Geoffrey Mead

Senior In-House Employment Lawyer at Linklaters

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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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    I am an experienced employment law solicitor and have been practising for over 26 years. I advise employers on a wide range of issues including recruitment, disciplinary and grievance procedures, changes to staffing structures and terms of employment, and negotiating and drafting settlement agreements. I also have experience handling Employment Tribunal litigation, drafting business sale and outsourcing agreements, and advising on trade union and industrial relations issues. I am a trusted advisor to HR professionals and have a strong commitment to providing the best possible service to my clients.