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Mr Matthew Levan trading as Matt Levan Ecologist

Status – Sole Trader

Location -Llanbradach, Caerphilly, Wales, CF83 3GU

Please see below for my business terms of engagement. This section also contains details of my policies on health and safety, environmental issues, quality and equality as well as details of my business insurance. The privacy policy for this website can be found here.

Terms of engagement

Subject to negotiation I would be willing to work under a clients standard terms. Where a client does not have established terms for the purchase of professional services a contract will be drawn up based on the standard recommended by the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

I am bound by the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management Code of Practice

Unless the client requests otherwise records of protected or otherwise notable species may be submitted to the local biological records centre, client information would not be included with these records

In any dispute arising under this agreement that cannot be settled the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

The fee will be payable once work is completed regardless of changes to the clients requirements, if the work is not carried out I will forefit the fee, . No other compensation shall be due to either party in any event

Payment terms are 30 days from the invoice date I reserve the right to charge interest for payments over 30 days from the invoice date. The rate of interest will be calculated on the basis set out in the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (as amended) and will be equivalent to an annual rate of 8% above the Bank of England reference rate plus statutory compensation.

Work will be carried out in accordance with my own policy statements unless alternative policies that are not less rigorous have been agreed between myself and the client.

The decision to accept a contract will be my sole responsibility. With this in mind

  • No contract will be entered into until all terms are satisfactory to myself and the client.
  • No contract will be entered into with a client who engages in activity that is illegal or in my personal opinion unethical.

I will not discriminate between potential clients or suppliers on the basis of personal characteristics and will comply fully with all relevant laws regarding fair and equal treatment of all people.

I reserve the right to charge interest for payments over 30 days from the invoice date. The rate of interest will be calculated on the basis set out in the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (as amended) and will be equivalent to an annual rate of 8% above the Bank of England reference rate plus statutory compensation.