Self Employed Consultant Agreement (Medium) - Client Version
This form of Self-employed Consultant Agreement (Medium) – Client Version
is drafted in favour of the buyer company containing provisions creating
additional protection for the company and greater certainty to reflect
current best practice.
This document is compliant with the GDPR (General Data Protection
This template provides an agreement for a company buying the consulting
services from a contractor, where the contractor is a sole trader who is a
self-employed individual (or where the contractor is a partnership). Minor
amendments need to be made for use by a buyer which is an individual.
This document 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 agreement should not be used for consultants operating via a service
company. The equivalent form of agreement for a company which is the
consultant engaged by the client is the Consultancy Agreement (Medium) –
Company (engaging employees/subcontractors).
Where further provisions (including insurance, specific clauses relating to
premises and further contractual protection for the parties) are required
parties please see the Self-employed Consultant Agreement (Long) – Client
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
7. Waiver of Moral Rights
8. Conflicting Activities
9. Non Solicitation
10. Non Competition
12. Effects of Termination
14. Relationship of Parties
15. No Waiver
17. Entire Agreement
18. Non – Assignment
19. Notices and Services
20. Data Protection
21. Data Processing
22. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
A. Scheduled Services
B. Time for Completion of Scheduled Services
D. Invoices and Receipts
E. Locations and Premises
F. Data Processing
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