Self Employed Consultant Agreement (Medium) - Client Version
This form of Self-Employed Consultant Agreement (Medium) – Client Version
has been specifically drafted to favour the Consultant's client company and
contains provisions creating additional protection for the client company
and to reflect current best practice.
This template provides an agreement for a client company buying the
consulting services from a sole trader consultant who is a self-employed
individual (or where the consultant is a partnership).
It can also be adapted for use where the client is an individual.
This form of agreement aims to reduce the risk that the individual
consultant might be deemed to be a de-facto employee of the buyer rather
than a sole trader who is a self-employed contractor, but whether in law he
is self-employed will depend on all circumstances (not just on the terms of
this agreement). The relevant HMRC guidance and case law are not
sufficiently precise to provide a simple answer on the point and so we
recommend that you take professional employment law, tax, and NIC advice in
relation to your circumstances before you decide to use this form of
agreement. Nevertheless, a carefully worded contract ensuring the
independence of the individual consultant is a key starting point.
This self-employed version of the agreement should not be used by a
consulting company, irrespective of whether that company is used by an
individual consultant's personal service company or other intermediary
Where the consultant engaged is a company, the accompanying equivalent form
of agreement is the
Consultancy Agreement (Medium) – Company (engaging employees/
. It may be used instead in that case. It provides for the consulting
company to use staff engaged by it to provide services to its client.
Where further provisions (including insurance, specific clauses relating to
premises and further contractual protection for the parties) are required
by the client, they should refer to the accompanying long form
Self-Employed Consultant Agreement (Long) – Client Version
This document contains provisions compliant with the relevant data
This Self-Employed Consultant Agreement (Medium) – Client Version contains
the following Clauses and Schedules:
1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Appointment of the Consultant and Duration
3. Obligations of the Consultant
4. Fees and Expenses
5. Late Payment
6. Intellectual Property
8. Effects of Termination
10. No Waiver
12. Entire Agreement
13. Non – Assignment
14. Notices and Service
15. Data Protection
16. Data Processing
17. Use of Assistants
18. Status of Consultant and Assistants
19. Nature of Engagement, Restrictions Etc.
20. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
A. Scheduled Services
B. Time for Completion of Scheduled Services
D. Invoices and Receipts/Vouchers
E. Locations and Premises
F. Data Processing
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