As from the 1st April 2015 the business of Cunningtons has been transferred to Cunningtons LLP, a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales under Registered Office number OC395326. Our registered office is Great Square, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1UD. The name Cunningtons is being retained as a trading name of Cunningtons LLP.
We are registered for VAT purposes and our VAT number is 102 4554 14.
The member(s) of the LLP are referred to throughout the Terms and Conditions as “partner(s)”. We will continue to use the title “partner(s)” to describe our designated member(s) but the use of this title should not be seen as denoting that we are a partnership.
We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) of England and Wales SRA ID number 619821. Our professional rules can be read on the SRA website at www.sra.org.uk/soliciorshandbook/content.
These Terms and Conditions of Business and our initial client care letter/retainer will together set out the basis on which our services are provided and the basis upon which our fees are charged.
These Terms and Conditions will also apply to any future business you may have with our firm unless or until you sign further Terms and Conditions of Business or we inform you of any amendments in writing via our website at www.cunningtons.co.uk.
OUR LIABILITY TO YOU
We maintain compulsory professional indemnity insurance and supplementary insurance with Zurich PLC for a total cover for three million pounds sterling and top up insurance for one million pounds sterling totaling four million pounds per claim.
To the extent permitted by law our total liability to you in connection with any matter (or series of related matters) will be limited to three million pounds sterling such sum being the limit of the compulsory layer of our professional indemnity insurance. Liability for any consequential or indirect loss (whether or not it might have been foreseeable at the commencement of the matter) is excluded. We shall not be liable to you in relation to the failure of any bank in which client monies are deposited or in respect of any failure by our bank to remit moneys to a third party in your transaction sent in good time by us to complete a transaction by a particular contractual cut off time.
Where we are acting for more than one person, the limit of liability will be allocated among you. Our liability to you shall also be limited to that proportion of the loss or damage (including interest and costs) suffered by you and which is ordered against us by a court of competent jurisdiction after taking into account the contribution to the relevant loss and damage of any other person responsible and/or liable to you for loss or damage.
In signing our retainer documents you accept that we are a limited liability partnership (“LLP”) and, as such, we have an interest in limiting the personal liability and exposure to litigation of our members and employees. You therefore also agree that, should you need to make a claim (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) against us in relation to any piece of work we undertake on your behalf, you will not bring any claim personally against any individual employee or member, but will only make any claim against us as an LLP.
Under the principle of force majeure we shall bear no liability for loss, damage, delay howsoever arising caused by circumstances outside its control of whatsoever kind.