A consultancy agreement allows a person or business (client) to contract a consultant to perform services over a specific period of time or a specific deliverable. The client owns all the copyright and intellectual property (IP) arising from the consultant and will remunerate the consultant for their services.
The consultant undertakes to perform the services agreed with due care and protect the client’s confidential information. Any losses incurred due to the consultant’s negligence, or breach of duty, will be directed towards the consultant.
Consultancy agreements are used to:
A consultancy agreement should outline the consultancy work to be undertaken and state a start date and the duration of the work. It should include clauses relating to confidentiality and IP and will include details relating to mutual termination and notice.
Under a consultancy agreement, a consultant is obligated to:
Under a consultancy agreement, the client will own all ensuing copyright and intellectual property rights in return of remuneration.
Legislate’s consultancy agreement:
To create a consultancy agreement on Legislate simply set the terms of the services and invite the client and consultant to the agreement. Once they have previewed the agreement and accepted the terms, they can both sign the agreement. The contract can be created by the client paying for the services or the consultant delivering the services.