solicitors’ Code of Conduct and professional rules to which Lyons Davidson is required to adhere are available via the Solicitors Regulation Authority website www.sra.org.uk. Lyons Davidson Scotland is required to adhere to the Solicitors Conduct Rules which are available at the Law Society of Scotland’s website www.lawscot.org.uk
Terms and Conditions of Website Use

These terms and conditions (“Terms”) apply to the entire content of this website. Please read these Terms carefully before using this website. Using this website indicates that you accept these Terms. If you do not accept these Terms, please do not use this website.

The websites to which these Terms apply and for which Lyons Davidson is responsible are:
www.lyonsdavidson.co.uk;
www.joinlyonsdavidson.co.uk; and
www.lddr.co.uk.

1. Application

1.1 This website is provided by Lyons Davidson and Lyons Davidson Scotland (“we, us, our”) refers to Lyons Davidson in this website includes where relevant and appropriate Lyons Davidson Scotland.
1.2 These Terms and the Privacy Policy (set out below) shall constitute an agreement between you and us and shall set out the conditions upon which you may access the information available on this website.
1.3 We reserve the right to change these Terms or the Privacy Policy at any time and to notify you by posting an updated version of these Terms or the Privacy Policy on this website, at which point they will become immediately effective.
1.4 Your continued use of this website after any changes referred to in clause 1.3 shall constitute your consent to such changes.

2. Access to the Website

2.1 Access to this website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair, or for reasons beyond our control.
2.2 We reserve the right to, without notice, withdraw the availability of this website or any of its content and/or any of its functions, information or services.
2.3 We cannot guarantee uninterrupted and/or reliable access to this website and we make no guarantees whatsoever as to its operation, functionality or otherwise.

3. Permitted Use of the Website

3.1 You are allowed to view, download and print out content from this website for personal use only in accordance with these Terms. All other copying whether electronic, hard copy or other format is prohibited and all other rights are reserved.
3.2 You shall only use this website in a manner that is consistent with these Terms and in such a way as to comply with all applicable laws and regulations and, in particular, that you shall not (or not attempt to):
3.2.1 seek unauthorised access to our network or computer system;
3.2.2 insert or knowingly or recklessly transmit or distribute a virus into our network and computer systems; and/or
3.2.3 assist, encourage or permit any other person to do any of the things described in 3.2.1 and 3.2.2 above.
3.3 You may not create a link to this website from another website or documents without obtaining our prior written consent.

4. Intellectual Property Rights

4.1 All copyright and all other intellectual property rights existing in this website (including, but not limited to, all design, text, graphics and the selection or arrangement thereof) are and remain our property.
4.2 The expression ‘copyright' shall include the entire copyright, design right, rental right, right to authorise or prohibit lending and data right subsisting now or created at any time.

5. Links to Third Party Websites

5.1 This website and "LD Extra" Extranet Service may contain links to websites owned and operated by third parties. We make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of any of the information appearing on such linked websites or as to the suitability or quality of any of their products or services.
5.2 The links to third party websites are provided for your information and convenience only and are not an endorsement by us of the content of such linked websites.
5.3 We accept no liability for any damage or loss, howsoever caused, in connection with use of or reliance on any information, material, products or services contained or accessed through any such linked website.
5.4 If you decide to link to any third party website and make use of any information contained on them and/or enter into any contract for the supply of goods or services from such third party, you do so entirely at your own risk.
5.5 You are responsible for checking the terms and conditions of any third party websites you may visit.

6. Legal Advice

The information and opinions contained on this website are provided as a general guide only and are not intended to be construed or interpreted as legal or other professional advice. Such information and opinions should not, therefore, be relied upon or treated as a substitute for specific advice relevant to particular circumstances. For specific legal advice, please contact us through the Key Contact search for the section of the website relevant to your particular circumstances, or for general queries, contact info@lyonsdavidson.co.uk.

7. Liability

7.1 While we endeavour to ensure that the information contained on this website is accurate, complete and up-to-date, we make no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of such information.
7.2 We make no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, that this website or any software of any nature available on, downloaded or otherwise obtained from it, will be free from defects or viruses.
7.3 We make no representations or warranties as to whether the information available on this website complies with the regulatory regime of countries from which the pages of this website may be accessed.
7.4 We exclude any liability whosoever arising from the use of this website, to the fullest extent permitted by law.  We shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever and howsoever incurred including but not limited to any direct, consequential or indirect loss or damage, or any loss or damage to goodwill or profits or any anticipated loss of savings incurred by you, or loss of data or loss of business opportunity, or economic loss whether arising in tort, contract, equity or otherwise and arising out of, in relation to, or in connection with your access to, use of, or inability to use this website. We do not exclude our liability (if any) to you for personal injury or death resulting from our negligence, fraud or for any matter which it would be illegal to exclude or to attempt to exclude.

