These terms of business set out the basis on which we shall conduct all matters undertaken
for you and shall be read in accordance with any covering letter. Any differences
arising in respect of individual matters shall be notified to you in writing.
2.1 The cost of our services shall be indicative of the type of work undertaken and
it is normal procedure for us to provide a [Quotation] in each instance. If there
are any changes in your instructions or the matter circumstances at any time these
shall be reflected, as we deem fit, in an amended quotation which shall be provided
to you at the earliest opportunity. In the event that we are unable to provide a
[quotation] we shall keep you informed of the work in progress on a periodic basis
or upon your request.
2.2 Where it is necessary to instruct a third party on your behalf, including but
not limited to external investigators, to assist with your matter we shall do so
as your agent and you shall be responsible for payment of their fees.
3. PAYMENT ON ACCOUNT
From time to time we may ask you to let us have monies generally on account for initial
costs and disbursements and settlement of third parties fees. Any request for any
such monies shall not be an estimate or cap on any fee or costs and unless payment
was made for a specific purpose, may be used to meet our fees when invoiced to you.
We prefer to bill at the conclusion of a matter however we reserve the right to tender
interim invoices to you during the course of the matter. If in the even you have
any particular billing requirements please advise us prior to us commencing work.
5. PAYMENT INVOICES
Our bills are payable upon receipt and we reserve the right to charge interest at
an equivalent rate of 8% per annum chargeable from time to time on late payments.
We hope that you will have no reason to complain about the services we provide to
you. However in the event that you are not satisfied please direct your complaint
to us in the first instance. All complaints made to us will be handled in an efficient
manner and we will strive to solve them quickly. In the event that you remain dissatisfied
then you are at liberty to resort to the Trading Standards Authority.
The services we provide you, which shall include any information or advice given
to you, is based solely on the information you have given to us and does not constitute
advice to any third party to whom you may communicate it.
8. RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES
8.1 Our duties are owed only to the individual/company whose instructions we are
acting upon and we disclaim any liability to any other person. Unless specifically
agreed in writing by us in advance, you agree that you will not be acting for another
8.2 The terms on which we are acting on your matters (contained herein or otherwise)
are intended to be enforceable solely by the instructing party and us.
8.3 We do not accept any liability for services or information provided by any third
parties instructed by us on your behalf in respect of you matters.
9.1 we shall endeavour to treat as confidential all information concerning your business
affairs received as a result of your instructions and not to disclose the information
to any other third party save to those persons whom we deem necessary to inform unless
such information is (a) is or becomes generally available to the public or (b) is
required to be disclosed in any jurisdiction by any law.
9.2 We reserve the right to require you to enter into a separate confidentiality
agreement should we deem it necessary.
9.3 We reserve the right to act on behalf of other individuals/companies who operate
in your area or related subject to our obligations of confidentiality referred to
We shall communicate with such of your officers, staff and other advisors as appears
to us to be appropriate. If however you have any specific security requirements
relating to the communication of information to you or your company (as the case
may be) then please let us know.
We reserve the right to terminate the provision of our services to you by providing
two weeks written notice delivered to your address. You may also terminate your
instructions to us on any matter at any time by providing us with written notification.
Notwithstanding any termination by either of us you agree to pay any outstanding
fees and costs incurred up to the date of termination or the fixed fee agreed.
If at the end of each matter you wish us to return or forward to you or others
or deposit in safe custody any documentation which we have acquired from you or on
your behalf in respect of such matter, please provide written instructions of the
same. In the event that we receive no instructions we shall retain such documentation
on our files for a period at our discretion.
13. VARIATION OF TERMS
We reserve the right to amend or supplement any terms contained generally or specific
to any matter by providing notice in writing.
14. GOVERNING LAW
These terms of business are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with
the laws of England and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the
15. DATA PROTECTION
For the avoidance of doubt the instructions are accepted on the basis that our services
are conducted under the direction of the client and as such we are deemed the Data
Processor and the client, and/or the principle is deemed Data Controller.