Information about Slate Legal

Slate Legal is the trading name of Slate Legal Limited, a specialist employment law firm and private limited company registered in England & Wales (company no: 09775411) whose registered office is at 3 Diwedd Camlas, Rogerstone, Newport NP10 9LX.  The sole director is James Moss, a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.  In accordance with the common terminology used in professional service organisations, Partner is used by us to refer to a director of the company.  Slate Legal is VAT registered (VAT no: 230039847).  

Regulation

Slate Legal and our solicitors are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA no: 626634) and are subject to the rules set out in the Solicitors Regulation Authority Code of Conduct which may be viewed by visiting: https://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/code/content.page.  Further information on our people can be found on this website in the About us/Our People section.

Terms of use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of this website, whether as a guest or a registered user.  Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use this website.  By using our website, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them.  If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our website.

Use of this website

Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our website without notice.  We will not be liable if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time or for any period.  From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our website, or our entire website, to all users.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our website through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

Intellectual Property Rights 

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our website, and in the material published on it.  The contents of this website are protected by copyright.  All such rights are reserved. Slate Legal permits users of this website to print off one copy of any page(s) from our website for their own personal reference but not for publication and provided that the source is acknowledged and no changes to the content are made.  These permissions do not extend to any third party material included on the website.

Complaints Procedure

Slate Legal is committed to providing the highest quality services to its clients.  If something goes wrong, please tell us about it.  This will help us improve our standards.  If you have any problem with our service, the level of fees, or the way in which we have dealt with any matter (whether or not you are a client) please contact our Managing Partner, James Moss, in the first instance by telephone, email or by post.  We will then formally acknowledge your complaint and forward a copy of our Complaints Procedure. Thereafter we will carefully and promptly investigate your complaint and revert to you.  If for any reason we are unable to resolve your complaint, we will refer your complaint to an independent senior solicitor for a final decision.  

If you are unsatisfied with the final decision, you may contact the Legal Ombudsman (PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ; telephone no: 0300 555 0333; enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk), which deals with complaints against lawyers registered in England and Wales.  The time limit for referral of complaints to the Legal Ombudsman is ordinarily six months from our final response to your complaint and one year from when you realised there was a concern.  See www.legalombudsman.org.uk for further information. If your complaint is about your bill, you may also apply to the Court for an assessment of the bill under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974.  However if all or a part of the bill remains unpaid we may be entitled to charge interest.  

If you are a client and we have made a contract with you by electronic means you may also be entitled to use the European Commission's 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: info@slatelegal.co.uk.

Insurance

We maintain professional indemnity insurance in accordance with the rules of the Solicitors Regulation Authority.  Our professional indemnity insurer is Pelican Underwriting on behalf of Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) SE (c/o Lockton Companies LLP, The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AG).

Disclaimer

Nothing in this website constitutes legal advice.  Information appearing on this website is provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for specific legal advice.  

Slate Legal uses its reasonable efforts to post information on this website that is correct.  However, Slate Legal does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the material on this website.  Slate Legal may make changes to the material on this website without notice.  The material on this website may contain certain omissions, errors or may be out of date and Slate Legal makes no commitment to update such material.  Links to third party sites are made for convenience only and do not imply that Slate Legal endorses those sites.  Slate Legal is not responsible for the content of any third party website.  Slate Legal accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss which may result from reliance on any of the information, opinions or materials contained on or accessed through this website.

The material provided on this website is provided without any guarantee, representation, warranty, term or condition of any kind (whether express or implied by law). To the maximum extent permitted by law, Slate Legal excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and terms (including, without limitation, any implied terms or conditions of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose or reasonable skill and care) which but for this legal notice might have effect in relation to this website.

Liability

Slate Legal, its partners, members, employees, representatives, agents or authorised contractors disclaim and exclude all liability for any loss or damage suffered by you (or any third party) in connection with the use of this website including:

(i)   your use or inability to use this website;
(ii)  any results obtained from use of this website;
(iii) loss or damage to software, data or other property on account of your use of this website.

The above exclusions do not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Information about you

Any information uploaded by you or given to us through this website will be processed by us in accordance with our Privacy & Cookies Policy.  By using our website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Misuse of our website 

You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, worms, trojans, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website.  You must not attack our website 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 website 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 website or due to you downloading any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Governing Law & Jurisdiction

The use of this website shall be governed and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales. Disputes arising in relation to your use of this website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.