Terms & Conditions (including Refund Policy)

Terms and conditions

Industrial Law Society is a registered charity, no 292145. 

Address: 18 Graysmead, Sible Hedingham, Essex, C09 3NY, United Kingdom.

Details of Industrial Law Society’s Executive Committee can be found here and details of Industrial Law Society’s Vice-President and Vice-Presidents can be found here.

These Terms (“Terms”) govern your use of the Industrial Law Society’s website.  By using the website you are indicating your acceptance of these Terms. Industrial Law Society may change the Terms at any time by putting amended Terms on the website.  If you do not accept these Terms please do not use this website.


Objects of Industrial Law Society

The objects of Industrial Law Society are to advance the education of the public in industrial law and industrial relations, their practical application and development with a view to the education of all persons who are concerned with industrial law and industrial relations.



Industrial Law Society Membership is open to all persons, firms, companies, trade unions or associations interested or concerned in industrial law and/or industrial relations.  All members shall pay to Industrial Law Society a subscription to cover membership for a calendar year (ie 1 January to 31 December).

The Executive Committee shall have the right to refuse membership of Industrial Law Society to any applicant whose membership the Executive Committee believes would not be conducive to the objects of Industrial Law Society.  The Executive Committee may also preclude attendance of a member or non-member to any of Industrial Law Society’s events or conferences if it believes their conduct is not conducive to the objects of Industrial Law Society.

A member may be expelled from Industrial Law Society by a resolution carried by a simple majority of votes of members present and voting on a ballot at the Annual General Meeting or an Extraordinary General Meeting of Industrial Law Society of which notice has been duly given on the grounds of conduct not conducive to the objects of Industrial Law Society.


Use of Industrial Law Society’s name

No member is entitled to print or otherwise place the name of Industrial Law Society or refer to Industrial Law Society or membership of the Industrial Law Society on headed paper, compliment slips, brochures. No member is to refer to membership as a professional qualification. However, members may mention membership of Industrial Law Society in the normal course of business in a curriculum vitae or legal directories.


Training and Events

Industrial Law Society will place details of training courses and other events and conferences that it offers from time to time on the website under the events/conference page.  You will be able to book and pay for events on the website.  No VAT is payable on any of Industrial Law Society’s events, membership subscriptions or any other services as Industrial Law Society is a registered charity.



In the event that a fee-based event run by Industrial Law Society is cancelled then Industrial Law Society will seek to reschedule the event on an alternative date where possible.  Where participants are not able to attend the rescheduled event or Industrial Law Society is unable to reschedule the said event, then a refund of the booking fee will be offered to participants. 

Industrial Law Society does not offer refunds for membership subscriptions or for any fee-based event or conference.  However, if a participant cancels their attendance at a fee-based event or conference due to unforeseen exceptional circumstances then they should contact Industrial Law Society’s co-ordinator Jean Hughes on 01787 463838 (9am to 1pm) to explain reasons for the cancellation. Mrs Hughes will then liaise with the Chair and/or Vice-Chairs of Industrial Law Society who will make the ultimate decision about whether Industrial Law Society can in fact offer a refund as a goodwill gesture or not.  Their decision will be final.


Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise stated, the copyright in the content published on this website is the property of Industrial Law Society.  Industrial Law Society owns intellectual property rights in the website, including, without limitation, copyright, database rights, rights in designs, rights in know-how, and patents, whether registered or unregistered. 

All software used on this website is the property of Industrial Law Society or our software suppliers and is protected by copyright laws.  The content of the website may not be modified, reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of Industrial Law Society.

You may copy materials from the website on the following conditions:

  • you must only use the materials for your own personal use and must not distribute them to any third party;
  • you must not use the material for commercial or business purposes;
  • material must be reproduced accurately and must retain any copyrights which are contained in the original material; and
  • material must not be used in a derogatory manner or in any manner which may adversely affect Industrial Law Society’s services or reputation.


Gathering of Information

You may not use any data gathering or data extraction tools, such as robots, on Industrial Law Society website without the prior written permission of Industrial Law Society.


Disclaimers – please read this section carefully

The material published on this website is for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice. You should seek specific legal advice in relation to any particular matter. Industrial Law Society accepts no responsibility for loss which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site. Industrial Law Society cannot give legal advice to members of Industrial Law Society (“Members”) or the public.

While Industrial Law Society has taken care in preparing the contents of the website and except as set out below, Industrial Law Society does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of the website including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, loss of anticipated revenues, loss of business opportunities, loss of goodwill, loss of data or damage to reputation. Nothing in these Terms shall operate to limit or exclude Industrial Law Society’s liability for:

  • death or personal injury caused by Industrial Law Society’s negligence;
  • damage suffered by you as a result of any breach by Industrial Law Society of the condition as to title under Part 1 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987;
  • breach of the warranty as to quiet possession implied by Section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or Section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982; or
  • for fraud (including, but not limited to, fraudulent misrepresentation).


Industrial Law Society does not guarantee that access to and use of the website will be uninterrupted or error-free. From time to time Industrial Law Society may suspend or restrict access to the website in order to carry out repairs, maintenance or to introduce new facilities. Industrial Law Society does not warrant that the information on the website is accurate or complete and is not responsible for checking that information is accurate or complete.


Third Party Products

Mention of third party products, services, companies and websites on the website is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation, including (without limitation) where products and services are offered at a discount to Members.  Please note that all third party products must be ordered directly from the third party.


Lecture Notes

Lecture notes featured on the website represent the views of the individual authors, not those of Industrial Law Society.  The law is stated as at the date of the article.

The lecture notes are intended for the personal use of Industrial Law Society members only and must not be published or re-used in any form without the express consent of the author. Copyright belongs to the author. The lecture notes are intended as a summary of a given area only and are not be a substitute for specialist advice. Industrial Law Society accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the legal information contained in this web site.



The website contains links to Industrial Law Journals, via Oxford University Press and from time to time other websites run by other organisations which we think you may find of interest. Industrial Law Society does not check the content and accuracy of the websites and therefore Industrial Law Society takes no responsibility for information contained on websites maintained by other organisations or for action taken as a result of information contained on websites maintained by other organisations.



You may access the Members section of the website if you are a Member and have a registered user name and password on the website.  You are responsible for keeping your account details and password safe.  You must ensure that nobody else knows your username and password. If you think that somebody else knows your username and password you must tell us immediately so that Industrial Law Society can change your account details.  Please telephone the following number if you believe your account is no longer secure: 01787 463838.

Industrial Law Society reserves the right at any time to block your account and restrict your access to the Members section of the website. If your account is blocked please telephone the following number to reactivate it: 01787 463838. Industrial Law Society is under no obligation to reactivate your account.



Please review the privacy policy for information on how Industrial Law Society collects and uses your personal information.



You may not frame the website without Industrial Law Society’s prior written permission.



If any provision in these Terms is declared void or unenforceable by any court or other body of competent jurisdiction, or is otherwise rendered so by any applicable law, such provision shall to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability be deemed severable and all other provisions of these Terms not affected by such invalidity or unenforceability shall remain in full force and effect.



No delay or failure by Industrial Law Society in enforcing any provision in these Terms shall be deemed to be a waiver or create a precedent or in any way prejudice Industrial Law Society’s rights under these Terms.


Jurisdiction and Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.