Terms of Website Use

This page sets out the terms on which you use may this website www.uddirect.co.uk. Use of our site includes accessing as a guest or a registered user, browsing, or registering to use our Website. Our Privacy Policy also forms part of the terms of use of our Website. References to “we”, “us”, “our” refer to Unfair Dismissal Direct Limited and to “you” and “your” are to you, the Website user.

By using this website you confirm your understanding of, agreement to and acceptance of the full Terms and Conditions contained herein.

1. Information about us

We are a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 05690583 and our registered address is at Priory Close, St Mary’s Gate, Lancaster, LA1 1XB. The best way to contact us is by using the ‘Contact Us’ form on our Website. Our VAT number is 977977328.

2. Your use of the Website

You may use our Website only for lawful purposes. You may not use our Website in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent.

You also agree not to interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of our Website, any equipment or network on which our Website is stored; or any software used in the provision of our Website. You are responsible for making all arrangements for you to have access to our Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Website through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

If we determine that a breach of these terms has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate, including immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our Website; further legal action against you; and/or disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary. You represent that all information you provide to us at any time, including during further correspondence with us, will be accurate, true and complete and you agree to keep your information up to date at all times. By using our Website, you are agreeing to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms, you may not use our Website.

3. Intellectual property rights

We own or license all intellectual property rights in our Website, including any Unfair Dismissal Direct Ltd logos and brands, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. If you are in any doubt whether an item is the copyright or trademark of Unfair Dismissal Direct Ltd, please contact queries@uddirect.co.uk for clarification. You are permitted to print off copies and download extracts from our Website for your own personal or non-commercial use provided that you do not modify copies in any way. You may draw the attention of others to material posted on our Website. 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. Any use of extracts from the Website other than in accordance with this clause for any purpose is prohibited. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content of our Website must always be acknowledged.

4. Our Website changes regularly

Our Website is provided for general information purposes and may not be accurate, complete or up-to-date. We may update our Website from time to time, and may change the content at any time. Any of the material on our Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update that material. We do not guarantee that our Website will be available 24/7, or that any content on it will be free from errors or omissions. We reserve the right to withdraw or amend our Website or any parts of it (including any content) without notice. The Website content does not provide legal advice and should not be relied upon as doing so. We can take no responsibility for any actions or decisions taken by you based on the information contained in our website or based on the outcome of any initial consideration by us of any information provided by you.

5. Our liability

Suggestions, information, reporting facilities, opinions and advice contained on our Website are provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy and for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice (legal or otherwise) on which you should rely. Whilst the information contained on this website is believed to be correct, it is no substitute for appropriate legal advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude:

  • all conditions, warranties, representations and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the laws of equity;
  • all liability for any claim, loss, demands or damages of any kind whatsoever (whether such claims, loss, demands or damages were foreseeable, known or otherwise, including but not limited to loss of intellectual property, loss of income or profit or opportunity, or claims for any third party loss) arising out of or in connection with the use of our Website or the information, content or materials included on this Website and any communication sent to you by us or any communication sent to us by you via the internet or by any other means.

Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence (or that of our employees, agents or directors); or fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or any liability which may not be limited or excluded by law. Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

6. Interactive features

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our Website, including, without limitation:

  • Chat rooms; or
  • Bulletin boards.

Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical). Where we use automated decision making, particularly in relation to potential Employment Tribunal claims, we do so in order to make an initial assessment of the matter by reference to the details you provide to us, including the type of Employment Tribunal claim you may be seeking to pursue, your length of service and salary details. We are allowed to use automated decision making where it is necessary for the purposes of pursuing our legitimate interests (this includes carrying out the business of providing services to users of this website and pursuing our general business interests), or with your explicit consent (which by using our website you provide that explicit consent).

We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our Website, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our Website, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

7. Linking to our Website

You may not set up links to our Website without our prior written consent. The inclusion of any link does not imply our indorsement of any linked website or its provider.

8. Links from our Website

Where our Website contains links to other sites and online resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information and interest 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. Your use of third party websites and resources is at your own risk.

9. Users providing information to us

If you provide us with information and request that we provide an initial assessment of the information you have provided to us by submitting our on-line contact form to us, we will use our reasonable endeavours to do so although we are under no obligation whatsoever to do so. We will use our reasonable endeavours to provide an initial assessment of your potential Employment Tribunal claim using both automated decision making and/or human assessment. If following that initial consideration of the information provided by you, we consider that you may have a viable claim, we will forward the information you have provided to us to a panel firm of solicitors, and we will tell you that we have done so by sending an electronic communication to you. If you do not receive an electronic communication from us with 48 hours of submitting an on-line form to us, you should assume that we have either not received your on-line form or that we have at our absolute discretion or have been unable to process it.

Please note that we are under no obligation whatsoever to assess the information you provide to us or to take any action whatsoever in relation to it.

If we do provide an initial assessment of the information you provide to us and we consider that you may have a viable claim, we will forward the information you have provided to us to a panel firm of solicitors and we will request (but cannot guarantee) that they contact you to discuss the matter with you further. Any firm of solicitors to whom we forward the information you have sent to us are independent of Unfair Dismissal Direct Ltd and we take no responsibility for their acts, omissions or decisions.

If we do provide an initial assessment of the information you provide to us and we consider that you do not have a viable claim we will tell you by sending an electronic communication to you. If you do not receive an electronic communication from us with 48 hours of submitting an on-line form to us, you should assume that we have either not received your on-line form or that we have at our absolute discretion or have been unable to process it. Please note that we are under no obligation whatsoever to assess the information you provide to us or to take any action whatsoever in relation to it. If you therefore do not hear further from us or you wish to seek a second opinion you should take immediate independent legal advice.

It is your responsibility at all times to ensure that your claim is lodged within the relevant time limit. We are unable to consider any claims where there is less than 1 calendar month remaining on the time limit for lodging Employment Tribunal proceedings. If there is less than 1 calendar month remaining, we strongly suggest that you take independent legal advice now.

Like any other form of communication the safe arrival of emails cannot be 100% guaranteed. Whilst we are under no obligation to consider the information you provide to us or to communicate with you at all, if you do not hear from us within 5 working days following priding your information to us, you should resend your information to us. You can of course also correspond with us at our registered office address. We will not be liable if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time or for any period. We aim to update our website regularly and may change the content at anytime. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our website or may close it for any period of time. At any given time any of the material on our website may be out of date and we are under no obligation to update such material. If, following receipt of your information from us, a firm of solicitors enters into a retainer with you, then, in the event that they are paid for the work they undertake on your behalf (either by you or by a third party), they will pay Unfair Dismissal Direct Ltd a referral fee which will be calculated as a percentage of between 10 and 18% of their professional fees. Any such referral fee will be deducted from the solicitor’s fees and will not be charged to you at all.

10. Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Website although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these Terms in your country of residence or any other relevant country. These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England.

11. Variations

We may revise these Terms at any time by amending this page. You should check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Your continued use of our Website will be your acknowledgment of your agreement to the revised Terms.

12. Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our Website or you wish to make use of content on our Website other than that set out above, please contact us via our “Contact us” page.