Terms & conditions

These are the terms and conditions of Stephenson Harwood LLP of 1 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7SH ("we" or "us"):

Use of the web site on these Terms

All use of this website (the "Site") and the downloading, copying or other use of any information from the Site is on the terms and conditions set out below (the "Terms").

By accessing any part of the Site, you shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms in full. If you do not agree with these Terms you must cease use of the Site immediately.

You may print and keep a copy of these Terms for the purposes of reviewing and accepting them. The Terms are a legal agreement between you and 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 Site.

Prohibited uses

You may only use the Site for lawful purposes. You may not use the Site:

  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).

  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

Accuracy of information and disclaimer

We do our best at all times to ensure that all information on the Site is accurate. If you find any inaccurate information on the Site please contact: info@shlegal.com.

The information you send to us may be published on the Site and can therefore be viewed by anyone around the world. You agree that by sending us any information you represent and warrant that the information is accurate and does not breach anyone else's rights nor is it libellous, obscene, menacing, threatening, offensive, abusive, fraudulent, criminal or infringes the rights of third parties or is in any way illegal.

You should independently verify any information before relying upon it.

We make no representation that information is accurate and up to date or complete and accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by inaccurate information. Other than as set out in these Terms, we accept no liability and offer no warranties in relation to the Site and its contents, to the fullest extent such liability can be excluded by law.


This Site contains copyright material, trade names and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, graphics and may in the future contain video, music and sound. The entire content of the Site is protected by copyright and / or database rights. We, or our licensors, own the copyright and / or database rights in the selection, co-ordination arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part except as provided in these Terms.

Subject to the following, no part of the Site may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without our prior written permission. You may download information from the Site for your own personal or internal business use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloadable material will be permitted without our express permission and that of the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyright material no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legends or logos or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyright material.

"SH" and "Stephenson Harwood" are our trade names. You may not use these trade names without our written consent.

We may provide hypertext links to other sites operated by other people or organisations. Using such a link means you are leaving our Site and we take no responsibility for, and give no warranties, guarantees or representations in respect of linked sites.

You may link to the Site's homepage subject to the following conditions: that you do not remove, alter or distort our logo; you do not create a frame, border or other browser environment around the Site; you do not imply that we endorse any products or services other than our own; you do not misrepresent your relationship with us nor present any false information about us; you do not link from a website that is not owned by you; your website does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive, controversial, infringes any third-party rights or does not comply with applicable law or regulations.

For the avoidance of doubt, you may not 'deep' link to any other page on our Site.

We reserve the right to revoke permission to link to the Site at our sole discretion.

Our liability to you

We provide the information on this Site free of any access charge. The Site is provided on the basis of no liability for the information given.

Access to this Site may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or otherwise at our discretion.

In no event shall we be liable to you for any direct, indirect or consequential loss, loss of profit, revenue or good will arising from your use of the Site, information on the Site, or temporary suspension of the Site by us for any reason whatsoever. Subject, as provided below, all terms implied by law are excluded.

We accept liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or responsibility for fraudulent misrepresentation that cannot, under English law, be excluded.

The information on the Site is not intended to address your particular requirements. Such information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us and is not intended to be relied upon by you in making (or refraining from making) any decisions. You should take your own advice.

If you make an arrangement with anyone named or connected with the Site this is at your sole risk.

Barring from the site

We reserve the right to bar users from the Site, on a permanent or temporary basis at our discretion. Any such user shall be notified and must not then attempt to use the Site under any other name or through any other user.

Legal jurisdiction and dispute resolution

The law of England and Wales shall apply to these Terms, notwithstanding the jurisdiction where you are based. You irrevocably agree that the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with the Terms and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the English courts. The place of performance shall be England.

We make no warranty or guarantee that the Site or information available over it complies with laws other than those of England and Wales.


Any formal legal notices should be sent to us at the address at the end of these Terms by fax and confirmed by post.

Failure by us to enforce a right does not result in waiver of such right.

You may not assign or transfer your rights under these Terms.

We may amend these Terms at any time by posting a variation on the Site. You should check the Site from time to time to familiarise yourself with the then current terms and conditions.

Online privacy practices

Your right to privacy is important to us.

We are keen to strike a fair balance between your personal privacy and ensuring you obtain full value from the services we may be able to market to you.

We are registered as a data controller under the Data Protection Act 1988 and ensure we comply with all protection the Act affords to you. Further information on the Data Protection Act 1988 is on the Internet at www.ico.org.uk.

Submission of personal information

In some areas of the Site, we ask you to provide information that will enable us to enhance your visit to the Site, to provide you with a service you have requested or reply to you after your visit. This would include where you subscribe to our online newsletters, or provide feedback to us through the feedback form or when you complete any online survey we may offer from time to time. When you do so, we may ask you to give us your name, email address and other personal information that will be needed to supply the services to you.

By submitting personal data to us and by using the Site you give your consent that we may process all of the personal data you have submitted in the manner and for the purposes set out in these Terms or for the purposes specified in the relevant part of the Site.

We may use your personal data for future related email mailings, general correspondence regarding our services and correspondence which may be of relevance to you. If you would rather not receive future marketing emails from us please inform us by email at info@shlegal.com. In relation to online newsletters and other email bulletins and alerts you can 'unsubscribe' or 'opt-out' at any time by following the link at the bottom of the newsletter or bulletin.

Where this Site allows you to apply for a position within our organisation, or you submit such information by email, the information you provide, with the exception of any equal opportunity and diversity information, will be used for the purposes of considering your application for a position with us. Recruitment information may be held in a database and be processed by us, or our agents under our instruction, in the course of our recruitment process. Any equal opportunity and diversity information will not have any influence on the outcome of your application.

The information you provide us will be kept confidential and will be used by us only to support your relationship with us. Your information may be controlled and used for such purposes by any of our offices, some of which are outside the European Economic Area.

We do not share, sell or distribute your personal data with unrelated third parties except in order to provide you with the information or service which you have requested, or as provided in the following limited circumstance:

  • To third parties who support our information technology or handle mailings or events on our behalf.

  • To comply with a legal or regulatory requirement, or for the administration of justice.

  • Where such disclosure is necessary in relation to a potential sale or merger of our business.

Any information about you held by Stephenson Harwood will have been transferred to Stephenson Harwood LLP on 1 May 2012. Stephenson Harwood LLP will control and be responsible for that information from 1 May 2012 and will use that information to continue to operate and conduct the practice.

You have the right to apply for a copy of the information we hold about you (for which we may charge a small administration fee) and to have any inaccurate information about you corrected.

If you have any questions in relation to the information we hold about you please contact us at the address, or on the details provided below.


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Further information

Further information can be obtained from:

Stephenson Harwood LLP
1 Finsbury Circus
London EC2M 7SH

Telephone +44 (0)20 7329 4422
Fax +44 (0)20 7329 7100
Email info@shlegal.com

Stephenson Harwood LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registration number OC373597. It is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 567651. A list of the names of the partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its principal office, 1 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7SH. Any reference to a partner means a member of Stephenson Harwood LLP.