πŸ§‘β€πŸ« Contractor / consultancy agreement

About this category

A contractor / consultancy agreement is a contract between a company and an individual consultant or contractor. The agreement sets out the terms of the relationship between the parties, including the scope of work, the fees, the term of the agreement, and other important details. The agreement should protect the company's interests and ensure that the consultant or contractor performs their duties as agreed.

πŸ§‘β€πŸ« Contractor / consultancy agreement

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Short-Form Consulting Agreement

This is a short contract for services between an independent contractor and a client company, for when the client company hires a consultant for professional services. The contract is not considered employment under IR35 or off-payroll working rules, because the consultant will not be providing services through an intermediary.

What to watch out for

  • Make sure that the agreement clearly sets out the scope of the work to be undertaken by the consultant, and that both parties are clear on the deliverables expected.
  • Ensure that the contract includes provisions on payment, including when and how the consultant will be paid, and any expenses that will be reimbursed.
  • Make sure that the contract includes a confidentiality clause, to protect any confidential information that may be shared during the course of the work.
  • Include a clause on intellectual property, to ensure that any work product created by the consultant during the course of the work will be owned by the client.
  • Finally, make sure that the contract includes a termination clause, so that either party can end the agreement if necessary.
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    Parent Company Guarantee (PCG)

    A parent company guarantee (PCG) from the contractor's parent company is provided in connection with the contractor's obligations under a building or engineering contract.

    What to watch out for

  • The parent company guarantee should be in writing and should be signed by an authorized representative of the parent company.
  • The parent company guarantee should be for a specific amount of money and should be dated.
  • The parent company guarantee should state that the parent company will guarantee the contractor's performance under the contract.
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    Consultancy / Contractor Agreement

    This document is a contract between a company and an independent contractor for the provision of professional consulting services. The contract is designed for use when the company is hiring a consultant and the relationship between the company and the consultant will not be considered employment under the IR35 or off-payroll working rules.

    What to watch out for

  • Make sure that the agreement clearly sets out the scope of the work to be undertaken by the consultant, and that both parties are clear on the deliverables expected.
  • Ensure that the contract includes provisions on payment, including when and how the consultant will be paid.
  • Make sure that the contract includes a confidentiality clause to protect any confidential information shared by the client with the consultant.
  • Include a clause in the contract specifying that the consultant is not an employee of the client company, and is not entitled to any employee benefits.
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    Casual or Zero Hours Worker Contract (Not Employee)

    This is a contract for a casual worker, which means that there is no guarantee of any work being offered, and the worker is not expected to accept any work that is offered. The intention is to make the individual a worker, rather than an employee or self-employed contractor. This contract can also be used for zero hours workers.

    What to watch out for

  • That there is no guarantee the business will offer any work, and that the worker is generally not expected to accept any work offered.
  • That the individual will be a worker, rather than an employee or self
  • employed contractor.
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    Contractor / consultancy agreement Via A Personal Service Company

    This contract is for a professional service provider who will be working through a personal service company, rather than as an employee. This contract is intended to help the client avoid any employment status issues under IR35 or the off-payroll working rules.

    What to watch out for

  • Make sure that the contract clearly states that the engagement is not intended to be employment for the purposes of IR35 or off
  • payroll working rules.
  • Ensure that the contract sets out the specific services to be provided by the consultant company, and that these are in line with the client's expectations.
  • Make sure that the contract includes provisions on payment, confidentiality, and intellectual property rights.
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    Instructions to counsel

    This is an example of an instruction or brief to counsel (with drafting notes) which can be used as a starting point when instructing a barrister. This document is usually sent together with a covering letter to counsel's clerk (see Standard document, Instructions or brief to counsel (covering letter)).

    What to watch out for

  • The document should be clear and concise
  • It should be well organised, with headings and subheadings as appropriate
  • It should cover all the relevant points, and no irrelevant points
  • It should be free of grammatical and typographical errors
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    Associated business activities

    Hire contractor

    When someone wants to hire a contractor, they may want to use a Contractors agreement. This is a document that sets out the terms of the contract between the contractor and the person hiring them. It can help to protect both parties and ensure that the work is carried out as agreed.

    Hire a contractor / consultant

    1. A contractor can provide specialist skills and knowledge to a project. 2. A contractor can provide flexible working arrangements. 3. A contractor can provide cost savings to a project.

    Instruct a barrister

    There are many reasons why someone might want to instruct a barrister, but some of the most common reasons include: 1. When there is a complex legal issue that needs to be resolved. 2. When someone wants to take legal action but does not have the time or resources to do so themselves. 3. When someone needs expert legal advice on a particular issue.

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