Terms of Use Policy

This Web-site is operated by LS Law Limited (trading as Life Science Law), and its use is subject to these Terms of Use, the Acceptable Use Policy, the Cookies Policy, and

  • About our terms
    • These terms and conditions of use (Terms) explain how you may use this website and any of its content (Site).
    • You should read these Terms carefully before using the Site. By using the Site or otherwise indicating your consent, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree with any of these Terms, you should stop using the Site
    • These Terms apply to any parts of the Site, its functionality and content provided to you of for information purposes only.
  • Using the site
    • We make no promise that the Site is appropriate or available for use in locations outside of the UK. If you choose to access the Site from locations outside the UK, you acknowledge you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws where they apply.
    • As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree to comply with our Acceptable Use Policy and agree not to:
      • misuse or attack our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other material which is malicious or technologically harmful (such as by way of a denial-of-service attack), or
      • 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.
    • We may prevent or suspend your access to the Site if you do not comply with these Terms or any applicable law.
  • Registration and password security
    • Use of the Site may require registration, particularly in order to access restricted areas of the Site.
    • We are not obliged to permit anyone to register with the Site and we may refuse, terminate or suspend registration to anyone at any time.
    • You are responsible for making sure that your password and any other account details are kept secure and confidential.
    • If we have reason to believe there is likely to be a breach of security or misuse of the Site through your account or the use of your password, we may notify you and require you to change your password, or we may suspend or terminate your
    • Any personal information you provide to us as part of the registration process will be processed in accordance with ourPrivacy Policy
  • Infringing content
  • Your privacy and personal information

Your privacy and personal information are important to us. Any personal information that you provide to us will be dealt with in line with our Privacy Policy which explains what personal information we collect from you, how and why we collect, store, use and share such information, your rights in relation to your personal information and how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a query or complaint about the use of your personal information.

  • Ownership, use and intellectual property rights
    • The intellectual property rights in the Site and in any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material submitted to or accessible from the Site (Content) are owned by us and our
    • We and our licensors reserve all our intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, all copyright, trade marks, domain names, design rights, database rights, patents and all other intellectual property rights of any kind) whether registered or unregistered anywhere in the world. This means, for example, that we remain owners of them and are free to use them as we see fit.
    • Nothing in these Terms grants you any legal rights in the Site or the Content other than as necessary for you to access it. You agree not to adjust, try to circumvent or delete any notices contained on the Site or the Content (including any intellectual property notices) and in particular, in any digital rights or other security technology embedded or contained within the Site or the Content.
    • Trade marks: Use by you of any trade marks on the Site or in the Content is strictly prohibited unless you have our prior written permission.
  • Submitting information to the site
    • While we try to make sure that the Site is secure, we do not actively monitor or check whether information supplied to us through the Site is confidential, commercially sensitive or valuable.
    • Other than any personal information which will be dealt with in accordance with our Privacy Policy, we do not guarantee that information supplied to us through the Site will be kept confidential and we may use it on an unrestricted and free-of-charge basis as we reasonably see fit.
  • Accuracy of information and availability of the site
    • We try to make sure that the Site is accurate, up-to-date and free from bugs, but we cannot promise that it will be. Furthermore, we cannot promise that the Site will be fit or suitable for any purpose. Any reliance that you may place on the information on the Site is at your own risk.
    • We may suspend or terminate access or operation of the Site at any time as we see fit.
    • Any Content is provided for your general information purposes only and to inform you about us and our products and news, features, services and other websites that may be of interest, but has not been tailored to your specific requirements or circumstances. We do not provide any warranty as to it accuracy or fitness for a particular purpose. It does not constitute technical, financial or legal advice or any other type of advice and should not be relied on for any purposes. You should always use your own independent judgment when using our Site and its Content.
    • While we try to make sure that the Site is available for your use, we do not promise that the Site will be available at all times or that your use of the Site will be uninterrupted.
  • Hyperlinks and third party sites

The Site may contain hyperlinks or references to third party advertising and websites other than the Site. Any such hyperlinks or references are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over third party advertising or websites and accept no legal responsibility for any content, material or information contained in them. The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third party advertising or website does not mean that we endorse that third party’s website, products or services. Your use of a third party site may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third-party site and is at your own risk.

