Terms and conditions for Hirers

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  1. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION

    1. In these Terms the following definitions apply:

      "Agency Worker" means the individual who is Introduced by the Employment Agency to provide services to the Hirer;

      "Assignment"means assignment services to be performed by the Agency Worker for the Hirer for a period of time during which the Agency Worker is supplied by the Employment Agency to work temporarily for and under the supervision and direction of the Hirer;

      "Assignment Details Form" means written confirmation of the assignment details agreed with the Hirer prior to commencement of the Assignment;

      "AWR" means the Agency Workers Regulations 2010;

      "AWR Claim" means any complaint or claim to a tribunal or court made by or on behalf of the Agency Worker against the Hirer and/or the Employment Agency for any breach of the AWR;

      "Calendar Week" means any period of seven days starting with the same day as the first day of the First Assignment;

      "Charges" means the Employment Agencies charges calculated in accordance with clause 6 and as may be varied from time to time in accordance with these Terms;

      "Comparable Employee" means as defined in Schedule 1 to these Terms;

      "Conduct Regulations" means the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003;

      "Confidential Information" means any and all confidential commercial, financial, marketing, technical or other information or data of whatever nature relating to the Hirer or Employment Agency or their business or affairs (including but not limited to these Terms, data, records, reports, agreements, software, programs, specifications, know-how, trade secrets and other information concerning the Assignment) in any form or medium whether disclosed or granted access to whether in writing, orally or by any other means, provided to the Agency Worker or any third party in relation to the Assignment by the Hirer or the Employment Agency or by a third party on behalf of the Hirer whether before or after the date of these Terms together with any reproductions of such information in any form or medium or any part(s) of such information;

      "Control" means (a) the legal or beneficial ownership, directly or indirectly, of more than 50% of the issued share capital or similar right of ownership; or (b) the power to direct or cause the direction of the affairs and/or general management of the company, partnership, statutory body or other entity in question, whether through the ownership of voting capital, by contract or otherwise, and "Controls" and "Controlled" shall be construed accordingly;

      "Data Protection Laws" means the Data Protection Act 1998, any applicable statutory or regulatory provisions and all European Directives and regulations in force from time to time relating to the protection and transfer of personal data;

      "Employment Business" [Airsupply Solutions Limited] Limited (registered company no. [09968659.]) of 124 East Road, London N1 6FD.

      "Engagement" means the engagement (including the Agency Worker's acceptance of the Hirer's offer), employment or use of the Agency Worker by the Hirer or by any third party to whom the Agency Worker has been introduced by the Hirer, on a permanent or temporary basis, whether under a contract of service or for services; under an agency, license, franchise or partnership agreement; or any other engagement; or through a limited company of which the Agency Worker is an officer, employee or other representative; and "Engage", "Engages" and "Engaged" shall be construed accordingly;

      "First Assignment" means:

      (a) the relevant Assignment; or

      (a) if, prior to the relevant Assignment:

      (i) the Agency Worker has worked in any assignment in the same role with the relevant Hirer as the role in which the Agency Worker works in the relevant Assignment; and

      (ii) the relevant Qualifying Period commenced in any such assignment,

      that assignment (an assignment being (for the purpose of this defined term) a period of time during which the Agency Worker is supplied by one or more Temporary Work Agencies to the relevant Hirer to work temporarily for and under the supervision and direction of the relevant Hirer);

      "Hirer" means the person, firm or corporate body together with any subsidiary or associated person, firm or corporate body (as the case may be) to whom the Agency Worker is Introduced;

      "Hirer's Group" means (a) any individual, company, partnership, statutory body or other entity which from time to time Controls the Hirer, including (but not limited to) as a holding company as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006; and (b) any company, partnership, statutory body or other entity which from time to time is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Hirer, including (but not limited to) as a subsidiary or holding company as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006;

      "Introduction" means (i) the passing to the Hirer of a curriculum vitae or information which identifies the Agency Worker; or (ii) the Hirer's interview of the Agency Worker(in person or by telephone or by any other means), following the Hirer's instruction to the Employment Agency to supply a temporary worker; or (iii) the supply of the Agency Worker; and, in any case, which leads to an Engagement of the temporary worker or the Agency Worker; and "Introduced" and "Introducing" shall be construed accordingly;

