Last update: 27 August 2018



1. This website is owned and operated by American Lawyer Media International Limited (registered number 4110598), an English company whose registered office is at Becket House, 36 Old Jewry, Third Floor, London, EC2R8DD (VAT No. GB 766084114) (“ALMI”/”we”/”our”/”us”).ALMI is the data controller of this website for purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998. ALMI is a subsidiary of ALM Media, LLC (“ALM”), a Delaware limited liability company with offices at 150 East 42nd Street, Mezzanine Level, New York, NY 10017. References to “ALM,” may be construed as references to ALM and its parents, subsidiaries, or divisions, including but not limited to, ALM Media Properties, LLC, ALM International, Ltd. and ALM Media Canada, Inc.Your use of this website is expressly conditional upon your acceptance of the following terms of use (“Terms of Use”) and of our privacy policy found here (“Privacy Policy”). By using this site you signify your consent to be bound by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.These are legal documents and we strongly encourage you to read both of these documents in full before you use the site.

2. These documents are updated from time to time. You should return to and review this page regularly so that you are aware of these updates.Your use of the site after an update will constitute your agreement to the update.

3. If you are a regular email subscriber, these are the Terms of Use that are mentioned in our emails, and in continuing to subscribe to our email alerts you are also agreeing to these Terms of Use and to our Privacy Policy.


4. Access to the registration areas of the site is permitted on the basis that:

  • (a) your email address and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access this site;
  • (b) you will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of this site;
  • (c) you do not create additional registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor will you seek to pass yourself off as another user.

5. It is your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of your password and you are responsible for all activity that occurs under your user name and password that arises from your failure to take due care of it. We will not be liable where your password is used by someone else as a result of your actions. We reserve the right to cancel your account and to ban you from registering a new account if your actions compromise the security of your account or any other user account.


6. For the purposes of these Terms of Use, “User Content” means all material submitted by you, including, without limitation, text, blog and forum content, video, photographs, graphics, audio, and competition entries.

7. We accept no liability in respect of any User Content submitted by users and published by us and we are not responsible for its content and accuracy. When you submit a video, photograph or other User Content to us you do so in accordance with these Terms of Use. We do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to User Content, whether published or not.

8. Submission of User Content is subject to the following terms:

  • (i) you warrant to us that any User Content you submit to us is your own original work and that you own the copyright and any other relevant rights, or that you otherwise have all necessary rights to submit such User Content to us in accordance with these Terms of Use.You warrant it is not the confidential, proprietary or trade secret information of any other person.
  • (ii) you must obtain the permission of all of the people featured or referred to in the User Content (and, if they are under 16, their parents or guardians as well) to our use of the User Content;
  • (iii) publication of any User Content you submit to us will be at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to make additions or deletions to the User Content prior to publication, or to refuse publication.We also reserve the right to remove all User Content once published;
  • (iv) you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable licence to use, edit, reproduce, record, modify, translate, distribute, play, perform, make available to other users of this website, prepare derivative works of and to display any User Content you submit to us in any format, including without limitation print and electronic format and you agree to waive your moral rights in the User Content.If there are any limitations on the User Content that would prevent us from undertaking any of these activities, you must expressly make us aware of them when you submit the User Content;
  • (v) you agree not to post User Content which is deliberately intended to upset or insult other users or contrary to any guidelines we publish from time to time or contrary to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations. You warrant that the User Content you submit does not infringe any individual’s right to privacy and is not harmful, offensive, defamatory, obscene, harassing, threatening, hateful or otherwise degrading or intimidating of any individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, or disability, or otherwise illegal;
  • (vi) you must not endanger yourself or others or take any unnecessary risks in order to produce or make any User Content;
  • (vii) you acknowledge that any breach of these undertakings may cause us damage or loss and you agree to indemnify us in full and permanently against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, loss or damage we incur as a result of publishing User Content you submit to us, including indirect and consequential losses.

9. You or the owner of the User Content retain ownership of the copyright in all User Content sent to us and remain free to republish it wherever you or the owner wish and in whatever medium you or the owner want.

