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Your Right to Cancel Off-Premises and Distance Contracts
These type of contracts are defined in the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (“the Regulations”). You should consult the Regulations to see if our contract with you (the retainer) is an off-premises or distance contract. Broadly, such contracts arise where we enter into a contract with you for the provision of legal services and the contract is concluded either in our physical presence but away from our usual business premises or where the contract is concluded in circumstances where you are not in our physical presence.
You have the right to cancel off-premises and distance contracts by giving notice in writing within 14 days of the contract being concluded (this will usually be the date on which you sign the terms of business or otherwise confirm to us that you agree to be bound by those terms). If you cancel this contract in writing within the cancellation period we will comply with our obligation under the Regulations to reimburse all payments received from you. However, you agree to us paying or incurring liability to pay sums to third parties in relation to this contract and you agree that if you cancel this contract we will not reimburse any sums which we have paid or incurred liability to pay to a third party with your authority.
We will begin the performance of our services before the expiration of the cancellation period unless you expressly in writing (including by email) request us not to do so.