Consultant Lawyer Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions together with your Application Form constitute the contract between us for the supply of the Services to us and our provision of the Platform Services (“Agreement”). If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please let us know immediately so that we can discontinue the engagement process.



1. Background

A. Loft Legal wishes to engage the Consultant to provide the Services described in Schedule 1 of these Terms and Conditions.

B. In reliance upon the skill, knowledge and experience of the Consultant, Loft Legal wishes to engage the Consultant to provide the Services subject to these Terms and Conditions.

C. These Terms and Conditions set out the provisions under which the Consultant shall provide the Services for and at the direction of Loft Legal on a freelance basis at such time or times as may be agreed.


2. Definitions and Rules of Interpretation

2.1. The following definitions and rules of interpretation apply in these Terms and Conditions.

Application Form: the candidate application completed by the Consultant in response to a lawyer vacancy application promoted by us.

Business Day: a day, other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in the United Kingdom.

Commercial Opportunities: any opportunities which the Consultant becomes aware of during the course of the Engagement whilst carrying out the Services which relate to Loft Legal’s Activities.

Confidential Information: any information, however conveyed or presented, that relates to the business, affairs, operations, customers, processes, budgets, pricing policies, product information, strategies, developments, trade secrets, know-how, personnel and suppliers of the disclosing party, together with all information derived by the receiving party from any such information and any other information clearly designated by a party as being confidential to it (whether or not it is marked “confidential”), or which ought reasonably be considered to be confidential.

Consultant: means the entity that will be responsible for performance of the Services as detailed by the Application Form.

Consultant Representative: where the Consultant is a company, the person who shall have responsibility for the Engagement and carrying out the Services, as detailed by you on the Application Form.

Data Protection Legislation: all and any data protection legislation applicable to the respective parties, including but not limited to the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK GDPR, the GDPR and any other directly applicable laws relating to data privacy.

Engagement: the engagement of the Consultant by Loft Legal under, and subject to, the terms of this Agreement ‘engage’ and ‘engaged’ shall be construed accordingly.

Insurance Policies: commercial general liability insurance cover, employer’s liability insurance cover if require and professional indemnity insurance cover.

Intellectual Property Rights: rights in copyright and related rights, moral rights, trade marks, business names and domain names, get-up, goodwill, designs, computer software, database(s), confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets), patents, inventions as well as the right to sue for passing off and/or unfair competition, and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world.

Loft Legal’s Activities: Loft Legal are experts in the field of providing legal services to end clients via digital means.

Loft Legal Representative: where applicable, the person employed by Loft Legal who shall have responsibility for the Engagement being Geraint John or whomever else is appointed to the role from time to time, subject to written notification by Loft Legal.

Materials: all records, reports, documents, papers, drawings, designs, transparencies, photos, graphics, logos, typographical arrangements, inventions, software, and all other materials in whatever form, including but not limited to hard copy and electronic form, prepared by the Consultant during the provision of the Services.

Platform Services: the services provide by Loft Legal to the Consultant, including but not limited to, access to the Loft Legal lawyer services and dashboards, including but not limited to, the calendar service, e-mail account, matter management software, AI services, virtual assistance and the facilitation of end client matters.

Services: the services provided by the Consultant for Loft Legal as particularised in Schedule 1.

Terms and Conditions: these terms which together with the Application Form constitute the Agreement between the parties.


2.2. The following rules of interpretation shall apply in these Terms and Conditions:

2.2.1 Headings contained in these Terms and Conditions are for reference purposes only and shall not be incorporated into the Agreement, nor shall they be deemed to be any indication of the meaning of the clauses to which they relate;

2.2.2 References herein to any enactment, order, regulation or other similar instrument shall be construed as a reference to the enactment, order, regulation or instrument or any subsequent re-enactment thereof;

2.2.3 References herein to sections, clauses and schedules are to the sections, clauses of and schedules to these Terms and Conditions;

2.2.4 The schedules form part of these Terms and Conditions and shall have effect as if set out in full in the body of these Terms and Conditions. For the avoidance of doubt any reference to these Terms and Conditions includes the schedules;

2.2.5 All obligations incumbent upon the Consultant are equally applicable to the Consultant Representative;

2.2.6 Words in the singular include the plural and, in the plural, include the singular;

2.2.7 A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as it is in force for the time being, taking account of any amendment, extension or re-enactment and includes any subordinate legislation for the time being in force made under it;

2.2.8 Any phrase introduced by the words including, includes, in particular or for example or similar shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the generality of the related general words;

2.2.9 Writing or written includes email.

3. Scope

3.1 In consideration of the Fees, Loft Legal shall engage the Consultant and the Consultant shall provide the Services subject to the terms of this Agreement.

