Ashfords : 08 March 2011

Terms of website use
This page sets out the terms on which you may use this site (ADVOC). By using this Site, you indicate that you accept these terms and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using this Site.

Information about us
The Site is the centrally co-ordinated website of ADVOC. ADVOC is the umbrella name given to an international network of independent law firms that have all agreed to work with each other for the benefit of their respective clients. ADVOC operates this website through ADVOC Limited, a limited liability company incorporated in England and Wales with Registered Number 02584312, whose registered office is at Ashford House, Grenadier Road, Exeter EX1 3LH UK.

Contact details for all ADVOC members can be found on the Site. However, for all general enquiries please contact

Accessing our site
Access to this Site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict your access to some or all of this Site.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to this Site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access this Site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

Intellectual Property rights
Save where otherwise indicated or acknowledged on the Site: the content and design of the Site is owned by ADVOC Limited. Articles and publications are owned by the member law firms that have submitted them to the Site.

Permission is granted for the downloading and temporary electronic storage of one or more pages from the Site for the sole purpose of viewing the information contained on it.

Save as set out above no permission is granted for the copying or storage or the re-distribution of any part of this Site. If you wish to store copy or distribute all or any part of this website to any extent beyond that permitted above please contact

If you wish to create a link between this Site and any other website you must obtain our prior permission which we may withhold without giving reasons or make subject to any conditions we require at our absolute discretion. For permission please contact as above.

Any link between this Site and any other website is not to be construed in anyway that we endorse the proprietor persons or organisations featured on or the content of such other website.

Reliance on information posted
Commentary and other materials posted on this Site DO NOT amount to advice. Neither ADVOC nor any of its members is liable or responsible for any reliance placed on such materials by you or anyone who you may inform of any of its contents.

Changes to the site
We aim to update this Site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to the Site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on this Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Our liability
The material displayed on this Site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. ADVOC and its members hereby expressly exclude, to the full extent permitted by applicable laws:

  • all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity;
  • any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with this Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results or the use of this Site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on them,
  • liability for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

Information about you and your visits to our site
We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By using this Site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse this Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful (together "Viruses"). You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to this Site. You must not attack this Site via a denial-of-service attack.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a denial-of-service attack or Viruses that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of this Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are binding on you.

Members of ADVOC are not affiliated in the joint practice of law. Each member firm is an independent law firm, provides professional services on an individual and separate basis and there is no mutual liability for any advice given. ADVOC does not render legal advice and any advice provided to clients is provided by individual member firms. Each member firm is solely responsible for advising on the matters on which it is instructed and no member law firm is in any way responsible for the services rendered by or legal advice provided by any other member law firm.

Any legal information appearing on this site is intended only as general information relating to the jurisdiction to which the information relates and is not comprehensive. It is not to be relied on as legal advice in relation to any jurisdiction nor as an alternative to taking professional advice relating to specific circumstances. Links to other sites and resources provided by third parties are included for your information only. We have no control over the content and accept no responsibility for them. ADVOC also accepts no responsibility for the content of any legal information appearing on this site provided by members of ADVOC.

Your concerns
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact