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Leaving the NGRS
(Click Here to Read The NGRS Terms and Conditions For 2015)

Judging by the number of emails I've received from current members of the NGRS it would seem that NGRS' money making days are very definitely numbered.

If you're currently a member of the NGRS and are considering cancelling your membership then please be very careful. Just because the NGRS keep losing in court doesn't mean they won't continue their extremely litigious tactics against ex-members. Even if you win and they have to pay your legal costs you'll almost certainly be out of pocket and will have endured an extremely stressful process.

There are several things you should do to ensure you don't end up in breach of the contract you signed (however flawed it now seems to be) when you joined.

If you would like to discuss your situation to find the best course of action then please email me at the following email address and I will pass your details on to a team of ex-members who have already been through the process:

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If you decide to go it alone then the following is a brief guide. However it should not be taken as a full and complete list of what to do.

No Trade Association should be this dificult to leave...sadly the NGRS is.

The first thing you should consider is to read the contract thoroughly and make sure you understand the leaving procedure. Follow that procedure to the letter.

Things to remember:

Make sure you contact the correct person (simply sending an email to the Guild may not be sufficient) and by the means they say. Keep a copy of the letter/email to prove you sent it.

You need to eradicate anything that links your business to the NGRS. This includes any adverts, logos used on websites/letterheads etc, any mention of the NGRS printed in company literature, logos on vehicle livery etc etc.

I would also recommend that you write to both the NGRS and their solicitors and tell them that as you are leaving you do not wish to breach any of their rules, terms, conditions etc and let them know that you have done everything you can think of to satisfy those conditions. Ask them to let you know immediately if they come across anything that they feel breaches those conditions in order that you may remedy the situation. This includes any adverts that may still be online or in print. By doing this you are showing that you have no intention of breaching their conditions and that any such breach (should it occur) is not intentional and will be put right ASAP.

Please note that the above IS NOT ALL that you should do when leaving, it is merely what I would do in addition to what is asked for in order to cover myself as far as possible.

If you have already left and are in need of legal advice then you should contact Backhouse Jones solicitors.

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