Employment Lawyers Can Answer Your Employment Law Questions
I am a solicitor.
I would respond to your queries as follows:
1) yes, you may raise this as a ground for challenging the contract validity;
2) yes, you may raise this as a ground and also claim that you were misrepresented into entering into the contract.
May I help further?
You should refuse to pay the fee on the basis that we have just discussed.
This is an online Q&A forum, I am afraid I am not able to look at the agreement but you may refuse to pay the fee and inform them that you are treating the agreement as void on the grounds we have discussed.
All the best