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General. Your use of this Site indicates acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. We may from time to time change the terms that govern your use of our Site and we will post such revised Terms and Conditions on this page. You should therefore check this page regularly. Your use of our Site following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the Terms and Conditions as changed.

Terms of Use

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Termination: This Agreement is effective unless and until terminated by either you or SIMONS MUIRHEAD & BURTON LLP. You may terminate this Agreement at any time. SIMONS MUIRHEAD & BURTON LLP may also terminate this Agreement at any time and may do so immediately without notice, and accordingly deny you access to the Site, if in SIMONS MUIRHEAD & BURTON LLP’s sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement. Upon any termination of this Agreement by either you or SIMONS MUIRHEAD & BURTON LLP, you must promptly destroy all materials downloaded from this Site, as well as copies of such materials, whether made under the terms of this Agreement or otherwise.

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Entire Agreement: Except as provided herein, these terms and conditions are the entire agreement between you and SIMONS MUIRHEAD & BURTON LLP and supersede any prior understanding or agreements (written or oral).

Third Party Rights: Nothing in this Agreement is intended to confer on any third party (whether referred to in this Agreement by name, class, description or otherwise) any benefit or any right (under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise) to enforce any provision of this Agreement or any agreement entered into in connection with it.

Governing Law:

Any claim relating to, and the use of, this Site and the materials contained herein is governed by English law. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

No Solicitor-Client Relationship. The Site is presented for informational purposes only. Your use of the Site does not create a Solicitor-client relationship with SIMONS MUIRHEAD & BURTON LLP, nor does such use constitute the receipt of legal advice from SIMONS MUIRHEAD & BURTON LLP. A detailed confidential discussion of your specific circumstance with a Solicitor(s) of the firm is an integral and necessary component of becoming a client of SIMONS MUIRHEAD & BURTON LLP. No User of this Site, whether or not the User is an existing client of SIMONS MUIRHEAD & BURTON LLP, should act or refrain from acting based on the content of this Site without seeking appropriate legal counsel from a qualified Solicitor.

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SIMONS MUIRHEAD & BURTON LLP does not warrant that the functions contained in this Site or its content will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Site or its server are free of viruses or other harmful components. If you are aware of any error on this Site please email us at simon.halberstam@smab.co.uk and we will try to correct it. Please note that the information, materials and graphics available on this Site may be incomplete, out of date or incorrect. The information, materials and graphics available on this Site may be subject to change without notice.

A list of members is available for inspection at our registered office: 8-9 Frith Street, London, W1D 3JB, United Kingdom.

Any reference to a partner in relation to SIMONS MUIRHEAD & BURTON LLP is to a Director and/or member of SIMONS MUIRHEAD & BURTON LLP or an employee of similar standing. SIMONS MUIRHEAD & BURTON LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (Reg No. 567301).

These Terms and Conditions were last updated on 01 November 2016.