Terms of use

Legal

Balfour+Manson LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in Scotland No. SO301386 and its registered office is at 56-66 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 1LS. A list of partners is available for inspection at the registered office in Edinburgh and in the Aberdeen office at 42 Carden Place, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB10 1UP. The term partner is used to refer to a member of Balfour+Manson LLP. Balfour+Manson LLP is a law firm with offices in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Balfour+Manson LLP is regulated by the Law Society of Scotland. Balfour+Manson is also licensed for incidental investment business by the Law Society of Scotland.

Terms of use

Welcome to the Balfour+Manson LLP web site (the "Site"). These terms of use are a legal agreement between Balfour+Manson LLP and you. This agreement is the entire agreement between Balfour+Manson LLP and you concerning this Site. Balfour+Manson LLP may make changes in the content (including, without limitation, the web pages and downloadable materials) and functionality on this site (collectively, the "content") or to this agreement, or discontinue the Site, at any time in its sole discretion. By accessing or using this site or downloading the content you accept all of the terms and conditions in this agreement.

Copyrights and trademarks

The content, unless otherwise noted, are the property of Balfour+Manson LLP and the names of our products and services referred to on this Site are our trademarks. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners. The site and the content are protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaties. You agree to abide by all applicable copyright laws in your use of this site.

Permitted use of site

You are permitted to download a copy of any of the content on a single computer for personal noncommercial use, provided no changes are made to the content, and no copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices are removed. The content may not be used for resale or distribution. You agree not to use this site in any illegal or tortious manner. Any passwords used for this Site are for individual use only. No other use of this Site is permitted, including without limitation, co-branding, framing, or hyper-linking, without the express written permission of Balfour+Manson LLP. This site is not intended for persons under 13 years of age. You must possess the legal authority to form binding contracts under applicable law to use this site.

Disclaimer

The content is provided solely for informational purposes. This site does not establish any client, advisory, fiduciary or professional relationship between Balfour+Manson LLP and you. Neither Balfour+Manson LLP nor any other person is, in connection with this site, engaged in rendering accounting, advisory, auditing, consulting, legal, tax, or other professional services or advice. All content is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind. All implied warranties, including without limitation, merchantability, are excluded. You download any material on or from this site at your own risk.

Limitation of liability

In no event shall Balfour+Manson LLP, its affiliates, agents or suppliers be liable to any persons for any direct, indirect, consequential or other damages (including, without limitation, any lost profits, loss of information or other data) that are related to the use of, or the inability to use, the content on this site or on any linked website under any circumstances.

Submissions

Balfour+Manson LLP will become the sole owner of any information you submit to us via this Site. We may use any ideas, know-how, or techniques you may provide to us through this Site, for any purpose, in any media. We have no duty to keep such information confidential, except as we agree to in advance in writing, or as required by law. Any personally identifiable information you provide us via this Site is governed by the privacy policy associated with this site.

Links To third party sites

Certain links on this site will let you leave this site. The linked sites are not under the control of Balfour+Manson LLP and Balfour+Manson LLP is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or of any content on any downstream web sites, or the privacy policies, or terms of use of, or any changes or updates to such sites. Balfour+Manson LLP is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Balfour+Manson LLP of the site or its contents.

Infringement

Contact the Balfour+Manson LLP designated agent for notification of any claims of infringement, at: Balfour+Manson LLP, Marketing Department, 54-66 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1LS or by telephone on 0131 200 1402

Governing law

This site is maintained and run by Balfour+Manson LLP. Access to this site from locations where the content is illegal is not permitted. You are responsible for compliance with local laws, if you access this site from outside the U.K. You agree to comply with all applicable export and import laws. This agreement is governed by the laws of the U.K. except for its conflict of laws provisions. The exclusive forum for any disputes shall be the courts in Edinburgh. The provisions of this agreement are separable.

Privacy

The Balfour+Manson privacy policy for this site is set forth at the privacy policy.

Professional indemnity insurance

Balfour+Manson LLP maintain professional indemnity insurance cover on a worldwide basis. The lead insurer is Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc, Alexander Bain House, 15 York Street, Glasgow G2 8LA.

Complaints

Any concerns or complaints about Balfour+Manson LLP should be raised in the first instance with the Partner responsible for the work or the Head of Department. If you are not satisfied with our response or if you prefer to do so, please contact the Firm’s Client Relations Partner, Fiona Muirs. If you remain dissatisfied with how we have dealt with your complaint you may refer your complaint to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission, The Stamp Office, 10-14 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG. You can also contact the SLCC by telephone call to them on 0131 201 2130, by email at enquiries@scottishlegalcomplaints.org.uk or through its website www.scottishlegalcomplaints.org.uk. The SLCC operates strict time limits for accepting complaints. These time limits require complaints to be made within one year of the service ending or the conduct occurring, although the SLCC will disregard any time it considers that you were excusably unaware of your concerns. A copy of our complaints policy is available on request from the Client Relations Partner.

We recognise that Alternative Dispute Resolution Regulations have implemented ADR/EDR Directive 2013/11/EU to promote alternative dispute resolution as a means of redress for consumers in relation to unsatisfactory services. We have however chosen not to adopt an ADR process, and if you have any concerns about the services you receive from this Firm you should contact the Firm’s Client Relations Partner, Fiona Muirs.