1. Legal and regulatory information
Carter Thomas Limited is registered as a Limited Company in England and Wales under number 8365350. Our registered office is Electric Works, Sheffield Digital Campus, Sheffield, S1 2BJ and our VAT number is: GB 160325443.
Carter Thomas Limited is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under ID number: 596635. The SRA Code of Conduct and the SRA Accounts Rules are contained in the SRA Handbook which can be found at: http://www.sra.org.uk/home/home.page
The terms director, principal and partner refer to a shareholder or director of the company and a list of shareholders and directors is available at our registered office.
We maintain professional indemnity insurance in accordance with the rules of the Solicitors Regulation Authority. If you require information about our insurance policy or wish to inspect it at our office, please contact us.
Carter Thomas Limited also trades as Carter Thomas Solicitors. We expressly reserve all rights in and to the www.carterthomas.co.uk domain name and all related domains, the names “Carter Thomas Limited” and “Carter Thomas Solicitors” and our logos. Other trademarks, products and company names mentioned on the website may be trademarks of their respective owners and the rights in these trademarks are reserved to the respective owners.
2. Disclaimer and copyright
The information about news, developments and legal issues on our website and social media pages is intended for the purpose of general information and interest only. Nothing on our website and social media pages shall constitute legal advice or give rise to a solicitor/client relationship. If you need legal advice, please contact one of our lawyers.
Whilst we try to ensure that the information on our website and social media pages is accurate, this is not guaranteed and we are not responsible for errors or omissions or any consequences, losses or damages arising from your use of, or your inability to use, that information. The information may also have been put up some time ago and may be out of date. We are also not responsible for the content of external websites or social media pages provided by third parties which we may link to from time to time and reference in any form to any third party website or social media page is not to be regarded as an endorsement by us.
Copyright in, and any other intellectual property rights that attach to, the content of and the publications on our website and social media pages (including our logos, branding and legal notices) is owned by Carter Thomas Limited.
You may not copy any part of our website and social media pages or do any other act in relation to any part of them which is prohibited by copyright other than the following:
- you may print any page or download it to a local hard disk for
your personal use only;
- in material issued to third parties, you may quote from our
website and social media pages so long as you give due accreditation; and
- you may provide a link (but not a framed link) to our website and
social media pages from any other business information or business service web site, but not (save with our prior written agreement) in any way which gives the impression that we are associated with or have approved such other site. Apart from this you may not reproduce or store any part of this site on any other web site without our prior consent.
You must not under any circumstances associate us with content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial or infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
The above consents do not authorise you to incorporate any part of our website and social media pages into any commercial document or in any material sold or otherwise made available for profit without our prior consent.
3. Privacy and data protection, electronic communications and fraud
Carter Thomas Limited is registered with the UK’s Information Commissioner as a controller of personal data under the Data Protection Act 1988 (“the Act”). We are committed to processing all data about you, including data collected during your use of our website and social media pages, in accordance with the UK’s data protection laws.
We collect personal data to provide you with our services, to inform you of relevant news (such as firm-related announcements and forthcoming events) and legal developments, and to invite you to events and training sessions. Such information may be added to our Client Relationship Management database.
If you wish to have your name and details removed from our database please contact us.
You have a right to access personal information we hold about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act and any access request may be subject to a fee specified under the Act. If you have any requests or queries concerning your personal information, please contact us.
We will only disclose personal information to successors in title to our business and suppliers we engage to process data on our behalf. If you attend an event organised or hosted by us, we may disclose your details to other entities that participate in the organisation of that event.
We make every effort to ensure that the personal data we hold is stored on secure servers based within the European Economic Area. Once we have your data, we will use security features and strict procedures to try and prevent unauthorised access to it or use of it. Due to its global nature and infrastructure, the internet is not completely secure. For instance, you may be communicating with us via your email provider who may have servers located anywhere in the world. Although we will do our best to protect data we collect from you and comply with the standards and requirements of the Act, we cannot guarantee the security of data you send to us by, or is stored via, electronic means. Communication and transmission of your personal data to us is at your own risk. By submitting your personal data to us, you agree to the transfer, processing and storing of it as set out in our legal notices.
Email carries numerous risks including the fact that it can be intercepted, arrive late or disappear, carry viruses or distort during transmission. As with the majority of law firms, email we send is not encrypted unless we have expressly stated that it is. Fax can also be read by someone else or it can be distorted or misdirected.
We accept no liability for any inadvertent breach of confidence or privilege or for loss or damage that occurs as a result of communication by fax or email. If you do not wish us to communicate with you by email or fax, you must inform us of this in writing otherwise you agree to accept the risks inherent in using email and fax.
From time to time we monitor electronic communication for a number of permitted reasons relating to our business.
Please note that some criminals try to disguise themselves as legitimate businesspersons in order to carry out fraudulent activity. Often they will promise you a share in a large sum of money in return for a small payment into a bank account or they may direct you to a false website. If you become aware that an individual is deliberately misrepresenting himself or herself as connected to Carter Thomas Limited or you are otherwise concerned as to whether or not a piece of communication is from us, please contact us immediately.
4. Applicable law and consumer ADR
Our website and social media pages, including our legal notices and policies which relate to them, are governed by English Law. The English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising from the use of our website or social media pages or in relation to our legal notices and policies.
If you are a consumer client and have contracted with this firm via electronic media only, and you are unhappy with the service provided but have not been able to resolve your complaint with us, you are entitled to submit a complaint to an “alternative dispute resolution” body via http://ec.europa.eu/odr. Please note, however, that we are entitled not to submit to the ADR process.
5. Contacting Carter Thomas Limited
Carter Thomas Solicitors
Sheffield Digital Campus
T +44 (0)114 286 6310