When your business engages the services of a consultant, this document can be used to draw up the terms of the consultancy. While it includes clauses covering remuneration, obligations and notice, it does not constitute a contract of employment. However, failure of either party to honour the terms of the agreement could lead to claims of breach of contract or negligence. The agreement also deals with the issue of intellectual property.
This document is suitable for businesses engaging with consultants who work in the UK only. It is not suitable for those working in public sector services, the health and care industry or if they may have contact with children or vulnerable adults.