3.2 For the avoidance of doubt, the terms of this Agreement shall not oblige Loft Legal to engage the Consultant for Services and the Consultant will not be obliged to perform any Services.

4. Loft Legal obligations

4.1. In order to enable the Consultant to provide the Services, Loft Legal shall provide the Consultant with relevant documentation and information from time to time as well as access to the Loft Legal platform and software where required for the performance of the Services.

5. Consultant obligations

5.1. During the Engagement the Consultant shall at all times:

5.1.1 provide the Services with all due care, skill and to the level expected of a professional in the legal services industry;

5.1.2 ensure that they have and that they maintain any professional qualifications, registrations or certification necessary to allow the Consultant to provide the Services;

5.1.3 use best endeavours to ensure that the Services are performed to the satisfaction of Loft Legal’s clients and in accordance with the terms of this Agreement;

5.1.4 at all times act in the best interests of Loft Legal and use best endeavours to promote the interests of Loft Legal;

5.1.5 diligently and faithfully observe all reasonable directions of Loft Legal as communicated by Loft Legal’s Representative or another appointed officer of Loft Legal;

5.1.6 take all reasonable steps during the Engagement to indicate to Loft Legal any Commercial Opportunities as soon as practicable after gaining knowledge of them and in any event before indicating them to any other party PROVIDED THAT the Consultant Is not prevented by law;

5.1.7 comply with all applicable laws, regulations and sanctions relating to anti-bribery, money laundering and anti-corruption; and

5.1.8 unless prevented by events beyond the Consultant’s reasonable control, use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Consultant is available at all times on reasonable notice to provide such assistance or information as Loft Legal may require.

5.2. The Consultant acknowledges that Loft Legal shall act in reliance upon the Consultant’s skill, expertise and experience and in the provision of the Services and also upon the accuracy of all representations made and advice given by the Consultant in connection with the Services.

6. Status and Tax Obligations

6.1 Nothing in this Agreement shall be interpreted as meaning that the Consultant is an employee of Loft Legal, and therefore the Consultant shall not be entitled to any pension contributions, bonus or other fringe benefits from Loft Legal which are solely reserved for its employees.

6.2 The Consultant acknowledges and agrees that all Services provided under this Agreement are as an employee of the Consultant or a self-employed person and are therefore excluded from the entitlement to paid holiday or leave from Loft Legal.

6.3 In the provision of the Services, the Consultant shall not (SAVE AS provided in these Terms and Conditions) be subject to any right of supervision, direction or control by Loft Legal as to the manner in which the Services are provided, including but not limited to regular catch-ups, appraisals or other managerial processes, but will otherwise comply with the reasonable requirements of Loft Legal.

6.4 This Agreement constitutes a contract for the provision of services and not a contract of employment and accordingly the Consultant shall be fully responsible for and shall indemnify Loft Legal for and in respect of any income tax, health and social security contributions and any other liability, deduction, contribution, assessment or claim arising from or made in connection with the performance of the Services, where the recovery is not prohibited by law.

6.5 The Consultant agrees to further indemnify Loft Legal against all reasonable costs, expenses, penalties, fines or interest including reasonable legal costs and expenses, incurred or payable by Loft Legal in connection with or in consequence of any such liability, deduction, contribution, assessment or claim including claims for employment or worker status brought by the Consultant against Loft Legal arising out of or in connection with the provision of the Services, except where such claim is as a result of any act or omission of Loft Legal.

6.6 Loft Legal may at its option satisfy such indemnity (in whole or in part) by way of deduction from any payments due to the Consultant.

6.7 Unless the Consultant has been specifically authorised to do so by Loft Legal in writing, the Consultant shall not:

6.7.1 have any authority to incur any expenditure in the name of or for the account of Loft Legal; or

6.7.2 hold itself out as having authority to bind Loft Legal.

