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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
What is the contract for?
OK so it's an employment contract. What specifically would you like to ask about your contract and please also tell me how long you have worked for your employer?
OK please copy and paste the clause on here
Thank you. According to the above clause, the 6 month notice period applies during the Initial Term only, that being the period up to 6 April 2020. Once you have reached that date, the agreement would renew itself on yearly fixed terms. The 6-month notice period would not apply any more and is instead replaced by the clause which says that the agreement can be terminated by giving notice at a time which is at least 30 days before the end of the new yearly term. In other words, if notice is not given within the final 30 days before the end of the term, it would renew itself for another year.
It then states that notice is effective immediately so this all suggests you would not have to give any notice as long as it is given more than 30 days before the contract renews itself (presumably on 6 April 2021).
Does this answer your query?
The statutory notice period due is 1 week per full year of continuous service, up to a maximum of 12 weeks. What they are saying is that the standard is that notice must be given at least 30 days before the renewal date. However after a certain number of years the statutory notice period will become greater than 30 days and then the longer period will take precedence instead.
Clause 17 is about them terminating your contract, not you
Does this clarify things a bit more for you?
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