  • Limitation on our liability
    • Except for any legal responsibility that we cannot exclude in law (such as for death or personal injury) or arising under applicable laws relating to the protection of your personal information, we are not legally responsible for any:
      • losses that were not foreseeable to you and us when these Terms were formed;
      • losses that were not caused by any breach on our part;
      • business losses; and
      • losses to non-consumers.
    • Events beyond our control

We are not liable to you if we fail to comply with these Terms because of circumstances beyond our reasonable control, including, but not limited to, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes; breakdown of systems or network access; or flood, fire, explosion or accident or pandemic.

  • Variation
    • We reserve the right to vary these Terms from time to time. Our updated Terms will be displayed on the Site and by continuing to use and access the Site following such changes, you agree to be bound by any variation made by us. It is your responsibility to check these Terms from time to time to verify such variations.
  • Complaints

If you are dissatisfied with the service we have provided then you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Legal Ombudsman, a service which is available in relation to complaints regarding legal services. Before a complaint is lodged with the Legal Ombudsman you must first register an official complaint with us. Normally, the Legal Ombudsman expects you to give us 8 weeks to try to resolve the matter. If after 8 weeks you are still dissatisfied you can then involve the  Legal Ombudsman. A complaint to the Legal Ombudsman must normally be made within six months of the date of the conclusion of the firm’s complaints procedure. For more information on how the Legal Ombudsman works please visit  www.ombudsman-services.org

Getting Started

To register a formal complaint, please write to us and include all the information suggested by the Legal Ombudsman – their website includes some useful checklists and sample letters.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Site, please contact us

  • Unacceptable use
    • As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree not to use the Site:
      • for any purpose that is unlawful under any applicable law or prohibited by this Policy or our Terms of Use;
      • to commit any act of fraud;
      • to distribute viruses or malware or other similar harmful software code;
      • for purposes of promoting unsolicited advertising or sending spam;
      • to simulate communications from us or another service or entity in order to collect identity information, authentication credentials, or other information (‘phishing’);
      • in any manner that disrupts the operation of our Site or business or the website or business of any other entity;
      • in any manner that harms minors;
      • to promote any unlawful activity;
      • to represent or suggest that we endorse any other business, product or service unless we have separately agreed to do so in writing;
      • to gain unauthorised access to or use of computers, data, systems, accounts or networks; or
      • to attempt to circumvent password or user authentication methods.
    • Bulletin boards, chat rooms and other interactive services
      • We may make bulletin boards, chat rooms or other communication services (Interactive Services) available on the Site.
      • We are not obliged to monitor or moderate any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, information or material (Submission) submitted to ourInteractive Services. Where we do monitor or moderate Submissions we shall indicate how this is performed and who should be contacted in relation to any Submission of concern to you.
      • We may remove or edit any Submission to any of ourInteractive Services whether they are moderated or not.
      • Any Submission you make must comply with our Submission standards set out in clause 5 below.
      • By making a Submission, you grant to us a royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable licence to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform and display the Submission (in whole or in part) on the Site, and on any other websites operated by us, indefinitely.
    • Submission standards
      • Any Submission you make to our Interactive Services and any other communication to users of our Site by you must conform to standards of accuracy, decency and lawfulness, which shall be applied in our discretion, acting reasonably.
      • In particular, any Submission or communication by you must be:
        • your own original work and lawfully submitted;
        • factually accurate or your own genuinely held belief;
        • provided with the necessary consent of any third party;
        • not defamatory or likely to give rise to an allegation of defamation;
        • not offensive, obscene, sexually explicit, discriminatory or deceptive; and
        • unlikely to cause offence, embarrassment or annoyance to others.
      • Linking and framing
        • You may not create a link to ourSite from another website without our prior written consent where consent is provided, the link must not:
          • creates a frame or any other browser or border environment around the content of our Site;
          • imply that we endorse your products or services or any of the products or services of, or available through, the website on which you place a link to our Site;
          • display any of the trade marks or logos used on our Site without our permission or that of the owner of such trade marks or logos; or
          • be placed on a website that itself breaches this Policy.
        • We reserve the right to require you to immediately remove any link to the Site at any time, and you shall immediately comply with any request by us to remove any such link.
      • Using our name and logo

You may not use our trade marks, logos or trade names except in accordance with this Policy. Where we give permission to use our trade marks, logos or trade names, you shall do so only in accordance with our guidelines.

  • Breach

We shall apply the terms of this Policy in our absolute discretion. In the event of your breach of this Policy we may terminate or suspend your use of the Site, remove or edit Submissions, disclose Submissions or any other communication to users of our Site by you to law enforcement authorities or take any action we consider necessary to remedy the breach.

Version1:  21st September 2020.