Linkilaw Limited – Website Terms of Use

Welcome to Linkilaw Limited’s (“Linkilaw”, “its”, “we”, “us”, “our”) website on http://www.linkilaw.com (the “Site”).  Any person who wants to access the Site to request quotes, receive services or to use the other features provided (collectively, “the Services”) must accept and is deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions of these website terms of use (the “Terms”) without change.  These Terms incorporate our Privacy Policy and Cookie Notice.

Any reference to “you” in these Terms shall include any person that accesses or uses the Site or Services on your behalf.  Please note that the Terms do not apply to our solicitor partners; if you are a solicitor and wish to discuss working with us, please contact us at info@linkilaw.com.

BY PRESSING THE “ACCEPT” BUTTON DURING REGISTRATION, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE TERMS.  In particular, you acknowledge that you have read and understood our Privacy Policy, Cookie Notice and the clauses in these Terms relating to the payment to us of a referral fee, the requirement for your accurate and full disclosure in seeking Quotes and our disclaimer of warranties and limited liability in respect of the suitability and advice of the Solicitors.

  1. THE SERVICES
    • The Site and Services are designed to enable users to submit to us details of matters in respect of which they require legal advice and/or assistance (“Request(s) for Quotes”) and receive responses from solicitors or legal advisers (“Solicitor(s)”) with an indication of the fees chargeable by them for their provision of that advice and/or assistance and any conditions applicable to those fees (“Quote(s)”).
    • For the avoidance of doubt, Linkilaw’s Services shall include any Services carried out through any mobile application, social media platforms or other internet, e-mail or mobile platform.
    • You are responsible for accurately describing your requirements for any matter in respect of which you submit a Request for Quotes. Time is not of the essence in respect of the provision of such Quotes from Linkilaw and/or the Solicitors.
  1. NOTICE OF REFERRAL FEE
    • Linkilaw does not charge you for its Services. Instead, we charge the Solicitors a fixed percentage of 8% (plus applicable VAT) of any amounts that you pay to them in respect of any works completed and invoiced to you by the Solicitors in response to your Request for Quotes.
    • As Solicitors are bound by the provisions of The Solicitors Regulation Authority Code of Conduct 2011, we are required to draw your attention to Chapters 8 and 9 of the SRA Handbook which can be found at http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/code/content.page and which deal with publicity and referral arrangements for the introduction of legal work to solicitors.
    • By continuing to use the Site and/or Services, you confirm your understanding that a referral fee is payable to the Solicitors and the conditions and requirements governing such referral(s).
  1. REQUESTS FOR QUOTES
    • You are solely responsible for the content, accuracy, and completeness of each Request for Quote that you submit to Linkilaw and hereby warrant that they shall only contain information which is true, accurate and current. Furthermore, you hereby confirm that you (and others on your behalf) are legally entitled to submit all information contained in each Request for Quote and have not failed to provide any misleading information or information that might affect the level of Quotes or advice received from the Solicitors in any way.
    • In submitting each Request for Quote, you confirm that the requirement for legal advice or assistance is genuine and is not in any way illegal or unlawful. In particular, you confirm that you shall not:
      • Include in any Request for Quote any information that infringes any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret or other intellectual property right or proprietary right of any person;
      • Submit to Linkilaw any corrupted files, files that contain viruses, or any other item that may damage the operation of a computer or other electronic device;
      • impersonate another person or entity;
      • falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels on any material contained in a Request for Quote;
      • cause Linkilaw to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or cause the effectiveness or functionality of Linkilaw to be impaired in any way; or
      • restrict or inhibit any other user from using and benefitting from Linkilaw.
    • You may withdraw a Request for Quote at any time by emailing us at hello@linkilaw.com. This will not affect any engagement that you have already entered into with a Solicitor.
    • You acknowledge that we may edit, modify or remove any parts of a Request for Quotes which we consider is in breach of any of the provisions of these Terms and/or suspend or terminate your access to the Site without cause and without notice to you.
    • By providing a Request for Quotes, you warrant that you are entitled to and do hereby grant to us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and non-exclusive licence to use, copy, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute and display the Request for Quotes alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed. You also waive any moral rights you have in Requests for Quotes. Do not include in any Request for Quotes any information that you would not want us to use in this way.
    • You consent to information about you being collected and processed for fraud prevention purposes and you acknowledge that we may use third parties (and information they provide) to help us prevent fraud or unauthorised access to our Site and/or Services.
  1. THE SOLICITORS
    • Whilst we periodically check that all Solicitors are shown as qualified solicitors with The Law Society and will generally suggest one or more Solicitors based on your Request for Quotes, we do not provide any assurance or guarantee as to the legal ability, competence or quality of the Solicitors suggested to you or listed on the Site from time to time. Furthermore, we cannot and do not warrant as to the accuracy, quality or completeness of any advice, information or assistance provided by the Solicitors.
    • Linkilaw provides a personalised legal introduction and referral service by suggesting Solicitors based on your Request for Quotes. We are not a law firm and we do not provide any legal services or legal advice.  It is your responsibility to identify and determine the suitability of the Solicitors for any works upon which you subsequently instruct them, whether included in the Request for Quotes or otherwise.  By accepting any Quote, you will engage the Solicitor and are expressly deemed to be satisfied as to the suitability and abilities of that Solicitor, without exception.
