3.1. We have a professional duty to exercise reasonable skill and care in providing services to you.
3.2. We are qualified to provide legal advice and services in relation to Jersey law and unless specifically agreed in writing our services are limited to the provision of legal advice on Jersey law only.
3.3. If the matter on which you instruct us requires advice on the laws of more than one jurisdiction, we may instruct an external law firm or firms.
3.4. Nothing we write or say, be it as advice, opinion or comment, which relates to the laws of any jurisdiction other than Jersey or to any non-legal matter may be relied upon.
3.5. If required, we may be responsible for engaging counsel, experts or other professionals to act on your behalf. If this is appropriate on your matter, it will be fully discussed with you and an indication of likely cost will be obtained. Such counsel, experts or other professionals will be engaged by Viberts as your agent and you will be responsible for their charges, in addition to our own. In some cases, we will require you to pay for the fees of such counsel, experts or other professionals in advance of the work being carried out by them. Such payments will be placed on a client account and used to pay the relevant third party in accordance with their terms of business. Viberts shall not be responsible for any act or omission of such counsel, experts or other professionals.
3.6. Where you provide us with a power of attorney we may act on that power in accordance with its terms consistent with your general instructions and without the need for your specific written instructions. Nevertheless, we reserve the right to request specific written instructions and may at our discretion refuse to act without such instructions.
3.7. Our ability to provide services to you is dependent on you providing us with timely and relevant information (including electronically held information) and documents and keeping us informed of any material changes in your instructions, knowledge or circumstances or any information having a bearing on your matter.
3.8. Our ability to provide services to you is dependent on you ensuring that all information provided to us is not misleading and is complete in all material respects so that we are fully informed about all relevant matters. The relationship between lawyer and client is one of utmost good faith and our ability to provide services will be limited unless you disclose to us all information and documents that are relevant to the services being provided.
3.9. If general advice is sought, its application to any particular circumstances may be affected by features of those circumstances of which we are not aware.
Accordingly, in relation to any particular transaction or context, specific advice should always be sought. We do not accept any responsibility for the reliance on our advice for a different purpose or in a different context.
3.10. Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, any advice, documentation or other material which we provide in relation to the services is strictly limited to the matters stated in it and does not apply by implication to other matters.
3.11. Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, any advice, documentation or other material which we provide in relation to the services is exclusively for your benefit and may not, without our prior written consent, be (i) relied upon by another person; (ii) disclosed by you, except to those who normally have access to your records on the basis that they make no further disclosure; or (iii) quoted or referred to in a public document or published in any publication.
3.12. We may rely on any instructions or requests made or notices given or information supplied, whether orally or in writing, by any person whom we know to be or reasonably believe to be authorised by you to communicate with us for such purposes. We may receive information from you or from other sources in the course of delivering our services.
3.13. We will keep you informed of progress in relation to the services and you are entitled to receive a progress report on request.