Terms & conditions

  1. By using this website, you are deemed to have read and agreed to the terms, conditions and waivers set out below.

  2. Any material on this website (including blogs and articles) is provided by way of general information only and does not constitute legal advice. No warranty, express or implied, is given in relation to any such material and we accept no responsibility for any reliance placed upon it.

    To be clear:  detailed advice should always be taken from a specialist lawyer before you take any action (or don’t take any action) in relation to a legal matter.

  3. To the extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude all liability for loss or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential, arising from the use of, or reliance upon, material contained in this website.

  4. We do not become your instructed solicitor because you use this site or rely upon any material on it.
    Neither will we become your instructed solicitor because you submit an enquiry to us.

    We will only become your instructed solicitor when we have sent you a letter confirming the instructions you have given us with our terms of engagement and you have signed that letter and returned it to us, thus accepting our terms of engagement.

  5. All intellectual property rights in all material on the website (including, but not limited to, text and images) are owned by Woodford Stauffer unless otherwise stated.

  6. Data Protection

    1. Our use of information and data provided by, or obtained about, you is governed by the Data Protection Act 1998 (The Act) with which we will comply.
      In particular, we will not disclose any information about you without your consent, except when we are obliged to disclose it by Statute or Regulation.
      You have the right to be provided with details of all the personal data we hold about you, and we will supply a copy on receipt of your written request and payment of an administration fee.

    2. We are required by law, for the purposes of complying with money laundering legislation, to validate your identity before accepting instructions to act for you.  
      In addition, if you are paying money into our client bank account for onward transmission (eg on a house purchase) we are required by legislation to identify and validate the source of your funds.

      In the event you pay us any sum using a debit or credit card, we are required to identify and validate your name, address and other personal information supplied during the process.

    3. By accepting these terms and conditions you consent to our making all checks which are necessary to comply with the obligations set out at 6.2