      "Losses"means all losses, liabilities, damages, costs, expenses, fines, penalties or interest, whether direct, indirect, special or consequential (including, without limitation, any economic loss or other loss of profits, business or goodwill, management time and reasonable legal fees) and charges, including such items arising out of or resulting from actions, proceedings, claims and demands;

      "Relevant Terms and Conditions" means terms and conditions relating to:

      • pay;
      • the duration of working time;
      • night work;
      • rest periods;
      • rest breaks; and
      • annual leave

      that are ordinarily included in the contracts of employees or workers (as appropriate) of the Hirer whether by collective agreement or otherwise and including (for the avoidance of doubt and without limitation) such terms and conditions that have become contractual by virtue of custom and practice, including copies of all relevant documentation;

      "Temporary Work Agency" means as defined in Schedule 1 to these Terms;

      "Terms" means these terms of business (including the attached schedules) together with any applicable Assignment Details Form;

      "Vulnerable Person" means any person who by reason of age, infirmity, illness, disability or any other circumstance is in need of care or attention, and includes any person under the age of eighteen; and

      "WTR" means the Working Time Regulations 1998.

    2. Unless the context otherwise requires, references to the singular include the plural and references to the masculine include the feminine and vice versa.
    3. The headings contained in these Terms are for convenience only and do not affect their interpretation.
    4. Any reference, express or implied, to an enactment includes a reference to that enactment as from time to time amended, modified, extended, re-enacted, replaced or applied by or under any other enactment (whether before or after the date of these Terms) and all subordinate legislation made (before or after these Terms) under it from time to time.
  2. THE CONTRACT

    1. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the Employment Agency and the Hirer for the supply of the Agency Worker’s services by the Employment Agency to the Hirer and are deemed to be accepted by the Hirer by virtue of its request for, interview with or Engagement of the Agency Worker, or the passing of any information by the Hirer about an Agency Worker to any third party following an Introduction.
    2. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by a director the Employment Agency, these Terms prevail over any terms of business or purchase conditions (or similar) put forward by the Hirer.
    3. Subject to clause 6.2, no variation or alteration to these Terms shall be valid unless the details of such variation are agreed between a director of the Employment Agency and the Hirer and are set out in writing and a copy of the varied Terms is given to the Hirer stating the date on or after which such varied Terms shall apply.
    4. The Employment Agency shall act as an employment Agency (as defined in Section 13(3) of the Employment Agencies Act 1973 (as amended) when Introducing Agency Workers for Assignments with the Hirer.
  3. HIRER OBLIGATIONS

