On this page you will find:
1. Terms & Conditions of Service
(Please note that these will become a binding agreement once you have requested VLT LEGAL to commence the services, whether verbally or in writing).
2. General Legal & Website Notices
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
1 The Services
The client (“you“) agree to engage VLT Legal Services Ltd of Crendon Cottage, Chapel Hill, Speen, Princes Risborough, Bucks HP27 0SL (“VLT Legal”) to advise you and/or to negotiate and otherwise draft, amend and prepare for signature various agreements as and when required. VLT Legal hereby agrees to provide such services to you (“the Services”) upon the terms and conditions set out below.
The Services shall begin once you have requested VLT Legal to commence the Services (either verbally or in writing) and will remain in full force and effect until the completion of the Services, subject to earlier termination as provided in this Agreement. The Term can also be extended by mutual written agreement of both parties.
3 Fees and Expenses
You will pay VLT Legal for the Services at the applicable hourly rate or a flat fee as otherwise agreed. Fees shall become due upon completion of the Services and upon VLT Legal delivering an invoice to you. While VLT Legal is responsible for its normal business expenses, you agree to reimburse VLT Legal from time to time for any reasonable and necessary additional expenses (“Expenses”) incurred by VLT Legal in connection with providing the Services hereunder. All such Expenses will be notified to you in advance and will be subject to your approval, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld. VLT Legal shall deliver invoices to you for all such Expenses.
You agree to pay VLT Legal in full no later than one calendar month from the date of VLT Legal’s invoice for the relevant Services and, where applicable, Expenses. VLT Legal shall deliver invoices to you in a timely manner. Invoices shall include full documentation of time spent in providing the Services and all relevant receipts for Expenses, where applicable.
VLT Legal shall treat as confidential all documents, information and advice provided by you, your employees and agents during the Term. VLT Legal shall not disclose any such confidential information to any third party except in the following circumstances:
(i) where such disclosure is necessary in order to carry out the Services;
(ii) where VLT Legal is requested by law or by any regulatory authority to make the disclosure; or
(iii) where the document, information or advice enters the public domain through no fault of VLT Legal.
This obligation will survive indefinitely after completion of the Services.
6 Return of Property
Upon your reasonable and timely request, which must be evidenced in writing, VLT Legal will return to you any documentation, records or confidential information which is your property.
It is expressly agreed that VLT Legal acts as an independent contractor and not as your employee in providing the Services. You and VLT Legal both acknowledge that this Agreement does not create a partnership or joint venture and is exclusively a contract for service.
8 Indemnity and Limitation of Liability
Both parties understand and agree that VLT Legal is offering services of legal consultancy. VLT Legal has in place and undertakes to maintain insurance cover with a reputable company in respect of professional indemnity and legal costs to a combined value of £250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand pounds) per claim.
It is understood and agreed that VLT Legal will have no further liability to you or to any other party beyond the amount stated above for any loss or damage (whether direct, indirect or consequential, including loss of profits) whether arising from breach of any of the obligations or warranties contained in this agreement or from VLT Legal’s negligence in providing the Services under this Agreement.
VLT Legal will not voluntarily or by operation of law assign or otherwise transfer its obligations under this Agreement without your prior written consent.
All notices, requests, demands or other communications required or permitted by the terms of this Agreement will be given in writing and delivered to VLT Legal at the address appearing above and to you at such business or home address as you notify to VLT Legal, or to such other address as either of the parties may from time to time notify the other.
11 Dispute Resolution
If any dispute shall arise out of or in connection with this Agreement between you and VLT Legal, both parties will attempt to resolve the dispute through friendly consultation.
If the dispute is not resolved within a reasonable period then any or all outstanding issues may be submitted to mediation in accordance with any statutory rules of mediation. If mediation is not successful in resolving the entire dispute or is unavailable, any outstanding issues will be submitted to final and binding arbitration in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The arbitrator’s award will be final, and judgement may be entered upon it by any court having jurisdiction within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
This Agreement may be terminated in writing at any time by either party to the other by mutual agreement or in the event of any of the following:
(i) material failure by the other party to fulfil its obligations under the Agreement and failure to remedy such breach (if capable of remedy) within fourteen days of notice to do so, such notice to contain warning of intention to terminate; or
(ii) a petition being presented or meeting convened for the purpose of winding-up the other party, that party becoming the subject of an administration order or entering into liquidation (whether compulsory or voluntarily) or that party compounding with its creditors generally or having an administrator, receiver, or administrative receiver appointed over all or any part of its assets; or
(iii) Force Majeure which is not resolved as provided for in this Agreement within 60 days.
13 Force Majeure
VLT Legal shall have no liability to you to the extent that Force Majeure results in any interruption or suspension of the Services or VLT Legal’s failure to carry out the Services in accordance with the Agreement, provided that VLT Legal informs you as soon as reasonably possible of any Force Majeure and uses its best efforts to avoid or minimise the effect of any Force Majeure.
Force Majeure means:
(i) fire or storm or tempest;
(ii) acts of God or kidnapping or hijacking or terrorism; or
(iii) riot or civil commotion or war.
(i) These terms and conditions form the entire agreement between the parties in relation to the provision of the Services and supersede and extinguish any prior drafts, agreements, undertakings, representations and arrangements of any nature whatsoever, whether or not in writing.
(ii) The Agreement may not be varied unless such variation is expressly agreed in writing by a duly authorised representative of each of the parties.
(iii) A person who is not party to this Agreement shall have no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of the Agreement. This clause does not affect any right or remedy of any person which exists or is available otherwise than pursuant to that Act.
(iv) In the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, all other provisions will nevertheless continue to be valid and enforceable with the invalid or unenforceable parts severed from the remainder of this Agreement
(v) The waiver by either party of a breach, default, delay or omission of any of the provisions of this Agreement by the other party will not be construed as a waiver ofany subsequent breach of the same or other provisions.
15 Governing Law
This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of England and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
GENERAL LEGAL & WEBSITE NOTICES
VLT Legal Services Ltd (referred to here as “VLT Legal”) is a private limited company registered in England and Wales with the number 6444514 and its registered office is at Crendon Cottage, Chapel Hill, Speen, Princes Risborough, Bucks HP27 0SL.
The information, materials and opinions contained on this website are for general information purposes only, are not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice, and should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for specific advice relevant to particular circumstances. VLT Legal accepts no responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information or materials published on this website.
This website may contain links to other websites where information practices may be different to ours. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such websites and have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
3. Copyright Notice
The contents of this site are protected by copyright. You may make copies of our copyright material on this site for your own use but not for publication. No other use of the materials published on this website is permitted without the express prior written consent of VLT Legal.
4. Privacy Statement
We need to collect and process client information in order to provide our Services. This may include personal data such as name, email address, postal address, telephone/mobile numbers and occasionally bank details of our clients.
We do not share your personal data with any third parties, and we do not send out any marketing communications of any sort.
Any processing of your personal data that we carry out will be done securely and in compliance with GDPR and any other data protection law in force from time to time.
We will retain client personal data for as long as we need it to provide our Services to you and as required by any applicable statutory limitation periods.
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