Website Terms of Use

Last updated: 4 October 2021

By using our site (, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.  If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.

We may also amend these terms from time to time.  Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

Ownership of the site

This site is owned and operated by Simkins LLP (we, us, our).  By accessing or using this site, you agree to be bound by these terms of use.  We may revise these terms of use from time to time.  The term “partner” is used on this site to refer to a member of Simkins LLP.

To contact us, please select the “Get In Touch” icon on this site or email

Additionally, our Privacy Policy and our Cookies Policy apply to your use of our site.

We may update and change our site and the above policies from time to time to reflect changes to our services or provide additional information to our users, in line with our business priorities.

Our site is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted.  We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Your use of material on our site

Unless otherwise indicated, copyright or other intellectual property rights in the material on this site is owned by, or licensed to, Simkins LLP.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may browse this site, download material from this site and print off copies of material from this site for your own information and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.  Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must be acknowledged when sharing any content from this site.  No part of any material on this site may otherwise be copied, modified, distributed or exploited without the prior written permission of the owner (unless the law otherwise provides).

You should not rely on material on our site

The material contained on this site contains general information only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice.  While we try to ensure that the material on this site is accurate, we make no warranty or representation that it is so, or that it will be fit and suitable for any particular purpose.  You are advised to seek specific legal advice before taking, or refraining from, any action or decision based on the material on this site.

Neither the transmission of any material, nor the receipt of any material, is intended to create, nor should such transmission or receipt be taken as creating, a client-solicitor relationship between Simkins LLP and the recipient.

Where our site contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.  Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.  We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources.

We are not responsible for loss or damage suffered by you

We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.  Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply in relation to services we provide to you if you become a client of ours.  These are set out in our Terms of Business.

In relation to users of the site, and subject to the above paragraph, we exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.  We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with the use of, or inability to use, our site or use of, or reliance on, any content displayed on our site.  In particular, we will not be liable for: loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; business interruption; loss of anticipated savings; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

We make no warranty or representation that the material on this site is free from any computer virus or any other defects or errors.  You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.  You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database 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 to them.  In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

Linking to this site

We welcome hypertext or other links to the “Home” page of this site, our news & insight posts and to the pages for individual members of our team, provided you only do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.  You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists and our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the pages listed above.

We reserve the right to: withdraw linking permissions without notice; refuse applications to link to our site from people or organisations that we consider unsuitable; and require the removal of links to our site.  

For further information, or to request permission to link to our site, please send an email to

Governing law

The material on this site resides on a server in the United Kingdom.  The law applicable to use of the site and any material, and to any contractual or non-contractual disputes or claims arising out of the material or use of the site, is the law of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction.