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In accepting our representation, you acknowledge that services provided by ERNZ Consultants ('ERNZC') though any of its independent consultants or advocates will be charged to you on an hourly rate, and billed in .25 segments, and that the following terms apply.

Representation Fees:- The basis on which fees will be charged is hourly. All work is charged, including telephone calls, text messages, and emails. You should note that time spent on your work is only one of the factors we consider in assessing the fee for your work. There may be occasions when it will be appropriate for us to charge for more than one advocate who will be doing your work at the same time or consulting with each other in relation to the work. Disbursements or out of pocket expenses are also charged directly to you.

Estimates and Quotes:- Estimates allow you to gauge the likely cost of representation.  They are a guide only. In some cases we may not be able to give a quote because of the uncertainty surrounding the matter or dispute.  Any quotes other than for an initial consultation will be given in writing and only on request.

Third Parties:- Although you may expect to be reimbursed by a third party for our fees and expenses, and although our invoices may at your request or with your approval be directed to a third party, nevertheless you remain responsible for payment to us if the third party fails to pay us.

Deposits:- Deposits or progress payments are required for most work conducted by us. We will let you know what that deposit is and when the deposit needs to be “topped up”.

Payment of Accounts:- To assist you for budgeting purposes, we will keep you advised of the amount our work has cost you and what is owing, on request from you.  We will advise you what is required and arrange a billing system to suit you.  This can be either at set intervals(e.g. weekly or fortnightly), or at significant stages. We will discuss your preference with you on request. We understand that some clients may face problems meeting bills for our work and we are happy to set up automatic payments in advance to allow you to spread the costs on a manageable basis.  Bills are payable within 14 days.

Unpaid Accounts:- We will charge you interest on unpaid accounts at the rate of 15% per annum. We may take action to recover unpaid fees and we may add the cost of that recovery to your overdue account. By instructing us you agree to pay any costs of recovery if you do not pay our accounts on time.

Lien:- Where work has been done by ERNZC, but we have not been paid by you, we have the right to retain original documents and your file until such time as all outstanding fees, disbursements and other expenses have been paid.We reserve the right to retain any such documents and files even if the monies are due for services unrelated to those documents or file.

Terms & Termination:- This contract will continue until all the services have been provided, unless sooner terminated by agreement as set out following. Either party may terminate the agreement by written notice or if the other party fails to remedy a material breach of the agreement. Termination will not affect the client’s obligations to pay ERNZC’s fees for all services performed up to termination.

Bank Account:- All direct credit payments must be paid into ANZ account number  01-0475-0139719-00. ERNZC takes no responsibility for payments made to individuals, and all accounts due to ERNZ Consultants will still be payable by you. Recovery of funds will be your sole responsibility if you have paid your fees to any other bank account.