1. Terms and Conditions

    • Lawyered, [Sproutech Solutions Private Limited] and their employees, agents and subsidiaries ("we") are providing Lawyered.in (the "Website") and related websites, newsletters, applications and other services to its users ("You") subject to the following terms and conditions (the "Terms") and privacy policy as discussed in the next part.

    • Lawyered, being a legal tech startup, connects you with various legal professionals having expertise in various areas of practice, depending on the scope of your requirement. These legal professionals are referred to as “Participating Platform Lawyers” and the services we exclusively provide to you are referred to as “Platform Services”. Lawyered does not render any sort of legal service or does not claim to be a law firm either. Lawyered connects Clients with the Platform Lawyers and in no way solicits any legal advice to any of the Clients.

    • No attorney-client relationship shall be created or deemed to be created between you and Lawyered. All of your communications with Lawyered are protected by our privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) as set out below; they are not attorney work-product and are not protected under any privilege (including attorney-client privilege). Other than information you submit through the Website, Lawyered has no access to any communications between you and any Participating Platform Lawyer, which communications may be protected by the attorney-client privilege.

    • Lawyered is not a legal referral service. While we make reasonable efforts to select and vet the Participating Platform Lawyers, we do not recommend any specific lawyer or Participating Platform Lawyer for any specific legal request. You acknowledge and agree that Lawyered does not select, endorse or recommend any individual lawyer or Participating Platform Lawyer and the selection and hiring of services of any Lawyer is at the sole discretion of the User.

  2. General Terms

    • We offer the site “AS IS” “as available” and if you are using the site as an individual or a corporate entity, it is deemed that you are authorized on behalf of such individual or corporate entity and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and any warranties implied by and during any course of performance or usage of trade, all of which are expressly disclaimed.

    • Users/You may be interchangeably used in respect to clients who are seeking legal assistance & wants to get connected with the lawyers on our platform in context to the Platform Services provided by us or it may also mean to refer to the lawyers who are listed as Participating Platform Lawyers on the portal to provide these services to the clients seeking assistance/guidance/any sort of legal help.

    • Lawyered is in no way associated with any Legal advice solicited by any Participating Platform Lawyer, as it is only a third party facilitator, where clients can communicate and get the best possible legal solution by meeting lawyers from various fields. Lawyered is in no way responsible for any legal advice provided by the Lawyer. In case of any issues with the services rendered by the Lawyer, we are in no way associated with any sort of Legal advice provided by the Legal professional.

    • Lawyered reserves no right for any Legal opinion that is different from a previous one as a client is connected with one or more lawyers if need be and his legal requirement demands the same. If there is a conflict in both the opinions then Lawyered does not direct which one to take up or is under no liability to forward any legal opinion to any individual/SME/ any organization that knocks its door for a legal solution. It is solely the discretion and personal liability of the client to go ahead with the Lawyer she/he feels would do them any good.

    • We shall not be liable for any loss suffered by you through the use of the Website however caused, including but not limited to loss caused through but not limited to our negligence, breach of contract, copyright infringement, and breach of other intellectual property rights or defamation.

    • All the materials and information provided to you on-site is only for the purpose of providing information and no other purpose at all. Also, the site is in no way promoting, advertising or publishing any content that is unethical or against the public policy or against the interest of any society or group in tandem.

    • The particular lawyer or law firm is solely and exclusively responsible for providing services to the client and you agree that Lawyered is in no way responsible for any loss incurred by you in terms of cost or any damage arising out of or based out of any malpractice.

    • You also agree that any claim between you and the platform lawyer(s) is purely based against the platform lawyer(s) exclusively and Lawyered will in no way be associated with any such claims whatsoever.

    • You acknowledge that all new services or features launched by us in future will also be subject to these Terms.

    • You acknowledge and agree that the Website is provided "as is" and that we can assume no responsibility for any failure to provide any Platform Services, including but not limited to storing or delivering any user communications or settings.

    • We shall not be liable for any loss suffered by you through the use of the Website however caused, including but not limited to loss caused through but not limited to our negligence, breach of contract, copyright infringement, and breach of other intellectual property rights or defamation.

    • We reserve the right to use, reproduce and modify all content submitted by you to the site, including but not limited to comments published by you on the site. We reserve to use our absolute discretion in exercising this right.

    • Unacceptable behavior - Any usage of our portal that can amount to attempting to gain or gaining unauthorized access to the platform services or to servers, systems, networks or data or it causes any sort of interruption that leads to disrupt the services, systems, networks or servers. Also, any behaviour or conduct that is opposed to the public policy or is in violation of the laws of the nation will be unacceptable to us.