    1. To enable the Employment Agency to comply with its obligations under the Conduct Regulations the Hirer undertakes to provide to the Employment Agency details of the position which the Hirer seeks to fill, including the following: 
      1. the type of work that the Agency Worker would be required to do; 
      2. the location and hours of work; 
      3. the experience, training, qualifications and any authorisation which the Hirer considers necessary or which are required by law or any professional body for the Agency Worker to possess in order to work in the position;
      4. any risks to health or safety known to the Hirer and what steps the Hirer has taken to prevent or control such risks;
      5. the date the Hirer requires the Agency Worker to commence the Assignment; and
      6. the duration or likely duration of the Assignment.
    2. The Hirer will assist the Employment Agency in complying with the Employment Agencies duties under the WTR by supplying any relevant information about the Assignment requested by the Employment Agency and the Hirer will not do anything to cause the Employment Agency to be in breach of its obligations under these Regulations. If the Hirer requires the services of an Agency Worker for more than 48 hours in any week during the course of an Assignment, the Hirer must notify the Employment Agency of this requirement before the commencement of the Assignment or at the very latest, where this is not reasonably practicable, before the commencement of the week in which the Hirer requires the Agency Worker to work in excess of 48 hours.
    3. The Hirer will comply with its obligations under Regulation 12 (Rights of agency workers in relation to access to collective facilities and amenities) and 13 (Rights of agency workers in relation to access to employment) of the AWR.
    4. To enable the Employment Agency to comply with its obligations under the AWR, the Hirer undertakes as soon as possible prior to the commencement of each Assignment and during each Assignment (as appropriate) and at any time at the Employment Agencies request:
      1. to inform the Employment Agency of any Calendar Weeks in which the Agency Worker has worked in the same or a similar role with the Hirer via any third party prior to the date of commencement of the relevant Assignment and/or during the relevant Assignment which count or may count towards the Qualifying Period;
      2. if, the Agency Worker has worked in the same or a similar role with the Hirer via any third party prior to the date of commencement of the relevant Assignment and/or works in the same or a similar role with the Hirer via any third party during the relevant Assignment, to provide the Employment Agency with all the details of such work which may count towards the Qualifying Period, including (without limitation) details of where, when and the period(s) during which such work was undertaken and any other details requested by the Employment Agency;
      3. to inform the Employment Agency if, the Agency Worker has prior to the date of commencement of the relevant Assignment and/or during the relevant Assignment carried out work which could be deemed to count toward the Qualifying Period for the relevant Assignment in accordance with Regulation 9 of the AWR because s/he has:
        1. completed two or more assignments with the Hirer;
        2. completed at least one assignment with the Hirer and one or more earlier assignments with any member of the Hirer's Group; and/or
        3. worked in more than two roles during an assignment with the Hirer and on at least two occasions worked in a role that was not the same role as the previous role;
      4. save where the Agency Worker will not complete the Qualifying Period during the term of the Assignment, to:
        1. provide the Employment Business with written details of the basic working and employment conditions the Agency Worker would be entitled to for doing the same job if the Agency Worker had been recruited directly by the Hirer as an employee or worker at the time the Qualifying Period commenced or with those of a Comparable Employee, such basic working and employment conditions being the Relevant Terms and Conditions;
        2. inform the Employment Business in writing whether the Relevant Terms and Conditions provided are those of a hypothetical directly recruited employee or worker or those of a Comparable Employee;
        3. if the Relevant Terms and Conditions provided are those of a Comparable Employee, provide the Employment Agency with a written explanation of the basis on which the Hirer considers that the relevant individual is a Comparable Employee; and
        4. inform the Employment Agency in writing of any variations in the Relevant Terms and Conditions made at any time during the relevant Assignment after the Qualifying Period commenced; and
      5. save where the Agency Worker will not complete the Qualifying Period during the term of the Assignment, to provide the Employment Agency with written details of its pay and benefits structures and appraisal processes and any variations of the same.
    5. In addition, for the purpose of awarding any bonus to which the Agency Worker may be entitled under the AWR, the Hirer will:
      1. integrate the Agency Worker into its relevant performance appraisal system;
      2. assess the Agency Worker's performance;
      3. provide the Employment Agency with copies of all documentation relating to any appraisal of the Agency Worker, including without limitation written details of the outcome of any appraisal and the amount of any bonus awarded; and
      4. provide the Employment Agency with all other assistance the Employment Agency may request in connection with the assessment of the Agency Worker's performance for the purpose of awarding any bonus.
    6. The Hirer will comply with all the Employment Agencies requests for information and any other requirements to enable the Employment Agency to comply with the AWR.
    7. The Hirer warrants that:
      1. all information and documentation supplied to the Employment Agencyin accordance with clauses 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6 is complete, accurate and up-to-date; and
      2. it will, during the term of the relevant Assignment, immediately inform the Employment Agency in writing of any subsequent change in any information or documentation provided in accordance with clauses 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6.
    8. Without prejudice to clauses 14.7 and 14.8, the Hirer shall inform the Employment Agency in writing of any:
      1. oral or written complaint the Agency Worker makes to the Hirer which is or may be a complaint connected with rights under the AWR; and
      2. written request for information relating to the Relevant Terms and Conditions that the Hirer receives from the Agency Worker
      as soon as possible but no later than 7 calendar days from the day on which any such oral complaint is made to or written complaint or request is received by the Hirer and the Hirer will take such action and give such information and assistance as the Employment Agency may request, and within any timeframe requested by the Employment Agency, in order to resolve any such complaint or to provide any such information in a written statement to the Agency Worker within 28 days of the Hirer's receipt of such a request in accordance with Regulation 16 of the AWR and the Hirer will provide the Employment Agency with a copy of any such written statement.
    9. The Hirer undertakes that it knows of no reason why it would be detrimental to the interests of the Agency Worker for the Agency Worker to fill the Assignment.
  4. INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED BY THE EMPLOYMENT AGENCY TO THE HIRER

