Terms & Conditions
This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms upon which you may make use of our website www.joelsonlaw.com (our site), whether as a guest or a registered user.
1. TERMS OF WEBSITE USE
2. INFORMATION ABOUT US
www.joelsonlaw.com is a site operated by Joelson JD LLP (We). We are a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC343770 and our registered and trading address is 30 Portland Place London W1B 1LZ. Our VAT number is GB 233 257088.
We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and our SRA number is 509649.
A Members list is available for inspection at the office.
Should you wish to review the SRA Rules please click on the link below:
3. ACCESSING OUR SITE
Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
4. PROHIBITED USES
You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
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.
You also agree:
Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
any part of our site;
any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
any software used in the provision of our site; or
any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
6. RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED
Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
7. OUR SITE CHANGES REGULARLY
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
8. OUR LIABILITY
The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
loss of income or revenue;
loss of business;
loss of profits or contracts;
loss of anticipated savings;
loss of data;
loss of goodwill;
wasted management or office time; and
for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
9. INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISITS TO OUR SITE
10. VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
By breaching this provision, you would 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 co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site 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 our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
11. LINKING TO OUR SITE
You may not link to our home page without prior written consent.
12. LINKS FROM OUR SITE
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
13. JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW
The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.
15. YOUR CONCERNS
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact – Luisa Labbadia, our office manager.
Joelson JD LLP (We) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Joelson JD LLP 30 Portland Place London W1B 1LZ.
Our nominated representative for the purpose of the Act is Jane Ker.
2. INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site www.joelsonwilson.com (our site). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service or requesting further services.
If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
3. IP ADDRESSES AND COOKIES
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
To speed up your searches.
To recognise you when you return to our site.
4. WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
5. USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
We use information held about you in the following ways:
To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
To notify you about changes to our service.
6. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
If Joelson JD LLP or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
7. YOUR RIGHTS
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
8. ACCESS TO INFORMATION
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
COMPLAINTS AND DISPUTES
We are committed to providing a high-quality and cost-effective service that ensures our clients’ are satisfied that we have met their needs and objectives. If something goes wrong, we need you to tell us about it. We are committed to resolving any problems with you quickly and in a constructive way and to continually improve our standards.
In the first instance please contact the client partner handling your matter. If however, you feel that raising the issue with the partner concerned is not appropriate then please contact Jane Ker by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by letter to 30 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LZ.
We will review your complaint and respond to you within 14 days of receipt of your complaint. Our response will include a proposal for resolving matters. If you are still unsatisfied we will ask another partner to review your complaint and communicate their findings to you.
If we are unable to resolve your complaint and the Legal Ombudsman may be able to consider your complaint. There are restrictions to this service for organisations which are set out on their website.
Contact details for the Legal Ombudsman are as follows:
Address: PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ
Telephone 0300 555 0333 or if calling from overseas +44 121 245 3050
Online Dispute Resolution Service
If you are a client and we have made a contract with you by electronic means you may be entitled to use an EU online dispute resolution service to assist with any contractual dispute you may have with us. This service can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/odr. Our email address is email@example.com
DIVERSITY DATA 2017
Diversity in the Legal Profession
Joelson JD LLP participates in the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) annual ‘Diversity in the Legal Profession’ data collection exercise. As part of this we are required to publish a summary of our workforce diversity data. Everyone who works in the LLP is invited to complete the data collection exercise and in the most recent survey (March 2017), 51% of those eligible completed it.
Of those who completed the exercise:
11 were partners including non solicitor partners
18 were other fee earners including solicitors
7 were non fee earners (including secretarial and support staff).
3 preferred not to say
This summary covers 6 areas of diversity data.
27% of partners were in the 35 – 44 category, 45% were in the 45-54 age bracket and the remainder were aged over 55
61% of fee earners are under 34 , 22% between 35 – 44 , 11% between 45- 54 and the remainder over 55
71% of non fee earners are under 34 , 15% between 35-44 and the remainder between 45-54
73 % of partners who responded in the London office were male
Fee earners were 23% male and 77% female
Non fee earners were 29% male and 71% female
3% of those who responded considered themselves to have a disability
74% of respondents were white and British English/Welsh/Northern Irish/Scottish, 11% were any other white
6% were Chinese
6% were Indian
3% were Pakistani
86% of respondents attended school in the UK
Of them, 50% attended state schools and 32% attended fee paying schools.
92% had attended University and 32% of those were the first generation in their family to do so.
17% of respondents had primary carer responsibilities for a child
18% of respondents had other caring responsibilities
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