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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. Firstly, I need to ask some initial questions to determine the legal position.
Please upload the contract on here? Also, when did you sign it?
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Hello, my name is Jim and I am a qualified lawyer happy to help you this evening.
The key clause is paragraph 11 in the contract. The contract says that whether or not the contract is terminated (and you are subject to notice - to leave in 3 months), you still have to work with the client in question for 6 months (no less). That includes future bookings too - it also says if you do not do this then the agency will deduct the commission due to you.
So, that clause means that you are contractually obliged to work with that client whether not or once you have terminated the contract. It ties you in for 6 months - so my view is the contract would be construed this way if you challenged it in the courts. It does seem restrictive and ties you in for 6 months even after you leave.
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