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Terms of Engagement

GUY THOMPSON
25 Poplar Walk, London SE24 0BX
Tel 020 7207 2799  Mobile 07775 944 363
Email guy.thompson@guyt.co.uk
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Terms of Engagement

1. I practiced as  a solicitor from 1988 to 2014 and will devote my experience and legal knowledge to you.I will be the person handling the work.

2. Although I am no longer regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, I aim to carry our my services in a professional manner. If there is ever any matter with which you are not happy please feel free to raise it with me. This should be done within 30 days of the issue arising.

3. Unless otherwise agreed I principally charge on the basis of the time spent on the matter and my current hourly charging rate is UK pounds sterling 220 per hour (plus value added tax where relevant). I am happy to give you details of current costs at any time as a running total is always available.

4. My hourly rate may be increased from time to time, but you would be given written notice of this in advance.

5. If I incur disbursements, such as filing fees for the UK Intellectual Property Office or Companies House, these will be billed separately. These costs will not be incurred without your approval, and I may need money in advance in appropriate cases.

6. I bill all clients monthly where there is on-going work, at the end of each month for work done in that month.

7. Bills should be settled within 7 days.

8. I will provide advice and legal services to you with reasonable skill and care. If any part of my work does not meet your reasonable expectations as your sole remedy you will be entitled to demand that I correct the work to your full satisfaction at no charge to you. Your rights in respect this remedy shall only be enforceable if notice in writing giving all material details of any complaint shall have been given to me within 30 days of the completion of this engagement. Nothing in this section of these terms shall have the effect of restricting my liability in respect of any kind of loss, damage or liability which cannot be excluded or limited under English law.

9 Nothing in this agreement shall benefit any third party and the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply.

10. After completion of the work I am entitled to keep all your papers and documents until money owed by you to me is paid. You can terminate your instructions to us at any time in writing, but we may retain the papers until you have paid all charges and expenses owing. I reserve the right to stop acting for you in certain circumstances such as where you cannot give proper instructions or you lose confidence in me or do not pay an interim bill. I will give you reasonable notice of this and you must then pay sums owing. Normally after 6 years your file and papers sent to us will be destroyed without notice to you.

12. If there is anything here with which you are not happy please let me know, otherwise we shall proceed on the terms set out above.

13. The agreement between us is subject to English law and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in connection with any dispute hereunder whether in contract or in tort and we reserve the right to bring legal proceeding in the English courts or the courts elsewhere at our discretion.

1 October 2014

Guy Thompson]

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