Legals

Regulation/Authorisation

Charles Wood & Son Limited (referred to on this Webiste as Charles Wood & Son) is regulated by the Law Society of Scotland and is authorised by the Law Society of Scotland to conduct incidental investment business. The Law Society of Scotland's webiste can be found via the following link: http://www.lawscot.org.uk/

For more information about Legal Aid, the Scottish Legal Aid Board's website can be found via the following link: http://www.slab.org.uk/

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Our compulsory professional indemnity insurance cover is under the Law Society of Scotland's Master Policy for professional indemnity insurance. The cover is provided by a panel of insurers, the lead insurer being Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc. For these purposes, the lead insurer's address is 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5SG. The territorial coverage of the cover is worldwide.

Value Added Tax

Charles Wood & Son is registered in the UK for Value Added Tax. The registration number is 270326578.

Equality Standards Policy

Charles Wood & Son is committed to promoting equality and diversity in its own policies, practices and procedures and in those areas in which it has influence. This applies to Charles Wood & Son’s dealings with members of Charles Wood & Son (which in this context will include partners/directors and employees and any other person engaged by Charles Wood & Son), solicitors, counsel, clients and third parties.

Charles Wood & Son will treat everyone equally and with the same attention, courtesy and respect and will not discriminate without lawful cause against any person, nor will it victimise or harass any person on the grounds of their race or racial group (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), gender, transgender (including marital status, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity and paternity), sexual orientation (including civil partnership status), religion or belief, age or disability.

Charles Wood & Son will take such steps and make such adjustments as are necessary in all the circumstances in order to prevent any members of Charles Wood & Son and any clients who are disabled from being placed at a disadvantage in comparison with those who are not disabled.

Every member of Charles Wood & Son will have access to Charles Wood & Son's Equality Standards policy and it will be available on request to any client, and to The Law Society of Scotland.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

We recognise that Alternative Dispute Resolution Regulations have implemented ADR/EDR Directive 2013/11/EU to promote alternative dispute resolution as a means of redress for consumers in relation to unsatisfactory services. We have however chosen not to adopt an ADR process and if you have any concerns about the services you receive from Charles Wood & Son you should contact our Client Relations Partner.

Disclaimer

The information on this Website is of a general nature only, does not constitute legal or other professional advice and may not be relied upon as such. Before taking, or refraining from, a specific course of action please consult Charles Wood & Son for specific advice.

This Website may contain links to websites operated by third parties. The inclusion of such links does not imply any endorsement or approval of any products, information, materials or services offered or provided on these third party websites.

The internet is not secure. This Website is not guaranteed to be free of computer viruses or error and it is recommended that you check for computer viruses and/or errors before transmission or down-loading.

No responsibility whatsoever will be accepted by Charles Wood & Son and/or its members for any loss or damage (including indirect or consequential damage) (a) suffered by any user of the information on this Website or the material downloaded from it and/or (b) that may result from computer viruses and/or errors which may occur whilst using material derived from this Website.

Terms and Conditions

The use of and access to this Website is subject to these Terms.

Copyright
The content of this Website is protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. These intellectual property rights are either owned by Charles Wood & Son or are owned by a third party and used by Charles Wood & Son under license.

Any person using or accessing this Website (User) is not permitted, without Charles Wood & Son’s permission, to modify, distribute, reproduce, copy or transmit this Website, or its contents in any way. Charles Wood & Son disclaim all liability which may result from any unauthorised reproduction or use of the information on this Website.

All rights not expressly granted are reserved by Charles Wood & Son.

The right to use the information collated on this Website is owned by Charles Wood & Son.

Information Displayed
Users agree that this Website is provided “as available” and that Charles Wood & Son assumes no responsibility for, inter alia, (a) any service disruptions or interruptions; (b) the unavailability of particular features or services; (c) the inability to access this Website; (d) the failure or inability to post materials on this Website; (e) the deletion of materials posted on this Website; and (f) the failure to store materials posted on this Website.

All information on this Website is provided on an “as is” basis excluding any warranty whatsoever express or implied including but not limited to warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose or freedom from computer viruses.

