By using this website you agree that you have read these terms and conditions and that you agree to them. These terms and conditions and your use of this website are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions you are not authorised to use this website.
You may print off and keep a copy of these terms. They are a legal agreement between you and 1ST CENTRAL Law (“us”) and can only be modified with our consent. We reserve the right to change the terms at our discretion by changing them on the website.
Other terms may apply in respect of certain areas of the website. If this is the case, you will be made aware of the terms which apply to those areas.
Any information about our products and services provided on the website is for general information only, does not take account of any individual circumstances and may not reflect recent changes in the law.
The information on the website refers only to the law of England and Wales and is intended only for residents of England and Wales. Users should be aware that laws and regulations may be different outside England and Wales.
Detailed specialist advice should always be obtained from a suitably qualified lawyer before taking, or not taking, any action.
Disclaimers & exclusion of liability
Although care is taken to ensure that the information on the website is accurate and up to date, we cannot accept any responsibility for mistakes or omissions. In particular, any articles in our archives may be out of date. We enter into no express or implied conditions, warranties, terms or representations regarding the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information.
We exclude to the extent lawfully permitted all liability for loss or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential (including, without limitation, loss suffered as a result of breach of these terms which is not a foreseeable consequence of the breach, lost profits, lost opportunity, lost business, loss of goodwill, loss of contracts, increased overheads or administrative expenses or management time) arising out of your use of or inability to use this website, or from any information or omission contained in this website.
We do not exclude our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited by law.
While we try to ensure that the website is available 24 hours a day, we cannot guarantee this and will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to the website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair, for reasons beyond our control or any other reason we consider to be appropriate in the circumstances. We shall have no liability in respect of any such suspension.
Except where specifically stated in respect of online products, nothing in these pages constitutes either an offer, or legal or other professional advice and by using this website you confirm that you have not relied on any such content.
The website contains links to other websites not operated or controlled by us. If you use these links, you will leave the website. These links are provided for convenience only and do not constitute any endorsement by 1ST CENTRAL Law or the organisation promoted on the linked websites, their products or services.
We do not have any control over such linked websites or the content of them and cannot accept any responsibility for them.
Please note that although reasonable care is taken to ensure that the website and the materials available from it are virus-free, we cannot accept responsibility for any viruses which may affect any material you download.
You may not misuse the website (including, without limitation, by hacking, attempting to gain unauthorised access to the website or any server on which the website is stored, or by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful). You may not attack the website via a denial of service attack or a distributed denial of service attack.
By breaching this provision you may commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the website will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial of service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the website.
While we endeavour to provide a first class service to all our clients we recognise that from time to time things will happen that may give you cause for concern. In the first instance please speak to the person who is dealing with your matter as they are likely to be able to resolve your concerns.
If you consider the matter to be too serious for this or wish to raise a complaint please email our Director of Legal Services (Robert.Sproston@1stcentrallaw.com) who will review the matter and provide our response. You can access a copy of our Complaints Procedure here.
If we are unable to settle any complaint using our internal complaints process, you have a right to complain to the Legal Ombudsman, an independent complaints body, established under the Legal Services Act 2007, that deals with legal services complaints.
From 1 April 2023 the Legal Ombudsman’s rules say that your complaint must be taken to them:
- Within six months of receiving a final response to your complaint and
- No more than one year from the date of act/omission; or
- No more than one year from when you should have realised that there was cause for complaint.
You can contact the Legal Ombudsman by:
Telephone: 0300 555 0333
Post: Legal Ombudsman, PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ
Alternative complaints bodies (such as Ombudsman Services, ProMediate and Small Claims Mediation) exist which are competent to deal with complaints about legal services.
You may also consider using the Online Dispute Resolution platform (http://ec.europa.eu/odr). However, we do not agree to use these schemes and will continue to use the Legal Ombudsman to resolve complaints that we cannot resolve directly.
The intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, copyright and trade marks) in all material on the website (including, without limitation, text, images and plans) are owned by First Central Group unless otherwise stated and your use of them is limited as set out below.
Except where otherwise stated, you are permitted to display the pages of the website on your computer screen and print a reasonable number of unmodified copies of any of the pages of the website for your own, non-commercial use. You may not change or delete any author attribution, trade mark, legend or copyright notice, and by printing or displaying the website you do not acquire any rights in it.
Except as expressly permitted under copyright law, any other copying, modification, reproduction, permanent storage, repackaging, distribution, transmission or commercial exploitation of any of the material on the website by any means without our prior written consent is prohibited. This applies to both the visual content of the website and the source code.
You may create links to the website but must not frame the website on any other site nor may you create a link to any part of the website other than the homepage without our prior written consent.