1. ABOUT US
1.1 Ali Legal Ltd (company number 12900784) – a legal services provider regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as a licensed body law practice (or more commonly known as an Alternative Business Structure/ABS) under SRA ID – 810291 (Ali Legal, we and us) is a company registered in England and Wales and our registered office (and our main trading address) is at Third Floor North, 65/66 Queen Street, London EC4R 1EB. We operate the website www.alilegal.co.uk (Site).
1.2 To contact us email us at email@example.com. How to give us formal notice of any matter under the Contract is set out in clause 14.2.
1.3 Ali Legal Ltd maintains professional liability insurance. The policy is limited to £3,000,000 (three million pounds sterling only).
2. OUR CONTRACT WITH YOU
2.1 These terms and conditions together with any engagement letter and appended terms and conditions we provide to you (Terms) apply to all Services provided by Ali Legal to you (Contract). They apply to the exclusion of any other terms that you seek to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by law, trade custom, practice or course of dealing.
2.2 The Contract is the entire agreement between you and us in relation to its subject matter. You acknowledge that you have not relied on any statement, promise or representation or assurance or warranty that is not set out in the Contract.
2.3 These Terms and the Contract are made only in the English language.
3. OBTAINING OUR SERVICES AND ITS ACCEPTANCE
3.1 Please complete the enquiry form or the contact us page on the Site and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your requirements. Each proposal we provide is an offer by us to supply the services specified in each proposal (Services) subject to these Terms.
3.2 Please check our proposals carefully before confirming it. You are responsible for ensuring that your proposal is complete and accurate.
4. OUR SERVICES
4.1 Any descriptions or illustrations on the Site are published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the services described in them. They will not form part of the Contract or have any contractual force.
4.2 We warrant to you that any Services will be provided using reasonable care and skill.
4.3 We will use all reasonable endeavours to meet any performance dates, but any such dates are estimates only and failure to perform the Services by such dates will not give you the right to terminate the Contract.
5. YOUR OBLIGATIONS
5.1 It is your responsibility to ensure that:
(a) the terms of your order/requirements are complete and accurate;
(b) you cooperate with us in all matters relating to the Services;
(c) you provide us, our employees, agents, consultants and subcontractors, with access to your premises, office accommodation and other facilities as we may reasonably require;
(d) you provide us with such information and materials we may reasonably require in order to supply the Services, and ensure that such information is complete and accurate in all material respects;
(e) you obtain and maintain all necessary licences, permissions and consents which may be required for the Services before the date on which the Services are to start;
(f) you comply with all applicable laws, including health and safety laws; and
(g) you keep all of our materials, equipment, documents and other property (Our Materials) at your premises in safe custody at your own risk, maintain Our Materials in good condition until returned to us, and not dispose of or use Our Materials other than in accordance with our written instructions or authorisation.
5.2 If our ability to perform the Services is prevented or delayed by any failure by you to fulfil any obligation listed in clause 5.1 (Your Default):
(a) we will be entitled to suspend performance of the Services until you remedy Your Default, and to rely on Your Default to relieve us from the performance of the Services, in each case to the extent Your Default prevents or delays performance of the Services. In certain circumstances Your Default may entitle us to terminate the Contract under clause 11 (Termination);
(b) we will not be responsible for any costs or losses you sustain or incur arising directly or indirectly from our failure or delay to perform the Services; and
(c) it will be your responsibility to reimburse us on written demand for any costs or losses we sustain or incur arising directly or indirectly from Your Default.
6.1 In consideration of us providing the Services you must pay our charges (Charges) in accordance with our proposal and/or engagement letter.
6.2 If you wish to change the scope of the Services after we accept your order, and we agree to such change, we will modify the Charges accordingly.
6.3 Our Charges are exclusive of VAT. Where VAT is payable in respect of some or all of the Services you must pay us such additional amounts in respect of VAT, at the applicable rate, at the same time as you pay the Charges.
If a problem arises or you are dissatisfied with the Services, please raise the same with our complaints handler Akbar Ali by e-mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
8.1 We will use any personal information you provide to us to:
(a) provide the Services;
(b) process your payment for the Services; and
(c) inform you about similar services that we provide, but you may stop receiving these at any time by contacting us.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: YOUR ATTENTION IS PARTICULARLY DRAWN TO THIS CLAUSE.
9.1 Nothing in the Contract limits any liability which cannot legally be limited, including liability for:
(a) death or personal injury caused by negligence;
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; and
(c) breach of the terms implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession).
9.2 Subject to clause 9.1, we will not be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the Contract for:
(a) loss of profits;
(b) loss of sales or business;
(c) loss of agreements or contracts;
(d) loss of anticipated savings;
(e) loss of use or corruption of software, data or information;
(f) loss of or damage to goodwill; and
(g) any indirect or consequential loss.
