A. Specific Terms of Use (Client)

Thank you for using www.legallyyours.com (“the Site”). Legally Yours (ABN 13 167 375 448) (“Legally Yours”, “LY”,”us”,”our”,”we”) is a legal marketplace whereby users can access legal services from Australian Lawyers (“Service”). The LY Platform is owned by Interstellar Group Pte Ltd and is operated in conjunction with the Asia Law Network.

1. We are an online platform connecting you with a network of lawyers

LY operates a website established to provide you with a one-stop portal to search for and connect with lawyers. We may in time to come, provide other related services and apps.

Using the search fields on the Site, you can filter your search for a lawyer by expertise, country or language to find one within our database that may suit your legal needs. There is also a further option for you to submit more information on the type of legal advice you are seeking, should you wish to request for a quotation of professional fees from any given lawyer.

Legally Yours is not a law firm and does not provide any legal advice. We are not responsible for any legal advice you may receive from a lawyer/law firm you connected with via Legally Yours.

2. Acceptance and legally binding agreement

You are required to accept these Terms of Use before you can access and use the Service. By accessing and/or using the Services, you are consenting to be bound by the Terms. You agree that by clicking “Sign Up”, “Login”, “Request Quote”, “Send Quote” or similar buttons, accessing, registering or using our Services in any way, you are entering into a legally binding agreement with Legally Yours. For clarity, these Terms of Use also apply to unregistered visitors.

3. Eligibility to use this Service

You confirm that you (i) are more than 18 years old, (ii) will only register an account with us, in your real name, (iii) have not been restricted by us in using any of the Services and (iv) are otherwise fully able and competent to accept, abide and comply with these Terms of Use.

If you are agreeing to these Terms of Use and/or using the Services on behalf of a business entity (be it a partnership, company etc), you represent and warrant to Legally Yours that you have authority to bind that business to these Terms of Use, and your agreement to these Terms of Use will be treated as the agreement of that business entity. In this event, “you” and “your” refer to that business entity.

4. Privacy

These Terms should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy. By using the Service you also consent to our dealing with your personal information as described in our Privacy Policy.

5. We may change the Terms of Use

These Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy may be changed by us at any time, which will be effective when posted on the Site or when you are reasonably notified by other means. If you do not wish to be bound by such change, you may discontinue using and terminate the Service. Your continued use of the Service after the change becomes effective, indicates your agreement to the change. We strongly advise you to review Legally Yours and/or the Terms of Use on a regular basis to ensure you understand all terms and conditions governing use of our Service.

6. We may change the Services and/or prices

We may change, suspend or end any Service and/or prices for any or all of the Services upon serving you notice, to the extent allowed under law.

7. Australian Lawyers

The laws governing the provision of legal services in Australia vary between the Australian States. To check the registration of a lawyer you should refer to the relevant legal institute or legal services board in the State where the lawyer is situated. Unless otherwise stated, lawyers available through the Service practice in Australian law.

8. Restricted access

To use the Service other than browsing the Site, you must first register and create a User Login ID and password. We reserve the right to restrict access to other areas of Legally Yours, or the entire website, at our discretion.

9. You promise to provide us with true and accurate information

When registering to access and use the Services, you agree to provide us with true, accurate, current and complete information and details and other information that we may reasonably require to provide you with the Services. You also agree to keep your contact information up to date.

10. You allow us to use your information

Your registration constitutes consent to use any Personal Information which you provide for the purposes set out in our Privacy Policy and for all uses ancillary thereto for which your consent may reasonably be implied.

11. You will keep your password confidential and ensure the Account is for your own use

If we provide you with or if you generate a User ID and Password to enable you to access the Services, you must ensure that the password is kept confidential. You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of the Account or password. You agree that the Account will be used by you only and will not be shared with or transferred to others.

12. Using the Service

You must not provide information that violates the rights of any third-party.

You agree to only use this Service for the purpose of being matched with a suitable lawyer(s) to obtain professional legal services.

The content that you provide when you request a quotation through the Service must have sufficient information to enable the lawyer to respond accurately.

You may only request one match per legal issue at a time. Once you request a match, you will be restricted from requesting a further match until the Lawyer replies or you reject the quote.

