Referral of Legal Services
Through this website or otherwise, you may be referred to another legal entity to perform the services advertised. Your retainer and any legal obligations rests with the individual or its employer. Unless otherwise stated, there shall be no referral fees or fee sharing arrangements.
Provision of Legal Services
In compliance with the Provision of Legal Services Regulation 2009, this document sets out required information to be given to clients. We already provide much of the information in our terms and conditions and through our engagement letters.
Information about us
Legal Costs Resolutions and Paragon Costs Solutions are trading styles of Thrings LLP. We are a Limited Liability Partnership in accordance with the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000 with registered number OC342744, authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, registration number 510691. Our Costs Lawyers are also regulated by the Association of Costs Lawyers.
Our registered office address is 6 Drakes Meadow, Penny Lane, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 3LL and our VAT number is 762 2710 43.
A complete list of our Members (Partners) is available at www.thrings.com.
Accessing our site
Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
Intellectual property rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us.
Reliance of information posted
Commentary and other information and materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to legal advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. Although we try to ensure that any information, commentary and other materials are up to date and accurate, we can make no warranty as to their accuracy of completeness.
Our site changes regularly
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, hereby expressly exclude:
- All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
- Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
- loss of income or revenue;
- loss of business;
- loss of profits or contracts;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of data;
- loss of goodwill;
- wasted management or office time; and
- for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Information about you
Transactions concluded through our site
Contracts for the supply of legal services formed by Paragon Costs Solutions or Legal Costs Resolutions through our site or as a result of visits made by you are governed by our terms of engagement. Transactions with any third parties are not governed by our terms of engagement.
Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
Linking to our site
You may not link to our home page without our prior consent. Where we consent to a link you must do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request email@example.com.
Links from our site
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Jurisdiction and applicable law
The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site.
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for visiting our site.
Legal Costs Resolutions and Paragon Costs Solutions are trading styles of Thrings LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales No OC342744. The Registered Office is 6 Drakes Meadow, Penny Lane, Swindon SN3 3LL. It is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (postal address: The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1RN). We operate from four offices, contact details of which are given on our website.
Our web address is www.paragoncosts.com. We can be contacted by email at email@example.com or using the contact details given on our web site.
Our VAT number is 762271043.
Terms of Business
Terms of business are always sent to clients with our letter of Engagement, which provides compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct. The only exception is this is where we act for clients on are regular basis and as such, terms of business at the outset of the firm being instructed and as and when any changes are made to those terms.
Professional Indemnity Insurance
This firm maintains professional indemnity insurance with QBE Insurance (Europe) Ltd .in accordance with the rules of the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Further details of the insurers and the territorial coverage of the policy are available for inspection at our offices.
When we are contacted by clients and prospective clients, we set out details of our costs based on the information given to us and through our knowledge of the perplexity of such instructions. There will be occasions, when through events unfolding, it is necessary for such estimate of costs to be increased. Accordingly, wherever possible, we set out the work covered by the costs estimate given to you and also importantly, what is not included.
We are always happy to assist you with any queries you have regarding costs or other queries you may have.
In common with all professional practices and financial institutions we are required to obtain verification of your identity and your address in accordance with the Money Laundering Regulations.
Unless you are already registered within the regulated sector, you will be required to provide this information which we need to check before we are able to proceed with your matter. We will ask for photographic evidence so as to confirm you are who you say you are – typically by way of passport, photocard driving licence or shot gun certificate and we will make and retain a copy of such evidence. We may also undertake an electronic check to confirm your address and identity and keep a record of the search. If so, you will be asked to consent to this process and a small fee will be payable. Other additional checks may be required in certain circumstances.
The Regulations also require us to identify ultimate beneficial owners and shareholders with regard to the following:
Private Limited Companies
We will require evidence of identity and address of at least two Directors in most circumstances.
We will require names and addresses of shareholders and confirmation of voting rights.
We will require a list of all Partners.
We will require evidence of identity and address of at least two Partners.
We will require a copy of the current Partnership Deed together with confirmation of voting rights and who owns the equity shares.
We will require a list of all Trustees.
We will require evidence of identity and address of at least two Trustees.
We will require a copy of the document establishing the Trust and appointing the Trustees.
We will require a list of beneficiaries of the Trust with confirmation of the share of the equity.
Although clients may find the Money Laundering Regulations inconvenient it is worth noting that the Regulations are aimed at Consumer Protection and the maximum penalty for firms or individuals who fail to apply them are severe. In order to minimise any delay please ensure that we have the required information available at the first appointment.