Please note that the Terms do not apply to our Quality Lawyers; if you are a solicitor, barrister, trademark attorney, patent attorney or any other legal service provider and wish to discuss working with us, please contact us at email@example.com. These Terms also do not apply to you if there are separate bespoke terms in place between us.
You are responsible for all compliance with laws and regulations which apply to you.
The provider of My Legal Quotes is Vhon Gharrd Limited. You can contact us via our online contact form or at firstname.lastname@example.org. When the Terms make a reference to ‘we’ or ‘us’, that is a reference to My Legal Quotes which is a trading divsion of Vhon Gharrd Limited ("My Legal Quotes").
“My Legal Quotes” consists of the Site any My Legal Quotes branded mobile apps we make available, any pages or promotions we operate on third party social media applications, and the content and services we make available through them via the internet or mobile devices (including smart phones and tablets). It also includes the provision by us of associated information products and services by email or your mobile device.
My Legal Quotes is designed to enable users to submit to us details of matters in respect of which they require legal advice and/or assistance (“Legal Quotes Request”) and receive responses from Legal Advisors with an indication of the fees chargeable by them for their provision of that advice and/or assistance and any conditions applicable to those fees (“Legal Quotes”).
Any person whose Legal Quotes we send to you in response to your Legal Quotes Request by means of My Legal Quotes or who we otherwise directly introduce to you is a “Quality Lawyer“.
You are responsible for accurately describing your requirements for any project in respect of which you submit a Legal Quotes Request (“Projects“).
“Quality Lawyer Fees” means the fees, costs and charges to be paid for a Quality Lawyer's services on an ongoing basis.
“My Legal Quotes Fee” means the management fee to be paid to us in situations where the Quality Lawyer is based in a Restricted Jurisdiction. The My Legal Quotes Fee will in that case be 20% of the Quality Lawyer Fee.
“Restricted Jurisdictions” means countries where Quality Lawyers are not legally permitted to share any fees with us.
We charge most Quality Lawyers 15-20% (plus applicable VAT) of the amounts you pay them in respect of any Project and for any further work completed by the Quality Lawyer for you.
Certain Quality Lawyers are not permitted to pay us a fee because they are based in a Restricted Jurisdiction. In that case, we will (i) invoice you the Quality Lawyers Fee on their behalf, as well as invoice you the My Legal Quotes Fee. We will pay the Quality Lawyer that carried out the work for you, all Quality Lawyer Fees received by us. You consent to the Quality Lawyer sharing details of its Quality Lawyer Fees with My Legal Quotes on an ongoing basis and you understand and agree that the Quality Lawyer will send their invoices to you through the My Legal Quotes platform on an ongoing basis.
If you end up employing a Quality Lawyer on a full or part time basis, you shall promptly notify My Legal Quotes and shall pay to My Legal Quotes a sum equal to 20% of such Legal Advisor’s first gross annual remuneration (including any bonuses, commissions, taxable benefits and pension contributions) by way of an introduction fee.
We make no warranty that My Legal Quotes will be uninterrupted or error free, or that any defects will be corrected.
Whilst we take steps to prevent misuse of our systems, we cannot warrant that My Legal Quotes will be free of viruses or other malicious code and accept no liability for loss or damage caused from the transmission of such code. We recommend that you always use up-to-date firewalls and anti-malware software to protect your equipment and data.
My Legal Quotes is not a law firm and we do not provide any legal services or legal advice. No legal professional privilege therefore applies to any information you provide to My Legal Quotes and no duty of confidentiality arises through use of the Site, including submitting Legal Quotes Request. A legal professional privilege may (but will not necessarily) be formed through use of the Site between you and a Quality Lawyer.
We check that Quality Lawyers are qualified in the general legal field relevant to your Project. Although we may generally suggest one or more Quality Lawyers based on your submitted request, we cannot make any kind of guarantee as to the legal ability, competence of the Quality Lawyer who may be listed on the Site. We merely make My Legal Quotes available to enable you to identify and determine the suitability of Quality Lawyers for yourself. We do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of any information or assistance obtained from Quality Lawyers. We do not direct have any control over or make any assurance or representation about any Quality Lawyer.
If you accept any Quotes you will engage the Quality Lawyer by signing a contract with the Quality Lawyer (the “Client Care Letter”). We encourage the Quality Lawyers to enable you to sign the Client Care Letter electronically through My Legal Quotes and you hereby consent to the Quality Lawyer sharing on an ongoing basis the Client Care Letter (including any attachments), your Projects, the scope of work they will complete for you and the agreed fees with My Legal Quotes . However we will not be a party to any contract made between you and any Quality Lawyer and therefore we shall not be liable for any loss or damage that results from any dealings between you and any Quality Lawyer. It is your responsibility to select a suitable Quality Lawyer and to negotiate the terms of any Project to be performed by the Quality Lawyer selected.