8. General

8.1 The failure by us to insist on any occasion upon performance of these Terms shall not thereby act as a waiver of such a breach or an acceptance of any variation of these Terms.
8.2 A person who is not a party to these Terms may not enforce any of its terms or conditions under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
8.3 These Terms shall be governed by, construed and enforced in all respects in accordance with the Laws of England.
8.4. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these Terms or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be governed by English law; and any such dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
Privacy Policy

Lyons Davidson (we, us, our) is committed to the online privacy of all its users and this Privacy Policy is designed to provide users of this website with a clear understanding of our data processing practices. This policy explains how Lyons Davidson uses any personal data you provide to us during your use of our website. Personal Data is information which personally identifies you like your name, address or email address or which would, if combined with other information in the possession of, or likely to come into the possession of Lyons Davidson, personally identify you.

1. Introduction

1.1 This websites is operated by Lyons Davidson which is the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 and as such we are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998.
1.2 As required by the Data Protection Act 1998, we follow strict security procedures and take appropriate measures to ensure that Personal Data is not damaged, destroyed, or disclosed to a third party without permission and to prevent unauthorised access to it. By accessing or using any part of this website you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with our Terms and Conditions of Website Use (set out above).

2. Data Collection and Use

2.1 In some areas of our website you may choose to provide us with Personal Data.

2.2 If you choose to provide us with a completed application form, a covering letter containing any Personal Data or other personal details, a Curriculum Vitae, or any combination of these documents whether in hard copy, electronic, or any other format, the information will be used by us for the purpose of determining your suitability for employment with us.
2.3 We shall hold the information provided for a period of 12 months, and may contact you during that time regarding it. Following this period, the information we hold will be destroyed.
2.4 By submitting any of these documents to us, you consent to us using them as described above.
2.5 We may log your IP address (which indicates the location of your computer on the Internet) for the purpose of systems administration and troubleshooting.
2.6 We may use log files to help us understand how visitors use this website. We may use this information in aggregate for statistical analysis.
2.7 If you provide your e-mail address in order to submit an enquiry, comment or request for further information, we may contact you regarding your enquiry, comment or request. We may also send e-mails to you about the services that we offer.  If you do not want to receive such emails then please let us know by emailing info@lyonsdavidson.co.uk.
2.8 From time to time our marketing or IT departments will use your information for research and analysis purposes so that we can monitor and improve the services we provide.
2.9 We may occasionally contact you by post, email, telephone or SMS text to ask you for your feedback and comments on our services.
2.10 We may pass your details to accountants, consultants and other professionals in order to obtain professional advice or to comply with our contractual obligations.
2.11 We operate a system to ensure that all client feedback is dealt with fairly and consistently and is properly recorded. If you think that our service could be improved or would like to provide any additional comments, please contact us.
2.12 We will not sell, distribute or lease your Personal Data to third parties, except:
2.12.1 with your permission;
2.12.2 to subsidiary, or associated practices such as Lyons Davidson Scotland;
2.12.3 to any successor of our business; or
2.12.4 as required by law.

3. Cookies

3.1 Unlike most on-line services, this website does not send "cookies" to you. "Cookies" are small pieces of data which record information on you and your on-line session which are created by the on-line provider, sent and stored on your own personal computer without any control or intervention by you.
3.2 The design of this website means that we do not enter your system or network when providing information to you.
4. User Access

4.1 You are entitled to obtain any Personal Data which Lyons Davidson holds for you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If it transpires that the information held is inaccurate we will make the necessary amendments and confirm to you that these have been made.
4.2 If you want to view the information held by us please write to: The Data Protection Officer (GR46/ALH), Lyons Davidson, 43 Queen Square Bristol, BS1 4QP. Under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 a reasonable administration fee will be payable.
4.3 If at any time you want to withdraw your consent to our use of your Personal Data, please write to us at the above address.
5. Your Consent

5.1 By submitting your Personal Data you consent to the use of that data as set out in this Privacy Policy.
5.2 If we change our Privacy Policy we will post the changes on our website.
5.3 You should periodically review our website to check you are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.
Email Disclaimer
(Effective from 1st April 2011)

Any reference to “our emails” includes any attachments and includes emails sent on behalf of Lyons Davidson and/or LD Scotland (“us”, “our”, “we”).

1. The contents of our emails are confidential and may be legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient of any of our emails then you may not read, copy, distribute or make any other use of that email or its contents. If you received any of our emails in error, please tell us immediately by telephone quoting the name of the sender and the intended recipient, then delete it from your system.
2. No contracts may be concluded on our behalf by e-mail. We are unable to accept the service of documents by e-mail or fax. Neither us nor the sender accepts any responsibility for viruses.
3. It is your responsibility to scan our e-mails and any attachments. Any opinions or advice contained in our emails are subject to the terms and conditions expressed in our relevant engagement letter.
4. Personal e-mails are not communications by or on our behalf and the sender is not acting as representative, agent or in any other capacity for or on our behalf. We do not accept any liability or responsibility in connection with personal e-mails.