Term’s and Condition’s of Contract

  1. In the unlikely event, when prior authority has been granted, of the Legal Services Commission not paying the full amount of our submitted fee note, we will look to the instructing party to meet our fee in full. (This will never exceed our estimate without prior consent from the instructing party.)

 

  1. We will submit our application for attendance fees direct to the Court in accordance with the Costs in Criminal Cases (General) Regulations 1986. However should the Court make an order that the fees should not be met, or reduced, through no fault of our expert then we look to the instructing party for payment of our fees in full.
  1. In the event of cancellation of the expert’s attendance at Court, a charge for one hour’s preparation time plus VAT will be made if notification is made later than 12 noon the working say prior to the hearing.
  1. In legally aided matters, those instructing Formedecon are requested to seek interim payments wherever possible.
  1. In the case of a non legally aided matters, payment will be expected 30 days from the date of the invoice issue. This will be known as the “due date” and interest may be charged on any outstanding fee remaining after the due date.
  1. In privately funded cases, all outstanding invoices must be paid in full before experts can attend court.
  1. All hard copy case papers will be retained for a period of 5 years before being secure shredded.
  1. These conditions and all other express terms of contract shall be governed and constituted in accordance with the laws of England.