At the end of your interaction with the lawyer, we provide you with the opportunity to give the Lawyer a rating. The rating relates to your experience with the Lawyer in consideration of price transparency and service delivery. Our Service defaults to a five star rating (meaning you are satisfied). Your ratings will be made public and the lawyer will also see them. All content submitted by you must be truthful and accurate and made in accordance with our website user agreement. LY retains the discretionary right to remove ratings where comments could be considered defamatory or unsubstantiated.

The lawyers that use the Service have the ability to give you ratings, however they will not be made public and will only be accessible to other lawyers registered with the service. These ratings may fall within the definition of personal information under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and we recommend that you read our Privacy Policy to understand how your personal information is handled.

13. Breach by You

You undertake to keep us and our affiliates, officers, agents, partners, and employees indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, without limitation, legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of content you provide or submit to or transmit through Legally Yours.

You are solely responsible for and assume all risks for any content posted or supplied by you to Legally Yours. Save for Personal Information required from you for purposes of the registration of the account and for the request of quotations, you must ensure that all content provided by you does not contain any information that personally identifies third parties without their consent and complies with the relevant data privacy laws where you reside.

14. Your Content is yours but you grant us a non-exclusive licence to use it

When you provide, submit or transmit content to us for the purpose of using the Service, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable, transferable right and license to use, host, store, cache, reproduce, publish, display, distribute, transmit, modify, adapt, and create derivative works of your content, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others, subject to relevant laws.

15. Termination of your licence to us

You may terminate the abovementioned licence for specific portions of your content by deleting it from the Site, or by closing the account and/or by the termination of this agreement, except (a) to the extent that your content has already been shared with others as part of the Service and they copied or stored it and (b) for a reasonable period of time we require to remove from backup and other systems.

16. Content provided by others is to be used or viewed at your own risk

All content transmitted through the Service is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated. We do not verify the veracity of nor do we validate or endorse any content provided, posted or supplied by you, the lawyers or any third party. We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked to the Site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

You acknowledge you are solely responsible for evaluating all risks associated with the access, use, accuracy, usefulness, completeness, appropriateness or legality of any content conveyed through the Services.

If you dispute any content or feel that the content is false, intentionally misleading, defamatory or offensive, you may communicate directly with us for the purposes of verifying the content or taking down the content from Legally Yours. We can be contacted at info@legallyyours.com.au

17. Removal of Content

We reserve the right to, but do not have any obligation to, remove any content from Legally Yours at any time, and for any reason, without notice.

18. Our Intellectual Property Rights

We own or are authorized by the owner of all rights in all Intellectual Property contained on and in the Site, regardless of whether it is registered. These Terms of Use do not grant any proprietary interest in or to our Intellectual Property or entitlement to the use therefore, save for the specific purpose of searching for and/or connecting with suitable lawyer(s) to furnish you with professional legal advice.

19. Confidential Information received by you

You acknowledge that as a result of using the Services, you may from time to time, gain access to confidential information, including but not limited to the prices for legal services and quotes from lawyers.

You agree to hold any and all confidential information you obtain as a result of using the Services in confidence and, unless required by law, not to make the confidential information available to any third party or to use or exploit the confidential information for any purpose other than in accordance with these Terms of Use.

You warrant that you will protect confidential information from unauthorised use, access, or disclosure by third parties and apply the same security measures and degree of care to the confidential information as you would use to protect your own confidential and proprietary information of a similar nature. If you are a business entity, you warrant that you will take all reasonable steps to ensure that confidential information is not disclosed or distributed by your employees or agents in violation of these Terms of Use.

Your obligations in this clause shall remain in effect and shall survive termination of these Terms of Use, except to the extent that (a) such confidential information becomes generally available to the public other than as a result of unauthorised disclosure by you, (b) such confidential information has been released by us or such other relevant disclosing party to another person or entity without restriction or (c) such confidential information is required to be released by law, pursuant to an order of court, provided that you notify us in writing as soon as reasonably possible.

20. Service and Access

We will endeavor to the best of our abilities, within reasonable means, to ensure that the Site and the Services are available at all times. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we (a) do not warrant that your use of the Services will be uninterrupted or error-free; or that the Service will meet your requirements; and (b) are not responsible for any delays or delivery failures arising due to factors outside of our control. You acknowledge that the Services may be subject to limitations, delays and other problems inherent in the use of such communications facilities.

21. Payment and Pricing

Some of the Services require payment of fees (the “Paid Services”). All fees are stated in Australian dollars. You shall pay all applicable fees, as described for the applicable Service, in connection with such Service, and any related taxes or additional charges.