7. Fees

7.1. In consideration of the provisions of the Services provided to Loft Legal by the Consultant pursuant to this Agreement, Loft Legal will pay the Consultant’s Fees in accordance with Schedule 2.

7.2 No Fees shall be due to the Consultant for periods in which the Consultant is unable to provide the Services for whatever reason including illness or other forms of incapacity. In such circumstances, the Consultant shall be required to inform Loft Legal of any inability of the Consultant to provide the Services as soon as reasonably practicable and to offer the Services of a substitute for the period of incapacity.

7.3 Loft Legal reserves the right to offset any amount owed by the Consultant to Loft Legal from the Fees due to the Consultant at any time.

8. No restrictions

8.1. Subject to Clause 9, nothing in this Agreement shall prevent the Consultant from being retained, concerned or having any financial interest in any other business, trade, profession or occupation during the Engagement provided that:

8.1.1 such activity does not cause a breach of any of the Consultant’s obligations under this Agreement; and

8.1.2 the Consultant does not make any attempts to solicit the clients, customers, suppliers or other business partners of Loft Legal for the purposes of a business concern of themselves or any third-party either during the Term of the Agreement or for a period of 24 months after the Agreement has been terminated.

9. Conflicts of Interest

9.1. The Consultant will be obliged, whilst seeking to enter into contracts or agreements to perform or provide professional services to other clients, to consider the issue of any conflict or potential conflict of interest and to avoid such conflict as far as possible. In the event that Loft Legal, in its sole discretion, considers that there is an unacceptable conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest arising from any new client agreement between the Consultant and a third-party to perform or provide professional services, Loft Legal may request the Consultant to terminate that agreement on receipt of Loft Legal’s written notification to that effect. If the Consultant does not terminate any such agreement, Loft Legal shall be entitled to terminate this Agreement with immediate effect. In the absence of any action by Loft Legal within thirty (30) days of its receipt of the relevant notification by the Consultant, any new agreement to perform or provide alternative services will be deemed acceptable.

9.2 If, as part of the Consultant’s performance of the Agreement, the Consultant is called upon to deal with any matter in which he may have or have had a beneficial interest or personal or professional involvement, for example where one of the Consultant’s family may stand to make a financial gain as a result of a decision made or to be made by Loft Legal or if the Consultant’s familial relative is involved in a contentious business situation with Loft Legal or if one has a previous business contact with the concern in question, the Consultant must immediately disclose this interest to Loft Legal’s Representative as soon as reasonably practicable.

10. Confidential information

10.1 The Consultant acknowledges that during the course of the Engagement it will have access to Confidential Information. The Consultant has therefore agreed to accept the restrictions in this Clause 10.

10.2 The Consultant agrees that during the Duration of this Agreement and for 5 years following its termination or expiration, it shall:

10.2.1 treat as secret and confidential and not for any reason disclose or allow disclosure to any person or otherwise make use of or permit to be made use of the Confidential Information, Intellectual Property Rights of Loft Legal or any other proprietary information whatsoever which has or may have become known to the Consultant during the Engagement;

10.2.2 not make (other than as instructed during the Engagement) any record (whether on paper, computer memory, disc or otherwise) containing Confidential Information relating to Loft Legal or use such records (or allow them to be used) other than for the benefit of Loft Legal;

10.2.3 use best endeavours to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information or data including Confidential Information that it knew or ought reasonably to have known to be confidential concerning Loft Legal.

10.3 The restrictions contained in Clause 2 shall not apply to:

10.3.1 any disclosure of Confidential Information that is already in the public domain save where disclosure of the Confidential Information occurs through the default of the Consultant; or

10.3.2 any disclosure or use authorised by Loft Legal or required by law or any other relevant regulation or requirement.

10.4 The Consultant shall inform Loft Legal immediately on becoming aware, or suspecting that an unauthorised person has become aware of such Confidential Information.

10.5 At any stage during the Engagement, the Consultant will promptly on request return all and any property of Loft Legal in its possession to Loft Legal.