You should in all cases make your own enquiries as to the suitability of any Quality Lawyer for your particular Project. You should not engage any Quality Lawyer or make any deposit or other payment to them without having conducted such checks to your full satisfaction. While our hope is that you will be happy with every Quality Lawyer you find through My Legal Quotes you should not engage any Quality Lawyer if you have any doubts or concerns about them.
We may include in My Legal Quotes information sourced from Quality Lawyers including general news and information and profiles of individual Quality Lawyers. We do not write or control that information and have no responsibility to you or any person for it. Any information on My Legal Quotes is for general guidance only and is not legal advice. You should take all due care in relying on such information as this is done at your own risk.
In the unlikely event that you have a dispute with a Quality Lawyer you must address such dispute directly to the Quality Lawyer concerned. However you agree to notify the details of the dispute to us as soon as reasonably practicable. We cannot be involved in your dealings with Quality Lawyers. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more Quality Lawyers by using My Legal Quotes you release us from any and all claims demands and damages of every kind arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
You are responsible for ensuring that you are legally entitled to submit to My Legal Quotes any information which you include in a Legal Quotes Request. You may only use My Legal Quotes to invite Quotes for genuine Projects where you have authority to engage a Quality Lawyer and your intention is to do so subject to agreeing suitable terms. You may not invite Quotes for any Project which is illegal or unlawful.
You agree not to use My Legal Quotes in any unlawful manner and in particular shall not:
You may withdraw a Legal Quotes Request at any time by emailing us at email@example.com. This will not affect any engagement you have already entered into with a Quality Lawyer.
You must not include in any Legal Quotes Request any information which could personally identify any other person unless you are entitled to do so.
You agree not to copy reproduce modify create derivative works from distribute or publicly display any content from My Legal Quotes without our prior written permission.
It is not possible for us to review all websites which are linked to from My Legal Quotes (or link to My Legal Quotes) and you should therefore take care when following any link. We cannot accept liability for any loss or damage that may be suffered as a result of following any links.
You are solely responsible for the content accuracy and completeness of each Legal Quotes Request you submit to My Legal Quotes and agree that they shall only contain information which is true accurate and current.
You acknowledge that we may edit modify or remove any parts of a Legal Quotes Request which we consider is in breach of any of the provisions of the Terms and/or suspend or terminate your access to My Legal Quotes without notice.
By providing a Legal Quotes Request you grant to us a royalty-free perpetual irrevocable and non-exclusive licence to use copy reproduce modify publish edit translate distribute and display the Legal Quotes Request alone or as part of other works in any form media or technology whether now known or hereafter developed. You warrant that you are entitled to grant such a licence. You also waive any moral rights you have in Legal Quotes Request. Do not include in any Legal Quotes Request any information that you would not want us to use in this way.
You consent to information about the device you use to access My Legal Quotes being collected and processed for fraud prevention purposes and you acknowledge that we may use third parties (and information they provide) to help us prevent fraud or unauthorised access to our Service.
After instructing a Quality Lawyer through My Legal Quotes you will be given the option to complete a review of that Quality Lawyer (“Review”). You are solely responsible for the content of any Review you provide. You agree to ensure that all Reviews you submit are in accordance with this section 9 and you will indemnify us for any breach of this section 9. You confirm that any Review you provide does not contain any unlawful or inappropriate content. All Reviews will be programmatically screened to check whether they contain any unlawful or inappropriate content, which includes but is not limited to content that is:
To the extent that all or any part of a Review contains potentially unlawful or inappropriate content we may at our absolute discretion delete it entirely or remove all or any part of a Review. We are not under any obligation to notify you of this decision.
By providing a Review you confirm that: (i) the Review is your independent honest genuine opinion of a Quality Lawyer that you have instructed by means of My Legal Quotes, (ii) you have no personal or commercial relationship with the Quality Lawyer being reviewed and (iii) you have not been offered any incentive to write the Review. You acknowledge that we offer the Quality Lawyer a right of reply which is subject to the Quality Lawyer's usual confidentiality obligations.
Any Review you provide will be viewable by users of My Legal Quotes. We reserve the right without notice to edit or delete your Review where we have reason to believe it breaches any of these Terms or take such steps as necessary to protect us or others or if we are required to do so by law or any appropriate authority. We are not responsible if your Review is misused by third parties as this is outside of our reasonable control.
We do not endorse or recommend any Reviews and you rely on the information in any Reviews at your own risk.
