TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Llewellyn-Jones Ltd, Victoria House, Grosvenor Street, Mold CH7 1EJ
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you and we may make a small charge for this service.
IP addresses and cookies
Our system administration process may collect information about your computer, including where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.
A cookie is a small text file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. Traffic log cookies can be used to identify which pages are being used. This helps to analyse data about web page traffic and can improve a website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We presently do not use this information for statistical analysis purposes however should we do so in the future after analysis the data will be removed from the system. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. If you want to block or delete cookies from our website, you can use your browser to do this. If you need to check how to change your cookie preferences, you should use your brower’s “Help” menu. You can restrict cookies in the same way. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of this website.
Uses made of the information
Under no circumstances will your personal information be sold by us to any other organisation
Equality and Diversity
We aim to treat everyone equally and with same attention, courtesy and respect, regardless of their age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, gender/gender re-assignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status and/or any other areas described as a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.
The materials appearing on this website do not constitute legal advice and are provided for general information purposes only. No warranty, whether express or implied is given in relation to such materials. Llewellyn-Jones shall not be liable for any technical, editorial, typographical or other errors or omissions within the information provided on this website, nor shall we be responsible for the content of any web images or information linked to this website.
The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited.
From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England and Wales.
The firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA) and adheres to the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct. The SRA Handbook outlines its regulatory requirements.
In 2012 and in line with SRA requirements the firm sought and achieved approval of the nominated Compliance Officers as follows:
Mr Dion ap Geraint Williams – Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA)
Mrs Colette Andrea Fletcher – Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP)
The COLP and COFA are responsible for ensuring processes are in place to enable the firm, its managers and employees, and anyone who has any interest in the firm to comply with the SRA Handbook. They have responsibility for the firm’s systems and controls and take responsibility for risk management in the firm’s delivery of legal services.
Provision of Service Regulations 2009
We hold professional indemnity insurance in line with our regulatory obligations and comply with the above regulation by displaying the required details of our Professional Indemnity Insurance in each of our offices.
Equality and Diversity
Workforce Diversity Data
The firm has complied with the requirement of the SRA to conduct and report Diversity Data annually.
Publishing workforce diversity data
In line with SRA guidance: “SRA/Ethics Guidance/Publication Framework” the practice will not publish the data.
We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided to you then you should inform us immediately so that we can do our best to resolve the problem for you. In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the solicitor who is working on your case to discuss any concerns and we will do our best to resolve any issues at this stage. If you feel that you would like to make a formal complaint then you contact our Practice Manager. To view our complaints procedure follow the link below:
What happens if you don’t agree with our views on the complaint?
If we are unable to resolve the complaint with you then you can have the complaint independently looked at by the Legal Ombudsman. The Legal Ombudsman investigates problems about poor service from solicitors. Before accepting a complaint for investigation the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If you have, then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman:
If you would like more information about the Legal Ombudsman please contact them:
Call 0300 555 0333 between 9am to 5pm.
PO Box 6806
Do not send original documents to the Legal Ombudsman. They will scan any documents you send to them to make computer copies and then destroy the originals.
If you do not wish to submit your complaint directly to us, as set out above, you may be able to submit your complaint via the European Commission’s ODR platform (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/).
COST AND SERVICE INFORMATION
Under Rule 1 of the SRA Transparency Rules effective 6th December 2018 it is a requirement for solicitors to publish information on prices and services offered. The SRA state “The Rules are designed to address the issues identified by the Competition and Markets Authority in its 2016 report into the legal service market, which showed that people and small businesses struggle to find clear information about the services firms offer and overestimate the costs of using a law firm or a solicitor……..”
Llewellyn-Jones has always and will continue to provide in all areas of law practiced, clear pricing information by providing written quotations for costs and disbursements payable. If any disbursement amount is not known at the point of quotation the disbursement detail is included with an indication that the cost will be notified as soon as it is known. This costs information is further confirmed by inclusion in our Terms of Business letter.
We are required to display costs information for work undertaken in the following areas:
The rules also require us to publish information on:
Our website is now updated to include this information Costs and Service Information