Consultancy Agreement – For An Individual
Our Consultancy Agreement for an Individual template
- easy to use, yet detailed, consultancy agreement
- guidance notes in plain English
- use it where the consultant is an individual
- includes various options to help you get it right for you
How Does It Work?
This is our standard consultancy agreement template for use when you are taking on a consultant who is an individual (i.e. who is not trading via a limited company). This type of consultancy agreement puts in place a robust and detailed agreement that is suitable for use by a business taking on a consultant who is:
1. to be an independent contractor and genuinely not an employee; and
2. an individual and is not operating via a company (including a “personal services company”).
This template can be customised to suit your individual requirements. It incorporates various options, so it is appropriate:
1. whatever the nature of the services being supplied;
2. whether or not there is a right for the consultant to send a substitute on his or her behalf; and
3. whatever the length of the contract: short-term, long-term, an indefinite term or a fixed term.
This template was drafted by David, our co-founder and lawyer of twenty years. David’s experience at expertise ensures that you buy an agreement template that is reliable and well drafted in plain English.
We also provide (included with the download) a detailed set of guidance notes (free with the template). These notes offer a clause-by-clause explanation of the agreement. With the aid of the notes completing the final document simple and fast. A summary of the guidance notes are available here: guide to this template.
Using our Consultancy Agreement for an Individual template
This template for a consultancy agreement for an individual is available for download in Word format. After purchase it can then be edited by you to suit your specific requirements.
A no quibbles money-back guarantee is provided in the event that you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason.
Once purchased, the consultancy template can be used as many times as you want. You will also get free updates to this template direct to your Legalo account, as and when the document is updated. This ensures ongoing peace of mind.
How and when to use our Consultancy Agreement Template
The question of whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor is not entirely up to the parties – the Employment Tribunal and HM Revenue and Customs both might have their own views on this – what you state in your contract is not conclusive, although, knowing what they look at, can help you to set up your arrangements in such a way that it is more likely the person is genuinely an independent contractor.
If you are in doubt as to whether the person would be properly classed as an employee or an independent contractor, you can use the tools on the HM Revenue website to help identify this: http://tools.hmrc.gov.uk/esi/screen/ESI/en-GB/summary?user=guest.