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1. The purpose of this web site is to help you, the Visitor, (herein referred to as “the User”) find a Legal Practitioner, who is ready, willing and able to help you with your legal matter. The information contained in this website is not intended to constitute professional legal advice. aussielawyers.com.au is not a law firm and offers no professional legal advice, recommendations, mediation or counseling under any circumstance. Users should not act upon any information received, in connection with the use of this web site, without seeking his/her own professional legal advice. No warranty is given by aussielawyers.com.au as to the accuracy of information contained or connected to this site, and persons who rely on it do so at their own risk. To the extent permitted by law, aussielawyers.com.au (its employees and office holders) and all Affiliates are not liable for any claim, loss, damage, cost or expense sustained or incurred by any person directly or indirectly arising as a result of reliance on an opinion, advice, recommendation, representation of the information expressly or impliedly contained in this web site (or any web site accessed through this web site) notwithstanding any error or omission including negligence.
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i) the website does not advertise personal injury services in the state of Queensland;
ii) if you are a resident of Queensland who has posted a legal enquiry form about a claim for compensation or damages under any Act or law for personal injury, the website has in no way encouraged or induced you to make such a claim;
iii) if you are a resident of New South Wales who has posted a legal enquiry form about a claim for compensation or damages for personal injury, the information and content on the website does not constitute the publication of a personal injury advertisement within the meaning of regulation 34(1)(a) and (b) of the Legal Profession Regulation 2005 (NSW) (as amended).
2. Reference on this web site to “Legal Practitioner” includes solicitor, lawyer, attorney and barrister.
3. Reference on this web site to “Affiliate” includes all Legal Practitioners, advertisers, companies, firms and registered businesses involved with the web site, and any/all other web sites owned by aussielawyers.com.au Pty Ltd.
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(e) any loss incurred by you through currency fluctuations when purchasing the goods or services from that third party.
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