    • We are not liable for content published on the Website by users of the Website. If you would like to alert us to content that you believe to be inappropriate, please contact us via the Website. We will deal with your request as soon as reasonably possible.

    • We do not intend to decide on the legal fees to be charged by the Participating Platform Lawyers. You agree that the negotiation of the price for desired Platform Services / legal services is to be negotiated solely between you and the Participating Platform Lawyers. You acknowledge that we are only a facilitating platform and act as a third party enabler which can connect you to the Participating Platform Lawyers.

  3. How Lawyered works?

    • As already discussed, Lawyered offers and works on a ZERO SERVICE FEE for its Clients to be connected with the Platform Lawyers and ZERO COMMISSION from the Lawyers on the Participating Platform. Lawyered also runs an “ADVISORY” panel where free questions are posted from Clients. Any free answers by the lawyers from this platform do not establish Client- Lawyer relationship and are freely available and viewable by everyone. The answering of such questions is totally dependent upon the availability and willingness of the legal professionals on our platform. No lawyer is forced to take up a query and provide the user with an answer.

    • We also offer a “Talk to a Lawyer” option where a client has any general legal issue/query and wants to get it resolved by any practising Legal Professional. Lawyered gets this resolved by connecting and acting as an intermediary to make both ends meet. Abiding by Rule 36 of Bar Council of India and Advocates Act, 1961, Lawyered is just an intermediary service to offer discoverability to Lawyers as no Service Fee is taken from the Client and it is totally a cost-free Platform for Clients making a footfall on the Website or using Electronic means to get connected to avail any legal help to choose or talk to any lawyer for their requirement. Also, ZERO Commission is charged by us from any Lawyer who registers on our Platform and becomes a Participating Platform Lawyer.

      As the law says, "An Advocate shall not solicit work or advertise, except through a medium maintained by the Bar Council of India, either directly or indirectly, whether by circulars, advertisements, touts, personal communications, interviews not warranted by personal relations, furnishing or inspiring newspaper comments or producing his/her photographs to be published in connection with cases in which he/she has been engaged or concerned”.

    • Apropos, Rule 36 Section IV, Bar Council Rules of India, a recent amendment was made in this section by the Hon’ble Supreme Court. Post this amendment, BCI allows Lawyers to provide 5 piece information which can be advertised on the internet i.e.

      • Name of the firm,
      • address, telephone numbers and email id,
      • (a) enrollment number, (b) date of enrollment, (c) name of State Bar Council, where originally enrolled, (d) name of the State Bar Council on whose roll name stands currently and (e) name of the Bar Association of which the advocate is a member,
      • professional qualifications and academic qualifications and
      • areas of practice.
    • On our Website, we do not publish even these 5 pieces of information but only a handful that is requisite for the Client to understand if the LAWYER would add any value to avail the Service he needs.

    • Any kind of “solicitation” or “advertising” of Lawyers is not done by Lawyered for any purpose being solely and exclusively a legal tech discovery platform for Participating Platform Lawyers.

    • Though our Platform gives access to create the profiles of the LAWYERS for the purpose of increasing the accessibility and exposure of our Participating Platform Lawyers to grant them discovery using this platform, we do not intend in any way whatsoever to advertise any profile as we are not an advertising portal but a discovery platform. By discovery platform we mean a platform that helps in providing online visibility within legitimate and permissible means.

    • Our search and sort functionality are totally AI-based and purely driven by user-entered information and the built-in process.

    • We are in no way associated with or ENDORSE any individual described herein. We will not be responsible for the choices made by you in terms of selecting any particular Lawyer of your choice. The name or inclusion of any particular Lawyers profile does not mean any sort of Advertising being done or any recommendation or any Endorsement from Lawyered’s end.

  4. Website Usage Terms

    • You confirm that you are of legal age to access the Website, access the Platform Services, request for a Participating Platform Lawyers and make payment for any Platform Services accessed by you. We reserve the right at our absolute discretion to: (i) restrict or block your access to the Website, (ii) delete, modify or limit your user account at any time, or (iii) terminate these Terms. Notwithstanding the above, all your obligations under these Terms shall continue to survive

    • You shall not use the Website in any way that causes damage to the Website or in any unlawful, harmful, illegal or fraudulent manner. You agree not to interfere with legitimate use of the Website and our services by other users. You agree to indemnify us against all costs, claims, liabilities, demands or expenses incurred as a result of your use of this Website or in case of any breach of these Terms by you.

    • You shall not publish or cause to be published any unlawful, defamatory, obscene, threatening, offensive, harmful or otherwise objectionable content on the Website. You confirm that you are allowed under the law to publish all content, images or information that you submit to the Website. In case, we find or suspect that you have been doing or making an attempt to do things which are prohibited will amount to your profile suspension or blocking or may also be subject to termination as per the termination clause with an immediate effect without any prior notice.

