Terms of Use

Your use of this website and the documents, files and other information available through it is subject to the following terms and conditions, as amended by us from time to time. Use of and access to this website does not itself create a solicitor/client relationship between you and SMR Solicitors and where such an arrangement does exist it is governed by separate off-line terms of business.

If you require advice on a specific legal problem please contact one of our staff through the link on the website. The content on this website is for general information only and should not be regarded as an exhaustive analysis of the law. It is provided to the public free of charge, does not constitute legal advice and must not be relied upon as such to make any decisions. Users should seek specific legal advice about any matter which concerns them.

All electronic links to any part of this site require the consent of SMR Solicitors. Please email requests to office@smrsolicitors.co.uk

Where consent is not obtained we reserve the right to remove any link at anytime.


  1. This website is provided by SMR Solicitors of 50 Westgate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 3HE and 87 High Street, Selsey, West Sussex, PO20 0QW and 1 Shore Road, East Wittering, West Sussex, PO20 8DY and 1 The Precinct, West Meads, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 5SB. SMR Solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
  2. References on this website and in these terms of use to:
    ’SMR’ or ‘we’ or ‘our’ or ‘us’ shall mean SMR Solicitors and/or its affiliated undertakings; and
    ’you’ or ‘your’ shall mean the user of this website. If you are accessing or using this website in your capacity as an employee, director, officer, partner or agent of a corporate or unincorporated entity ‘you’ or ‘your’ shall refer to you and such entity and you represent that you are authorised to accept these terms of use on behalf of such entity and agree to be personally bound by these terms of use.
  3. Whilst SMR endeavours to ensure that content of the website is accurate at the date of publication, no warranties or representations are given as to its accuracy, completeness, reliability, suitability or quality. Content may subsequently be superseded and SMR gives no guarantee that the contents will be updated after the date of publication. As such, SMR accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, suitability or quality of any content on the website and to the fullest extent permissible by law. SMR excludes all liability for any loss or damage caused by using or relying upon the content appearing on this website. In particular, we will not be liable to you or any third party for any consequential loss or damage including any financial loss, loss of profit, revenue or business.
  4. We cannot guarantee that this website and its document delivery system will operate in accordance with your expectations or will be error free. If you are aware of any error on this website please contact us by email at office@smrsolicitors.co.uk and we will endeavour to correct it.
  5. We make no claims that any material contained on the website can be lawfully viewed or downloaded outside of the United Kingdom. Access to materials may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you are accessing this website from outside the United Kingdom you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with laws in your jurisdiction.
  6. It is our policy to virus check documents and files before they are posted on this website. However, we cannot guarantee that documents or files downloaded from this website will be free from viruses. Accordingly, for your own protection, you must use virus-checking software when using this website. You must not post or provide to us via this website, any document or file which you believe may contain a virus. You must virus check any document or file which you intend to post or provide to us via this website. We exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law, all liability in connection with (a) any damage or loss caused by errors, computer viruses, other malicious code or harmful components originating or contracted from the website and (b) any interruptions in your access to the website.
  7. You may only use this website for lawful purposes. You must ensure that any document, file or other information that you intend to post to our website or provide to us via this website does not contravene any applicable laws or contravene any person's legal rights and you must not post or upload anything indecent, obscene, abusive, libellous or defamatory. You hereby acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the form, content and accuracy of any documents or files that you post on the website. We reserve the right to remove any material from this website that infringes these rules.
  8. If you decide to access any third party websites linked to this website, you do this entirely at your own risk. SMR provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply that SMR endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of such websites. You may be subject to the terms of use applicable to such third party sites.
  9. If you would like to link to this website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the website, and subject to the following conditions:
    (a) you do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of the SMR logo;
    (b) you do not create a frame or other browser or border environment around the website;
    (c) you do not in any way imply that SMR is endorsing any products or services other than its own;
    (d) you do not misrepresent your relationship with SMR nor present any other false information about SMR;
    (e) you do not otherwise use any SMR trade marks displayed on the website without the express written permission from SMR;
    (f) you do not link from a website not owned by you; and
    (g) your website does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations
  10. SMR expressly reserves the right to revoke the right granted in clause 9 for breach of the terms and to take any action it deems appropriate.
  11. You shall fully indemnify SMR for any loss or damage suffered by SMR or any its group companies for breach of clause 9.
  12. By accessing this website, you agree that you will access its contents solely for your own use. You may print out a single hard copy of any of the content of this website for your use in accordance with these terms of use.
  13. Except as expressly permitted by clause 9, you may not copy, store in any medium (including in any other website), distribute, transmit, re-transmit, broadcast, modify, delete or show in public any part of this website or systematically extract material from this website or any document available through it, create any derivative works from it or in any other way exploit commercially all or any part of this website or any document available through it without the prior written permission on SMR
  14. We reserve the right to vary or amend these terms of use from time to time. Any changes shall take effect upon posting to this website.
  15. Any dispute arising between you and SMR in relation to this website shall be governed by English law and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts for the purposes of such dispute.
  16. If any of these terms of use is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction that shall not affect the legality, validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction or any other jurisdiction of any other terms which shall continue to have full force and effect.
  17. A person who is not a party to these terms of use may not enforce any of its terms under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
  18. No waiver of these terms of use shall be valid unless provided in writing by SMR.
  19. The trade marks, logos and trade names displayed on the website are the property of SMR or other third parties. You are not permitted to download, copy, modify or uses these without the prior written permission of SMR or such other third party who may own such trade mark, logo or trade name. The design and layout of the website is protected by copyright, database right, design rights and other similar laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part.
  20. SMR is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, but we may, in certain circumstances, offer a restricted range of investment services to clients, as the firm is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We can provide these investment services if they arise out of, or are incidental to, legal services we have been engaged to provide.
  21. If you are accessing this website in the course of a business the express provisions of these terms are in place of all warranties, conditions, terms, undertakings and obligations implied by statute, common law, custom, trade usage, course of dealing or otherwise, all of which are excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law.