Disclaimer

Scope:

 

This Disclaimer (the “Disclaimer”) applies to Our Business Terms of Sale and Consumer Terms of Sale for the services provided via Our Apps as identified below. 

 

Service:

 

Legal Utopia Limited (“Legal Utopia”, “We”, “Us”, “Our”, the “Company”) provides an automated ‘Legal Checker’ tool (Our Services) delivered via Our Apps which are available from the Apple UK App Store (https://www.apple.com/uk/ios/app-store/) and the Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps?hl=en). More information about the Our Services can be found here: https://legalutopia.app.

 

Intended Use (Our Services):

 

Our Services are intended to be utilised as a self-help tool to guide a user in relation to a limited range of legal problems and disputes in England and Wales. Our Services seek to collect user information by displaying a variety of options, questions, and asking the user to explain or describe their legal issue or dispute; the questions and options during the assessment process is based on information gathered by Legal Utopia and third parties engaged by Us, informed by reviewing similar experiences of historical legal issues or disputes of a similar or the same type. 

 

Our Services may provide text-based Legal Guidance content; this content has been generated and/or reviewed by third parties engaged by Us and deemed to be reputable legal services providers located in the United Kingdom. This Legal Guidance content is the copyright content of such third parties and not Us. 

 

Our Services provides a user with a general assessment of the classification of their legal issue or dispute by leveraging Artificial Intelligence Technology; and general Legal Guidance in relation to a particular field and subfield of English law based on your interaction with Our triage system. This general assessment provides limited, text-based Legal Guidance content only. 

 

Our Services may not be able to authoritatively assess and classify your explanation or description of your legal issue or dispute precisely, this is due to the use and limitation of Our Artificial Intelligence Technology, which may not be aware of; or proficient in, your legal issue or dispute. Where the Artificial Intelligence Technology used is proficient in a particular legal issue or dispute, its proficiency may vary substantially (it operates through the assessment of probabilities) and may still fail to classify your legal issue or dispute with any degree of certainty. 

 

Our Services may not be able to provide the relevant questions, options, or scenarios related to any users’ particular circumstances as Our triage system is not exhaustive. As such, this may prevent a user from being provided with one or more of the outputs otherwise expected, including but not limited to, legal service(s), portal(s), resource(s), and Legal Guidance content.

 

Our Services will always seek a users’ input to help guide the assessment and subsequent display of certain outputs. It is, therefore, the users’ responsibility to ensure that they input the correct responses to reflect their circumstances. 

 

Our Services have been designed to be used by informed laypersons who are over the age of 18, resident in England and Wales with a legal issue or dispute subject to the jurisdiction and laws of England and Wales only. It is intended to be used for general information purposes; and to encourage legal education of particular laws and rights in England and Wales only. 

 

Our Services are not intended to be used for the purposes of, or in replacement of, professional legal advice or the services of regulated legal professionals. Our Services do not provide any definitive assessment or identification of ground(s), merit(s), or the application of any individual or collective legal claim(s), proceeding(s), or right(s). 

Our Services, in addition to algorithmic predictions from free text, asks a series of questions that require the selection from a pick list of answers - the answers to those questions form the outer scope of the issues the system can analyse.

 

If Our Services do not return a result this is likely because your issue is outside the scope of the system or has been expressed in a way that the system has not encountered to date - as both of these scenarios may be outside the system capabilities generally we cannot assist further. Our Services are limited by scope to that identified in our Terms of Sale and this disclaimer as we are not a law firm or legal adviser and are not in a position to individually evaluate any particular legal issue manually with better accuracy than the system. 

 

 

Warning Notice(s): 

 

  • Our Services are not regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. 

  • Legal Utopia Limited is not a law firm; or a firm of lawyers.

  • Our Services are supported by Artificial Intelligence Technology and is not a lawyer; a replacement of a lawyer; or intended to be a lawyer or replacement thereof. 

  • Our Services may provide general descriptions of field and subfields of English law which should not be considered or constitute legal advice, a comprehensive legal assessment; or substantive to your individual or collective legal position(s); Our Services provides Legal Guidance content, service(s), portal(s), and resource(s) recommendations based on a number of collective factors that users provide, submit, or selects via Our non-exhaustive triage system.

  • You should consider your disclosure to Our Services, as it is NOT protected by legal privilege as Our Services are not a lawyer, or a replacement of a lawyer; and, as such, does not necessarily provide the same protections expected of a professional lawyer. 

  • Our Services are only for use by residents in England and Wales with a legal issue or dispute subject to the jurisdiction and laws of England and Wales, aged 18 and over. 

