These Terms of Business apply to all work carried out by MACFIE LAW
These Terms of Business apply to all work carried out by Macfie Law (the "Firm") for you unless otherwise agreed in writing. If we have already begun work for you before you receive these Terms of Business then, unless you tell us otherwise in writing or by email immediately, you agree that these Terms of Business are to apply from the start of our work for you.
These Terms of Business are meant to be read together with our Engagement Letter(s) that will give details about each particular matter we are working on for you (see below).
If you carry on giving us instructions after receiving our Engagement Letter and a copy of these Terms of Business this will be confirmation that you accept what both of them say. If you are not prepared to accept these Terms of Business, please tell us in writing or by email without delay. Unless otherwise agreed, these Terms of Business shall also apply to any future instructions you may give to us.
Who is responsible for your work?
John Macfie will have overall responsibility for the work carried out for you by the Firm.
Who can give instructions to the Firm about your work?
Normally, where you are an individual person, you are the only person who may give us instructions. If you are not not an individual person (e.g. you are a limited company or partnership), unless you specifically tell us otherwise, we shall be entitled to assume that those who hold themselves out as having authority to instruct us do have such authority.
In particular, we shall be entitled to assume that:
- If you are a company (including an un-incorporated association), we may take instructions from any officer,
- If you are a partnership, we may take instructions from any partner; and
- If there are joint clients (e.g. husband and wife or more than one individual), we may take instructions from either or any of them.
How can we keep in touch and give instructions?
Unless you specifically tell us otherwise, we will communicate with you and with any relevant third parties (e.g. fellow advisers on your particular transaction or matter), and take instructions from you in person, by telephone, post, e-mail or any other form of electronic or internet communication.