10. We do not keep any ‘comments’ that are not accepted for publication but may retain other User Content even if this is not published. We have no obligation to you to keep any User Content or to return it to you or remove it from this website or anywhere else we may have published it at any time.

11. You must not send materials that contain viruses, worms or any other destructive elements. Pyramid or other soliciting schemes, or actions meant to disrupt or abuse other users are also prohibited. Users must not use the Legal Week website to advocate illegal conduct or to participate in illegal or fraudulent activities and must not post or distribute unauthorised copies of copyright material including photographic images, artwork, text, sound files or computer programs.

12. You may not under any circumstance use this website to advertise a product or service.

13. We do not endorse any User Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed in any User Content, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with such material.

14. ALMI does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on this website, and we will remove any User Content if properly notified that such material infringes another’s intellectual property rights. We reserve the right to remove User Content without prior notice for any reason.


15. You are advised not to reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, email address or home address).Outside of the registration process, you are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your details when using this website.

16. Any questions about these Terms of Use or reports of anyone abusing the website or otherwise not complying with these Terms of Use should be addressed to [email protected].

17. If you become aware of any misuse of the site or wish to complain about any User Content or material on the site or believe any of your rights have been violated e.g. your copyright infringed, you have been defamed etc., you can notify us using any of the “Report This” links on the Site (you will need to be a Registered User to do this). This is the quickest way to contact us. Alternatively you can contact us at [email protected]. We will need to know the following:

  • (i) Nature of your complaint and location within the site of the particular content or user;
  • (ii) For copyright disputes, identification of the copyright work you claim has been infringed and identification of the User Content that you claim is infringing the copyright work – usually the URL of the User Content
  • (iii) A statement that you have a good-faith belief the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law and that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or are authorised to act on behalf of the owner.
  • (iv) Your name, address, telephone number and email address and such other information as we may reasonably request.

18. We reserve the right to immediately terminate or suspend access to the website in response to conduct that we believe interferes with other people’s enjoyment.


19. Except as provided in these Terms of Use in respect of User Content, all copyright and other intellectual property rights in this website (including without limitation the text, graphics and other content) are owned or controlled by ALMI or its licensors.

20. You may download and print extracts from the site and make copies of these for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You are not allowed to download or print the material, or extracts from it, in a systematic or regular manner or otherwise so as to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or part of the material appearing on this website.

21. You must not reproduce any part of this website or the material or transmit it to or store it in any other website or disseminate any part of the material in any other form, unless we have indicated in writing that you may do so. The design, arrangement and look and feel of this website are also the copyright of ALMI and/or its licensors and may not be copied or otherwise reproduced.


22. The trademarks, trade names and logos displayed on this website are the property of ALMI and/or its licensors or other third parties. Users should not use these without the prior written permission of ALMI or the relevant third party.


23. We are providing this website and its contents on an ‘as is’ basis and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, we exclude all representations or warranties of any kind including, without limitation, warranties implied by statute. In addition, we do not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this website is accurate, complete or current.

24. We will not be liable for any loss which may result from the use of this website including, without limitation, loss due to any computer virus or viruses which may infect your computer equipment as a result of your access to or use of this website or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video or audio from this website (except for death or personal injury attributable to our negligence and to the extent permitted at law).

25. If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with any of these Terms of Use of use, we may, at our discretion, cancel your access to the registration areas of the site immediately and without giving you any advance notice or reason. If we wish to bring the agreement to an end, we will do so by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that the agreement has terminated. The agreement will terminate and your email address and password will become invalid on this website immediately.


26. You can access other sites via links or URL re-directions from this site. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents. You agree that we will not be party to any transaction or contract with any third party that you may enter into and we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage which you may suffer by using those third party websites and services. You agree you will not involve us in any dispute you may have with any such third party website or service.


27. Any personal information collected from this website will be used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy, the Data Protection Act 1998 and any other relevant legislation.


28. Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to this site we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay.


29. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable such invalidity shall not affect the other provisions of these Terms of Use which shall remain in full force and effect.

30. These Terms of Use are governed by English law. Users in the United Kingdom agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.