You acknowledge that all present and future copyright and other intellectual property rights subsisting in or used in connection with My Legal Quotes and any part of it (the “Intellectual Property“) including but not limited to the content of any Review and the manner in which My Legal Quotes is presented or appears and all information and documentation relating to it is our property (or that of our licensors) and nothing in the Terms shall be taken to transfer any of the Intellectual Property to you.
Solely for the purposes of receiving My Legal Quotes we hereby grant to you for the period during which My Legal Quotes is provided a non-exclusive non-transferable licence to use the Intellectual Property.
To the extent that the copyright and/or other intellectual property rights in the content of any Review you provide do not already belong to us you grant us a worldwide perpetual irrevocable non-exclusive, transferable fully sub-licenseable licence to use copy alter display and create extracts of or derivative works from that Review in any media formats on My Legal Quotes on our other channels including mobile email communications social media PR competitions and press releases and also on third party media including for the purpose of redistribution or promotion of My Legal Quotes. You are not entitled to royalty payments or any other compensation or fee related to any such use of a Review. You waive your moral rights in relation to such a Review to the extent legally permitted. You also grant each other user of My Legal Quotes a licence to use your Review to the extent expressly permitted by these terms and conditions.
Nothing in the Terms shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or any other liability that cannot lawfully be excluded or limited.
If you are dissatisfied with My Legal Quotes or the terms of the Terms your only remedy under the Terms shall be to discontinue use of My Legal Quotes. Without limiting the preceding sentence we shall have no liability for any failure or delay resulting from any matter beyond our reasonable control.
Other than as set out in the two paragraphs immediately above we shall not be liable in contract tort negligence statutory duty misrepresentation or otherwise for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from or in any way connected with the Terms.
Except as expressly set out in the Terms all conditions warranties and obligations which may be implied or incorporated into the Terms by statute common law or otherwise and any liabilities arising from them are expressly excluded to the extent permitted by law.
We shall not be liable for any loss of business loss of profits business interruption loss of business information or any other economic loss (even where we have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage).
In the event that any limitation or exclusion of liability in the Terms is not enforceable then we shall not be liable to you for more than £100 in aggregate in respect of matters arising out of any individual Request for Legal Quotes.
Each of the provisions of this section 11 (Limitation of Liability) shall be construed separately and independently of the others.
We reserve the right at all times to edit refuse to post or to remove from My Legal Quotes any information or materials for any reason whatsoever and to disclose any information we deem appropriate to satisfy any obligation we may have under applicable laws regulatory requirements legal processes or to satisfy any request of the police government or any regulatory body (including the Solicitors Regulation Authority).
We reserve the right to terminate the provision to you of My Legal Quotes or restrict your access to My Legal Quotes at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever including if we suspect you to be in breach of any of the Terms.
We may vary the terms of the Terms from time to time and shall post such alterations on the Site. If you do not agree to the changes made to the terms of the Terms then you have the right to stop using the Service, and should do so immediately. Your continued use of My Legal Quotes after the date the changes have been posted will constitute acceptance of the amended Terms.
Confidential Information shall mean all information whether written or oral and in whatever medium and relates to the business products financial and management affairs customers employees or authorised agents plans proposals strategies or trade secrets disclosed by you to us.
We shall not and shall ensure that our employees shall not use copy or disclose any of your Confidential Information except to exercise our rights and to carry out our obligations under this Agreement.
This clause does not apply to any Confidential Information which is or becomes generally available to the public other than as a result of any of our acts or omissions; is already in or comes into our possession from a person lawfully in possession of the information and owing no obligation of confidentiality to you in respect of the information; or is required to be disclosed by any court, government or administrative authority competent to require disclosure.
Nothing in this clause shall prevent or restrict My Legal Quotes from:
Section headings are inserted for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of the Terms.
If any of the Terms are held to be illegal or unenforceable such provisions shall be severed and the rest of the Terms shall remain in full force and effect unless the business purpose of the Terms is substantially frustrated in which case it shall terminate without giving rise to further liability.
You may not assign transfer or sub-contract any of your rights under the Terms without our prior written consent. We may assign transfer or sub-contract all or any of our rights at any time without consent.
No waiver shall be effective unless in writing and no waiver shall constitute a continuing waiver so as to prevent us or you from acting upon any continuing or subsequent breach or default.
The Terms constitute the entire agreement as to your use of and our provision of My Legal Quotes and supersedes and extinguishes all previous communications representations (other than fraudulent misrepresentations) and arrangements whether written or oral.
You acknowledge that you have placed no reliance on any representation made but not set out expressly in the Terms.
The Terms shall be subject to the laws of England and the parties shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.