We may increase the prices of Paid Services (you have not already paid for). We may change prices of any unpurchased Paid Services at any time. To the extent applicable, we will provide you reasonable notice of any such pricing changes by posting the new prices on or through the applicable Paid Service and/or by sending you an email notification. If you do not wish to pay the new prices, you may choose not to purchase. We use a third party payment processor, whom we may change at any time to bill you through a payment account linked to your Billing Account. You allow us to provide your information to the Payment Processor and agree to the latter’s terms.

By making use of these payment services on the Site you agree to be bound by terms as apply by the Payment Processor from time to time. You hereby consent and authorise us to delegate the authorisations and share information you provide to us with our Third Party Service Provider to the extent required to provide the Paid Services to you. We may change a Payment Processor at any time and if so, we will inform you of the terms of the new Payment Processor.

The terms of your payment will be based on your payment method and may be determined by agreements between you and the financial institution, credit card issuer or other provider of your chosen payment method. If we, through the Payment Processor, do not receive payment from you, you agree to pay all amounts due on your Billing Account upon demand.

22. Third Party Service Providers

You allow us to provide your information to the Payment Processor and agree to the latter’s terms. You acknowledge that we may engage and incorporate the services of Third Party Service Providers (“Third Party Services”) to assist in providing and/or enhancing the Services. You hereby consent and authorise us to delegate the authorisations you provide to us to such Third Party Service Providers as we deem necessary to provide the Services to you.

You are able to use Third Party Services only if you agree to the terms and conditions that apply to those services. Your use of our Service may incorporate services provided by Third Party Service Providers. The use of Third-Party Services may require your agreement to certain additional terms and conditions provided by the applicable Third Party Service Provider. These additional terms and conditions will be made available to you when, and if, you use the Third Party Services.

You acknowledge that you use Third Party Services at your own risk and we will not be liable for their breaches. You acknowledge that Third Party Service Providers are independent parties as stipulated and we do not provide, or exercise any control or oversight over the performance of Third Party Service Providers in providing the Services to you. You also acknowledge we are not responsible for any activity occurring within Third Party Services, even if logged in through or linked to our Site. In the event the performance of Third Party Services requires disclosure to and/or access of your content, you agree that you will not hold us responsible for any breach on the part of the Third Party Service Providers, including but not limited to losses and/or damages suffered by you arising out the disclosure and/or access of your content by the Third Party Service Providers.

You also acknowledge and accept that a Third Party Service Provider may change, modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any Third Party Services used by you, without notice to you. We will use our best endeavours to provide notice to you within a reasonable period of time if and when we become aware of such change, modification, suspension and/or discontinuance of Third Party Services.

23. Limitation of liability

Nothing in these Terms of Use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by law. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to (a) the Site, or any Content on it, whether express or implied; (b) the quality, reliability, timeliness or accuracy of Services provided by or through Third Party Service Providers; and (c) any aspect of legal services and/ or advice of any lawyer whose profile was accessed by you through the Site and Services, including the quality of such legal services and/or advice.

To the extent permitted by law, we shall not be liable for: (a) any indirect, incidental, exemplary punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever; (b) loss of profits, sales, revenue, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses; (c) damages relating to your access to, use of, or inability to access or use the Services, our website and/or mobile application ; (d) damages arising out of your relationship with any lawyer found through the Services and/or the legal services or advice obtained from said lawyer, including but not limited to any and all malpractice claims; (e) damages relating to your access to, use of, or inability to access or use Services provided by or via any Third Party Service Provider, including but not limited to any misappropriation and/or misuse of your Content and/or other information by any Third Party Service Provider; and/or (f) damages in any manner relating to any Content.

To the extent permitted by law, our total liability for any claim under these Terms of Use, including for any implied warranties, is limited to the greater of AUD$200 or the amount you paid to use the applicable Services.

24. Termination

If you have not subscribed to any Paid Services, either party may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and without reason. Upon termination, your right to access and use the Services will automatically terminate, and you may not continue to access or use the Services.

If you have subscribed to Paid Services, either party may terminate this agreement (a) with notice via email to the other if the subscription period has not ended or (b) without notice to the other upon the expiry of the subscription period.

