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1. This World Wide Web site ‘Nurses Defence Service’ www.nursesdefenceservice.com or ‘NDS’ is operated and owned by Trident Barristers Chambers, England, (Tel: 0161 66 33 123), a commercial legal organisation consisting of independent barristers who are regulated by the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales, UK. Our barristers practice across England and Wales, and in some areas of law in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and the British Isles. Our barristers can also be instructed to act in certain other jurisdictions, on occasions.
2. By using this site, you confirm your agreement to all terms, conditions and notices contained or referenced herein. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use this site as we do not give you authority to use it in such circumstances. We reserve the right to, as determined in our discretion, to update or revise these terms of usage at any time. You should check them at the beginning of each visit.
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7. Nurses Defence Service / Trident Barristers Chambers provides this web site and the information contained herein on an “as is” basis, without warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, any warranties or conditions of title, non-infringement, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. You agree that you will not rely on and are solely responsible for determining the appropriateness of using the information provided on this web site and assume any risks associated with doing so. We cannot vouch for the accuracy of any words, concept or legal matter and users of this website should not rely on any commentary of article or other document or download without formally consulting a an appropriately qualified lawyer to advise.
8. Nurses Defence Service / Trident Barristers Chambers provides links to third party web sites as a convenience, and it neither endorses nor accepts responsibility for the content of any such sites. If you choose to go to sites linked to the web site, you do so at your own risk.
9. In no event and under no legal theory, whether in tort (including negligence), contract, or otherwise, unless required by applicable law (such as deliberate and grossly negligent acts) or agreed to in writing, shall Nurses Defence Service / Trident Barristers Chambers / or any person connected be liable for damages, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any character arising as a result of the use of or inability to use this web site or the information contained herein (including but not limited to damages for loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, or any and all other commercial damages or losses), even if such Nurses Defence Service / Trident Barristers Chambers or another has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
10. No reliance should be placed on any guidance or ‘advice’, answers to questions posted, or text within this website. Independent legal advice should always be obtained.
11. NDS legal services, Urgent Legal Advice Service Scheme, and other services provision is not guaranteed and may be subject to availability. Nurses Defence Service, Trident Barristers Chambers, and any other organisation or person working with us, whether lawyers or otherwise, reserve the right to decline to take on a case at their/our discretion. Prior to the provision of services we may require a client care letter or other contract to be signed. Fees may be payable on account before any work is undertaken.
12. Calls to NDS or any affiliated organisation may be charged by your telecoms provider. ‘Freephone’ is usually available free from BT landlines in the UK. Other networks may vary and charge for the call.
13. By using this website, you agree that the sole location and forum for any dispute resolution will be the courts of England and Wales, UK.
14. Calling our 0800 0122 506 telephone number may be free of charge from some UK landlines but some telecommunications companies, especially mobile phone companies, may charge. *24 Hour Advice Line subject to availability.
15. To view our complaints policy or equality and diversity policies, please contact us.
16. Contact with NDS or one of our barristers does not form a contract or any obligation in itself. Written contracts are used. Solicitors will be bound by our standard terms. Our direct access clients will be sent a client care letter to sign. Legal advice, legal services and legal representation is provided on a fee charging basis, based on the rates of the particular barrister instructed and the type of work and amount of work to be carried out.
NDS February 2013