    1. When Introducing an Agency Worker to the Hirer the Employment Agency shall inform the Hirer:
      1. of the identity of the Agency Worker;
      2. that the Agency Worker has the necessary or required experience, training, qualifications and any authorisation required by law or a professional body to work in the Assignment;
      3. that the Agency Worker is willing to work in the Assignment; and
      4. of the Charges.
    2. Where such information is not given in paper form or by electronic means it shall be confirmed by such means by the end of the third business day (excluding Saturday, Sunday and any Public or Bank Holiday) following, save where the Agency Worker is Introduced for an Assignment in the same position as one in which the Agency Worker had previously been supplied within the previous 5 business days and such information has already been given to the Hirer, unless the Hirer requests that the information be resubmitted.
  5. TIMESHEETS

    1. At the end of each week of an Assignment (or at the end of the Assignment where it is for a period of 1 week or less) the Hirer shall sign the Employment Agencies timesheet verifying the number of hours worked by the Agency Worker during that week.
    2. Signature of the timesheet by the Hirer is confirmation of the number of hours worked. If the Hirer is unable to sign a timesheet produced for authentication by the Agency Worker because the Hirer disputes the hours claimed, the Hirer shall inform the Employment Agency as soon as is reasonably practicable and shall co-operate fully and in a timely fashion with the Employment Agency to enable the Employment Agency to establish what hours, if any, were worked by the Agency Worker. Failure to sign the timesheet does not absolve the Hirer of its obligation to pay the Charges in respect of the hours worked.
    3. The Hirer shall not be entitled to decline to sign a timesheet on the basis that it is dissatisfied with the work performed by the Agency Worker. In the event that the Hirer is dissatisfied with the Agency Worker the provisions of clause 10 below shall apply.
  6. CHARGES

    1. The Hirer agrees to pay the Charges as notified to and agreed with the Hirer. The Charges are calculated according to the number of hours worked by the Agency Worker and comprise the following:
      1. the Agency Worker’s daily rate of pay;
      2. any other amounts to which the Agency Worker is entitled under the AWR, where applicable;
      3. employer’s National Insurance contributions;
      4. any travel, hotel or other expenses as may have been agreed with the Hirer or, if there is no such agreement, such expenses as are reasonable; and
      5. the Employment Agencies commission, which is calculated as a percentage of the Agency Worker’s hourly rate.
    2. The Employment Agency reserves the right to vary the Charges agreed with the Hirer, by giving written notice to the Hirer:
      1. in order to comply with any additional liability imposed by statute or other legal requirement or entitlement, including but not limited to the AWR, the WTR and the Pensions Act 2008; and/or
      2. if there is any variation in the Relevant Terms and Conditions.
    3. The Employment Agency will invoice the Charges to the Hirer on a weekly basis.The Hirer will pay the Charges within 14 days of the date of the invoice.
    4. In addition to the Charges, the Hirer will pay the Employment Agency an amount equal to any bonus that the Hirer awards to the Agency Worker in accordance with clause 3.5 immediately following any such award and the Employment Agency will pay any such bonus to the Agency Worker. For the avoidance of doubt, the Hirer will also pay any employer’s National Insurance Contributions and the Employment Agencies commission on the bonus (calculated using the same percentage rate as that used under clause 6.1.6) in addition to any bonus payable to the Agency Worker.
    5. VAT is payable at the applicable rate on the entirety of the Charges and all sums payable under clause 6.4.
    6. The Employment Agency reserves the right to charge interest under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 on invoiced amounts unpaid by the due date at the rate of 8% per annum above the base rate from time to time of the Bank of England from the due date until the date of payment.
    7. The Employment Agency will not refund any of the Charges.
    8. The Hirer’s obligations under this clause 6 shall be performed without any right of the Hirer to invoke set-off, deductions, withholdings or other similar rights.
  7. PAYMENT OF THE AGENCY WORKER

    1. Direct Employment/Engagement. It is our understanding that you will engage directly any successful Candidate for both Permanent Vacancies and Supply Vacancies wether as an employee or on whatever other basis you and the Candidate might agree (although at clause 5(c) below we provide our terms for Engagements where you chose not to engage Candidates directly for supply Vacancies). We will not be a party to the contractual relationship between you and such successful Candidates for the work to be performed and we do not engage such Candidates as our employees, workers or contractors.
    2. Indirect Engagement. In respect of Supply Vacancies, if you chose not to engage the Candidate directly, all relevant administrative and legal matters between you and the successful Candidate, such as, without limitation, ensuring completion of time sheets, assessing and complying with any relevant obligations under the AWR and the Regulations and paying the Candidate for work done, are a matter solely between you and the Candidate or the Candidate’s service or umbrella company as the case may [be]. We have no obligations in respect of such matters or legislation; we merely provide a [matching], introduction and checking (as per clause 8 below) service.
  8. SUITABILITY CHECKS AND INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED IN SPECIAL SITUATIONS

