Website terms of use

The material contained on this website contains general information only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice. While every care has been taken in the preparation of the information on this site, readers are advised to seek specific legal advice in relation to any decision or course of action.

Neither the transmission of any material, nor the receipt of any material, is intended to create, nor should such transmission or receipt be taken as creating, a client-solicitor relationship.


The law applicable to use of the material and to disputes arising out of the material is the law of England and Wales. The courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute connected to the material.


Unless indicated to the contrary, copyright or other intellectual property rights in the material on this site is owned by or licensed to Sarah Simpson. Except as provided by any relevant legal provision, no part of any of this material may be reproduced, adapted, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.


All trade marks, service marks, trade names and logos contained on this website belong to their respective owners.


Any liability incurred in relation to the material is limited to the resupply of the material, or the reasonable cost of having the material resupplied. Under no circumstances will Sarah Simpson be liable for any incidental, special or consequential damages, including damages for loss of business or other profits arising in relation to the material.


The website may contain links that make it easy for you to visit other people’s websites. We do not have any control over these websites and have not necessarily reviewed them or approved of or endorse their content. If you use these links to visit a website operated by someone else, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which users have provided while visiting such websites or any content that it contains. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

If you think that the contents of any of the websites we have linked to is offensive, illegal or inappropriate, please let us know and we will review whether we should maintain that link.


We respect your right to privacy.

Any details that you give to us via this website or in any other way may be added to our database.


By using our website you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in the manner set out in this privacy policy. If we change or modify this privacy policy we shall post these changes on this page.


Our database of personal details (however we collect these details) is used by us, and third parties acting on our behalf, for administration and marketing related purposes.

We may occasionally send you mailings which you have requested or we feel may interest you and/or are relevant to your business. Such mailings may include details of services; newsletters; briefing notes and legal updates; and invitations to our various training seminars and other events.

We do not rent, sell or disclose your contact details to any other third party.


If you would like to see the information we hold about you or would like to be removed from our database and/or any mailing lists, please contact us using the contact page.


In common with most websites, we use analytic cookies to understand how our site is being used. This measures the number of visitors and tells us how they navigate the site.

We offer sharing tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pintrest) – if you use these the sharing tools those sites set a variety of cookies.

We seek to maintain compliance with the ICO regulations in force from 26-May 2012. It is widely accepted that the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC’s) clear and concise guidance on cookie regulations, though not constituting legal advice, provides the best guidance in lieu of any official documentation from ICO, which is not yet available.

We therefore categorise cookie use as follows:

Strictly necessary: to fit this category, the cookie must be “related to a service provided on the website that has been explicitly requested by the user”. Obvious cases include shopping cart cookies and access to protected areas. We also include cookies which remember previously entered text so it is not lost if the page refreshes in this category. This is inline with ICC suggestion.

Performance based: the ICC guidelines includes analytics, advertising and Pay Per Click cookies in this category – provided they only store anonymous data and cannot therefore be used for behavioural targeting of ads.

Functionality based: these include cookies that remember user choices so that they have a more personalised experience. This may include detecting if the user has already seen a popup so that it isn’t shown again, submitting comments and remembering colours, text size, etc.

Targeting/ advertising based: primarily these are the cookies that the ICO regulations were originally aimed at. This is aimed at cookies such as those which serve up targeted ads. The ICC guidance on these cookies, advises website owners to get clear, explicit consent from users if a site employs such technology. We do not use any cookies of this type.

We do not ask user consent for category one, two & three cookies on our websites in accordance with ICC guidance that no opt-in is required for these types of cookies by the user. We do not use any category four cookies, and would always ask for permission if we did.

If you have further concerns or questions over our cookie usage, then we welcome and encourage you to get in touch.

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For information on how to opt out of Google Analytic cookies click here.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any comments on this site or have spotted any errors/non-functioning parts of the site.