Terms and Conditions

(1) Introduction

These terms and conditions govern your use of our website; by using our website, you accept these terms of use in full. If you disagree with these terms of use or any part of these terms of use, you must not use our website

(2) Licence to use website

Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, and fill in and submit any form online subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms of use.

You must not, without express written consent:

(a) republish material from this website (including republication on another website);

(b) sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;

(c) show any material from the website in public;

(d) reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for a commercial purpose;

(e) edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or

(f) redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.

(3) Conditions of Use

(a) These pages are updated from time to time, but may not always be up-to-date in every respect. No responsibility is accepted for loss arising from inaccurate or incomplete information, howsoever caused.

(b)  No mention of any organisation, company or individual on these pages or on any pages to which there are links on these pages implies any approval or warranty as to the standing and capability of any such organisations, companies or individuals by the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service .

(c) The Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service does not accept any liability in connection with any third party websites that can be accessed through this web site and does not endorse or approve the contents of any such site.

(d) The user agrees that material downloaded or otherwise accessed through the use of this web site is obtained entirely at the user’s own risk and that the user will be entirely responsible for any resulting damage to software or computer systems and/or any resulting loss of data, however caused.

(e) The Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service do not approve or take any responsibility for material provided by users which remains on this web site. It is not possible for the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service to know whether a posting infringes Copyright or any other right.

(f) Users may not post any inappropriate material, including (without exhaustion) material which is:

I. defamatory or libellous or would infringe the rights of others;
II. protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy, unless the user has the permission of the owner of such rights;
III. promotes illegal activity or violates any applicable local, national, international or foreign law, statute, ordinance or regulation including (without limitation) laws and regulations governing export control, or would give rise to criminal or civil liability of any sort whatsoever;
IV. is threatening or abusive or promotes physical harm or violence against any individual or group;
V. promotes bigotry, racism or hatred;
VI. is pornographic, obscene or offensive;
VII. contains any viruses, Trojans, worms or other computer-programming routines that are intended to damage, interfere with, intercept or extract any system, data or personal information.

(g) Inappropriate material may be deleted without notice, at the discretion of the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service. Exercise of this right does not mean that the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service approves or takes any responsibility for any material provided by users which is posted on this site.

(h) In relation to any dispute arising out of use of this web site the user and The Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. The omission of the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service to exercise any right under these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right unless formally waived in writing by the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service.

(4) Acceptable use

You must not use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent.

You must not use our website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use our website for any purposes related to marketing without our express written consent.

(5) User generated content

You must not use our website to link to any website or web page consisting of or containing material that would, were it posted on our website, breach the provisions of these terms of use.

(6) Limited warranties

We do not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the information published on this website; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to this website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill).

(7) Personal Information

Please refer to BTAS Privacy Policy.

(8) Disclaimer of liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service shall not be responsible and disclaim all liability for any loss, liability, damage or expense (whether direct, indirect or consequential) of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered by you, or any other person, firm or company resulting from or attributable, directly or indirectly, to:

• your access and use of this website;
• your personal information and any other material or information transmitted over the internet.
• any information including your personal information contained on this website (including any inaccuracies, errors or omissions therein howsoever caused) and any actions taken in reliance thereof;

(9) Indemnity

You hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms of use, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms of use.

(10) Breaches of these terms of use

Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms of use, if you breach these terms of use in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms of use in any way, we may:

(a) send you one or more formal warnings;
(b) temporarily suspend your access to the website;
(c) permanently prohibit you from accessing the website;
(d) block computers using your IP address from accessing the website; contact your internet services provider and request that they block your access to the website;
(e) bring court proceedings against you for breach of contract or otherwise;

Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different account).

(11) Variation

We may revise these terms of use from time-to-time. Revised terms of use will apply to the use of our website from the date of the publication of the revised terms of use on our website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

(12) Assignment

We may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms of use without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms of use.

(13) Severability

If a provision of these terms of use is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

(14) Exclusion of third party rights

These terms of use are for the benefit of you and us, and are not intended to benefit any third party or be enforceable by any third party. The exercise of our and your rights in relation to these terms of use is not subject to the consent of any third party.

(15) Entire agreement

These terms of use, together with our privacy policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

(16) Our details

The Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service
9 Gray’ s Inn Square
London
WC1R 5JD

For further information please contact info@tbtas.org.uk