Terms and Conditions
TERMS OF BUSINESS
1.1 The scope of the Services to be provided to the Client by the Consultant will be agreed in writing between them.
1.2 If the Client requires any additional services or any change to the agreed Services, the Consultant will be entitled to an adjustment of the fees and an estimate of the additional fees which may be due will be provided to the Client upon request.
2. COMMENCEMENT / DURATION OF SERVICES
2.1 If the commencement date for the Services is not agreed in advance, the Services will be treated as having commenced on the date the Consultant begins to carry out any of the Services.
2.2 The Services will continue until they are completed, unless the Appointment is terminated early in accordance with these Terms of Engagement.
3. FEES AND EXPENSES
3.1 The fees payable for the Services will be as agreed in writing between the Client and the Consultant. Unless otherwise specified, fees will be payable against the Consultant's invoices (payment to be due on the invoice date).
3.2 Fees are quoted exclusive of VAT or sales tax. If applicable, this will be added to each invoice and payable by the Client.
4. INFORMATION & APPROVAL
4.1 The Client will ensure that the Consultant is provided in good time with all information needed to enable the Consultant to perform the Services and the Consultant will be entitled to rely on that information.
4.1 The Client will give all decisions and approvals in a timely manner and provide any additional assistance which the Consultant may reasonably request.
5. STANDARD OF CARE
5.1 The Consultant will exercise reasonable skill, care and diligence in the performance of the Services in accordance with the standards of the Consultant's profession.
5.2 The Consultant will also use reasonable endeavors to adhere to the programs agreed with the Client for the provision of the Services, but will not be responsible for any delay which is due to reasons attributable to the Client or otherwise beyond the Consultant's control.
6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Copyright in all drawings, reports, documents and computer-generated data prepared by the Consultant will remain the property of the Consultant. Subject to the Client paying all fees and expenses which are due, the Client will have a licence to copy and use those documents and data for any purpose related to the project for which the Services are provided, but not for any other purpose.
7.1 The Consultant will designate an individual to act as the principal representative of the Consultant in dealings with the Client concerning the Services. The Consultant reserves the right to change that individual but will not do so without good reason and will inform the Client of any such change.
7.2 The Consultant will provide the Client with details of the professional qualifications and experience of staff engaged on the Services upon request.
8.1 The Consultant may terminate the Appointment at any time by giving notice to the Client if the Client commits a material breach of any of the terms agreed between them which is not remedied within 14 days. Failure to pay fees and expenses on the due date will constitute a material breach.
8.2 The Client may terminate the Appointment by notice to the Consultant if the Consultant commits a material breach of any of the terms agreed between them and fails to take steps to remedy the breach within 14 days of notice requiring it to do so from the Client.
8.3 Upon termination the Client will pay the Consultant all fees and expenses due up to the termination date. In the event of wrongful termination by the Client, the Client will in addition pay the Consultant an appropriate amount of compensation for the Consultant's loss of anticipated profit.
8.4 Termination will not prejudice the accrued rights and liabilities of the parties.