However, there is no need for us to furnish notice to terminate or temporarily suspend your access to the Services in the event that: (a) you breach any material provision of this Terms of Use that, (if it is capable of being cured) is not cured within 10 days from notice to you or (b) we determine that your actions are likely to cause legal liability for us or that you have misrepresented any data or information required by us to provide you with the Services or at any other time or (c) you refuse to make payment of fees accrued despite two written reminders from us. You agree to waive your right to pursue any costs, losses, damages, or liabilities arising out of or related to our temporary suspension and/or termination of your access to the Site and/ or Services as a result of this clause.

Regardless of whether the subscription period has ended, fees for the entire subscription period will not be pro-rated and not be refunded and shall be considered accrued and due on the day your request for subscription is accepted by us.

25. Fixed Fee Services

LY in all cases encourages LY Lawyers to offer services at fixed fee rates. Certain limited exclusions may apply where the progress and scope of the matter is unable to be estimated (such as litigation). In such cases LY Lawyers will always discuss this with you first.

At times LY Lawyers may be required to pay funds to third party providers in the course of providing services to you. These are called ‘disbursements’ and include but are not limited to things such as filing or search fees. These are separate to legal fees, and the precise cost is not always known in advance, but every attempt will be made by the LY Lawyer assigned to your matter to provide you with an estimate of these costs. You agree to pay LY Lawyers any disbursements that are incurred in the course of providing the legal services to you.

The engagement of a lawyer through this Service is an agreement between the Client and the Lawyer, to which LY is not a party. Payment terms between Clients and Lawyers are as agreed between you. Unless otherwise provided, all prices are quoted in Australian Dollars. Services provided by lawyers through this Service are likely to incur GST.

26. Conflicts

As Legally Yours is not a law firm, all LY Lawyers are independent from each other. This means that it is not a conflict for two different LY Lawyers to represent different Clients involved in the same matter. The obligation is on a LY Lawyer to you if there is a conflict of interest in assisting you, in which case you may refer your matter to a different LY Lawyer.

27. Dispute Resolution

Your concerns are important to us. We strive to provide you with a professional service and an enjoyable experience. If however, a dispute arises between Legally Yours and the Client, our goal is to resolve the matter quickly and effectively. All LY Lawyers are required by law to provide you with information about your rights. If you have a dispute about the services you have received from a LY Lawyer you should express your concerns with the LY Lawyer directly. For more information about your rights to complain about a Lawyer, you should contact the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner (or equivalent) in the State where the lawyer is situated. In the event of any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the breach thereof, the Parties hereto shall use their best efforts to settle such disputes, claims, questions, or disagreement. To this effect, they shall consult and negotiate with each other, in good faith and, recognising their mutual interests, attempt to reach a just and equitable solution satisfactory to both Parties.

28. General

These Terms are governed by the laws of Victoria Australia, and the Parties agree to the jurisdiction of the Victorian Courts. A delay or favour of a Party to exercise a right under these Terms should not constitute a waiver of that right or preclude that right being exercised in the future. If any provision or part of a provision of these Terms is deemed invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a Court of competent jurisdiction it should deemed modified to the extent required to make it valid, legal or enforceable. The modification or deletion of a provision or part

of a provision under this clause does not affect the validity and enforceability of the remainder of the Terms.

29. Assignment

You may not assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under these Terms of Use. However, we may at any time assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner, with all or any of its rights or obligations under these Terms of Use without your consent.

30. Third Party Rights

No one other than a party to these Terms of Use, their successors and permitted assignees, shall have any right to enforce any of its terms.

31. No Partnership or Agency

Nothing in these Terms of Use is intended to, or shall be deemed to, establish any partnership or joint venture between any of the parties, constitute any party the agent of another party, nor authorize any party to make or enter into any commitments for or on behalf of any other party. Each party confirms it is acting on its own behalf and not for the benefit of any other person unless expressly stated otherwise.

B. Specific Terms of Use (Lawyer)

Legally Yours (ABN 13 167 375 448) (LY) operates a legal professional services marketplace whereby users can access legal services from Australian Lawyers. All of the lawyers featured on the Legally Yours website www.legallyyours.com.au (“the Site”) must agree to the following Terms of Use before being admitted into the network. As a Legally Yours lawyer (“LY Lawyer”), you acknowledge and agree that when you use our Services, you have read and agreed to the terms below. Therefore, please review and accept these terms below.

Please note that you are entering into a legally binding agreement.

LY Lawyers agree to the condition that all legal services provided or offered to Clients must be provided on a fixed fee basis. This is an essential term.

