Consultancy Agreement: individual (time-based)

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This Consultancy Agreement is for the appointment of an individual directly by the client to provide consultancy services on a time basis.  The document contains provisions which, in case of doubt, should help avoid the relationship being considered as an employment relationship.

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When do I use this document?

Consultancy agreement for the appointment of an individual to provide consulting services.  The appointment is time-based and will continue until the expiry of a fixed term or a specified period of notice being given.

Use this document:

  • for the appointment of an individual to provide consulting services
  • where the individual carries on business in the individual’s own right
  • for a fixed term appointment or an appointment terminable on notice

What are the key features?

  • 24 clauses over 15 pages
  • time-based appointment for a fixed term, terminable by notice by either client or consultant
  • service performance obligations on the consultant
  • consulting fees on the basis of time spent at an agreed contractual rate
  • ownership of intellectual property rights arising from the services
  • status of the consultant as an independent contractor
  • early termination for breach and other circumstances

What other documents are available?

For a form of consultancy for an individual on a project basis, see

For forms of consultancy agreement with a personal service company, see

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