    1. Where:
      1. the Agency Worker is required by law, or any professional body to have any qualifications or authorisations to work on the Assignment, the Employment Agencywill take all reasonably practicable steps to obtain and offer to provide to the Hirer copies of any relevant qualifications or authorisations of the Agency Worker; and
      2. in addition, where the Assignment involves working with, caring for or attending one or more Vulnerable Persons, the Employment Agency will take all reasonably practicable steps to obtain and offer to provide copies to the Hirer of two references from persons who are not relatives of the Agency Worker and who have agreed that the references they provide may be disclosed to the Hirer;
      and such other reasonably practicable steps as are required to confirm that the Agency Worker is suitable for the Assignment. If the Employment Agency has taken all reasonably practicable steps to obtain the information above and has been unable to do so fully it shall inform the Hirer of the steps it has taken to obtain this information in any event.
    2. The Hirer shall advise the Employment Agency at the time of instructing the Employment Agency to supply an Agency Worker whether during the course of the Assignment, the Agency Worker will be required to work with, care for or attend one or more Vulnerable Persons or engage in regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
    3. The Hirer shall assist the Employment Agency by providing any information required to allow the Employment Agency to comply with its statutory obligations under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and to allow the Employment Business to select a suitable Agency Worker for the Assignment.
    4. In particular in the event that the Hirer removes an Agency Worker from an Assignment in circumstances which would require the Employment Agency to provide information to the Disclosure and Barring Service (or the equivalent authority) under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, the Hirer will provide sufficient information to the Employment Business to allow it to discharge its statutory obligations.
  9. UNSUITABILITY OF THE AGENCY WORKER

    1. The Hirer undertakes to supervise the Agency Worker sufficiently to ensure the Hirer’s satisfaction with the Agency Worker’s standards of work. If the Hirer reasonably considers that the services of the Agency Worker are unsatisfactory, the Hirer may terminate the Assignment either by instructing the Agency Worker to leave the Assignment immediately, or by directing the Employment Agency to remove the Agency Worker. The Employment Agency may, in its absolute discretion, in such circumstances, reduce or cancel the Charges for the time worked by that Agency Worker, provided that the Hirer has notified the Employment Agency immediately that they have asked the Agency Worker to leave the Assignment or the Assignment terminates:
      1. within 4 hours of the Agency Worker commencing the Assignment where the Assignment is for more than 7 hours; or
      2. within 2 hours for Assignments of 7 hours or less;
      and provided that notification of the unsuitability of the Agency Worker is confirmed in writing to the Employment Agency within 48 hours of the termination of the Assignment.
    2. The Employment Agency shall notify the Hirer immediately if it receives or otherwise obtains information which gives the Employment Agency reasonable grounds to believe that any Agency Worker supplied to the Hirer is unsuitable for the Assignment and shall be entitled to terminate the Assignment forthwith without prior notice and without liability. Notwithstanding, the Hirer shall remain liable for all Charges incurred prior to the termination of the Assignment.
    3. The Hirer shall notify the Employment Agency immediately and without delay and in any event within 4 hours if the Agency Worker fails to attend work or has notified the Hirer that they are unable to attend work for any reason.
  10. TERMINATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT

    Any of the Hirer, the Employment Agency or the Agency Worker may terminate an Assignment at any time without prior notice and without liability (except in the case of termination by the Hirer, who shall be liable for any Charges due under clause 6 above).

