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This site is intended for use by people acting in the course of a business only. By using this site, you confirm to us that you are acting in the course of a business.
This site is not intended for use or access by anyone in any jurisdiction where the use or access of it would cause us to be in breach of any law or regulation in that jurisdiction.
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We have prepared the contents of our site (which also form the basis of e-mail updates where you subscribe for these) for general information purposes. None of them constitute legal or professional advice. If you would like our advice on any of the issues raised, please contact us.
Although we take care to try and ensure that the information we post on our site is accurate when posted, please bear in mind that the law will change from time to time. We may not have updated and may not in future update any information posted to reflect those changes.
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Nothing in these terms is intended to restrict or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation by us or any other liability to the extent that it cannot be excluded or restricted by law.
In this "Disclaimer" section of these terms, each reference to us not having or accepting liability and not giving any warranty, representation or undertaking also includes our employees and consultants personally from time to time not accepting such liability and not giving any such warranty, representation or undertaking.
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In these terms:
· references to "you" and "your" include you and any business or organisation on whose behalf you are using or accessing this site and/or our e-mail update service;
· references to our site shall also include RSS feeds;
· references to "we" and "us" means afl Solicitors of 99 Harewood Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, BH7 6NW. Our VAT registration number is GB 760443541. Our telephone number is 01202 729999. Direct marketers please note that we are registered with the Corporate Telephone Preference Service.
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Except for our employees and consultants from time to time in relation to the Disclaimer above, no person is entitled to enforce any rights pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties Act) 1999 under the agreement reached by your acceptance of these terms but this does not affect any such rights that exist independently of such Act. No third party consent (including, but not limited to, from any of our employees or consultants from time to time) is required to their variation or recission.
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If any of these terms (or part of them) shall be found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, this will not affect any other terms (and the remaining parts of such terms).
These terms are governed by English law. For our exclusive benefit, the English courts shall have jurisdiction to determine any dispute that may arise out of or in connection with them. This shall not limit our rights to bring proceedings in any other court of competent jurisdiction whether concurrently or not.