This page (together with the documents referred to on it) informs you of the terms subject to which you may make use of our website at www.alstonlaw.co.uk (“our site”).
You should check our site from time to time to review the current posting.
Certain provisions of this legal notice may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages on our site.
We may prevent or suspend your access to our site if you do not comply with any part of these terms, any terms or policies to which they refer or any applicable law.
Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw any information and/or service we provide on our site without notice (see below). If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site or close it indefinitely.
We will not be liable for any damages, loss, costs or expenses incurred by you if for any reason our site is unavailable or inaccessible at any time or for any period. We do not promise that our site will be available at all times nor do we promise the uninterrupted use by you of our site.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site and for keeping your password and account details confidential.
You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material (including all text, photographs, illustrations, designs, graphical images, animations, video materials, audio materials and trade marks) published on it. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any photographs, illustrations, designs, graphical images, animations, video materials, audio materials or trade marks separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors and owners or licensees of material on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
Other than as explicitly permitted hereunder, no part of our site may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without our prior written permission.
Commentary and other materials posted on our site are general in nature and are not intended to amount to advice provided by an independent professional experienced and practicing in that area on which reliance should be placed.
We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. Any reliance that you place on information on our site is at your own risk.
We aim to update our site regularly and may change the content at any time.
We reserve the right to amend any information and/or service we provide on our site without notice.
If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
The material displayed on our site is provided “as is” without any guarantees, representations, conditions, or warranties as to its accuracy.
If your use of material on our site results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software, or data, you assume all costs thereof.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, we and any third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
Nothing in these terms operates to exclude, limit or restrict our liability for death, personal injury caused by our negligence or fraudulent misrepresentation.
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or impairs the performance or functionality of our site or our information technology systems.
You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer, database, or other system connected to our site.
You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities, and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity and any other related data we hold to them.
If you would like to link to our site, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the home page of or any page within our site, and subject to the following conditions:
We expressly reserve the right to revoke the right granted in this clause for breach of these terms and to take any action we deem appropriate.
You shall fully indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered by us as a result of your breach of this clause.
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information and convenience only.
We are not associated with and do not have any control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
If you use these links, you leave our site. We may not have reviewed these third party websites and do not control and are not responsible for these websites or their content or availability.
We therefore do not endorse or make any guarantees, representations or warranties about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them.
If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to our site, you do so entirely at your own risk.
Alston Law is a trading name of Moray Legal Limited and is a law firm incorporated in Scotland (company number: SC459802) having its registered office at 5 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 5EZ.We are regulated by the Law Society of Scotland.
Our lawyers are subject to the rules of the Law Society of Scotland.
Our Vat registration number is: 186 3619 76.
If you are unhappy or concerned about any aspect of our service or conduct and you would like to make a complaint you should contact the person responsible for the work or your relationship manager. You can also refer the complaint to Denise Loney at email@example.com.
We will acknowledge your complaint within 2 days. A response to your complaint will be reported in writing to you as soon as we can.
If you remain dissatisfied, you may be entitled to refer the complaint to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (‘SLCC’). The SLCC can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. See www. Scottishlegalcomplaints.org.uk for more information. Please note time limits apply for any complaints to be made to the SLCC and you should check what those are.
If you receive any communication purporting to be from Alston Law or any of our partners or employees about which you are uncertain or suspicious, please forward it to email@example.com and we will investigate. Never reply to such e-mails and particularly do not part with money, provide personal or confidential information and do not click on any links in the e-mail.
Please be aware cyber-criminals deliberately target lawyers and their clients, often by attempting to impersonate your lawyer. Be particularly sensitive to the fact that email is not secure and can be intercepted and amended. If you are due to transfer money to Alston Law and have received an e-mail with sort code and account details, then we recommend you call your Alston Law solicitor or contact to corroborate these details. Please use a phone number from our website or terms of engagement letter and not one from the same e-mail as contains the bank account details. We will not change bank account details during the course of a transaction, and we will not pressurise you into transferring large sums of money.
Avoid posting statuses on social media about buying/selling houses, or getting a mortgage, or any other matter that may involve a large financial transaction. Fraudsters monitor social media for this information.
Avoid using public Wi-Fi systems to check e-mails and correspond with Alston Law. Fraudsters can easily hack into vulnerable Wi-Fi systems.
If you use webmail (e.g. hotmail, gmail, etc) then ensure you have a strong password; do not share the same password on different accounts, and definitely switch on two factor authentication (which would alert you, e.g. by SMS text if anyone else attempted to log on to your webmail account).
Alston Law will never attempt to induce anyone to click on links to potentially fraudulent websites, or submit personal information, or to part with money as an upfront payment in order, for example, to release a prize.
For further information on how you can improve online safety behaviour please visit the UK Government’s site https://www.cyberstreetwise.com/
Alston Law is a law firm operating in Glasgow and regulated by the Law Society of Scotland. We are committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within our business and supply chain.
Within our business, we have in place an Anti-Slavery policy setting out our commitment to combat modern slavery, together with an Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy.
In order to provide legal services, we work with a range of suppliers, primarily within the United Kingdom. We endeavour to make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies, and request that they adhere to the same high standards and practices where appropriate.
While we do not primarily operate in high risk sectors or locations, we regularly evaluate the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of modern slavery occurring in our supply chain and will investigate any potential risks as appropriate.
Alston Law is fully committed to fulfilling its obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 and 2019, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the Terrorism Act 2000 and other relevant legislation, for the purposes of combatting money laundering and terrorist financing.
The firm carries out client verification checks at the stage of client take on and on an ongoing basis, as well as seeking to establish, where appropriate, the source of wealth and source of funds used in transactions in which we are involved.
Procedures and policies are in place to ensure compliance with the relevant legislation. Alston Law’s staff and directors are trained in how to comply with the legislation and we may refuse to act if we have concerns.
We are committed to the prevention of bribery and corruption as we recognise the importance of maintaining our reputation and the confidence of our clients and business partners.
We do not accept bribery and corruption in our business, and we will not work with others who do not share our commitment to preventing bribery and corruption.
If you wish to see our Bribery Policy, please ask us. If you have any concerns or suspicions, we should know about then please contact our Governance, Risk & Compliance Team at firstname.lastname@example.org