Terms and Conditions of Engagement
The following are Graeme Codrington and his company, TomorrowToday Ltd’s, standard terms and conditions of engagement with clients. These terms and conditions may be negotiated, but will apply in the absence of any expressly agreed upon variation by the parties.
Graeme Codrington (and TomorrowToday) and the client agree to keep confidential all information passing between them and to treat such information in the same manner as they would their own confidential matters.
Graeme needs to maintain a fully independent position with the client at all times to ensure that advice and information is based on pertinent facts and developed from relevant experience.
The client is not duty bound to take and/or act on the advice or information passed on by Graeme Codrington, and if the client does, the client does this at their own risk.
Graeme provides either knowledge in the form of advice, speaking, presentations or training, and/or a service in the form of an activity, under the guidance and knowledge of the client and is based on trust. TomorrowToday Limited will provide knowledge and/or services as requested by the client to the best of their ability, at all times, and will endeavour to keep abreast of new information relevant to the service it provides where ever reasonably practical.
Graeme will keep the client informed of progress on all activities carried out for and on behalf of the client according to the requirements of the client as laid down before the work commences. In the absence of an agreement in advance of work commencing, Graeme will endeavour to keep the client informed on a regular basis.
Charges and Fees
Unless otherwise stated in agreements, contracts or quotes, all time spent working for a client is chargeable at the agreed rate. Time spent includes, consultancy visits, client meetings, research, presentations, writing and delivering training courses and production of presentation or course materials.
Unless otherwise stated in agreements, contracts or quotes, all materials and expenses incurred relating to delegate packs, handouts, venue costs, travel, accommodation, hire of equipment or any other expenses relating to providing the service are charged at cost.
Graeme makes the travel arrangements using Star Alliance members for all flights wherever possible.
Fees are net of local taxes or discernments, which must be settled locally by the client.
All charges are due in advance of the service being provided. Payment of at least 50% of the fee serves as confirmation of the booking, and it must be paid within 7 days of issue of an invoice. The remainder of the fee is due on or before the date of delivery of the engagement.
Cancellation fees will be charged as follows:
- Within 15 days of the event above, 100% of the above fee will be payable.
- Between 15 days and 30 days, 75% of the above fee will be payable.
- More than 30 days, 50% of the above fee will be payable.
- Should you have to cancel the event we will endeavour to credit payments made to future work commissioned by yourselves.
If Graeme is unable to perform the speech due to accident or illness, TomorrowToday will endeavour to provide a replacement speaker on agreement with the client. Failing this, TomorrowToday undertakes to return any fee already paid by the client.
In the event this agreement cannot be performed or any of its obligations fulfilled for any reason beyond the reasonable control of either party including war, industrial action, natural disasters, access, then such non-performance or failure to fulfil the obligation hereunder shall be deemed not to be breach of this agreement.
This contract shall in every respect be governed by English Law without prejudice to any right Graeme Codrington may have to take proceedings in any part of the world. The English Courts to whose jurisdiction the client submit by entering into this agreement with Graeme Codrington shall have jurisdiction in the event of any dispute arising out of this agreement.