Bennett Brooks & Co Limited Terms & Conditions

STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF TRADE 

If you have any queries in connection with the details below please do not hesitate to contact us

  1. QUOTATIONS
    1. Where a figure has been quoted it is an estimate only and is approximate and in all cases is exclusive of VAT and disbursements.
    2. Quotations are given on the basis that the work is not unusually urgent, complicated or time-consuming.
  2. BASIC CHARGES
    1. Work is normally charged on a time basis based on our standard charge out rate of the person concerned.
    2. We reserve the right to increase this basic charge in those instances where the work is complex or particularly urgent.
    3. Our current charge out rates are set out in section 5 below. These are subject to change without notice and we will supply details of current charge out rates on request.
  3. BILLING
    1. We normally render bills on a monthly basis. However we retain the right to invoice more or less frequently.
    2. All monthly applications for payment are based on our hourly costs and are to be regarded as interim charges on account of the final application for payment to be rendered when the work is completed.
    3. Once accounts are overdue we reserve the right to decline to act further for the client until such time as our account is settled.
  4. PAYMENT TERMS
    1. Payment is due within 28 days of the date of the application for payment. After that date our fees are subject to a 5% finance charge.
    2. We reserve the right to add interest to overdue accounts.
    3. In the event of a cheque payment being returned unpaid by your bank, the cost will be added to your account.
  5. CHARGEOUT RATES

    Our current charge out rates are:

    DIRECTOR £145.00 - £220.00
    ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR £90.00 - £120.00
    MANAGER £65.00 - £110.00
    SUPERVISOR £50.00 - £63.00 
    SENIOR  £45.00 - £57.00
    ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT  £30.00 - £48.00
    FORENSIC ASSISTANT £55.00 - £65.00
    PAYROLL £40.00 - £65.00
  6. PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY PROVIDER

    Our professional indemnity provider is Nexus Underwiting Ltd of 150 Leadenhall Street, London WC3V 4QT. The territorial coverage is worldwide excluding professional business carried out from an office in the United States of America and excludes any action for a claim brought in any court in the USA.