Legal Disclaimer & Terms of Use

The materials appearing on this website do not constitute legal advice and are provided for general information purposes only. No warranty, whether express or implied is given in relation to such materials. We shall not be liable for any technical, editorial, typographical or other errors or omissions within the information provided on this website, nor shall we be responsible for the content of any web images or information linked to this website.


Pickering & Butters LLP (“Pickering & Butters”), is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales under Registration Number OC342063. The registered address is 19 Greengate Street, Stafford, ST16 2LU. A list of members of the LLP is displayed at the Registered Office, together with a list of those non-members who are designated as partners. The word “partner” is used to refer to a member of the LLP, or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications.

Please read these terms and conditions carefully as it governs Pickering & Butters relationship with you in relation to this website. Pickering & Butters may change these terms and conditions at any time by updating this page. You should check from time to time to review these terms and conditions to ensure that you are happy with any changes. Using or accessing this website indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, please do not continue to use the website.

Use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

Use of this website (The Site) and the services provided via it are conditional upon you accepting the following terms and conditions. Unless otherwise specified, your acceptance of this User Agreement shall be indicated by your use of The Site.

These Terms and Conditions and our  Privacy Policy for Website Use, (together the "User Agreement") form our entire agreement with you in respect of non-chargeable use of The Site and supercede any prior agreement or arrangement with you in respect of The Site. If a company name is inserted in your registration request, then the User Agreement shall be between us and that company and accordingly unless the context otherwise requires, references to "you" and "your" in this User Agreement shall also be to that company. The purchase of services from us is subject to our Terms of Business. If there are any updates to this User Agreement or to the Terms  of Business, we will bring this to your attention on the home page of The Site.


This website contains general information and does not constitute advice on any specific legal matter.

Whilst Pickering & Butters makes every effort to make sure the content is accurate and up to date, nothing in these pages should be construed as legal advice. If you require advice on any specific legal problem or matter, please contact one of our Lawyers.

Pickering & Butters offices are based in the UK, and therefore content related to the law and legal developments featured on this website are based upon the laws of England and Wales unless otherwise expressly stated.

From time to time this website may include links to other websites. Such links are provided to improve the information we are able to give you and are not intended to signify that Pickering & Butters endorses such website / content.

We will endeavour to ensure that The Site is available 24 hours per day without any interruptions. However, we reserve the right to make The Site unavailable at any time or to restrict access to parts or all of The Site without notice. The Site is a general information service. We endeavour not to make it misleading, but we cannot represent that the information accessible on or via The Site is accurate, not-misleading, complete or up to date.



The Site includes links to other internet sites. Without limiting what we say elsewhere, we make no representations or warranties about those sites or their content, nor that the links work. If you wish to link to The Site please contact us.

Personal Use

The Site is designed for your personal, non-commercial use and you must not use it in any other way without our consent. Except as permitted under applicable law, you must not use, copy, translate, publish, licence or sell The Site or any materials or information in The Site or the structure, overall style and program code of The Site without our consent. If you wish to make a request for consent, please contact us.

This website is made available for public viewing and on the clear understanding that Pickering & Butters exclude to the fullest extent as lawfully permitted all liability whatsoever for any loss arising out of the use of this website or any reliance upon the content of this website.

You agree to only use The Site for lawful purposes and that any information that you provide in connection with, or which forms part of, The Site will be, as far as you are aware, true and accurate and will not infringe any copyright or trade mark, or any right of privacy, publicity or personality or any other right, whether registered or unregistered, of any other nature or any person, or be obscene or libellous or blasphemous or defamatory and you agree to indemnify us against all claims, proceedings, damages, liabilities and costs, including legal costs arising out of your breach of this term. We cannot make any assurances about the information or contribution made by any other user and you should exercise caution before acting or otherwise relying upon any information you obtain via the The Site.

Since a substantial part of The Site is both free and available to all, it is a condition that your use of The Site is at your own risk. We shall not be liable to you or in breach of this User Agreement for any delay or failure to perform any obligation if the delay or failure is due to a cause beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, the blocking or restricting of information to and/or from our network.



Any dispute arising out of the use of this website shall be subject to the law of England and Wales and the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

The content and design of the website are subject to copyright owned by Pickering & Butters. Please feel free to print pages for your own personal use but no part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted for any other purpose.


