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Consultancy (Company) Agreements

In certain situations, it may not be practical or even desirable to take on a full-time employee, particularly if specialist knowledge or experience is only required for a limited period. Engaging a consultant is often the answer.

A consultancy agreement will clearly define the services that are to be provided by the consultant. Such an agreement protects the interests of both parties, ensuring that the consultant is paid and that valuable business information and intellectual property belonging to the client is safeguarded. Additional protection may come from the inclusion of non-competition and non-solicitation measures, limiting the consultant’s freedom to provide services for competitors or to “poach” staff.

Whilst reasonable limits should be observed, a balanced form of agreement will ensure the maximum benefit for all concerned, providing a clear structure for an efficient and effective business relationship.

These templates provide for the client to contract with a company running a consultancy business which engages one or more individual professionals to provide the services on its behalf. The company may be operating as a personal service (or other intermediary) company of an individual consultant.

In addition, there are Consultancy (Sole Trader) Agreements ; these provide for an individual consultant, working on their own as a self-employed sole trader, to contract personally with the client, without any consultancy company.

Consultancy (Company) Agreements is part of Business Documents. Just £35.00 + VAT provides unlimited downloads from Business Documents for 1 year.

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