Charles Wood & Son reserves the right to contact a User by e-mail with regard to the User’s use of this Website.

Users agree that Charles Wood & Son may establish, in its sole discretion, any limitations, conditions or rules concerning the use of this Website.

Liability
Charles Wood & Son accepts no liability for any claims, penalties, loss, damage or expenses howsoever arising from: (a) any reliance placed on the content of this Website; (b) the use of this Website; (c) the downloading of any materials from this Website; or (d) any unauthorised access to or alteration to this Website. Charles Wood & Son will not be liable for any direct or indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages including any loss of profits, business, revenue or goodwill arising from the use of or access to or inability to use or access, interruption or availability of this Website, its operation or transmission, computer viruses, loss of data or otherwise in respect of its use or the downloading or use of any software, including pdf files, made available by Charles Wood & Son on this Website.

Warranties
Each User understands and agrees that use of this Website is at such User’s sole risk. Charles Wood & Son expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

Charles Wood & Son makes no warranty that (a) this Website will meet the requirements of any User; (b) this Website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error free; or (c) any information that may be obtained from the use of this Website will be accurate or reliable.

Links to other Websites
Charles Wood & Son accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of any material displayed on any third party websites which are not under its control. Users acknowledge and agree that Charles Wood & Son will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly for any damage or loss caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any material displayed on a third party website not under Charles Wood & Son’s control.

Changes to these Terms
Charles Wood & Son reserves the right to make changes to any part of this Website and due to its policy of updating and improving this Website Charles Wood & Son may wish to change these Terms. Charles Wood & Son reserves the right to modify this Website and these Terms without prior notice. The amended Terms will become effective immediately upon the posting of the amended Terms on this Website and the use of this Website by any User on or after any such effective date will constitute acceptance of such amended Terms. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on this Website.

General
These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland and if any User intends to take legal action in relation to these Terms and/or this Website such User agrees that the Scottish courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction.

If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid the validity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms which will remain in full force and effect.

Privacy Policy

Charles Wood & Son is committed to preserving the privacy of our clients and website visitors (each a User). Please read the following policy which explains how Charles Wood & Son use and protect the information that a User provides.

1. Charles Wood & Son will control the information which a User provides gaining access to this Website and subsequently during any visit to this Website. If a User has any questions about the collection or use of information through this Website, they should contact Charles Wood & Son by e-mail to reception@charleswoodlaw.co.uk.

2. Charles Wood & Son collects data about a User (a) when a User requests services or otherwise provides Charles Wood & Son with personal details (such as name, contact details, e-mail address etc); and (b) from a User’s usage of this Website.

3. By using this Website each User consents to the collection, storage, use and transfer of their data by Charles Wood & Son in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

4. Charles Wood & Son may use a User’s information for the following purposes: (a) to supply that User with the products, services and information which that User has requested; (b) to inform that User about Charles Wood & Son’s services; (c) to assess client satisfaction (e.g. where that User agree to participate in a survey); (d) to help improve the content of this Website and the service Charles Wood & Son offers to Users of this Website; (e) to provide a User with information about updates and changes to this Website; (f) to carry out demographic research analysis (for this purpose Charles Wood & Son may combine a User’s information in aggregated form (i.e. anonymous) with information about other Users); and (g) for internal audit purposes.

5. Charles Wood & Son processes all data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. A User has the right to ask for a copy of the data held by Charles Wood & Son in return for which a small fee may be charged. A User also has the right to require Charles Wood & Son to correct any inaccuracies in the User’s Data.

6. Charles Wood & Son may disclose a User’s information: (a) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Charles Wood & Son personnel, other Users and the public; (b) to any company or other entity acquiring all or part of the business of Charles Wood & Son but on strict condition that the User’s information will continue to be used only in accordance with the terms of this Private Policy; (c) to enforce the terms and conditions for use and access of this Website; and (d) when required to do so by law.

7. If a User would like Charles Wood & Son to remove his/her information from its database or if a User no longer wishes to receive information about Charles Wood & Son’s services, the User may notify us by e-mail to reception@charleswoodlaw.co.uk

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