Except as expressly provided in this User agreement, we disclaim any further representations, warranties, conditions or other terms, express or implied, by statute, collaterally or otherwise, including but not limited to implied warranties, conditions or other terms of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose or reasonable care and skill.

Save as provided below, we disclaim all and will not be liable in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence) or otherwise arising in connection with this User Agreement or the The Site for: (i) consequential, indirect or special loss or damage; or (ii) any loss of goodwill or reputation; or (iii) any economic losses (including loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings), in each case, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage and howsoever incurred.

Our maximum liability to you in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence) or otherwise arising in connection with this User Agreement or the The Site shall be limited to £50. Notwithstanding any other provision of this User Agreement, we will be liable to you without limit for any death or personal injury caused by our negligence and to the extent that liability arises under Part 1 or section 41 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 and for liability arising from statements made fraudulently by us.


Data Protection and Cookies

We comply with all applicable Data Protection laws in the UK. For a description of how we use your personal data, please click here to see our Privacy Policies.

Your privacy is important to us. By providing personal information such as your name and e-mail address via the forms on this website, you agree to us contacting you with regard to the information you request.

The information we collect may include your personal information, such as your name, contact information, IP addresses, Live Chat Messages, telephone conversations, product and service selections and orders or other things that identify you individually. Generally, we may collect information about you in the following manner:
•you may provide your personal information to us via chat, email or other written correspondence, telephone calls, web based forms, or other means;
•we use automated technical means to collect information about all website visitors for example by use of cookies;

Your personal information will be used solely by us. Under no circumstances will your personal information be sold or used by any other organisation.

During the course of any visit to our site, the pages you see, along with a short text file called a 'cookie', are downloaded to your computer. Many websites do this, because cookies facilitate useful features such as the ability to identify whether a user has successfully logged into the site or to  find out whether the computer (and probably its user) has visited the website before.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information for internal purposes only. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

__utma This cookie is used to monitor the number of times a visitor has been to the site related to the cookie, when they first visited the site, and when they were last on the site. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase. More information
 __utmc These two cookies work together to establish how long a visit has taken. b signals when a user enters the site and c signals when a user leaves. More information
__utmz Captures how a visitor accessed the site including: which search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords were used and geographical location. More information
Apache A cookie issued for session tracking. The cookie is used to ensure the correct operation of anti-spam CAPTCHA images on response forms (and other intereactive features of the site)  

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site.

All information you provide to us is stored on our highly secure servers that are managed 24/7 and is not transferred outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") The Data Protection Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. For more details please click here to see our Privacy Policies.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet can never be completely secure. Although we will use reasonable endeavours to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

The Site, its style and structure, and the materials and information on The Site are protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights, and may not be used by you except as expressly provided in this User Agreement. The authors of the documents in The Site assert their moral rights.

Either of us may terminate this User Agreement at any time. You may not transfer any of your rights or delegate any of your obligations under this User Agreement without our prior written consent. If we fail to enforce any provision of this User Agreement, that failure will not preclude us from enforcing either that provision (or any similar provision) on a later occasion. Nothing in this User Agreement shall confer on any third party any benefit or the right to enforce any term of the User Agreement. This User Agreement is governed by English law and any dispute connected with this agreement is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. Nothing in this User Agreement affects your statutory rights as a consumer.

We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve the Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the site to operate.

If you register with us or if you continue to use the Website, you agree to our use of cookies. Cookies are widely used in order to make the Website work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

If you believe that your intellectual property or other rights are being infringed by The Site, or if you are dis-satisfied with The Site or any aspect of our service, in the first instance please contact us.

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policies in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

Please address any questions you may have about this website to the Managing Partner Jan Boulter.

Regulatory Information
The information on this page is required by the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002.

  1. Pickering & Butters LLP is a law firm.
  2. Our offices are located at 19 Greengate Street, Stafford, ST16 2LU and Market Square, Rugeley, Staffs, WS15 2BN.
  3. Our telephone numbers are:
    Stafford office: 01785 603060; Rugeley office: 01889 803080
    Our email address is:
  4. Pickering & Butters has offices in England and is registered with the Law Society of England and Wales with the following registration numbers: Stafford office – 508758; Rugeley office - 510208.
  5. Pickering & Butters is authorised and regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority in England (SRA). All solicitors are subject to rules and principles of professional conduct. You can access the Authority’s rules via their website at
  6. Pickering & Butters’ VAT Number is 278 3249 28.

Important Documents
Policy on Payment of Interest on Client Account