10.6 Loft Legal agrees to:

10.6.1 keep any Confidential Information relating to the Consultant that it obtains as a result of the Services secret;

10.6.2 not use or directly or indirectly disclose any such Confidential Information (or allow it to be used or disclosed), in whole or in part, to any person without the prior written consent of the Consultant;

10.6.3 ensure that no person gets access to the Confidential Information from it, its officers, employees or agents unless authorised to do so; and

10.6.4 inform the Consultant immediately on becoming aware, or suspecting, that an unauthorised person has become aware of such Confidential Information.

11. Data protection

11.1 Loft Legal will collect and process information relating to the Consultant in accordance with its internal policies.

11.2 The Consultant and Loft Legal acknowledge that for the purposes of the Data Protection Legislation, Loft Legal is the data controller and the Consultant is the data processor.

11.3 The Consultant and Loft Legal will comply with the Data Protection Legislation that applies to them respectively as independent data controllers.

11.4 The Consultant shall, in relation to any personal data processed in connection with the Engagement:

11.4.1 process that personal data only on written instructions of Loft Legal and in accordance with those instructions;

11.4.2 keep the personal data confidential;

11.4.3 comply with Loft Legal’s Data Protection Policy and other relevant guidelines;

11.4.4 assist Loft Legal in responding to any requests by data subjects in relation to their personal data including but not limited to data subject access requests, correct or erasure requests;

11.4.5 use best endeavours where able to ensure Loft Legal complies with all of its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation;

11.4.6 notify Loft Legal as soon as reasonably practicable on becoming aware of a personal data breach or any issue which relates to Loft Legal’s or Consultant’s compliance with the Data Protection Legislation; and

11.4.7 at the written request of Loft Legal, delete or return any personal data and any copies thereof to Loft Legal on termination of the Engagement unless required by the Data Protection Legislation to store the personal data.

11.5 Loft Legal does not agree to the Consultant appointing any third-party processor of Personal Data under this Agreement.

12. Intellectual property

12.1 The Consultant agrees that title to the Materials and all Intellectual Property Rights, developed by the Consultant, either alone or with others, during the Engagement in connection with the Services, shall solely and exclusively vest in Loft Legal.

12.2 To the extent that the Materials include Intellectual Property Rights that existed prior to the Engagement (Background IPR’s), Loft Legal acknowledges that it shall acquire no rights in such Background IPR’s. However, to the extent that such Background IPR’s subsist in the Materials, the Consultant grants Loft Legal an unlimited, royalty free, transferable licence to use the Background IPR’s as they form part of the Materials during the Duration of this Agreement and following its expiry or termination.

12.3 Upon termination of this Agreement for whatever reason, if requested to do so, the Consultant shall deliver up to Loft Legal all Materials and any and all copies thereof in its possession or under its control.

12.4 Upon request at any time, the Consultant shall execute all such documents, make such applications, give such assistance and do such things as may be necessary or desirable to vest the Intellectual Property Rights in Loft Legal.

12.5 The Consultant shall:

12.5.1 be aware and acknowledge that it is under an obligation to provide Loft Legal with full details of all Intellectual Property Rights made, originated, developed or produced during the Services, whatever its stage of development, to enable Loft Legal to exploit the Intellectual Property Rights as it sees fit. These details must be communicated in writing to Loft Legal’s Representative or other appointed officer;

12.5.2 shall waive any moral right in any intellectual property made, originated, developed or produced during the Services under this Agreement and the Consultant shall irrevocably transfer and assign to Loft Legal all such moral Intellectual Property Rights;

12.5.3 not register or attempt to register any Intellectual Property Rights in the Materials either during the Engagement or following termination or expiration of this Agreement; and

12.5.4 not during, or, at any time after the termination of this Agreement, infringe Loft Legal’s Intellectual Property Rights or those of any third-party.

12.6 All the Intellectual Property Rights referred to in Clause 1 including the names, logo and any items derived from these names and logos belonging to Loft Legal and supplied to the Consultant for inclusion in the Services (including but not limited to the textual content) and any item which is a design element referred to above, are the property of Loft Legal, and the Consultant assign(s) to Loft Legal all existing and future Intellectual Property Rights in the Materials and all materials embodying these rights to the fullest extent permitted by law. Insofar as they do not vest automatically by operation of law or under this Agreement, the Consultant holds legal title in these rights and inventions on trust for Loft Legal and agrees to effect any legal and administrative steps required to make assignment of these rights as soon as reasonably practicable.