    • In the event where you submit information through the Site, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information and agree to promptly update the information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, and/or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your participation in the Site and/or refuse any and all current or future use of the Site or its services (or any portion thereof).

    • You hereby agree to form a Lawyer- client relationship on your own as it plays an important decision. You agree to take up advice from other lawyers also as per your decision. You hereby agree that, by taking any of the actions described above, you are soliciting and requesting a contact by telephone and as such, you may be contacted by telephone or e-mail as set forth in this Agreement and in our Privacy Policy, notwithstanding the listing of your telephone number and/or e-mail address in any applicable do-not-call registries.

  5. Membership Obligations

    • The profile that you create on our website will be used to store your consultations and your personal query online just for the purpose of maintaining a record for future references. You agree that your registration details will be used by us to provide you with news and other information. You agree to provide your Legal name, last name and accurate, correct personal information in your registration. You agree to keep your username (the "Username") and password safe from use by third parties and not to share your registration details with anyone else, unless if your Username is a bona fide account that represents a group or organization in which case you may share the registration details with members of such group or organization. You agree to indemnify us against any unauthorized use of your username and password, howsoever caused. We reserve the right to modify the membership information you provide, as well as to delete, disable and/or restrict your account.

  6. Content Writing Opportunity/ Blogging

    For registered users, we are providing an open web publishing/blogging service that allows you to post and publish blogs and articles on the Website ("Blogs"), subject to the Terms.

    • You agree not to post any Blog that is: (i) advertising, (ii) advertorial, (iii) overt promotion of services or products, or (iv) that otherwise contravenes any of the Terms.

    • You warrant and represent that you have the author's permission to publish a Blog under your Username and that you have the legal right to publish all images or other information that you upload on Website.

    • We have no responsibility or liability of any kind for the content of any Blogs that are not written by us. We do not exercise control over Blogs' contents and are acting as a mere electronic conduit, hosting service and passive publisher of the Blogs, subject to the Terms.

    • We retain the right at our absolute discretion to delete or modify your Blog in order to comply with our legal duties, to improve the appearance, layout or integration of the Blog into the Website, or for any other reason

  7. Intellectual property

    • You or the original authors, as applicable, retain all copyrights to and moral rights to be identified as the author of (i) Blogs published under your Username, and/or (ii) images or other media published under your Username on your personal profile on the Website's social network.

    • By publishing a Blog you grant us a royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable and perpetual license and right to republish, reproduce and edit your Blog or parts thereof worldwide and in any medium, notwithstanding any other clauses of the Terms. If you republish your Blogs elsewhere, please include a hyperlink back to Lawyered as the place of original publication.

    • All content that is contributed to Lawyered becomes our copyright but is made available under a Creative Commons license.

  8. User Content

    All content submitted by users (collectively "User Content") is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such User Content. You represent that all User Content provided by you is accurate, complete, up-to-date, and in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. We may use and distribute your User Content solely to provide Platform Services on your behalf or as required to be produced before any authority or court of law. To know more on how the content/information will be collected or used we request you to read our privacy policy ( https://lawyered.in/privacy-policy/ ).

  9. Indemnification

    You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, us, our affiliates and each of our and their respective employees, contractors, directors, suppliers and representatives from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of, or access to, the Website, Legal Services, Content, or otherwise from your User Content, or violation of these Terms, provided that any indemnity in this clause with regard to Legal Services excludes any aspect of the Legal Services that Lawyered does not and cannot access, including but not limited to privileged communications between you and your Participating Platform Lawyer. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will assist and cooperate with us in asserting any available defences.

  10. Termination

    In the event, where we become aware of or it comes to our attention that a potential breach which has happened or may be caused to us amounting to a violation of our companies terms stated herein. We reserve and claim complete right to terminate all ties.

    • We may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your Lawyered account.

    • Any termination of your Platform Services has no effect on the provision of Legal Services between you and your Participating Platform Lawyer or the attorney-client relationship between you and your Participating Platform Lawyer. Further, such a termination would not affect your access to or ownership of any attorney-client communications between you and your Participating Platform Lawyer or documents created by your Participating Platform Lawyer.

    • Any fees paid hereunder are non-refundable. You remain obligated to pay any fees accrued but not yet paid at the time of termination.

    • All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, licenses of User Content, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

  11. Governing law /Jurisdiction

    The Terms and the Website are governed by Indian laws and you agree to submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the courts in Delhi only.

