Mills Selig - Legal Notices

Mills Selig

Legal Notices

General

Mills Selig is the trading name of Mills Selig Limited, a company incorporated in Northern Ireland with company number NI071413 whose registered office address is at 21 Arthur Street, Belfast, BT1 4GA. Mills Selig is authorised and regulated by the Law Society of Northern Ireland. All references within this site and any other documentation to Mills Selig shall be deemed to refer to Mills Selig Limited.

These Legal Notices, as amended by us from time to time, set out the basis on which you may use this website, and also provide important information about the way in which we provide our services, including details of our policy in relation to complaints, and the extent to which we may provide financial services. Please read them carefully.

The information, materials and opinions contained on this website are for general information purposes only, are not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice, and should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for specific advice relevant to particular circumstances. Mills Selig does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information or materials published on this website. If you wish to find out more about the information in the materials published, please email us at info@millsselig.com.

Certain parts of this site link to external internet sites, and other external internet sites may link to this website. Mills Selig is not responsible for the content of any external internet sites.

Ethics and Professional Standards Policy

Mills Selig is committed to the highest ethical and professional standards. These apply to all our people, regardless of their role. Mills Selig staff are required to act professionally and in compliance with relevant laws, regulations and law society rules.

  • These ethical and professional standards include:
  • acting with integrity, professionalism and fairness
  • acting in the best interests of each client, including providing a proper standard of service to our clients
  • upholding the rule of law and the proper administration of justice
  • behaving in a way that maintains the trust the public has in the provision of legal services
  • maintaining our independence

Anti-Corruption Statement

Mills Selig has a zero-tolerance policy towards bribery and corruption. We are committed to:

  • conducting business in a manner that complies with applicable laws and is consistent with the highest ethical standards including, among other things, standards intended to prevent bribery and corruption; and
  • using our best endeavours to ensure that those who perform services for and on behalf of Mills Selig – including employees, contractors, counsel and agents – are aware of and share our commitment to conducting business ethically.

Mills Selig is subject to the UK Bribery Act 2010. Mills Selig will not use third parties or intermediaries to engage on its behalf in unethical practices that would be prohibited under any applicable laws if undertaken by Mills Selig. Mills Selig expects that all third parties and intermediaries that it engages will conduct themselves accordingly when acting on behalf or for the benefit of Mills Selig.

Our right to retain documents

In some jurisdictions (including Northern Ireland) there are circumstances in which we will have the right to keep documents that belong to you even if you ask us to return or destroy them. In particular, this may occur if you have not paid all of our invoices.

Data protection legislation

As data processors, we are bound by the requirements of data protection legislation. We will ensure that data we receive from clients or other individuals during the course of our providing legal services will be kept securely and processed solely for the purposes of the engagement. For further information about how we process data we receive through users of this website, please see our Privacy Policy.

Anti-money laundering policies and procedures

Under anti-money laundering laws, we may need formal evidence of your identity before we can act, and may also conduct checks using external electronic databases for this purpose. Where individuals have supplied personal data for this purpose we will only use it for that purpose and will keep it only as long as the relevant AML and data protection legislation requires. We also conduct ongoing monitoring of existing clients.

We have internal procedures to ensure that any suspicions of money laundering are reported to the appropriate authorities where there is an obligation to do so. We may have to stop work on a matter and may not be allowed to tell you if we make such a report. We will not be liable to you for the consequences of any such report made in good faith. Lawyers and other relevant staff are provided with training on these issues.

Financial Services

Mills Selig is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 but is able in certain circumstances to offer a limited range of investment services to clients because it is a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland. The firm can provide these investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services it has been engaged to provide.

Client Complaints Procedure

At all times, we aim to provide our clients with commercially focused legal advice of the highest quality. Any client who is unhappy about the advice and assistance it receives from us is entitled to complain. Should any problem arise, our approach is to be constructive. We take every complaint seriously, will investigate it promptly and thoroughly and will take remedial action as appropriate.

If you have a complaint, you should raise it in the first instance with your relationship director or the director responsible for the relevant matter. If that is felt to be inappropriate, or if you consider that the response of the relationship director or the director responsible for the matter is inadequate, you can write to our Complaints Director, John Kearns, at 21 Arthur Street, Belfast BT1 4GA. A copy of our full complaints procedure is available on request. We would expect to resolve any problem to your satisfaction. If we do not, you can contact the Law Society of Northern Ireland, who may be able to help you to resolve your complaint. The Society’s address is 96 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT1 3GN.


Terms of Use

By accessing this website you accept and agree to the following terms.