The LY Platform is owned by Interstellar Group Pte Ltd and is operated in conjunction with the Asia Law Network.

1. Definitions.

“Agreement” means these Terms which form an agreement between LY and the LY Lawyer. “Business Day” means Monday to Friday excluding public holidays that apply to the state where

the Lawyer is situated.

“Client” means any person or entity referred to a Lawyer through the LY platform.

“Lawyer or Lawyers” means a lawyer or law practice that is authorised to practice law in Australia.

“LY Lawyer” means a Lawyer or other professionals of a legal discipline that have registered to use the Service

“Parties” means Legally Yours, and the LY Lawyer.
“Platform” means the website hosted at www.legallyyours.com.au and attached software“Service” means the online legal marketplace provided by LY through the Platform
“You, your” means the LY Lawyer

2. We are an online platform connecting Clients with a network of lawyers

Legally Yours established the Site to provide Clients with a one-stop portal to search for and connect with lawyers. We may in time to come, provide other related services and applications.

Using the search fields in Legally Yours, Clients will be able to filter their search for a lawyer by expertise, country or language and find one within our database that may suit their legal needs. There is also a further option for Clients to submit more information on the type of legal advice they are seeking, should they wish to request for a quotation of professional fees from any given lawyer.

Legally Yours is not a law firm and does not provide any legal advice. We are not responsible for any legal advice Clients may receive from an LY Lawyer. Legally Yours is not a party to any professional engagement agreement entered between Clients and LY Lawyers, or involved in the provision of legal services to, or legal representation of, Clients. Fees for legal services and/ or legal advice provided are not shared between Legally Yours and LY Lawyers. There is no relationship between Legally Yours and an LY Lawyer other than as described in these Terms.

3. Legally Yours role in serving you, as a lawyer

Legally Yours provides a platform for you, as an LY Lawyer, to connect with Clients. LY Lawyers may, via our Services (i) register an account with us (ii) create a profile which will be posted on our website and/or mobile application and (iii) receive and respond to quotation-of- fee requests from Clients.

4. When you use our Services, you enter into a legally binding agreement

You are required to accept these Terms of Use before you can access and use the Service. By accessing and/or using the Services, you are consenting to be bound by the Terms.

You agree that by clicking “Sign Up”, “Login”, or similar buttons, accessing, registering or using our Services in any way, you are entering into a legally binding agreement with Legally Yours. For clarity, these Terms of Use also apply to unregistered visitors.

5. You have also agreed to our Privacy Policy
By doing the above, you also agree that you have accepted our Privacy Policy, and other terms

that may be displayed on the Site at the time you access the Services.

6. We may change the Terms of Use

These Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy may be changed by us at any time, which will be effective when posted on the Site or as notified by other means. If you do not wish to be bound by such change, you may discontinue using and terminate the Service before the change becomes effective. Your continued use of the Service after the change becomes effective, indicates your agreement to the change. We strongly advise you to review Legally Yours and/or the Terms on a regular basis to ensure you understand all terms and conditions governing use of our Services.

7. We may change the Services and/or prices. We do not promise to maintain, keep or provide any Content

We may change, suspend or end any Service and/or prices for any or all the Services at any time. We will notify you of any changes we make.

We are not obliged to maintain, keep or provide a copy of any content (even if provided by you), save as required under any relevant law and as provided for in our Privacy Policy. If you wish to be provided a copy of any content created by you, and we are agreeable to providing such a copy, you agree that an administration fee (the sum of which is to be determined by us) may be

charged. You also agree that we will not provide you with a copy of content that can no longer be found on Legally Yours at the time of your request.

8. You are eligible to enter into this agreement

By registering to use the Service you warrant and represent to LY that you are the holder of a current practising certificate permitting you to practice Australian law, or that you satisfy any other requirements applicable to eligibility to practice in your legal discipline, and that you hold and will maintain current Professional Indemnity Insurance.

You warrant and represent that you will only register an account with us, in your real name, that you have not been restricted by us in using any of the Services and are otherwise fully able and competent to accept, abide and comply with these Terms of Use.

If you are agreeing to these Terms and/or using the Services on behalf of a business entity (be it a partnership or company etc), you represent and warrant that you have authority to bind that business to these Terms, and your agreement to these Terms will be treated as the agreement of that business entity. In this event, “you” and “your” refer to that business entity.

