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Using this Website

This CLS Direct website is maintained by the Legal Services Commission for your personal viewing and use. Access and use by you of this website constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions


The Legal Services Commission takes reasonable steps to ensure that the information contained on this website is accurate, please note that this information is provided as a guide only.

No responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of the Legal Services Commission for any error, omission, or misleading statement on this website or on any website to which its pages connect.

No mention of any organisation, company or individual, whether on this website or on other websites to which its pages are linked, implies any approval or warranty as to the standing or capability of any such organisation, company or individual on the part of the Legal Services Commission.

Copyright and database rights

Information included on this website is subject to copyright and / or database rights which are owned by the Legal Services Commission. This information may be reproduced free of charge without formal permission for personal or in-house use provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context.

The permission to reproduce Legal Services Commission-owned copyright and / or database right-protected material does not extend to any information on this website which is identified as the copyright and / or database right of a third party.

Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright and / or database right owner concerned.

Information in the Community Legal Service Legal Adviser Directory is derived from UK Advice Finder and is published under licence from Resource Information Service. UK Advice Finder is © Resource Information Service. Information in the CLS Legal Adviser Directory is also © Legal Services Commission, October 2000.

Legal Services Commission Quality Mark Standard for Websites

This CLS Direct website has been awarded the Legal Services Commission Quality Mark Standard for Websites.  The websites that it links to may not hold the quality mark.

Trade marks and logos

The names, images and logos identifying the Community Legal Service, CLS Direct and the Legal Services Commission are proprietary marks of the Legal Services Commission or its licensors.  Other names, images and logos identifying government departments, third parties and their information, products and services are the proprietary marks of the Crown and / or third parties.

Copying or use of the Legal Services Commission’s logos and / or any third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval of the relevant trade mark and / or copyright owner.

Virus protection

The Legal Services Commission makes every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions are governed by and should be construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

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Last updated on 8 June 2016
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