Terms of Website Use


1. Introduction

  1. 1.1 Welcome to LawBite (“we/us”)
  2. This page tells you the terms on which you may use our website http://lawbite.co.uk/ (“the Site”) and the software that we provide (“Site Software”). Please read carefully before use. By using the Site, you accept the terms and agree to obey them. If you don't accept them, please don't use the site.

2. Who We Are

  1. 2.1 The site http://lawbite.co.uk/ is operated by Lawbit Ltd which is a UK limited company registered in England under company number 08066586.
  2. 2.2 Here are some important details about us:
    1. 2.2.1 Trading Address: LawBite, Studio 108, Grand Union Studios, 332 Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 5AD;
    2. 2.2.2 Registered Office: Lawbit Ltd trading as LawBite, WSM LLP, Connect House, 137 Alexandra Road, London, SW19 7JY;
    3. 2.2.3 VAT number: GB142354240.
  3. 2.3 All legal advice and/or drafting advice provided through the Site is either delivered by
    1. (i) LawBriefs Limited which is a UK company registered in England under company number 8636316; or
    2. (ii) by LawBriefs Limited’s approved legal advice partners (“Approved Legal Advice Partner(s)”) under their own responsibility.
  4. 2.4 These terms and conditions do not cover any drafting services and/or legal advice provided by LawBriefs. Additional terms and conditions apply when you use drafting services and/or legal advice provided by LawBriefs Limited or Approved Legal Advice Partners. Any such additional terms and conditions will be provided to you before you engage LawBriefs Limited and/or any LawBriefs Approved Legal Advice Partner to carry out any such drafting services and/or legal advice (“Legal Advice Ts and Cs”).

3. Use of the Site: General Terms

  1. 3.1 You have permission for temporary, non-exclusive use of the Site, but we can withdraw or change our service at any time without telling you and without being legally responsible to you. We can also allow anyone else to use the Site and the documents that we make available on the Site.
  2. 3.2 You are not allowed to copy, modify, duplicate, create derivative works from, frame, mirror, republish, download, display, transmit, or distribute all or any part of the Site or the Site Software, and nor are you allowed to attempt to reverse compile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise reduce to human-perceivable form all or any part of the Site Software.
  3. 3.3 You are also not allowed to license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, display, disclose, or otherwise commercially exploit, or otherwise make the Site and/or any documents on the site available to any third party other than those you have invited on to the Site as users to share your documents, who have accepted these Terms of Website Use.
  4. 3.4 You are responsible for configuring your own computer and software to access our software and the material on our site. Although we try to protect our Site, we are not responsible for any viruses, bugs or similar problems and you should use your own virus protection software. We don't give you any warranty that the way we deliver data to you is compatible with your software or with the way your computer is configured.
  5. 3.5 You must treat all identification codes, passwords and other security information as confidential. If we think you have failed to keep confidentiality, we are allowed to disable any security information (including your passwords and codes).
  6. 3.6 You agree to follow our Acceptable Use Policy.
  7. 3.7 If you allow anyone else to use our Site, you must make sure that they read these terms first, and that they follow them.
  8. 3.8 Only use the Site as allowed by law and these terms. If you don't, we may suspend your usage, or stop it completely.
  9. 3.9 We frequently update the Site and make changes to it, but we don't have to do this, and material on the Site may be out-of-date. Please note in particular that we do not store credit card details and currently we do not share customer details with any third parties.
  10. 3.10 We follow our Privacy Policy in handling information about you. By using the Site, you agree to us handling this information and confirm that data you provide is accurate.
  11. 3.11 We also use cookies. You can read information about cookies and how we use them in our Cookie Policy.

4. Documents Section: Specific Terms

  1. 4.1 If you first pay the appropriate fee (shown on the site when you make your request) you may:
    1. 4.1.1 buy and use a document from the Site in its current form;
    2. 4.1.2 partially or fully edit the document yourself;
    3. 4.1.3 store the document on the Site;
    4. 4.1.4 store non-LawBite documents on the Site.
  2. 4.2 In this case, you are solely responsible for the appropriate use and editing of the documents that you buy from us. In particular you agree that:
    1. 4.2.1 we are not giving you any legal, financial, tax or other advice;
    2. 4.2.2 we do not give you any assurance or guarantee that our documents are suitable, sufficient or appropriate for the use to which you put them (whether they are unedited, or edited by you or anyone else);
    3. 4.2.3 we exclude all legal responsibility and costs for reliance placed by anyone on this site and on the LawBite documents.

5. Free Legal Consultation

  1. 5.1 A free 15 minutes initial legal consultation is available to some customers as stated in the offers contained within the website which we will procure is provided by via one of the lawyers operating with LawBriefs Limited (“LawBriefs”).
  2. 5.2 Where customers are eligible for a free initial legal consultation, each 15 minute unit of advice can only be used for separate legal issues. It is not possible to combine the 15 minute units of consultation and use them on one matter.
  3. 5.3 You agree with us [and also for the benefit of any person who works for us or LawBriefs Limited, whether as an employee, consultant, self-employed contractor, or in any other capacity (a 'Connected Person')] that the initial 15 minutes legal consultation does not constitute legal advice.

6. Intellectual Property Rights

  1. 6.1 We are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Site (for example the copyright and any rights in the designs) and the Site Software, and in any of the material and documents hosted or posted on the Site and in any and all databases related to the Site. They are protected by copyright and you may only use any such material and the documents on these terms.
  2. 6.2 If you breach these terms, you lose your right to use our Site, and must destroy or return any copies of documents you have made.