9. Registration

To register with the Service, you must create a User Login and ID and password. Only one profile is permitted per individual. When registering to use the Service you agree to provide LY with true, accurate, current and complete information. You also agree to keep the information in your profile up to date. You must keep your password confidential to you and notify LY immediately of any unauthorised access to your account. You agree that your account is personal to you and cannot be shared or transferred to others.

10. Restricted access

We reserve the right to restrict access to other areas of Legally Yours, or the entire website, at our discretion.

11. Subscription (Not Referral Fees)

Clients do not pay to access the Service. To use the Service LY Lawyers must purchase a 12- month subscription. LY Lawyers agree to pay one up-front annual subscription. LY will notify you 30 days prior to the cessation of the subscription period which will include notification of any increase in the subscription fee.

In return for payment of the subscription fee, Legally Yours will allow the LY Lawyer access to the Service for 12 months. This includes a profile hosted on the Site, the ability to receive inquiries and requests for legal advice. LY does not receive payment for the referral of clients. Subscription Fees are payable at the annual rate and are not linked to or derived from the referral of clients.

12. Quick Match Function (Referral Based Service)

Legally Yours offers an additional function whereby Clients can purchase 15 minutes of time with an LY Lawyer for a telephone conversation. This is known as the “Quick Match” function. The Client pays a fee upfront to LY who then retains a portion of the fee for administrative costs and directs the remainder of the payment to the LY Lawyer once the consultation has been provided. THIS MAY CONSITUTE A REFERRAL FEE UNDER AUSTRALIAN LEGISLATION. The laws about payment of referral fees vary across Australia. You must not use this aspect of the service if it is not legal for you to do so.

13. Quotes

Clients can use the Service to request Quotes from LY Lawyers. Payment terms between LY Lawyers and with Clients are within the LY Lawyers discretion on the condition that all Quotes are fixed fee.

14. Provision of Legal Services

The Client will authorise the LY Lawyer directly to provide legal services. It is the responsibility of the LY Lawyer to ensure its own onboarding processes are undertaken and that all cost disclosure and other such requirements are complied with. LY Lawyers agree to provide the legal services in accordance with the scope and quote provided to the Client. If the scope changes, or something occurs impacting on the quote given to the Client, the LY Lawyer must notify the Client as soon practicable.

15. Service Levels

LY Lawyers agree to comply with all relevant laws, rules and regulations (including conduct rules and codes of ethics) that govern the provision of the legal services in the jurisdiction where the LY Lawyer operates from. LY Lawyers indemnify and promise to keep LY and any of LY’s affiliates, officers, agents, partners and employees indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses incurred or suffered by LY in connection with legal services rendered by LY Lawyers to Clients.

16. Ratings

It is a requirement for using the Service that Clients must give the LY Lawyer a rating of up to five stars. All LY Lawyers are given a default rating of five stars upon registration. Clients are encouraged to provide a five-star rating to the LY Lawyer upon completion of the process, in consideration of service delivery and price transparency. LY retains the discretion to remove ratings provided by Clients where comments could be considered defamatory or unsubstantiated. Lawyers also have the ability to rate Clients, such ratings and feedback are not made public, but are available for viewing by other LY Lawyers if the same Client requests a Quote from that LY Lawyer. Your comments about a client may fall within the definition of ‘personal information’ for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988 Cth, and LY may be obliged to grant a Client access to the information. All content submitted to the Platform must be submitted in accordance with the LY Website User Agreement.

17. Content Requirements

It is a condition of using the Service that each LY Lawyer will submit a minimum of three (3) articles or blogs, written by the LY Lawyer for publication on the Platform. You are solely responsible for and assume all risks for any content posted or supplied by you through the Service. The LY Lawyer agrees to indemnify LY and keep LY indemnified against all claims arising against LY in connection with the content submitted by the LY Lawyer for publication on the Platform. You must ensure compliance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) requirements when transmitting personal information electronically and outside of Australia (as applicable).

18. You agree not to do the following

You will not use the Service other than in accordance with these Terms of Use;

You will not copy the Site content or use the Site for any other purpose save for the specific purpose of displaying your profile and connecting with Clients who may require your professional legal services;

You will not post legal advice on our website and/or mobile applications;
You will not copy or use our content in connection with a service deemed competitive by us; You will not copy, modify or create derivative works of our content and/or Services;

You will not send spam or other unwelcomed communications to others, or act in an unlawful, defamatory, libellous, abusive, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable manner as determined by us, using our Services;

You will not at any time, disparage Legally Yours, its employees, Clients, products, business or affiliates.

