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Thanks Alex for replying so just to confirm that if I accepted this term, I legally would have to potentially wait months (if ever) after the 6 months contract, also to me it reads like I would have to accept ANY contract that he then subsequently offered regardless of what the new contract said. I think I will try to get this phrase removed or seriously reworded, maybe having a time limit added to it.
It was my and his understanding that the reference to 6 month period was the period of the existing contract.
I was wondering if this sounds like a good alternative ?
The Sub-Consultant shall use reasonable endeavours to be available after the 6 month period if XXX requires further services, for up to 2 months after successful completion of the contract. For the avoidance of doubt a new contract will be offered for any work after the initial 6 month period covered by this Agreement."
But I think I will press for the whole phrase to be removed first.