Appointment of a landscape professional


    The LI publishes the ‘ Consultant’s Appointment’ to help client-consultant relationships. Its principal aims are to:

    • enable the landscape consultant and the client to achieve a clear understanding of the services required by the client;
    • define the conditions concerning the provision of those services; and
    • set out the payment provisions relating to those services.

    There are two sets of documents:

    • The first comprises a suite of documents for the appointment of a Consultant that includes a Memorandum of Agreement, Conditions of Appointment, Scopes of Services and Fees for the services. Together, a set of these documents completed, amended as appropriate and signed will, along with any other attached documents, form the contract between the Client and Consultant.
    • The second suite of documents is for the appointment of an LI member as the CDM Principal Designer for a project, which can be used whether or not the LI member is the Consultant for the project.

    These Appointment documents have been developed for members. Clients wishing to see them should a member, for example via the . It is currently LI practice not to provide these to potential clients directly, partly because of the need for interpretation, partly because of IPR, and partly to enable practitioners to lead on discussions about the terms of their own engagement.

    The Consultant’s Appointment is available free to LI members . (Please note that you will need to log in to access the document.)


    1. How do I obtain acopy of the ‘ Consultants Appointment’ it does not appear inyour publications list or your shop?

      • Dear David,

        The Consultant’s Appointment is available to LI members for free in our members’ area: . Members will need to log in to access the document.

        The document is not currently available to non-members. Non-members wishing to see the document should a member directly, for instance via the Registered Practices Directory: .