  • Our Services do not provide an individual(s) with a personal decision or diagnosis but presents a non-exhaustive list of possible scenarios to a user that may or may not be relevant to their particular circumstance(s), and this is the basis for displaying the Legal Guidance which is for information purposes only. 

  • A legal claim, proceeding(s), or right(s) may be subject to a statute of limitations, preventing you from making a claim, issuing proceedings, or enforcing your rights, you should always seek professional legal advice to advise you properly of this. 

  • If your legal issue or dispute is in the formal process of legal proceedings in a court, tribunal, arbitration, or alike formal legal process, you should always seek professional legal advice to advise you properly. 

  • You should always carefully read the Terms of Use, Terms of Sale (Business), Terms of Sale (Consumer), and Privacy Policy related to the provision of Our Services. 

  • We have made every reasonable endeavour to ensure that all information provided through Our Services is accurate and up to date; we make no warranty or representation that this is the case.

  • We make no guarantee of any specific results from the use of Our Services. 

  • We make no warranty or representation that Our Services is or will be compatible with all systems, or that it will be secure. 

  • Our Services should not be relied upon when making decisions or taking any action of any kind in the event of legal claims, proceedings, problems, or disputes. 

  • Commercial use of the information provided by the Our Services is permitted and subject to our Terms of Use, Terms of Sale (Business), and Privacy Policy, however, we make no representation or warranty that this content is suitable for use in commercial situations or that it constitutes accurate data and/or advice on which business decisions can be based. 

  • Whilst we exercise all reasonable skill and care to ensure that the Our Services are secure and free from errors, viruses, and other malware, you are strongly advised to take responsibility for your own internet security, that of your personal details and your computers and/or devices are appropriately protected. 

  • Our Services do not operate, provide, or constitute the provision of any service identified as a reserved legal activity under the Legal Services Act 2007; where a reserved activity may apply to or be otherwise concerned with a particular legal service, we will notify you thereof to seek legal advice from the appropriate legal professional. 

  • Our Services are limited in its proficiency to classify legal issues or disputes; its proficiency may vary in its probability and proficiency, to then match its users with the correct triaged pathway; Our Services are limited to legal issues or disputes related to the following domains or fields of English law: Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Employment Law, Tax Law, Land Law, Data Protection Law, Intellectual Property Law, Contract Law, Family Law, and areas of Civil Law. 

  • Our Services are further limited in its proficiency to classify legal issues or disputes to then match its users with the correct triage support in the sub-domains / subfields of English law. As such, Our Services may not be proficient in (and cannot support) all types of legal issues or disputes that could reasonably be expected to apply to the abovementioned fields or domains of law. 

  • Our Services may assess your eligibility to claim civil legal aid on the basis of the classification of your legal issue or dispute; as well as the options and/or responses you select or provide from Our triage system. This assessment is preliminary only, and you should always seek the advice of the Ministry of Justice or Legal Aid Agency. 

  • DUE, AND LIMITED TO, THE AUTOMATED NATURE OF OUR SERVICES THAT UTILISE AND/OR INCORPORATE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY, WE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDE THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 49 AND 57 OF THE CONSUMER RIGHTS ACT 2015 AND SECTION 13 OF THE SUPPLY OF GOODS AND SERVICES ACT 1982. WE EXCLUDE THESE STATUTORY PROVISIONS TO REMOVE THE IMPLIED TERMS THAT SUCH ELEMENTS OF OUR SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED WITH REASONABLE CARE AND SKILL; WE JUSTIFY THIS EXCLUSION AS IT WOULD BE UNREASONABLE TO APPLY THE SAME LEGAL STANDARD OF REASONABLE CARE AND SKILL TO PREDICTIONS OF AUTOMATED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY TO WHICH OUR SERVICES UTILISES AND/OR INCORPORATES TO MAKE PROBABILITISTIC PREDICTIONS BY MEANS UNLIKE THAT OF A NATURAL PERSON IN A SIMILAR TRADE.  

  • In any event, irrespective of which part of Our Services you engage with, we limit our aggregated liability to you, include liability for legal and other fees, costs, and disbursements, in respect of any and all claims or cause of action relating to a claim(s) to that of 100% (one-hundred percent) of the total contract price paid (excluding any VAT). 

  • There shall be no liability in respect of any claim unless you give us notice in writing of the claim, stating in reasonable detail the nature of the claim and your reasonable estimate of the amount claimed by you within a period of 1 year of the event which gave rise to such a claim(s).