Fees 2016/17 onwards

These fees will apply for work planned to be carried out from 1 April 2016

Lecture in London (up to 2 hours)* £500
Full-day course (up to 8 hours) £1500
Half-day course (up to 4 hours) £825
Preparation - day (to be discussed before incurred) £900

 

* One, two or three lectures on the same day in a single location outside London generally correspond to a full-day course for charging purposes, depending on the journey time.

Travelling expenses and VAT are payable in addition


Training Terms & Conditions from 1 April 2013

Cancellation

New courses or lectures – If a course or lecture prepared to your specification is cancelled I will be entitled to charge a fee for the work actually carried out at the preparation rate. Courses or lectures on my standard list – No cancellation charge so long as cancellation takes place before I have started travelling to the venue. Otherwise, I will be entitled to charge a cancellation fee of one-half of the agreed delivery fee plus travelling expenses.

Complaints

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the service I provide, please contact me in the first instance. If we are unable to resolve the difficulty, I have a standing arrangement with another solicitor and legal skills teacher who will be willing to investigate your complaint should you wish to refer the matter to him. His details will be supplied in the engagement letter.

Confidentiality

Any confidential information about the firm and its affairs or its clients and their affairs which I may learn as a result of my delivery of courses and lectures for the firm will be kept confidential except to the extent that I have a legal obligation to disclose such information.

Consumables

Consumables such as pads of paper for delegates, flip charts and the like will be arranged by the firm at its expense.

Copying

All copying, binding and distribution of delegates’ materials and copying and delivery to teaching room of course handouts will be arranged by the firm at its expense.

Copyright

I retain the exclusive copyright in all materials produced by me except where we expressly agree otherwise in writing.

Delivery

All course delivery is carried out by me unless we agree otherwise in advance. Where, at your request, I employ additional tutors, any fee rates quoted will be for each tutor.

E-learning media

Any e-learning media are supplied on my E-learning materials terms and conditions.

Equipment

Hire of any teaching aids such as computer, webcast, video conference, projector, OHP, TV, cameras, DVD and video playback and any IT support required will be arranged by the firm at its expense.

Fees and disbursements

I am entitled to receive the amount of any agreed payment of fees, disbursements and VAT in pounds sterling without deduction of any withholding tax, bank charges or any other set off or cross payment.

Fee rates

I propose to revise my fee rates with effect from 1 April in each year. No higher fee will be charged without prior notification.

Firm

The entity with which I contract.

Governing law

Our agreement is governed by and will be construed in accordance with English law.

Interest on invoiced sums

I may charge interest from the date 28 days after delivery of any invoice on the amount unpaid (including unpaid VAT or disbursements) at the rate set in accordance with The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.

Invoices

I will deliver an invoice after each course or lecture. This is payable within 28 days.

Jurisdiction

We each agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Online Dispute Resolution

If you are a consumer resident in the European Union and I have made a contract with you by electronic means you may be entitled to use an EU online dispute resolution service to assist with any contractual dispute you may have with me. This service can be found at https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/odr. My email address is law@richardbutler.com.

Language

Materials and teaching will be in English.

Legal advice

No legal or other advice is given by me to you or to any other person in materials supplied, in lectures or courses, in answer to questions or in any electronic media. None of these will necessarily provide information which is sufficiently precise or comprehensive for you to act or to advise your clients in any specific transaction or case. I have no obligation to update any of these should the relevant law, procedure or practice change.

Limitation of liability

My liability to the firm is limited to an amount equal to the minimum level of cover required for a sole practitioner by the SRA Indemnity Insurance Rules 2011 (or the equivalent rules currently in force) excluding defence costs.

Teaching rooms

Teaching accommodation and any residential accommodation, meals, refreshments and the like will be arranged by the firm at its expense.

Travelling expenses

Travelling expenses (economy class air fare within Europe, business class outside Europe, standard class train fare into London, first class train fare on journeys other than to London), visa costs and, for overnight stays, reasonable accommodation and subsistence costs incurred by me will be reimbursed by the firm.

VAT

VAT is payable on all sums (including disbursements) payable in respect of lectures and courses delivered in the UK and, generally speaking, on preparation costs for lectures and courses even where they are delivered outside the UK and sometimes on delivery fees too. VAT may be payable in respect of delivery within other EU states at rates different to those which apply in the UK. The fees which I have quoted are all exclusive of VAT.