9.3 Subject to clause 9.1, our total liability to you arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, will be limited to 50% of the total Charges paid under the Contract.
9.4 We have given commitments as to compliance of the Services with the relevant specification in Error! Bookmark not defined.Error! Reference source not found.. In view of these commitments, the terms implied by the relevant sections of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
9.5 Unless you notify us that you intend to make a claim in respect of an event within the notice period, we shall have no liability for that event. The notice period for an event shall start on the day on which you became, or ought reasonably to have become, aware of the event having occurred and shall expire 6 months from that date. The notice must be in writing and must identify the event and the grounds for the claim in reasonable detail.
9.6 Nothing in these Terms limits or affects the exclusions and limitations set out in any particular engagement letter.
9.7 This clause 9 will survive termination of the Contract.
10.1 We each undertake that we will not at any time, disclose to any person any confidential information concerning one another’s business, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers, except as permitted by clause 10.2.
10.2 We each may disclose the other’s confidential information:
(a) to such of our respective employees, officers, representatives, subcontractors or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of exercising our respective rights or carrying out our respective obligations under the Contract. We will each ensure that such employees, officers, representatives, subcontractors or advisers comply with this clause 10; and
(b) as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority.
10.3 Each of us may only use the other’s confidential information for the purpose of fulfilling our respective obligations under the Contract.
11. TERMINATION, CONSEQUENCES OF TERMINATION AND SURVIVAL
11.1 Without limiting any of our other rights, we may suspend the performance of the Services, or terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to you if:
(a) you commit a material breach of any term of the Contract and (if such a breach is remediable) fail to remedy that breach within 5 days of you being notified in writing to do so;
(b) you fail to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment;
(c) you take any step or action in connection with you entering administration, provisional liquidation or any composition or arrangement with your creditors (other than in relation to a solvent restructuring), applying to court for or obtaining a moratorium under Part A1 of the Insolvency Act 1986, being wound up (whether voluntarily or by order of the court, unless for the purpose of a solvent restructuring), having a receiver appointed to any of your assets or ceasing to carry on business or, if the step or action is taken in another jurisdiction, in connection with any analogous procedure in the relevant jurisdiction;
(d) you suspend, threaten to suspend, cease or threaten to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of your business; or
(e) your financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in our opinion your capability to adequately fulfil your obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy.
11.2 Any provision of the Contract that expressly or by implication is intended to come into or continue in force on or after termination will remain in full force and effect.
12. EVENTS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL
12.1 We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under the Contract that is caused by any act or event beyond our reasonable control (Event Outside Our Control).
12.2 If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of our obligations under the Contract:
(a) we will contact you as soon as reasonably possible to notify you; and
(b) our obligations under the Contract will be suspended and the time for performance of our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control. We will arrange a new date for performance of the Services with you after the Event Outside Our Control is over.
12.3 You may cancel the Contract affected by an Event Outside Our Control which has continued for more than 30 days. To cancel please contact us. If you opt to cancel we will refund the price you have paid, less the charges reasonably and actually incurred us by in performing the Services up to the date of the occurrence of the Event Outside Our Control.
You must not attempt to procure services that are competitive with the Services from any of our directors, employees or consultants, whether as an employee or on a freelance basis, during the period that we are providing the Services to you and for a period of six months following termination of the Contract.
14. COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN US
14.1 When we refer to “in writing” in these Terms, this includes email.
14.2 Any notice or other communication given by one of us to the other under or in connection with the Contract must be in writing and be delivered personally, sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, or email.
14.3 A notice or other communication is deemed to have been received:
(a) if delivered personally, on signature of a delivery receipt or at the time the notice is left at the proper address;
(b) if sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second working day after posting; or
(c) if sent by email, at 9.00 am the next working day after transmission.
14.4 In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an email, that such email was sent to the specified email address of the addressee.
14.5 The provisions of this clause will not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.
15.1 We may assign or transfer our rights and obligations under the Contract to another entity but will always notify you by posting on this webpage if this happens.
15.2 You may only assign or transfer your rights or your obligations under the Contract to another person if we agree in writing.
15.3 Any variation of the Contract only has effect if it is in writing and signed by you and us (or our respective authorised representatives).
15.4 If we do not insist that you perform any of your obligations under the Contract, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you or that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive any rights, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any right related to any later default by you.
15.5 Each paragraph of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them is unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
15.6 The Contract is between you and us. No other person has any rights to enforce any of its terms.
15.7 The Contract is governed by English law and we each irrevocably agree to submit all disputes arising out of or in connection with the Contract to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.