Terms and conditions
You may use our website under the following terms. By accessing our website you indicate that you accept these terms and conditions.
Thomas & Meighen Solicitors respect your right to privacy and confidentiality. We are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998. You have rights under the law in relation to your personal data. You have the right to request details of your personal information that we maintain. Please inform us if you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete and it will be corrected.
When you contact us, you consent to us using your data to provide legal advice to you, and for analysis and compliance. We retain your data to comply with regulatory and legal requirements. Your data will be destroyed when no longer required which means: medical records are destroyed once the claim concludes; paper records after a year (where electronic copies exist); other data after 6 years (unless specific reasons such as a minor or anonyimised).
Any data you provide may be passed to: Courts and tribunals; potential witnesses; your legal representatives and their data facilitators such as IT support; defendants and their legal representatives such as solicitors, insurers, loss adjusters; ombudsmen and regulatory authorities; current, past or prospective employers; medical authorities such as NHS Trusts, doctors and medical experts. All the above may retain your data but should do so in accordance with the law; for instance the defendant insurer will likely retain and share your data to protect them from fraud.
Thomas & Meighen Solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the solicitors’ rules. We are not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 but we are able in certain circumstances to offer a limited range of investment services because we are members of the Law Society. We can provide these investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide to our clients. Legal information
The information we provide on the public sections of our website about our services and products, is for general information only, and does not take into account individual circumstances. The information is applicable only to England and Wales. Outside this jurisdiction other laws or regulations may be applicable.
You should obtain specialist legal advice from a qualified lawyer before taking or not taking any action.
You should note that you only become a client of Thomas & Meighen Solicitors after you have signed a formal retainer with Thomas & Meighen Solicitors. Submitting details to us does not in itself make you a client.
We communicate with you through our website and by email. We cannot guarantee that any email sent by you to us will be received by us, or that the contents of that email will remain secure during transmission. In a similar fashion, we cannot guarantee that any email sent by us to you will be received by you or that the contents will remain secure during transmission.
We try to ensure our website is available 24 hours a day however we cannot guarantee this. Access to the website may be suspended temporarily and without notice due to system failure, repair, maintenance, upgrading or other reasons which may be beyond our control. We may at our sole discretion at any time terminate access to our website. We will have no liability in respect of any such suspension or termination.
Links from our website to other websites are provided for convenience only. When you click on a link, you leave our website and we cannot control, or be responsible for, other websites. Thomas & Meighen Solicitors do not endorse any products or services on them.
We take reasonable care to ensure that our website and the materials available from it are virus-free. However we cannot accept responsibility for computer viruses or other technologically harmful programs or services that infect your computer equipment or computer software. We recommend that you also use your own anti-virus software.
We store web server logs that provide information about the pages you have visited and whether there were any errors on page viewing. The data is used for statistical purposes.
A cookie is a text based file containing information that allows our website to identify who you are. The cookie is transferred to your computer by our website. Our website can use the cookie to provide statistics and allow us to tailor content to match your preferences.
Session cookies are temporary cookies that are deleted by your computer after you leave our website. Persistent cookies store log-in information so that it does not need to be re-entered when next you visit our site.
If you require, cookies can be refused or declined, if you modify the settings of your computer’s web browser software. However you may have trouble using our website.
Sections of our website are made available for public viewing and we cannot accept any responsibility for mistakes or omissions. You should not rely upon such content. We exclude to the fullest extent lawfully permitted all liability whatsoever for loss or damage arising from reliance upon the content of those sections.
We do not exclude liability to you for personal injury arising from our negligence, our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited by law.
Your use of our website and any dispute arising out of such use is subject to the laws of England and Wales.
Intellectual property and copyright
Except as where otherwise indicated, the intellectual property rights (including without limitation copyright and trade marks) in all materials on this website are owned by Thomas & Meighen Solicitors. Except where expressly permitted under copyright law or by ourselves, copying, modification, reproduction, storage, transmission or commercial exploitation by any means is prohibited.