12.7 If the provisions of the Services by the Consultant require the use of any third-party Intellectual Property Rights the Consultant will be responsible for obtaining such permissions from the third party to use the third-party Intellectual Property Rights as necessary in order that Loft Legal may reproduce, distribute or publish any document or report relating to the Services as Loft Legal considers fit. The cost of obtaining such third-party permissions will be borne by the Consultant unless Loft Legal has previously agreed in writing to the contrary.

12.8 The Consultant acknowledges that, except as provided by law, no further fees or compensation other than those provided for in these Terms and Conditions are due or may become due to the Consultant in respect of the performance of its obligations under this Clause 12.

12.9 The Consultant undertakes, at the expense of Loft Legal, at any time either during or after the Engagement, to execute all documents, make all applications, give all assistance and do all acts and things as may, in the opinion of Loft Legal, be necessary or desirable to vest the Intellectual Property Rights in, and to register them in, the name of Loft Legal and to defend Loft Legal against claims that works embodying Intellectual Property Rights infringe third party rights, and otherwise to protect and maintain the Intellectual Property Rights in the Materials.

12.10 The Consultant irrevocably appoints Loft Legal to be its attorney in its name and on its behalf to execute documents, use the Consultant’s name and do all things which are necessary or desirable for Loft Legal to obtain for itself or its nominee the full benefit of this Clause 12.

12.11 All the provisions of this Clause 12 shall survive termination of the Engagement, however termination arises.

13. Insurance and liability

13.1 The Consultant is obliged to maintain in force during the Engagement full and comprehensive Insurance Policies which shall be sufficient to cover its liabilities under this Agreement.

13.2 In any event, the Consultant shall indemnify Loft Legal for any loss, liability, costs (including reasonable legal costs), damages or expenses arising from any breach by the Consultant of the terms of this Agreement including any negligent or reckless act, omission or default in the provision of the Services.

14. Duration and Termination

14.1 The Agreement shall commence on the date that the Consultant is first allocated a matter by Loft Legal and shall endure for an initial period of one week (Trial) which shall then subsequently renew automatically for thirty (30) day periods, unless terminated earlier in accordance with the provisions of this Clause 14 or Clause 4. Loft Legal shall be entitled to shorten or extend the Trial at its sole discretion.

14.2 Either party shall be permitted to terminate the Agreement on immediate notice and without liability at any time during the Trial. After expiry of the Trial, either party may terminate this by giving not less than ten (10) Business Days’ notice in writing.

14.3 Either party may terminate this Agreement forthwith by notice in writing if the other party is in breach of this Agreement and shall have failed to remedy the breach within five (5) Business Days of the receipt of a request in writing from the party not in breach to remedy the breach, such request indicating that failure to remedy the breach may result in termination of this Agreement.

14.4 Loft Legal may by notice in writing immediately terminate this Agreement if, during the Engagement, the Consultant:

14.4.1 commits a material breach of this Agreement;

14.4.2 is more than once the subject of negative feedback communicated to Loft Legal by third-parties;

14.4.3 ceases to hold the required qualifications or accreditations required to perform the Services;

14.4.4 breaches the Data Protection Laws or fails in any of its obligations in relation to Confidential Information under these Terms and Conditions;

14.4.5 has a bankruptcy order made against it or has entered into any composition or arrangement (whether formal or informal) with its creditors;

14.4.6 is guilty of serious misconduct which without limitation shall include the commission of any act of fraud or dishonesty (whether or not connected with the Services) as well as any criminal conviction;

14.4.7 is guilty of incompetence and/or gross or persistent negligence in respect of its obligations hereunder;

14.4.8 fails or refuses after written warning to carry out the Services as contracted;

14.4.9 is not performing the Services to the reasonable satisfaction of Loft Legal; or

14.4.10 causes an unacceptable delay in carrying out the Services due to incapacity (including illness or injury).

14.5 Termination of this Agreement howsoever arising will be without prejudice to the rights and duties of the parties arising in any way out of this Agreement prior to termination and without limitation all the clauses in these Terms and Conditions which expressly or impliedly have effect after termination will continue to be enforced notwithstanding termination.

