Terms of Use

Stephens Lawyers & Consultants is an Australian specialist boutique commercial law and consultancy practice.

The reference below to “Stephens Lawyers”, “we”, “our” or “us” is a reference to Stephens-Klaric Legal Pty Ltd T/A Stephens Lawyers & Consultants ABN 52 117 672 376.

About the Stephens website and website Terms of Use

  1. This website is owned and controlled by Stephens Lawyers.

By accessing and using this website you agree to the website Terms of Use.

  1. We may change the website Terms of Use at our sole discretion from time to time by publishing amended, updated or new website Terms of Use on this website. Any changes to our website Terms of Use will take effect immediately upon publication on this website. By continuing to access and use this website following the publication of the changes to the website Terms of Use, you accept the website Terms of Use as published by us on this website from time to time.
  2. If you do not accept the website Terms of Use published on this website from time to time, you must cease using this website.

Website Content

  1. Stephens Lawyers publishes on this website introductory information about our expertise and the type of legal and business consultancy services that we are able to provide to existing and prospective clients. We also publish general information – legal updates, articles and other content that relates to our practice areas and that may be of interest to users of our website. Our website also contains historical content which provides general information in respect of how areas of law have changed or developed over a period of time.

The information and material on our website may not be complete, up to date or contain the most recent developments.

The content published on our website is general information and is not intended to be or replace legal, consultancy, advisory or other professional advice. The application of laws can vary depending on specific facts and circumstances and therefore if you have an enquiry as to a legal matter you should seek legal advice rather than relying on the content published on our website. If you require legal or other professional advice you should contact Stephens Lawyers using the contact details made available on our website.

Copyright and Intellectual Property Notice

  1. This website (including design, text, graphics, art work, photographs, logos, icons, software and information and other content relating to or published on this website) is protected by copyright which is owned by Stephens Lawyers or, in the case of third party content, is licensed by us.
  2. You may only use the information contained on this website for the purpose of private use, research, or review as permitted under copyright laws.
  3. You must not copy, reproduce, adapt or create a derivative work, modify, publish, communicate to the public, distribute, post, broadcast, stream or otherwise commercially use any part of this website or the content on this website, without Stephens Lawyers’ prior written consent or, in the case of third party content, from the owner of the copyright and other intellectual property rights in that content.

Getty Images Content

  1. Unless otherwise stated, the photographs and other images used on this website are licensed from Getty Images (“Getty Content”). You must not copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, display, broadcast, publish, communicate to the public or otherwise make use of the Getty Content, without obtaining a licence from Getty Images.

Trade Mark Notice

  1. “Stephens Lawyers & Consultants” and our logo are trade marks owned by us. You must not use our trade marks without our prior written consent.

Linked websites

  1. This website may contain links to other websites. The links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained. We are not responsible for the content or the information contained on linked websites or the accuracy, currency or suitability of such content or information.
  2. We reserve all rights to request removal of any third-party links to our website which are misleading or falsely represent that the linking party has a connection, association, affiliation or approval of Stephens Lawyers.

Use of telephone numbers and email addresses

  1. Stephens Lawyers publishes telephone numbers and email addresses of its Principal/Directors and employees on this website for business purposes only – to enable existing and prospective clients, suppliers and media to contact us. The telephone numbers and email addresses cannot be used for unsolicited direct or indirect marketing communications and we reserve all rights in respect of any such unauthorised use, including but not limited rights under the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) and to report to the ACMA conduct that breaches the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth) and/or the Telecommunications (Telemarketing and Research Calls) Industry Standard 2017.

Access to Website and Security

  1. Access to our website is dependent upon uninterrupted website hosting, internet and other communication technology services supplied by third parties. Due to the nature of these services, our website may not be accessible at all times and your use of the website may be interrupted.
  2. The Internet is not a secure medium and communications to and from the website may be intercepted or altered. As a consequence, email communications to and from us or information submitted to us via our website may not be secure. In the case of commercial, sensitive and confidential information you should consider what is the most secure means of sending such information to us.
  3. You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process that you employ for accessing this website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code, or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system. To the extent permitted by law, we do not accept responsibility or liability for any interference or damage to your own computer system which arises in connection with your use of this website or any linked website.

Limitation of liability

  1. To the extent permitted by law, we will not be liable to you, any person or entity for any direct, indirect, special, economic or other loss or damage, expenses or costs (however caused including due to breach of contract, our negligence or any act or omission by us) which arises out of or is connected or related to the use of this website or the use or reliance upon the content or information on this website or any links to or from this website.
  2. To the extent permitted by law, where a warranty or condition is implied by law into these website Terms of Use, our liability for breach of that warranty or condition will be limited to the resupply of the information, material or services accessed from the website.
  3. To the extent permitted by law, our liability for a failure to comply with a consumer guarantee for the supply of services (other than services of a kind ordinarily acquired for personal, domestic or household use or consumption) under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, Schedule 2- Australian Consumer Law, is limited to:
  1. supplying of the services again, or
  2. the payment of the costs of having the services supplied again.

Suspension or Termination of Access

  1. Access to this website may be suspended or terminated at any time by Stephens Lawyers without notice. These website Terms of Use will survive any such suspension or termination.

Applicable Law and Dispute Resolution

  1. If a dispute arises regarding these website Terms of Use, this website and the use of this website, the laws of Victoria and the Commonwealth of Australia, will apply.
  2. In relation to any such dispute, the parties cannot commence court proceeding (except in the case where injunctive relief is required from a court) without first taking steps to resolve the dispute by negotiation and mediation.

Contact Us

Stephens Lawyers & Consultants
Head Office Melbourne – Phone (613) 86369100
Suite 205, 546 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria. Australia.
Email: [email protected]