Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions of use (Terms of Use) explain how our website at www.athetongodfrey.co.uk should be used. They apply to all users of our site. Please read them carefully. By continuing to use this website you will be taken to agree to these Terms of Use. Therefore, if you do not agree to adhere to these Terms of Use then you should not use our website.

About this website and Atherton Godfrey

This website is owned and operated by Atherton Godfrey. We are a partnership of solicitors. Our office and correspondence address is 8 Hall Gate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 3LU. Our email address is info@athertongodfrey.co.uk

Atherton Godfrey is Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with registration number 638765  .

This website contains general information about the services that we offer. It is aimed at providing information to anyone who is interested in those services and who may wish to find out more about them by contacting us.

Access to our website
Access to our website is temporary and we may withdraw or amend the information we provide without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason, our site, any part of it or any of the functions available on it, is unavailable at any time.

You must make all arrangements needed to access our site and ensure that anyone accessing it through your internet connection is aware of and complies with these Terms of Use.

We reserve the right to restrict access to some parts of our website to certain users such as those who may from time to time ask us to undertake further work.

If at any time we issue you with a username and password, they must be treated confidentially and not disclosed. We may disable account usernames or passwords if we believe that you have not complied with any of these Terms of Use.

You must not corrupt the website, flood it with information which causes it to malfunction or use any features which may affect it such as worms, viruses or logic bombs. Spam (multiple, unsolicited or undesired bulk emails) is strictly forbidden.

You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, our servers or any server or computer connected to it. You must not attack our website via a denial-of-service attack or similar. If you do, you may commit a criminal offence. We will report any such breach to the relevant authorities, will co-operate with them by disclosing your identity and your right to use our website will end immediately. We also reserve the right to use software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information on our website or otherwise cause damage.

Information from you
You must make sure that any information you provide when using this website is accurate and up to date. You must not provide information about another person except with their express permission or submit information which is copied from another source.

Under no circumstances should any submission or comment be made using this website which is defamatory, abusive, obscene, unlawful, sexist, racist or discriminatory or which may in any way cause offence. You must never use abusive language, be aggressive, swear, threaten, harass or abuse any other person.

We will not be liable to any person for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by you to us.

We may remove any material, posting, submission or other content uploaded to our website at any time, including any submissions or content which does not conform to the requirements of these Terms of Use.

Any material you upload will be considered non-confidential (except where an obligation of confidentiality otherwise exists) and we will have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose such material to third parties but will only do so in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

We may also disclose your identity to any person who claims that material posted or uploaded by you violates their intellectual property, privacy or other rights.

How this website is intended to be used

You send such materials to us at your own risk whether electronically or otherwise. You acknowledge that the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be secure and therefore we will not under any circumstances be responsible or liable to you for any unauthorised access to or disclosure of the same.

The website provides preliminary information about our services only but is not intended to provide legal advice and should not be relied on as such. Should you instruct us then we will provide legal advice to you under a letter of engagement which sets the terms and conditions under which we provide our services.

The information on this website

We may remove content or change our website at any time and without notice. We aim to provide accurate information but do not guarantee to do so nor do we guarantee that any particular services will be made available. We may withdraw information, services and content at any time.

Any information on this website about enquiry response times is indicative only and will not be binding.

The information on this website is in English.

Our website also includes case studies about some of the ways in which we have helped clients in the past. These are by way of example only and you should not rely on those case studies as being indicative of what you may or may not be able to recover when engaged in litigation. Many factors can affect how much a claim may be worth and whether it will be successful.

Where we provide information about fee structures on our website, this is for guidance only and the specifics of any fee arrangement for legal work undertaken will be dealt with under our letter of engagement and/or terms of business.

Our intellectual property rights

All design, text, graphics, images, logos, trademarks, arrangement of them and all other materials and content on this site, the look and feel of the website and any underlying software are subject to copyright and other ownership rights which belong either to us or our third party licensors. Using this website does not in any way give or transfer any such rights to you.

All intellectual property rights on our website including the designs, illustrations, artwork and the trademarks and logos which appear on them belong to us and you must not under any circumstances copy the same or allow any other person to do so. You acknowledge that our business is heavily based on the retention and preservation of those intellectual property rights which remain one of our key, valuable assets. We therefore take instances of breach of our intellectual property rights seriously.

You must not yourself or allow anyone else to publish, copy, distribute or modify this website or any content whatsoever. Proprietary works are protected by laws and all such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy and download extracts of any page for personal reference and may draw the attention of others to material on our site. You must not modify the copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way or use any illustrations, photographs, or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status as author of material on our website must always be acknowledged.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must return or destroy all copies of the materials you have made.

You must not copy or use any trademarks or logos on this website except with our express written permission.


From time to time, we may provide links to other websites. Those links and any other third party information are provided for convenience only and we are not responsible for the content or availability of those websites or your use of them. We do not make any representations or give any kind of guarantee about their content.

You may link to our home page but must do so in a way which is fair and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not infer any association, approval or endorsement where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that you do not own. Our website must not be framed on any site, nor may you create a link to any page other than the home page. We may withdraw linking permission without notice.


You must make sure that your reliance on this site is suitable for your own purposes. The information we provide is not intended to amount to advice and the material is provided without any guarantee as to its accuracy.

We do not warrant that the information accessible via this website is complete or that the website will be available, secure or operate without error or be free from virus or similar.

Nothing in these Terms of Use is intended in any way to exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury which is caused by our negligence or any fraudulent misrepresentations by us or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

This website is provided on an “as is” basis. Accordingly, to the extent that the law allows, neither we nor any of our employees, contractors or representatives will be liable to you, no matter how that liability arises, for any costs, claims, liabilities, expenses or damages which you incur arising out of or in connection with use of this website. This includes (though not exhaustively) the following, in each case whether as a direct or an indirect consequence of your reliance on our website:

  • loss of profit by you, loss of monies or any loss of savings which you anticipate making (whether direct or indirect)
  • loss of income, revenue or business which you suffer in reliance on this information
  • any wasted time costs
  • loss or disclosure of data, whether confidential or otherwise
  • damage to or inability to use your computer or other device

All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute or common law (including as to satisfactory quality and fitness for purpose) are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law except that your statutory rights remain unaffected.

We will not under any circumstances be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, virus or similar that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, system, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Our liability to you when you appoint us to provide services to you will be dealt with in the terms of engagement and remains unaffected by these Terms of Use.


The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from or related to our website or these Terms of Use or any other associated matters. These Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter (including non-contractual disputes or claims) or this website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.

If any part of these Terms of Use becomes void then all other parts will continue to be valid irrespective of the unenforceable part.

Failure by you or us to exercise rights under these Terms of Use or a delay in doing so will not affect any of the remaining rights and remedies available to us or you.

Nothing in these Terms of Use will imply a relationship of employment, partnership, joint venture or agency between us.

We may appoint any third parties to assist us in making this website available as we may determine at any time.

Except as agreed in these Terms of Use, a person who is not a party to them will not have any rights to enforce any term as set out above.

We may amend these Terms of Use at any time.

Please also refer to our Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy for additional information about how we use the information we hold. Those policies are incorporated into and form a part of these terms and conditions.

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use please contact Don Bird, Senior Partner. Please email info@athertongodfrey.co.uk or telephone 01302 320621

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