Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions, together with any schedules represent the entire agreement between the parties. No variation to these terms and conditions shall be effective unless in writing and signed by each of the parties.
- 1. Definitions
1.1 "UK Law Associates Ltd” shall mean UK Law Associates Ltd and any affiliate, subsidiary or parent company of UK Law Associates Ltd, or any entity identified as such in any documentation to the Client.
1.2 "The Client" shall mean the person, company or entity engaging UK Law Associates Ltd to provide consultancy services or make an application to obtain a visa or work permit under these Terms and Conditions on their own behalf or on behalf on an identified third party.
1.3 "The Agreement" shall mean the contracted engagement by the Client for the services provided by UK Law Associates Ltd for the provision of consultancy services, subject to these Terms and Conditions.
1.4 "Visa" or "work permit" includes but is not limited to work permits, permanent residence, limited leave to remain and any other type of visa.
1.5 "The Fees" shall mean UK Law Associates Ltd’s professional fees to represent the Client in a visa or work permit application.
1.6 "Third Party" shall mean any individual person or corporate entity made party to the engagement of UK Law Associates Ltd by the Client. Any third party is similarly subject to these Terms and Conditions.
1.7 "Application" shall mean the preparation and submission of any documents, material or verbal statements howsoever transmitted to the intended recipient in order to obtain the visa or work permit. Application will also include any written or oral submissions made o behalf of the Client in relation to and Appeal.
- 2. Services
2.1 UK Law Associates Ltd undertakes to use its best endeavours to obtain a visa or work permit for the Client. Immediately upon the Client's engagement of UK Law Associates Ltd to commence consultancy services or make any application, the Client agrees to these Terms and Conditions.
2.2 The Client agrees and accepts that UK Law Associates Ltd is under no obligation to commence or undertake any work in respect of an application until such requested initial information from the Client and/or data has been received and passed as satisfactory by UK Law Associates Ltd. In the interests of clarity, acceptance of these Terms and Conditions is required only once from the Client.
2.3 UK Law Associates Ltd has obtained registration under Level 3 with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner. The services provided will cover the initial visa or work permit application or extension of a visa or work permit. If the application is refused in the first instance UK Law Associates Ltd will, subject to the Client’s instruction take conduct of the appeal where appeal rights for the Client exist.
- 3. Co-operating with UK Law Associates Ltd
3.1 The Client undertakes, on instructing UK Law Associates Ltd to apply for a visa or work permit, to provide to UK Law Associates Ltd with accurate and detailed information and documents as UK Law Associates Ltd may deem necessary in order to obtain a visa or work permit for the Client.
3.2 The Client warrants that any information or documentation provided to UK Law Associates Ltd shall be true and accurate, and further the Client hereby indemnifies UK Law Associates Ltd for any loss or damage UK Law Associates Ltd may suffer directly or indirectly as a result of the Client's breach of this clause, such loss or damage including but not being limited to the legal costs of defending any civil claim or criminal penalty against UK Law Associates Ltd arising from the Client's breach.
3.3 The Client warrants that once UK Law Associates Ltd is instructed all representations to and contact with the relevant authorities will be made via UK Law Associates Ltd, and that at no time will the Client, or any agent of the Client contact or make representations to any authorities with whom UK Law Associates Ltd is dealing, or with whom UK Law Associates Ltd is about to deal without the written consent of UK Law Associates Ltd.
- 4. Payment
4.1 The Client agrees to pay a consultancy fee of £100.00 for a 1 hour consultation where the Client wishes to consult only with UK Law Associates Ltd on the merits of a proposed application prior to instructing UK Law Associates Ltd.
4.2 The Client agrees to pay UK Law Associates Ltd a deposit of 50% of the fixed fees at the same time as instructing UK Law Associates Ltd to obtain the visa unless alternative arrangements for payment have been agreed between UK Law Associates Ltd and the Client. On instruction the Client will be issued with an invoice for the full amount of the fixed fee and a receipt for the payment made.
4.3 The Client agrees to pay the balance of fees due prior to submission of any application unless alternative arrangements for payment have been agreed between UK Law Associates Ltd and the Client. Where full payment has not been made prior to submission of the application the Client agrees to pay the balance of the fees due within 7 days of notification from UK Law Associates Ltd that payment must be made.
4.4 UK Law Associates Ltd will require payment in full of any balance due when acting on behalf of the Client in any Appeal or Entry Clearance application prior to attending court or submitting the application to the relevant authority.
4.5 Should the Client instruct UK Law Associates Ltd to withdraw an application after UK Law Associates Ltd have started or completed work on the application, and/or after submission to the relevant authority, UK Law Associates Ltd shall be entitled to retain any deposit paid by the Client.
4.6 In the event that sums due to UK Law Associates Ltd are not paid within three months of falling due, UK Law Associates Ltd shall have the right to charge interest on such sums at a rate of 3% (Three Per Cent) above the then prevailing minimum lending rate set from time to time by the Barclays Bank plc per annum. This is calculated on a day-by day basis for each day after 3 months from the due date that the sum remains unpaid.
4.7 All fees quoted by UK Law Associates Ltd in the fee schedule and correspondence are exclusive of disbursements (additional expenses); such disbursements are payable by the Client in addition to UK Law Associates Ltd fees.
- 5. Termination and Suspension
5.1 The Agreement shall be suspended automatically on the occurrence of an event of force majeure being an event, occurrence or circumstance beyond the control of either party which operates to prevent either or both of the parties from fulfilling any of their obligations under the agreement. The suspension shall continue for as long as the event of force majeure continues, and applies to any and all obligations affected by the force majeure.
5.2 In the event of either party being in breach of these Terms and Conditions the other party may by giving seven days' notice in writing and specifying each breach and the remedy of the breach, suspend the entirety of the Agreement for such time as the breach(es) so specified remain unremedied. If such breach (es) remain unremedied for a period exceeding one month then the non-breaching party may terminate the Agreement straightaway by notice in writing.
5.3 The agreement shall terminate automatically in the event that any suspension continues for a period of six months from the date of suspension.
- 6. Liability
6.1 UK Law Associates Ltd shall not be liable to the Client for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered by the Client as a result of a delay or fault not caused by UK Law Associates Ltd in obtaining a visa or work permit.
7.1 In case of dissatisfaction about any of the services provided by UK Law Associates Ltd, the Client may complain directly to UK Law Associates Ltd at Olympic House, 28-42 Clements Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1BA. If the complaint is about a UK immigration related matter the Client may also complain, at any time directly to the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC), 5th Floor, Counting House, 53 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QN. The OISC may examine any Client file at any time upon request.
- 8. General
8.1 Any notice to be served may be sent by regular first class post to the principal place of business or the registered office of the party to be served and, if sent by mail, such service shall be deemed to have been effected on the fifth day after the date of posting.
8.2 The unenforceability of any part of these Terms and Condition shall not affect the enforceability of the rest of these Terms and Conditions.
8.3 These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the Laws of England and Wales and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.