  12. Arbitration

    Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to or in connection with this Agreement, or the breach, termination or validity hereof shall be finally settled by an arbitration tribunal in accordance with the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, as in force at the time such arbitration is commenced (“The Arbitration Act”). The Arbitration will be conducted by the sole arbitrator which will be finally selected by the Lawyered within 30days of time from the date of receipt of any such dispute/claim etc. The place of the arbitration will be at New Delhi, India. The proceedings of the arbitration will be in English. And, the expense of the arbitration will be borne by the parties amicably, in case of any dispute upon it the decision of the arbitrator will be final.

  13. Variation

    We reserve the right to amend or modify these Terms at any time without notice.

  14. Entire Agreement and Severability

    This Agreement is the entire agreement between you and us, including use of the Website, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and us. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.

  15. Force Majeure

    We shall not be liable for any failure to perform our obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation or may be due to act of God, war, riots, embargoes, act of civil or military authorities, fire, floods or accidents..

  16. Assignment

    These Terms are personal to you, and are not assignable, transferable or cannot be sub-licensed by you except with our prior written consent. We may assign, transfer or delegate any of our rights and obligations hereunder without your consent.

  17. Agency

    No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship is created as a result of these Terms and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect.

  18. Notices

    Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all notices under these Terms will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered or sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested; when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or e-mail; or the day after it is sent, if sent for next day delivery by recognized overnight delivery service. Electronic notices should be sent to info@lawyered.in.

  19. No Waiver

    No failure or delay in exercising any right, power or remedy as per the Terms stated herein shall operate as a waiver, default, acquiescence thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, power or remedy preclude the exercise of any other or further exercise of the same.compliance in the future. In order for any waiver of compliance with these Terms to be binding, we must provide you with written notice of such waiver through one of our authorized representatives in a reasonable time.

  20. Disclaimer

    • Lawyered does not provide any legal services and is not a law firm. We help you connect with Participating Platform Lawyers, but Lawyered does not give legal advice. We connect you with Participating Platform Lawyers, but Lawyered will never provide legal advice or any other legal analysis or assessment of your legal needs or requests.

    • No attorney-client relationship shall be created or deemed to be created between you and Lawyered. All of your communications with Lawyered are protected by our privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) https://lawyered.in/privacy-policy/; they are not attorney work-product and are not protected under any privilege (including attorney-client privilege). Other than information you submit through the Website, Lawyered has no access to any communications between you and any Participating Platform Lawyer you choose through Platform Services, which communications may be protected by the attorney-client privilege. Lawyered is not a lawyer referral service and we do not recommend any specific lawyer(s).

  21. Payment

    • Any chargeable services accessed by you or the Participating Platform Lawyer on the Website will be marked as chargeable. You must pay for such services being referred to as the "Paid Services".

    • Current Information Required: You must provide current, complete and accurate information for the payment account linked to your platform services account (your "billing account"). You must promptly update all information to keep your billing account current, complete and accurate (such as a change in billing address, credit card number, or credit card expiration date), and you must promptly notify us if your chosen payment provider (your "payment method)" is cancelled (e.g. for loss or theft) or if you become aware of a potential breach of security, such as the unauthorized disclosure or use of your user name or password.

    • Changes to such information can be made through your account profile. If you fail to provide any of the foregoing information, you agree that we may continue charging you for any use of Paid Services under your billing account unless you have terminated your paid services.

    • The Participating Platform Lawyer agrees that he/she shall pay an amount as mentioned on our website at https://www.lawyered.in/are-u-a-lawyer/ taken in order to subscribe to the services provided by Lawyered.

    • The Participating Platform Lawyer agrees and acknowledges that the payment made to use the Platform Services will in no way be considered as an advertisement for his/her legal services or solicitation of clients; and further agrees and acknowledges that the payment made for the Platform Services is solely for the purpose of access of Website, use of Platform Services offered by Lawyered and client management.

  22. Cancellation and Refund

    • Once the initial subscription fee has been charged, you have 14 days from this time to cancel your subscription to be eligible for a refund. Lawyered will retain 30% of the subscription fee (the “Administration Charges”) and refund the remaining 70%.

    • If the refund is not requested within the time of 14 days you can still opt to cancel the subscription but cannot claim a refund. The Participating Platform Lawyer on the Website may cancel his/her subscription only in the following case:

      • Once the Platform Lawyer completes the ‘Profile Creation Process’, he/she shall be liable for a refund if there is any delay or discrepancy in the ‘Onboarding process’ from Lawyered. This delay or discrepancy shall not be inclusive of a period where the technology team is working to improvise the website or the site is under maintenance or when force-majeure is applicable.

    If you do not agree to our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy we kindly request you to not use this site.