Terms and Conditions UK

Permanent Staff Introduction

All and any business undertaken by Merrion People, (“Merrion People” or “the Company”) is transacted subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter set out each of which shall be incorporated or implied in any agreement between the Company and its Clients. In the event of conflict between these terms and conditions and any other terms and conditions, the former shall prevail unless expressly agreed to the contrary by the Company in writing.

Acceptance of Terms

It is not industry standard to have Terms of Business signed by Clients. Once a Candidate is introduced by Merrion People, the Client is deemed to have accepted these.


For the purposes of this clause the word ‘introduced’ shall be deemed to include, without limitation, the provision by Merrion People of any details, whether written or oral, of a candidate for employment. Scale of Fees: £0 to £45,000 – 20% £45,001 to £70,000 – 22.5% £70,001 to £100,000 – 25% £100,001 or greater – 27.5% All introduction fees are expressed as a percentage of the total first year’s gross annual remuneration package in accordance with the scale ranges above which would include (but is not limited to) salary, commission, guaranteed bonus, car allowance, shift allowance, overseas premiums, living/accommodation allowances, and shares. A company car is valued at £10,000 additional salary. Merrion People charge a minimum fee of £2,500 for any assignment. VAT will be added to all invoices at the current rate subject to local requirements.

Employing the Candidate

In the event that any Candidate introduced by Merrion People is subsequently employed by the Client (or related organisation) in any capacity whether temporary, permanent or self-employed, within 12 months of the initial introduction date, whether referred internally, by another agency or by any other means, the Client shall pay the permanent placement fee plus 10% interest from the Candidate’s start date, which interest shall accrue monthly in arrears. This applies in all cases including where a client no longer uses the services of Merrion People. Furthermore, if a Client refers an introduced Candidate to any third party who is subsequently employed by them, the same fees will apply and the Client will be liable to pay Merrion People fees, whether or not it can recover them from the said third party.

Responsibility and Liability

The Company shall endeavour to ensure the suitability of any candidate introduced to the Client and to maintain a high standard of service and integrity, but the Company makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the suitability of any Candidate introduced to the Client. Merrion People can accept no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, costs or expenses, howsoever caused which the Client may suffer or for which the Client may become liable arising out of, or in connection with as a result of introduction to the Client or engagement by the Client of a Candidate. The Client is responsible for the taking up of references as to the Candidate’s qualifications, capabilities, integrity, medical history and suitability to meet the specification. It is also the Client’s responsibility to obtain a work permit for the Candidate wherever necessary.


The Company is able to provide an advertising service to the Client, for which charges incurred by the Company are payable by the Client. The Company will accept cancellation of an advertisement provided that the Client gives sufficient notice to enable the Company to cancel the advertisement before the press closing date. Advertising accounts shall be paid by the Client within 7 days of the date of invoice and unpaid invoices shall bear interest at the rate of 10% after 7 days until payment is made in full.

Retained Assignments

A fee of 25%,is applicable but payable in  3 equal stages (the balance paid at the third stage). The projected package is agreed and then 1) A non-returnable retainer fee (8% of the fee) is due immediately upon commencement of the assignment. 2) A non-returnable short-list fee (8% of the fee) is payable upon presentation to the Client of suitable Candidates for interview (Candidates are deemed “suitable” if the Client agrees to interview any of them). 3) A Completion fee (the remaining balance of the fee), is payable on the day a Candidate commences employment with the Client. If a Retained Assignment is cancelled by the Client, or the Client for any reason alters materially (at the discretion of Merrion People) its requirements, then a “cancellation fee” of 10% of the projected first year’s gross annual remuneration package will be immediately payable to Merrion People.

Guarantee period

In the event that any Candidate terminates, or the Client terminates the engagement, within 12 weeks of the specified date upon which such Candidate commenced work for the Client and provided that a) the Client notifies the Company in writing of the termination of engagement within 7 days and b) the Client (or related company) does not engage the Candidate within 12 months from the date of termination and c) the termination is not due to redundancy and d) all monies due from the Client have been paid in accordance with these terms of business, then (for the next 6 weeks) the Company will endeavour to seek a replacement (to remuneration up to the same value as the leaver) at no extra cost to the Client except for additional advertising costs (costs shall be agreed prior to any advertising). If unsuccessful, Merrion People will pay the Client a refund against the fees paid as follows: *Up to 6 weeks service 50% refund *7 – 12 weeks service 25% refund. After a 12 week period no refunds will be made under any circumstances. Payment Terms: The Client agrees to notify the Company immediately when a Candidate introduced by the Company is engaged. The Client shall pay a fee (“the introduction fee”) which shall be invoiced on the day a Candidate introduced by the Company to the Client commences employment with the Client. All monies due hereunder shall be paid by the Client within 14 days of the date of invoice. All payments, regardless of currency, must equate to the Euro invoice total at date of payment. Interest at 12% will be applied after 14 days until payment of the invoice without concession. Amendments: All questions relating to these Terms of Business must be made in writing otherwise they are deemed to be accepted.

These Terms of Business are valid from 1st January 2016; they supersede any other Terms previously received. No amendments to these Terms are valid unless authorised by a Company Director of Merrion People.


Merrion People

Terms and Conditions of Use

Legal Notice and Terms and Conditions of Use


This website contains general information about Merrion People and about our services. The materials contained on (and the publications provided within) this are not intended to provide, and do not constitute or comprise, advice on any particular matter and are provided for general information purposes only. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any material contained on (or publications provided within) this website, without seeking appropriate professional advice.

Your use of this Website is subject to these terms and conditions of use. By using this Website you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.


Hypertext or other links to this website are prohibited without the consent of Merrion People. If you wish to provide a link to this website, you should notify us by e-mail to info@merrionpeople.com and give details of the URL(s) of the page(s) with links to our website and the URL(s) of the page(s) to which you wish to link on our website.


This website is available without any representations or warranties of any kind, either express of implied. Merrion People make no representations, warranties or undertakings about any of the materials or any content of or information on any other website referred to or accessed by hypertext link or otherwise through this website (“third party site”). Merrion People do not endorse or approve the content of any third party site, nor will Merrion People have any liability in connection with any third party site.

Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, neither Merrion People nor any partners, associates, consultants, employees, affiliates or other representatives thereof will be liable for loss or damage arising out of or in connection with your use of the materials or any facilities or services offered through this website (including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential loss or damages, loss of data, income, profit or opportunity, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties) even if Merrion People has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages or such loss or damages were reasonably foreseeable.

Data Protection and Privacy Statement

Merrion People respects your right to privacy. Visitors are advised that each time they visit a website two general levels of information about their visit can be retained. The first level comprises statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate and non-individual specific basis of all browsers who visit the site. The second is information which is personal or particular to a specific visitor who knowingly chooses to provide that information.

The statistical and analytical information provides general and not individually specific information about the number of people who visit this website; the number of people who return to this site; the pages that they visit; visitor behaviour, where they were before they came to this site and the page in the site at which they exited. This information helps us monitor traffic on our website so that we can manage the site’s capacity and efficiency. It also helps us to understand which parts of this site are most popular and generally to assess user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site.

Through this website you may have an opportunity to send us information, such as through the “contact us” pages or any other area where you may send e-mails, request brochures, provide feedback or subscribe to our newsletter/mailing list. By choosing to participate in these, you will be providing us with some level of personal information relating to you. This information will only be used by Merrion People for (i) the purposes for which it was provided by you; (ii) verification purposes and statistical analysis; and (iii) marketing and administration purposes.

Governing Law

This legal notice and terms and conditions of use and all issues regarding this website shall be governed by the laws of Ireland.


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