Contract Details

The following are the standard contract terms.



1. These terms and conditions form the entire agreement between Mark Davies (The Speaker)  and _______________________(“The Client”) for the speaking services detailed below.

2. These terms may not be varied without the written agreement of both parties.


3. The Client engages The Speaker to provide speaking services to The Client in relation to <event> on ________________ (“The Agreed Date”) and The Speaker agrees to provide such services under the terms and conditions below.


4. Each party agrees that it shall maintain as confidential all information of a confidential or commercially sensitive nature that it obtains from the other party


5. All intellectual property rights (“Rights”) in Course materials and media (“Materials”) are vested in The Speaker, and all such Rights are reserved unless specified otherwise.

6. Materials, including audio and video recordings of The Speaker, may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the prior written permission of The Speaker.  Materials are provided subject to the condition that they shall not be lent, resold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without our prior written permission.


7. Written confirmation of acceptance of these terms and conditions is required before work commences.


8.   The Client will also pay The Speaker’s  reasonable travel, accommodation and subsistence fees. For all UK & Ireland events costs may include car, train or air fair (dependent on location or time, e.g. Scotland, Channel Islands, IOM, Ireland). For European and world wide travel, unrestricted economy round trip bookings on British Airways is acceptable. Transatlantic crossings may use Virgin Atlantic or British Airways. Hotels should be guaranteed for late arrival and billed directly to your organisation.


9. A fee of <fee> plus VAT shall be paid by The Client to The Speaker  50% of which will be made at time of booking with the remaining payment to be made no later than 7 days prior to the event. There is a 5% discount on fees if full payment is made at time of booking.


10. If the programme or event is cancelled for any reason more than 60 days prior to the agreed date then the rescheduling policy allows the engagement to occur within 12 months for no additional fees. Should you be forced to cancel sixty (60) days or less before the date of the event, the full speaking fee is due and payable by the date of the original event.


11. We are committed to protecting your privacy.  We will only use the personal information that we collect lawfully and for the purposes for which it was given (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998).  We will not sell or forward personal information to any third party.


12. The Client shall advise The Speaker of any health and safety matters applicable to an event or speaking site and notify The Speaker of all applicable safety, security and other site rules, practices and procedures.


13. The Speaker shall not be liable for any failure to fulfil his obligations where such failure is due to circumstances beyond his reasonable control.


14. These terms are governed by and to be construed in accordance with English law.  Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


Accepted: <The Client>



Accepted: Mark Davies