Mills & Co. Maritime & International Trade Specialists Background

Terms of Business applicable from 6th April 2017

Mills & Co Solicitors Limited (trading as “Mills & Co”)

Terms of Business April 2017

These Terms of Business apply whenever Mills & Co Solicitors Limited is instructed by you, unless otherwise agreed in writing in our client care letter.

1. Definitions and Interpretation

Agreement means the terms and conditions governing the relationship between you and Mills & Co Solicitors Limited.

Mills & Co Solicitors Limited means Mills & Co Solicitors Limited a company incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number 09654668 authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and whose registered office is at Floor B, Milburn House, Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1LE.

Mills & Co Solicitors Limited Individual means any director, officer or employee of Mills & Co Solicitors Limited such as English qualified solicitors, trainee solicitors, lawyers qualified in other jurisdictions and support staff. Details of all current Mills & Co Solicitors Limited fee earning personnel are available on our website (www.mills-co.com).

SRA means the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Supervising Director means the director of Mills & Co Solicitors Limited responsible for the matter.

Terms of Business means these Terms of Business as may be amended by us from time to time and made available to you.

Other defined words and phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them in these Terms of Business.

References to: (a) "we", "us" and "the firm" shall be references to Mills & Co Solicitors Limited; and (b) "you" shall mean you as the client of Mills & Co Solicitors Limited.

2. Instructing Us and Our Services

3. People Responsible For Your Work

4. Instructing Third Parties

5. Our Fees and Expenses

6. Funding the Matter

7. Payments on Account

8. Payment of Our Invoices

9. Interest and Return of Client Money

10. Liability for Fees in Contentious Matters

11. Conflicts

12. Money Laundering

13. Confidentiality and Documentation

14. Electronic Communications

15. Storage of Documents

16. Data Protection and Privacy Policy

17. Equality and Diversity

18. Complaints

19. Termination

20. Our Liability and Insurance

21. Law and Jurisdiction

22. Final Provisions