  11. CONFIDENTIALITY AND DATA PROTECTION

    1. All information relating to an Agency Worker is confidential and subject to the Data Protection Laws and is provided solely for the purpose of providing work-finding services to the Hirer. Such information must not be used for any other purpose nor divulged to any third party and the Hirer undertakes to abide by the provisions of the Data Protection Laws in receiving and processing the data at all times.
    2. The Employment Agency undertakes to keep confidential all Relevant Terms and Conditions that the Hirer discloses to the Employment Agency and not to use such information except for the purposes of compliance with the AWR (including, for the avoidance of doubt and without limitation, when dealing with any request for information or complaint made by any Agency Worker or any AWR Claim).
    3. Information relating to the Employment Agencies business which is capable of being confidential must be kept confidential and not divulged to any third party, except information which is in the public domain.
  12. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

    All copyright, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights deriving from the Assignment shall belong to the Hirer. Accordingly the Employment Agency shall use its reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Agency Worker shall execute all such documents and do all such acts in order to give effect to the Hirer’s rights pursuant to this clause.

  13. LIABILITY

    1. Whilst reasonable efforts are made by the Employment Agency to give satisfaction to the Hirer by ensuring reasonable standards of skill, integrity and reliability from the Agency Worker and to provide the same in accordance with the Assignment details as provided by the Hirer, no liability is accepted by the Employment Agency for any loss, expense, damage or delay arising from any failure to provide any Agency Worker for all or part of the Assignment or from the negligence, dishonesty, misconduct or lack of skill of the Agency Worker or if the Agency Worker terminates the Assignment for any reason. For the avoidance of doubt, the Employment Agency does not exclude liability for death or personal injury arising from its own negligence or for any other loss which it is not permitted to exclude under law.
    2. Agency Workers supplied by the Employment Agency pursuant to these Terms are engaged under contracts for services. They are not the employees of the Employment Agency but are deemed to be under the supervision and direction of the Hirer from the time they report to take up duties and for the duration of the Assignment. The Hirer agrees to be responsible for all acts, errors or omissions of the Agency Worker, whether willful, negligent or otherwise as though the Agency Worker was on the payroll of the Hirer.
    3. The Hirer shall advise the Employment Agency of any special health and safety matters about which the Employment Agency is required to inform the Agency Worker and about any requirements imposed by law or by any professional body, which must be satisfied if the Agency Worker is to fill the Assignment.
    4. The Hirer will also comply in all respects with all statutory provisions as are in force from time to time including, for the avoidance of doubt, but not limited to the WTR, Health and Safety At Work etc. Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999(as amended), by-laws, codes of practice and legal requirements to which the Hirer is ordinarily subject in respect of the Hirer’s own staff (excluding the matters specifically mentioned in clause 7 above), including in particular the provision of adequate Employer’s and Public Liability Insurance cover for the Agency Worker during all Assignments.
    5. The Hirer undertakes not to request the supply of an Agency Worker to perform the duties normally performed by a worker who is taking part in official industrial action or duties normally performed by a worker who has been transferred by the Hirer to perform the duties of a person on strike or taking official industrial action.
    6. The Hirer shall indemnify and keep indemnified the Employment Agency against any Losses incurred by the Employment Agency arising out of any Assignment or arising out of any non-compliance with, and/or as a result of any breach of, these Terms by the Hirer.
    7. The Hirer shall inform the Employment Agency in writing of any AWR Claim which comes to the notice of the Hirer as soon possible but no later than 7 calendar days from the day on which any such AWR Claim comes to the notice of the Hirer.
    8. If the Agency Worker brings, or threatens to bring, any AWR Claim, the Hirer undertakes to take such action and give such information and assistance as the Employment Agency may request, and within any timeframe requested by the Employment Agency and at the Hirer’s own cost, to avoid, dispute, resist, mitigate, compromise or defend any such AWR Claim and to appeal against any judgment given in respect thereof.
  14. NOTICES

    All notices which are required to be given in accordance with these Terms shall be in writing and may be delivered personally or by first class prepaid post to the registered office of the party upon whom the notice is to be served or any other address that the party has notified the other party in writing, including by email or facsimile transmission. Any such notice shall be deemed to have been served: if by hand when delivered, if by first class post 48 hours following posting and if by email or facsimile transmission, when that email or facsimile is sent.

  15. SEVERABILITY

    If any of the provisions of these Terms shall be determined by any competent authority to be unenforceable to any extent, such provision shall, to that extent, be severed from the remaining Terms, which shall continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws.

  16. RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES

    None of the provisions of these Terms are intended to be for the benefit of or enforceable by third parties and the operation of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 is excluded.

  17. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

    These Terms are governed by the law of [England & Wales/Scotland/ Northern Ireland] and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of [England & Wales/Scotland/ Northern Ireland].