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Chris Robinson
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The Site is published by Chris Robinson Ltd (registered in England and Wales no 7246040, registered office 58 Augusta Avenue, Northampton NN4 0XP).

Christopher Ian Robinson (Chris Robinson) is a solicitor with a practising certificate (SRA no 126999, admitted 1983) who, while fully qualified to practise and regulated as an individual by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, does not carry on a private practice as a solicitors' firm and is not an authorised sole practitioner. Chris Robinson provides services only through and on behalf of Chris Robinson Ltd and everything done by him in a professional capacity is to be taken as done only by (or as agent for) Chris Robinson Ltd and without acceptance of responsibility to any other person. References to "me", "my", "I" etc on the Site are to be construed accordingly. Chris Robinson Ltd is not regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, does not carry on a private practice as a solicitors' firm and is not an authorised body. It does not provide legal services to the public but advises and provides services to clients only through and on behalf of law firms regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and subject to the firms' terms of engagement. It also provides services to authorised law firms or as an in-house lawyer.  In accordance with Solicitors Regulation Authority requirements for such companies, Chris Robinson Ltd is wholly owned and directed by Chris Robinson.

In the event of a problem with a service provided by Chris Robinson Ltd, the client (including a client law firm) is entitled to complain. A complaint by a client about a service provided by a law firm should normally be made to the law firm under its complaints procedure, which it will provide on request. This could include a complaint about the firm's bill; there may also be a right to object to the bill by making a complaint to the Legal Services Ombudsman, and/or by applying to the court for an assessment of the bill under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974. Any complaint not relating to the service of a law firm to a client should be made to Chris Robinson.

Services to law firms or to businesses (a "Firm") engaging Chris Robinson or Chris Robinson Ltd (together or severally  "we" or  "us") are provided at the risk of the Firm, which must satisfy itself that Chris Robinson is a suitable person to engage in the provision of Services to it (in the case of a non-law firm business as in-house lawyer) or (in the case of a law firm) its Clients. This balance of risk is reflected in the level of the charges made to the Firm. During each engagement, the Firm shall have exclusive control over Mr Robinson's time for at least part of his working week. A law firm must take out and maintain professional indemnity insurance (compliant as a minimum with the requirements of the Solicitors' Indemnity Insurance Rules as then in force) insuring the Firm and us against any liability for and the Firm (whether or not a law firm with such insurance) shall indemnify us for any from and against any loss, liability, costs (including reasonable legal costs), damages or expenses arising from: (a) any breach by us of the terms of the engagement; (b) any negligent or reckless act, omission or default in the provision of the services; (c) any breach of any duty found to exist to any client or other person to whom a duty is owed in connection with the engagement; (d) any other civil liability against which we would be entitled to be indemnified if an employee of the Firm; (e) any other civil liability falling within the scope of the Firm's professional indemnity insurance or third party insurance, including any amount falling below the deductible or exceeding the limit of indemnity. We shall not be liable to the Firm for any loss, damage, injury, damage, expense or delay incurred or suffered by the Firm whether directly or indirectly from or in any way connected with: (a) any act omission or other matter within the scope of the foregoing indemnities or (b) any loss of profit, anticipated profits, revenues, anticipated savings, goodwill or business opportunity, or for any indirect or consequential loss or damage. Nothing in this agreement operates to exclude or restrict any liability for: (a) death or personal injury caused by our negligence; (b) our fraud; or (c) any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law. Subject to the preceding provisions of this paragraph, our aggregate liability to you (if any) in respect of claims based on events in any calendar year arising out of or in connection with any engagements or any collateral contracts, whether in contract or tort (including for negligence) or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed 5,000.

Any information concerning clients of law firms is held in strict confidence in accordance with the professional duties of solicitors, subject to any applicable exceptions (including in particular the duties of disclosure under the Money Laundering Regulations). Unless otherwise agreed we are entitled to publicise the identities of the law firms we work with and the consultancy relationship with them. Any personal data gathered through the Site or from other sources may be used for marketing purposes but will not be sold or otherwise transferred for use by any other person without your authority. Personal data is handled in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act. Unless otherwise indicated on the page, any information provided by you through the Site is not secure and may be accessed by others, so sensitive information or requests for specific advice should not be made through the Site.

Subject to any written agreement with you, the purchase of services from us is subject to the terms set out above and those in our standard form of agreement for law firms until superseded by an express written agreement. Use of the Site and any services provided through it are conditional upon your accepting the following terms. Unless you specify otherwise in writing, your acceptance of these terms is indicated by your use of the Site. Subject to any written agreement with you, these terms form our entire agreement with you in respect of use of the Site and supersede any prior agreement or arrangement with you in respect of the Site. These terms also apply to our newsletters or other generic information provided to you in connection with the Site or which link to the Site.

The Site provides general information. We endeavour not to make it misleading, but we do not represent or warrant that the information accessible on or via the Site is accurate, not misleading, complete or up to date. Legal advice always relies on the particular facts of your case and no reliance should be placed upon any legal or other information on the Site or in any newsletter or generic communication from us without first taking appropriate legal advice from a regulated law firm. Unless otherwise indicated the information on the Site relates to English law as it relates to individuals and businesses resident, domiciled and trading solely in the UK and does not take account of the law of other jurisdictions, international treaties or the policies of foreign govenments or agencies. To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by U.S. Treasury Regulation Circular 230, we inform you that any U.S. federal tax advice contained in the Site or any communication from us is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein.

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Your use of the Site is at your own risk. We will not be liable to you or in breach of these terms due to any delay or failure to perform any obligation if the delay or failure is due to a cause beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, the blocking or restricting of information or access to and/or from Site or any failure by our web hosting provider. We may make the Site unavailable at any time or to restrict access to parts or all of the Site without notice. All representations, warranties, conditions or other terms, express or implied, by statute, collaterally or otherwise, including but not limited to implied warranties, conditions or other terms of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose or reasonable care and skill are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. We will not be liable in contract, tort (including, without limitation, for negligence) or otherwise in connection with these terms or the Site for: (i) consequential, indirect or special loss or damage; or (ii) any loss of goodwill or reputation; or (iii) any economic losses (including loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings), in each case, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage and howsoever incurred. Our maximum liability to you (if any) in contract, tort (including, without limitation, for negligence) or otherwise arising in connection with these terms or the Site shall be limited to 50. Each of us will be liable to you without limit for any death or personal injury caused by our own negligence and to the extent that liability arises under Part 1 or section 41 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 and for liability arising from statements made fraudulently by us. These terms are governed by English law and any dispute connected with these terms or the Site is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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Chris Robinson, who is a solicitor with a practising certificate (SRA no 126999, admitted 1983) provides services only through  and on behalf of Chris Robinson Ltd which does not provide legal services to the public but which advises and provides services to clients only through and on behalf of law firms regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and subject to the firms' terms of engagement.  Your attention is drawn to  the further information and the terms of use of this site on the legal stuff page. 2010 Chris Robinson Ltd.