15. Post-termination Obligations

15.1 On termination of this Agreement for any reason or expiration as may be, the Consultant shall:

15.1.1 immediately deliver to Loft Legal all property of Loft Legal including, without limitation, any laptops or other equipment as well as any original Confidential Information in its possession or under its control;

15.1.2 delete and/or destroy any information relating to Loft Legal and the Services under its Control; and

15.1.3 provide a signed statement that the Consultant has complied fully with the obligations under this Clause 15, together with such evidence of compliance as Loft Legal may reasonably request.

16. Notices

16.1 Any notice required or permitted by this Agreement shall not be binding unless in writing and shall be given personally, by reputable international courier or by electronic mail. Notices shall be deemed served as follows:

16.1.1 Notice given personally shall be deemed given at the time of delivery;

16.1.2 Notice sent by courier or by registered post shall be deemed given five Business Days after the date on which it was sent to the recipient; and

16.1.3 Notice sent by e-mail shall be deemed received upon receipt of a delivery confirmation to a valid e-mail address of the other party as specified in the parties section of this Agreement.

16.2 All notices sent to Loft Legal must be marked be for the attention of Loft Legal’s Representative.

17. General terms

17.1 Assignment: The Consultant may not assign or sub-contract the Agreement or any part thereof, without the prior written consent of Loft Legal. Loft Legal may assign or novate all or part of the Agreement without the Consultant’s consent on prior written notice and the Consultant shall sign any documents reasonably required to effect such assignment or novation.

17.2 Entire Agreement: The Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties regarding its subject matter and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter. Each party acknowledges that it does not rely on, and shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in the Agreement.  Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in the Agreement.

17.3 Force Majeure: Neither party shall be liable for delays or default due to force majeure events, including but not limited to war, civil riots, epidemics, acts of God, fires, government restrictions or similar conditions. If a force majeure event continues for a period of more than ninety (90) days, either party may terminate upon written notice.

17.4 No Partnership or Agency: Nothing in these Terms and Conditions is intended to, or shall be deemed to, establish any partnership or joint venture between the parties, constitute either party the agent of the other, or authorise either party to make or enter into any commitments for or on behalf of the other party.

17.5 Severability: In the event that any provision of these Terms and Conditions is declared by any judicial or other competent authority to be void, voidable, illegal, or otherwise unenforceable, or indications of this are received from any relevant competent authority, the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect.

17.6 Third Party Rights: A person who is not a party to the Agreement shall not have any rights under to enforce any of its terms.

17.7 Variation: No variation to the Agreement shall be effected unless expressly agreed in writing by both parties.

18. Governing law and Jurisdiction

18.1 The Agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

18.2 Any dispute or difference arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, including any question regarding its existence, validity or termination, shall be referred to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Schedule 1 Services

Consultant will present Client projects to the Consultant on an ad-hoc basis on the terms set out herein for the fee rate stipulated in Schedule 2. Consultant is free to accept or reject any offer.

Schedule 2 Fees and invoicing

In consideration of the provisions of the Services provided to Loft Legal by the Consultant pursuant to this Agreement, Loft Legal will pay the Fees to the Consultant as follows:

A percentage (as notified to you and agreed between us) of the net receipts (order value less the transaction fee) of income received from contract review orders or other matters allocated to Consultant, amendments to said contracts or other work generated by Consultant and attended to by the Consultant. All follow-on work generated shall be offered first to Consultant by Loft Legal.

Self-Billing and Payment

In consideration of the Services provided by the Consultant under this Agreement, Loft Legal shall utilise a self-billing procedure to remit payment for such Services. On the first day of each calendar month, Loft Legal shall issue a self-billed invoice detailing the Services rendered by the Consultant during the preceding month and the corresponding fees due as per the terms set out in Schedule 2 of these Terms and Conditions. The Consultant hereby agrees to accept this self-billing method and acknowledges that no additional invoices will be required or issued by the Consultant for the Services provided by the Consultant pursuant to this Agreement.

Payment of the self-billed invoices shall be made by Loft Legal to the Consultant within two (2) Business Days following the issuance of the self-billed invoice. The Consultant shall provide all necessary bank details to Loft Legal to facilitate timely and accurate payments. This self-billing and payment arrangement is deemed to be an integral part of the financial terms governing this Agreement and shall remain in effect for the duration of the Engagement.