Please read these terms of use of use carefully before using this website (“Site”). By using this Site, you are agreeing to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use you should not use the Site. We reserve the right to change these terms at any time. Any changes will be posted on this Site. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you agree to those changes.

Website owner

This Site is owned and operated by Sebastians Solicitors (“Sebastians”, “our”, “us”, and “we”). We are a firm of solicitors practising in England and Wales and are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (no. 45312), whose rules of conduct are available from Our principal place of business is at 1st floor, St Bartholomew House, 92 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1PB, England.

The partners of Sebastians are A.C.P. Sebastian, G.J. Murphy, S.J. Thomas, and A.N. Gerver. All are solicitors of the Senior Courts of England and Wales except A.N. Gerver who is a solicitor in Scotland.

Our VAT no. is 245630862


The materials in this Site are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. We do not warrant that this Site or any part of it will be available in an uninterrupted or error-free way, that defects will be corrected, or that this Site or the server that makes such materials available is free of viruses or other harmful components. We do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this Site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction of your computer equipment following your use of this Site. These limitations of liability do not apply to the extent that they are prohibited by any applicable law.

No legal advice

The information contained in this Site is provided for general information purposes only and may not take into account all current legislation, case law, or other legal developments. Nothing contained on this Site is intended to constitute legal advice or the provision of any legal services and you should not rely on anything on this Site when deciding whether to take, or refrain from taking, any action. You acknowledge and agree that your use of this Site shall not create a solicitor-client relationship with Sebastians.

Copyright & Trademarks

Except where otherwise indicated, the copyright in all material appearing on this Site (including but not limited to all text, graphics, drawings, logos, photographs, videos, and sound recordings) is owned by Sebastians. All trade marks, service marks and trade names of Sebastians used in this Site are trade marks or registered trade marks of Sebastians. Other trade marks, service marks, and trade names belong to their respective owners. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, or modify any material (whether protected by copyright or trademark law) owned by us in any way without our prior written consent. The use of our copyright material or trade marks on any other web site or in any computer network is prohibited without our prior written consent. We prohibit the use of our trade marks as a link on other web sites unless we have approved such a link in writing in advance.

Restrictions on use of Site and materials

Permission is granted to view, electronically copy, and print in hard copy portions of this Site for the sole purpose of using this Site as an electronic brochure or communicating with us, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. With these exceptions, no material from this Site may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way. You may not use this Site for the purpose of modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose, including but not limited to use on any other web site or in any computer network.

Any software downloaded from the Site, including any files and images incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software is licensed to you by Sebastians or the relevant owner of the software or other material and its use is subject to the terms of the licence agreement included in the installation package. Neither we nor any such relevant owner transfers title to the software or other material to you. Except to the extent required by any applicable law, you may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the software to a human-readable form.

You are prohibited from transmitting to or from this Site any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, inflammatory or pornographic material or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under any applicable law.

Limitation of Liability

We make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the information on this Site and we assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in its contents. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence shall we be liable for any damages of any description resulting from the use of, or the inability to use, this Site or its content. These limitations of liability do not apply to the extent that they are prohibited by any applicable law.

Links to other web sites

There are links to other web sites from this Site that take you outside our service. Such other web sites are beyond our control and we do not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage you may suffer as a result of using such other web sites. These other web sites may send their own cookies to you, collect data, or solicit personal information. While we strive to protect our users’ personal information and privacy these other web sites may not do so and you use them at your own risk.


If you have a complaint or are unhappy with any aspect of this Site, please e-mail or write to:
Website Administrator
1st Floor
92 Fleet Street

Any complaint will be acknowledged within 5 working days and a resolution or explanation proposed within 15 working days. All complaints will be properly investigated and dealt with in confidence. No information supplied will be used for any other purpose other than to respond to the complaint.


These terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by destroying all materials obtained from this Site and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under the terms of these terms or otherwise. These terms will terminate immediately on notice from us if in our sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these terms. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this Site and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of these terms or otherwise.


Information you transmit through this Site is subject to our privacy policy and remains our property. Please click here to see our privacy policy. We endeavour to protect your personal information and privacy but we cannot guarantee that any information you transmit to us over the internet will not be monitored or intercepted in the course of transmission. Accordingly, if you transmit information to us over the internet you do so at your own risk.

Entire Agreement

These terms are the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the use of this Site and supersede any prior understandings or agreements (written or oral).


Except where otherwise indicated, all Site contents, design, photographs, graphics, and text are Copyright © 2011, Sebastians.

Governing Law & Jurisdiction

Any claim relating to, and the use of, this Site and the materials contained herein is governed by English law and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

April 2011 Edition