What happens if a hirer is unhappy with a contractor you have placed with them and is unwilling to pay for their time spent on assignment?
In order for employment businesses to ensure that they receive payments that they are entitled to it is vital that they have correct protection in place. A recent case study demonstrates this point well:
A contractor carrying out work via an agency was found to be “not fit for purpose” by the hirer. Steps were taken by the agency to bring his skills up to scratch however the client still believed him to be unsuitable and an undue risk to the project. The client was not willing to pay for the contractor’s time and stated that the invoices to the agency would not be paid.
Theresa Mimnagh, Associate Director at Lawspeed, explained what happened next: “Fortunately the agency had Lawspeed’s Client Terms of Business in place and the provisions within them meant that the client was legally obliged to pay. The agency was able to take a sensible commercial approach to resolving the issue, a deal was done and both parties were happy to continue the business relationship.”
Via contracts which are drafted to comprehensively protect fees Lawspeed has provided support for hundreds of agencies since 1997. Lawspeed’s terms represent a fair, clear and equitable way of conducting business. With terms in place, agencies can discuss any issues from a strong and secure position without getting into a debate over legalities.
Make sure you are protected; call Lawspeed on 01273 236 236 or email [email protected] to find out more.
Adrian, a highly experienced lawyer, founded Lawspeed in 1997. He is responsible for developing our extensive portfolio of products and services, including the widely used Lawspeed contract templates. Adrian is an expert on “recruitment law” and specialises in contracts, regulatory compliance, employment status and dispute handling. He is chair of the trade body the Association of Recruitment Consultancies, the only lawyer lead recruitment trade body in the UK. Adrian and his co-director Ravi devised Standards in Recruitment as a vehicle for helping drive up standards and compliance in the industry.
Adrian is our lead in discussions with the government over regulatory evolution. Apart from assisting with client support, Adrian’s primary role is research and development into methods of business delivery, our latest service Proterms being his most recent project. Adrian heads our IR35 lawyers team.