You will not disclose information that you do not have the right to disclose (for example, your employers’ and/or Client’s Confidential Information);

You will not use any device, software, or routine that interferes with any application, function, or use of the Service, or is intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate any system, data, or communication;

You will not sell, sublicense, time-share, or otherwise share the Service with any third party; You will not frame or mirror the Service;

You will not decompile, disassemble or reverse-engineer the underlying software or application that is part of the Service or otherwise attempt to derive its source code;

You will not use the Service either directly or indirectly to support any activity that is illegal and/ or amoral including but not limited to violating our Intellectual Property Rights or that of others;

You will not access the Service for purpose of monitoring its availability, performance or functionality, or for any other benchmarking or competitive purposes; or

You will not override any security feature of our Service; and You will not authorise any third parties to do any of the above.

19. Content and Intellectual Property Rights

You undertake to keep us and our affiliates, officers, agents, partners, and employees indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, without limitation, legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of content you provide, submit to or transmit through Legally Yours or the Service, or your violation of any rights of another as a result of the provision, submission of transmission of your content through Legally Yours or the Service.

You are solely responsible for and assume all risks for all content posted or supplied by you to Legally Yours and you agree that we have no control over the content and its veracity. Save for Personal Information required from you for the purposes of the registration of your account, you must ensure that all content provided by you does not contain any information that personally identifies third parties without their consent and complies with the Privacy Act 1988.

20. Your Content is yours but you grant us a non-exclusive license to use it

When you provide, submit or transmit your content to us for the purpose of it being used on the Site or through the Service, including messages and sharing of information with other third parties through the Service, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sub- licensable, transferable right and license to use, host, store, cache, reproduce, publish, display, distribute, transmit, modify, adapt, and create derivative works of your content, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others, subject to the relevant legislations.

21. Termination of your license to us

You may terminate the non-exclusive licence for your content by deleting it from the Service, or by closing your account and/or by the termination of this agreement, except (a) to the extent that your content has already been shared with others as part of the Service and they copied or stored it and (b) for a reasonable period of time we require to remove from backup and other systems.

22. Content provided by others is to be used or viewed at your own risk

All content transmitted through the Site is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated. We do not verify the veracity of nor do we validate or endorse any content posted or supplied by you, or the Clients or any third party provided to us. We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on the Site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

You acknowledge you are solely responsible for evaluating all risks associated with the access, use, accuracy, usefulness, completeness, appropriateness or legality of any content conveyed through the Services.

23. Removal of Content

We reserve the right to, but do not have any obligation to, remove any content from the Site at any time, and for any reason, without notice.

24. Our Intellectual Property Rights

We own, or have the authority of the owners of all Intellectual Property contained on and in the Site, except those pertaining to your content. These Terms of Use do not convey any proprietary interest in or to our Intellectual Property rights or entitlement to the use therefore, save for the specific purpose of Clients contacting you to obtain professional legal advice.

You acknowledge that as a result of using the Service, you may from time to time, gain access to Confidential Information, including but not limited to information supplied by Clients requesting quotes from you.

25. No Guarantees

LY does not guarantee that an LY Lawyer will receive Clients through the Service. LY does not offer a payment guarantee. Where a client fails to pay, the LY Lawyer has the rights existing under the Cost Agreement, Client Authority or other such document of engagement agreed to by the Client. LY will use our best endeavours to ensure that the Platform is available at all times. Notwithstanding the foregoing, LY does not warrant that your use of the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free; or that the Service will meet your requirements. LY is also not responsible for any delays delivery failures or interruptions that arise as a result of circumstances outside of LY’s control. You acknowledge that the Services may be subject to limitations, delays and problems inherent in the use of electronic communication facilities.

26. We will try our best to ensure uninterrupted access to Legally Yours

We will endeavour to the best of our abilities, within reasonable means, to ensure that the Site and the Services are available at all times. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we (a) do not warrant that your use of the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free; or that the Service will meet your requirements; and (b) are not responsible for any delays, delivery failures, or any other

You acknowledge that the Service may be subject to limitations, delays and other problems inherent in the use of such communications facilities.