  • Mills Selig has compiled this website and accepts no responsibility for
    any loss or damage of whatever nature arising in any way out of the use of, or inability to use, this website or from any error or omission in information contained in this website. Mills Selig reserves the absolute right to alter, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this website or the services provided through it, including your access to it.
  • Copyright and other intellectual property rights in the content of
    this website, including any Mills Selig marks, logos and brands contained in the website, belong to Mills Selig or its licensor(s) (who have expressly licensed content to Mills Selig).
  • None of the content or materials available from this website,
    whether permission is granted for downloading and/or circulation or otherwise, may be used for commercial exploitation. You are permitted to download and store (on a temporary basis) any of the contents of this website provided this is solely to view such contents. You are forbidden from permanently copying, storing or in any way redistributing the contents of this website except for content specifically made available for download, such as publications. Such content may be downloaded only for your personal use or circulation within your business. The access, downloading and/or use by any person of anything available from this website is entirely at the user's own risk.
  • Any links to other websites provided by this website have been
    included for convenience only and Mills Selig accepts no responsibility nor liability for the contents of, or any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use or reliance on the content of, any linked website. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Mills Selig of any linked website or its provider.
  • We welcome hypertext or other links to the "Home" page of this
    website, but require notice in advance of such links being made. We do not consent to "deep links" into our site. We also reserve the right to refuse applications to link to our site from people or organisations that we consider unsuitable. For further information or to request permission to link to our site, please contact us.
  • While every care is taken to ensure that the information displayed
    on this website is correct, no warranty or representation is given as to its quality, accuracy, fitness for purpose, usefulness or completeness. In particular the materials on this website do not give specific legal advice and should not be relied on as doing so. We recommend that users contact the advisers who are named in the website for advice about particular matters. In particular, users should be aware that laws and regulations might be different outside Northern Ireland.
  • You agree to indemnify and hold Mills Selig, and any of its
    directors, officers, employees and agents harmless from and against all and any expenses, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses of any character incurred or suffered and any claims or legal proceedings which are brought or threatened, in each case arising from your misuse of or conduct on, this website and/or a breach of these terms.
  • Mills Selig may assign or subcontract any or all of its
    rights and obligations under these terms (subject to adequate protection of your personal data rights). Mills Selig may alter these terms from time to time and post the new version on this website following which all use of this website will be governed by that version.
  • If any provision of these terms shall become or be declared illegal,
    invalid or unenforceable for any reason whatsoever, such provision shall be divisible from them and shall be deemed deleted from them. The law of Northern Ireland governs these terms and your use of this website and you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Northern Ireland. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.

Privacy Policy

Mills Selig is responsible for the processing of any personal information you provide to this site. We take the privacy of our website users seriously. The purpose of this statement is to set out the principles governing our use of personal information we may obtain about you.

By using the Mills Selig website generally, you are indicating that you have read this Privacy Policy and understand that your personal information may be used as described below. If you provide Mills Selig with personal information other than through the Mills Selig website, you will be provided with any further explanation needed as to how it will be used.

Links with other websites

This Privacy Policy only covers the Mills Selig website at www.millsselig.com . We are not responsible for the data policies or procedures or content of any linked websites. We recommend that you check the privacy and security policies of each website you visit.

The Information we collect

In order to provide you with a range of services, we may collect personal information from this website, from telephone responses, from written information sent to us and from other communications. We may for example, keep a record of your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, preferences and any other information you volunteer to provide to us.

How we will use your information

When you provide information to us via this site, we will store this data and hold it on computer or in hard copy form. We may give information about you (on the understanding that such information will be kept confidential) to directors, officers or employees of Mills Selig to administer any accounts, products and services provided to you by Mills Selig now or in the future. Otherwise we will only disclose information as previously notified to you except as follows:

  • to any law enforcement agency requesting it in connection with the commission of any offence, once we are reasonably satisfied as to the circumstances surrounding the request
  • to comply with applicable laws and lawful government and/or
    regulatory requests
  • to operate our systems properly; and/or
  • to protect our users and ourselves.

Marketing Information

Information that you provide or that is obtained by Mills Selig as a result of your use of this site will be used by Mills Selig for assessment and analysis to enable us to review, develop and improve the website and the services we offer and to enable us to provide you with information we think may be relevant and of interest to you. We may contact you (by e-mail, telephone, mail or otherwise) with other information and about other products and services we consider may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive this additional information, you can opt out by notifying us at any time by e-mail at info@millsselig.com or by writing to us at Mills Selig Limited, 21 Arthur Street, Belfast, BT1 4GA.

In order that we can monitor and improve the site, we may gather certain information about you when you use it, including details of your domain name and IP address, operating system, browser, version, and the website that you visited prior to our site. We may do this by way of a cookie as described below.

Cookies

A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. Cookies allow us to understand who has seen which pages and advertisements, to determine how frequently particular pages are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website. We use cookies so that we can give you a better experience when you return to our website. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You do not have to accept cookies, and you should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This will give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it. Refusing cookies may mean that you cannot access certain features of the Mills Selig website.

Security

We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information but cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose online. Please note that email is not a secure medium, and should not be used to send confidential or sensitive information. You accept the inherent security risks of providing information online over the Internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default.

Notification of Changes

We may occasionally modify our Privacy Policy. When this happens, we will publish details on this web page. We will not, however, significantly change how we use information you have already given to us without your prior agreement.

Your rights to access personal information

You have the right to receive information about the personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) we maintain on you upon written request and payment of a fee. If you are concerned that any of the information we hold on you is incorrect, please contact us.

Speak to us on +44 (0)28 9024 3878