Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

A. These Terms and Conditions apply to the provision of the services provided to you by Sole Legal Services. The services provided consist of drafting documents, including but not restricted to agreements and contracts and reviews of documents. The service is provided by Sole Legal Services a company registered in England and Wales under number 10942780.

B. You have accepted these Terms and Conditions by your actions such as providing payment of a deposit invoice and confirming your acceptance of the services. These Terms and Conditions and our quotation are the entire agreement between us. The agreement consists of the service provider providing the service of drafting and/or reviewing. Any advice given should not be considered legal advice and is not part of the agreement. It is advised that specific legal advice should be sought for the documents provided as the service provider is only providing a drafting or reviewing service.

C. You acknowledge that you have not relied on any other statement, promise or representation made or given by or on our behalf.

1. Interpretation

A. The headings in these Terms and Conditions are for convenience only and do not affect their interpretation,
B. Words imparting the singular number shall include the plural and vice-versa,
C. All Terms and Conditions apply to the services supplied unless otherwise specified.
D. If any further clarification is required, we advise that you contact us for further information.

2. Services

A. Specific Services
I. Reviews –
We can only conduct reviews with the documents provided to us and with the limited information we have. This service provides clarity on the terms in the document, but we cannot aid in negotiations. Any further clarity or questions will be charged under an hourly rate.
II. Restructure –
We provide the restructure service for documents that may currently be in use, but we cannot guarantee the integrity of the written content. We cannot advise or be responsible for any implications or protocols involved in the restructure process. It is up to you to make sure all protocols have been adhered to and everyone involved or affected by a restructure is fully aware of the circumstances.
III. Draft –
Drafting of any document is provided upon the request of the client. We advise that specific legal advice is sought before you confirm which document you prefer to be drafted. We draft upon the information you have provided. We will draft a skeleton document and allow you to include any particulars you wish. Once you have agreed to the document, we are happy with the same and trust it will cover your needs. Once you have agreed to the document, we cannot make any further changes under that instruction. Any further changes will require a restructure at an additional rate.

B. All Services
I. Sole Legal Services is an independent limited company and not a Law Firm regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The services we provide consist of drafting reviewing and restructuring bespoke documents. We cannot provide advice on any document or which document suits you best. Any guidance provided in this situation is not provided under Sole Legal Services and we advise that independent legal advice is sought. Sole Legal Services does not provide the services of fully qualified solicitors in any particular area of law.

3. Limitations

A. We can make any changes to the Services which are necessary to comply with any applicable law or safety requirement, and they will notify you if this is necessary.

B. We will use reasonable care and skill in our performance of the above,

C. We can make changes to the services if it is necessary to do so, this may be to comply with any applicable law, regulation, or safety requirements,

D. We will notify you as soon as possible if we have to make any changes,

E. Any advice given should not be considered legal advice.

F. We are not responsible for any form of litigation on the documents we review, draft or restructure.

G. We do not take responsibility for the acts or omissions of clients.

H. We are not responsible for any circumstances arising out of clients failing to follow protocols in documents.

I. We are not responsible for clients failing to follow advice.

4. Your obligations

A. It is assumed that you have all permissions, consents and licenses necessary for us to perform our services.
B. It is assumed that relevant advice has been sought with regards to your request of a specific document.
C. It is assumed that the relevant protocols have been or will be executed from previous documentation that may affect or be affected by the document you have requested.
D. If you do not provide the information or documents we need, we are not liable for any delay or failure to provide the Service.
E. If you do not comply with this clause, we can terminate the services.
F. If you do not comply with this clause, we are not responsible for any damages. losses or further work needed.

5. Fees/Payment
Fees are unique to each client. Rates are hourly, per document, or per project and this is dependent on the client’s needs. A retainer can be provided for larger SME’s and calculations are made in accordance with individual needs. This option offers unlimited support to the client in all the areas covered.
We will request a non-refundable deposit from the client before work is due to commence, we have the right to request up to 50% of the quote as a deposit. The remainder of the quote will be due 14 days after the final invoice is sent. Sole Legal Services has the right the charge 5% above the base rate interest on the invoice.

6. Liability and indemnity

A. In providing these services we are not liable under these Terms and Conditions for:

i. any indirect losses,
ii. any loss of profits anticipated profits or business,
iii. loss of data,
iv. loss of reputation
v. any failure to perform or delay in performance if it is due to non-compliance of any clause in this agreement or if it is caused by something beyond our reasonable control,
vi. any losses arising from the choice of service and its effects on you or your business.
vii. Damages, losses, or expenses arising out of the client’s actions or omissions.

B. You are liable to compensate us and pay any costs that may arise from us due to loss of equipment, data, or software if that loss has been caused by you, your agents, your employees, your contractors, or associates.

C. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall limit or exclude our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or for any other matter for which it would be unlawful to exclude.

7. Communications and notices

A. All notices given under this document must be in writing, signed, and dated.
B. It is preferred that the notice be sent to the last known address of the other party and any corresponding email address.

C. Notices shall be deemed to have been given:

i. when delivered to the other party,
ii. a read receipt should be sent if the notice is delivered via email,
iii. The notice shall be deemed served after two business days of delivery or receipt.

8. Confidentiality

A. All paperwork, analytics, data, and writing, in whole or in part is owned by Sole Legal Services, the client is under no right to reproduce, forward, or copy this in any way,

B. The client has no rights to allow them to sell the property for monetary gain or anything of its equivalent,

C. The client has no right to use any of the property other than for the service provided to them under this document,

D. It is an obligation of the client to make sure none of the property makes its way into the public domain. Staff members may get access to it on a need-to-know basis, in this scenario, they must be made aware of the terms of this agreement and agree to the same,

E. If any property makes its way into the public domain via employees or anyone associated with the client, then, it is the client’s responsibility and there will be a request for compensation under the liability and indemnity clause,

9. Data protection

We understand that during the supply of our services, we may gain access to, acquire or process confidential information. In accordance with this, we agree that,

A. you shall be in control of the data and we will be processing the data. This is in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

B. All definitions and meanings will be the same as they are in the GDPR.

C. The data we acquire or have access to will only be used to perform our duties under the terms mentioned in this document.

D. The data will only be disclosed to those that need to know for the performance of the services highlighted in this document.

E. Further information about our approach to data protection is specified in our Data Protection Policy, which can be found on www.sole-legal.com.

10. Force majeure

A. This clause can be triggered when a force affects the performance of the party’s duties under this agreement. The force is beyond the control of the parties and affects the performance. The forces can include the following:

i. Industrial action,
ii. Terrorism, civil unrest, riots, invasions, threats or preparation of war,
iii. Fire, explosion, subsidence, epidemic, pandemic, or natural disasters,
iv. Restrictions or closures of transport routes,
v. Political unrest.

This is not an exhaustive list.

B. If either party is prevented from or suffers delays in performing their duties and it falls under this clause, then, they will be excused for as long as is necessary for them to perform their duties.

11. Subcontracting and assigning

A. If the need arises, we can transfer or subcontract our rights and obligations under this document.

12. Cancellation and amendment

A. We can withdraw, cancel or amend a quotation if it has not been accepted by you, or if the services have not started, within a period of 14 days.

B. Either Party can cancel an order for any reason prior to your acceptance (or rejection) of the quotation.

13. Law and jurisdiction

A. This Agreement and all disputes shall be governed by the law of England and Wales.