27. Limitation of Liability

To the extent permitted by law, LY excludes all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms whether express or implied. To the extent permitted by law, LY will not be liable for:

(a) any indirect, incidental, exemplary punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever;

  1. (b)  loss of profits, sales, revenue, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses;
  2. (c)  damages relating to your access to, use of, or inability to access or use the Services;
  3. (d)  damages arising out of your relationship with any Client found through the Service and/ or the legal provided to services provided because of the Service.

To the extent permitted by law, LY’s total liability for any claim under these Terms of Use (Lawyer), is limited to the cost paid for the Services by the LY Lawyer or the cost of providing the Services again.

28. You represent, warrant and certify the following.

You are legally licensed and eligible to practice law in the relevant jurisdiction(s) as indicated in your profile that is displayed on our website and/or mobile application throughout the subscription period.

You are in good standing in the legally recognised jurisdiction(s) in which you are lawfully licensed throughout the subscription period.

Where relevant, you are covered by professional liability insurance and will maintain such coverage at all times while using the Service. You assume all risk in connection with the adequacy of all such insurance.

All information provided by you in your profile is accurate and truthful and if at any point, such information ceases to be accurate and truthful, you agree to immediately notify Legally Yours and update the inaccurate or outdated information within 10 days of the change arising. Legally Yours shall not be held liable for any losses and/or damages arising out of and/or during the period within which the information is being updated and/or corrected.

29. Confidentiality & Privacy

All communications and information flowing between LY and the LY Lawyer are confidential. By agreeing to the LY Client Terms, Clients have consented to the LY Lawyer communicating with the Client through the Platform. Aside and in addition to any client-solicitor privilege, you agree to hold any and all Confidential Information you obtain as a result of using the Service in confidence and, unless required by law, not to make any confidential information available to any third party or to use or exploit the confidential information for any purpose other than in accordance with these Terms of Use.

You warrant that you will protect confidential information from unauthorised use, access, or disclosure by third parties and apply the same security measures and degree of care to the

confidential information as you would use to protect your own confidential and proprietary information of a similar nature. If you are a business entity, you warrant that you will take all reasonable steps to ensure that confidential information is not disclosed or distributed by your employees or agents in violation of these Terms of Use.

Your obligations in this clause shall remain in effect and shall survive termination of these Terms of Use, except to the extent that (a) such confidential information becomes generally available to the public other than as a result of unauthorised disclosure by you, (b) such confidential information has been released by us or such other relevant disclosing party to another person or entity without restriction or (c) such confidential information is required to be released by law, pursuant to an order of court, provided that you notify us in writing as soon as reasonably possible.

30. Participation and Marketing

LY may provide LY Lawyers with the opportunity to speak at events or produce material for marketing legal services, such as blogs or other content (“Participation”). Generally, there will be no fee paid to the Lawyer for Participation, however LY agrees to refer all clients that arise from the Participation to the LY Lawyer.

31. Client Complaints

LY Lawyers must provide Clients with information about their rights and complaints process. Where LY receives a complaint from a Client we will contact the LY Lawyer, setting out the details of the complaint and asking the Lawyer to respond with a proposed solution. Where LY receives three complaints about a Lawyer, which appear subjectively justified, we may remove the LY Lawyer from the panel.

32. Dispute Resolution

In the event of any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the breach thereof, the Parties hereto shall use their best efforts to settle such disputes, claims, questions, or disagreement. To this effect, they shall consult and negotiate with each other, in good faith and, recognising their mutual interests, attempt to reach a just and equitable solution satisfactory to both Parties. If the Parties do not reach such solution within a period of sixty (60) days, then upon notice by either Party to the other, disputes, claims, questions, or differences shall be finally settled by mediation. If the Parties cannot agree on who the mediator should be, the Parties agree that the Law Institute of Victoria shall appoint an appropriate mediator.

33. Termination

Either party may terminate this Agreement without cause any time. LY Lawyers agree that all Client matters that are ongoing as at the date of termination will be finalised in accordance with the LY Lawyer’s usual obligations.

34. Severability.

If a provision of this Agreement is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

35. Whole Agreement

LY and the LY Lawyer jointly and separately acknowledge to each other that all prior agreements or understandings have not been relied upon and these terms represent the entire of all agreements between LY and the Lawyer.

36. Law and jurisdiction

This Agreement (and any further rules, polices, or guidelines incorporated by reference) will be governed by and construed in accordance with Victorian law, and any disputes arising out of or about this Agreement will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria, Australia.