We draft Consultancy Agreements suitable for both individual consultants and those providing their services through a service company. We act for both consultants and those engaging their services and will draft the consultancy contract to meet your specific requirements.
It is important for both parties that the terms of the engagement are set out in a clearly-drafted legal document. This reduces the risk of a dispute arising at a later date as a result of a difference in opinion as to what has been agreed.
The terms will include the scope of the consultancy services to be provided, the duties of the consultant, the level of fees to be paid, confidentiality and intellectual property provisions and, where applicable, restrictive covenants.
Care must be taken when agreeing the terms of the engagement to ensure that the consultant is not deemed by HMRC to be an employee of the client for tax purposes. It is therefore advisable to contact us in the early stages of discussions so that we can advise you in this regard.
What does our package include?
- Telephone Conference – to provide guidance and to take detailed instructions.
- Consultancy Agreement – drafted in accordance with your instructions.
- Guidance – written in plain English.