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 such as trade secrets. Any losses incurred due to the consultant’s negligence, or breach of duty, will be directed towards the consultant.
Consultancy agreements are used to:
The consultant providing services is an independent contractor and therefore not an employee of the client company which means that they are responsible for their own national insurance and pension contributions.
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 service agreement, a consultant is obligated to:
The Legislate consulting agreement also allows the client to specify the nature of the services and whether the consultant is expected to provide a deliverable.
Under a consultancy agreement, the client will own all ensuing copyright and intellectual property rights in return of remuneration.
The Legislate consulting contract template contains all the appropriate relevant to:
Legislate’s consulting services agreement:
On Legislate, you can also access all the additional documents you need to grow your business including Non-disclosure agreements, employment agreements, privacy policies and staff handbooks.
You should use a consultancy agreement whenever you intend to hire a someone or a company to deliver consultancy services. For example when you are contracting a part-time marketing consultant or a fixed-term software developer. You can customise Legislate's consultancy agreement to a number of situations include:
And many others roles including fixed-term marketing consultants and part-time software developers.
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.
For more information on how to create your agreements with Legislate, sign up, read our Consultancy agreement tutorial or book an introductory call with one of our team members.