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
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 an individual consultant, working on their own
as a self-employed sole trader, to contract personally with the client,
without any consultancy company. As applicable, the information pages
accompanying the templates highlight any risk that HMRC or employment law
might regard the individual consultant as an employee rather than as a
self-employed sole trader.
In addition, there are
Consultancy (Company) Agreements
; these provide for the client to contract with a consultancy business (a
company) which engages one or more individual professionals to provide the
services on its behalf.
These Consultancy (Sole Trader) Agreements Documents are part of the
Business Documents Folder. Just £35.00 + VAT will provide you with 1 year's
unlimited access to download all/any documents from the Business Documents