7. Our Legal Responsibility

  1. 7.1 Our Legal responsibility to you
    1. 7.1.1 We do not guarantee the accuracy of material on our Site, and you are responsible for the use to which you put material and documents that you access on our site. As far as legally possible, we exclude legal responsibility for any loss to you arising from use of our Site whether from tort, contract, negligence or otherwise (examples of such loss being: loss of income, profit, business, data, contracts, goodwill, savings, pure economic loss, indirect or consequential loss, costs, damages and expenses).
    2. 7.1.2 We also exclude, but only as far as legally possible, all terms and warranties or promises implied by law or by statutes.
    3. 7.1.3 Although we try to make the site available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, (except for planned maintenance and required unscheduled maintenance) we do not warrant that your use of the Site and/or the Site Software will be uninterrupted or error-free; and we are not responsible for any delays, delivery failures, or any other loss or damage resulting from the transfer of data over communications networks and facilities, including the internet, and you acknowledge that the Site may be subject to limitations, delays and other problems inherent in the use of such communications facilities
    4. 7.1.4 We don't exclude legal responsibility for death or personal injury owing to our negligence, or legal responsibility for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or for anything else where exclusion is not allowed by the law.
    5. 7.1.5 We will try to make sure that customer data is stored securely and backed-up. If we lose or damage it we will try to restore it. But if it is lost or damaged by a third party, we are not responsible to you unless they cause the loss or damage when working on it for us.
    6. 7.1.6 We will not provide our services for longer than the period that you have purchased them for.
    7. 7.1.7 You agree with us and also for the benefit of any Connected Person that we alone will be legally responsible to you for matters arising from our documents. No Connected Person will be personally responsible (i.e. legally liable) to you whether under the law of contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise.
    8. 7.1.8 You agree that any duty of care owed to you by us is a duty owed only to you. We do not owe a duty of care to any third party and assume no responsibility to any third party in respect of the performance of our duties to you. We are not liable for any failure to fulfil our obligations due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control.
    9. 7.1.9 You agree that the limitations on liability contained in this paragraph 7 are reasonable. You also agree that any limitations on liability in this paragraph 7 apply to you and also to any person or company associated with you.

8. Refund Policy

  1. 8.1 If you pay our fee for a document and we do not make the document available to you, we will refund the fee.
  2. 8.2 If you pay for a document subscription and we refuse to make available to you a document existing within the LawBite "Legal Documents" section at the time you bought your subscription, then we will refund your subscription fee.

9. Computer Offences

  1. 9.1 If you do anything which is a criminal offence under a law called the Computer Misuse Act 1990, your right to use the site will end straightaway. We will report you to the relevant authorities and give them your identity.
  2. 9.2 Examples of computer misuse include introducing viruses, worms, Trojans and other technologically harmful or damaging material. You are not allowed to do any of these things
  3. 9.3 You mustn't try to get access to our server or any connected database or make any 'attack' on the Site. We won't be legally responsible to you for any damage from viruses or other harmful material that you pick up via our Site.

10. Confidentiality and Conflicts

  1. 10.1 We have the following confidentiality obligations to you:
    1. 10.1.1 We will treat all information you provide to us and about matters dealt with by us (other than information which is in the public domain) as confidential. We will not disclose any confidential information to any third party, except with your written consent or if necessary or customary in the normal performance of our services (e.g. passing it to other professionals and consultants assisting us or you with your matter, unless you ask us not to) or if required or permitted by law or any regulatory authority to which we are subject.
    2. 10.1.2 We reserve the right to use external service providers for document reproduction or scanning as long as they are bound by appropriate obligations to maintain the confidentiality of the information.
    3. 10.1.3 Unless you instruct us otherwise in writing, we are entitled to state in promotional material and tender documents that we worked for you generally or on a particular matter or matters as long as we do not otherwise break our duty of confidentiality to you.
  2. 10.2 Your confidentiality obligations are:
    1. 10.2.1 You will treat all information we give you (other than information which is in the public domain) as confidential.
    2. 10.2.2 You will not disclose that confidential information to any other person, unless we have given our written consent or as required or permitted by law or any regulatory authority to which you are subject.

11. Complaints

  1. 11.1 We are committed to providing a high quality service. To maintain this commitment we operate a formal complaints procedure, a copy of which is available on request.
  2. 11.2 If you have any questions or a complaint about the service provided by us please contact admin@lawbite.co.uk to make your complaint or speak to our Admin manager who will assist you with your complaint.

12. Changes

  1. 12.1 We may change these terms from time to time and you must check them for changes because they are binding on you.

13. Links to Our Site

  1. 13.1 You are allowed to make a legal link to our Site’s homepage from your website if the content on your site meets the standards of our acceptable use policy. We can end this permission at any time.

    You mustn’t suggest any endorsement by us or association with us unless we agree in writing.

14. Links from our Site

  1. 14.1 Links from our Site to other sites are only for information. We don’t accept responsibility for other sites or any loss you suffer from using them.

15. Trade Mark

  1. 15.1 “LawBite” is our EU registered trade mark, and all rights in that trademark are reserved by us.

16. Law which applies to disputes

  1. 16.1 The English courts have the only right to hear and resolve claims related to our Site, and all disputes are governed by English law. If any part of these terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining terms will continue in full force and effect.

17. Contact Us

  1. Please email us at admin@lawbite.co.uk to contact us about any issues.
  2. Our nominated representative is Richard Royce.
  3. Contact telephone number: 020 7148 1066