    • Linkilaw are/will not be a party to any contract made between you and any Solicitor and shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may result from any dealings between you and any Solicitor. It is your responsibility to select a suitable Solicitor and to negotiate the terms of any works to be performed by that Solicitor.  You should not engage any Solicitor or make any deposit or other payment to them without having conducted such checks to your full satisfaction.
    • Within the Site or Services, we may include information sourced from Solicitors, including general news, legal updates and information and profiles of individual Solicitors. We do not write or control that information and have no responsibility to you or any person for it.  All such information is for general guidance only and is not legal advice.  You rely upon such information at your own risk.
    • In the unlikely event that you have a dispute with a Solicitor, you must address such dispute directly to either the Solicitor concerned or the Solicitors Regulation Authority (sra.org.uk). Whilst we ask to be notified of any dispute as soon as reasonably practicable for information only, we shall have no involvement, connection with or liability in respect of such dispute.
    • For the avoidance of doubt, your use of the Site and/or Services releases Linkilaw immediately and on a continuing basis from any and all claims, demands and damages of any kind arising out of or in any way connected with any dispute or dissatisfaction with a Solicitor.
  1. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
    • You acknowledge that all present and future copyright and other intellectual property rights subsisting in, or used in connection with, Linkilaw and any part of it (the “Intellectual Property“), including the manner in which Linkilaw is presented or appears and all information and documentation relating to it, is our property (or that of our licensors), and nothing in these Terms shall be taken to transfer any of the Intellectual Property to you.
    • Solely for the purposes of using the Site and Services, we hereby grant to you for the period during which Linkilaw is provided a non-exclusive, non-transferable licence to use the Intellectual Property, as may be required.
    • You agree not to copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute or publicly display any content from the Site or Services without our prior written permission and unreservedly indemnify Linkilaw in the event that you do so.
  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
    • Nothing in these Terms shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot lawfully be excluded or limited.
    • Whilst we take steps to prevent misuse of our systems, we cannot warrant that the Site or Services (or any other sites linked to by the Site) will be free of viruses or other malicious code and accept no liability for loss or damage caused from the transmission of such code. We recommend that you always use up-to-date firewalls and anti-malware software to protect your equipment and data.
    • If you are dissatisfied with these Terms, the Site or Services, your only remedy under these Terms shall be to discontinue your use of the Site and/or Services. Without limiting the preceding sentence, Linkilaw shall have no liability for any failure or delay resulting from any matter beyond our reasonable control.
    • Save as expressly set out in these Terms, we shall not be liable in contract, tort, negligence, statutory duty, misrepresentation, or otherwise for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from or in any way connected with these Terms. Furthermore, all conditions, warranties and obligations which may be implied or incorporated into the Terms by statute, common law or otherwise and any liabilities arising from them are expressly excluded to the extent permitted by law.
    • We shall not be liable for any loss of business, loss of profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other economic loss (even where we have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage).
    • In the event that any limitation or exclusion of liability in these Terms is not enforceable then we shall not be liable to you for more than £500 in aggregate in respect of matters arising out of any individual Request for Quotes.
    • Each of the provisions of this “Limitation of Liability” section shall be construed separately and independently of the others.
  1. LINKILAW’S RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
    • We reserve the right at all times to edit, refuse to post, or to remove from the Site any information or materials for any reason whatsoever, and to disclose any information we deem appropriate to third parties to satisfy any obligation we may have under applicable laws, regulatory requirements, legal processes, or to satisfy any request of the police, government or any regulatory body (including the Solicitors Regulation Authority).
    • We reserve the right to terminate the provision to you of the Services or restrict your access to the Site at any time without cause and without notice at our sole discretion.
    • We may vary these Terms from time to time and shall post such alterations on the Site. If you do not agree to any changes made to these Terms then you have the right to stop using the Services and should do so immediately.  Your continued use of the Site or Services after the date the changes have been posted will constitute acceptance of the amended Terms from time to time.
  1. MISCELLANEOUS
    • Clause headings are inserted for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of these Terms.
    • If any provision of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
    • You may not assign, transfer or sub-contract any of your rights under these Terms without our prior written consent. We may assign, transfer or sub-contract all or any of our rights at any time without consent.
    • Our failure to enforce the strict performance of any provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provisions of these Terms.
    • These Terms, incorporating our Privacy Policy and Cookie Notice constitutes the entire agreement as to your use of and our provision of the Site and Services and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between us, whether written or oral.
    • You acknowledge that, in entering into this agreement, you do not rely on, and shall have no remedies in respect of, any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in these Terms.
    • These Terms will be interpreted, construed and enforced in all respects in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, and you irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.