IT consultant contract

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This contract is for use by an individual IT consultant working with large or small clients on any work. It is an umbrella version suitable for either a single instruction, or for multiple or continuing assignments. Assists in establishing your status as a consultant for tax purposes. It is drawn to be acceptable to a client but strongly protects the consultant.
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About this IT consultancy contract

This document is suitable for any individual who calls himself a IT consultant. Of course your industry sector affects the work you do. But this is a legal document, not a specification for your work. This contract is for an individual consultant to present to any client as his contract. See below for alternative consultancy contracts. It may be edited either by you before you submit it, or in negotiation with your client. It is drawn to protect you, the consultant, but should also be acceptable to your clients.

This is an “umbrella” contract, set up for the possibility of future assignments under the same terms. That way, if you want more work from the same client, all you have to do is define it and refer to this agreement. Even if you expect never to enter into a new work assignment, you do not have to delete anything on that account.

The consultancy contract provides for the specification of work to be placed in a schedule to this agreement on the first time it is used. All later assignments of work will automatically be subject to this contract.

There are options in several areas, notably contract summary, payment systems and working arrangements.

Key features

  • Ease of use (as always with Net Lawman documents)
  • Thorough coverage of legal areas
  • Practical, alternative business provisions
  • No requirement for you be your own lawyer

The law in this IT consultant’s agreement

There is little statute law in this consultancy agreement. It depends on basic contract law and tort.

Alternatives to this IT consultant’s agreement

Net Lawman publishes three types of consultancy contract:

  • for a corporate consultancy to offer to its client
  • for a single consultant working alone or with colleagues or sub-contractors (this contract)
  • for the client of a consultant to offer to a consultant, to protect his own interest

Each of these three is available in three versions:

  • for IT consultants,
  • for HR consultants,
  • and for any other.

The IT and HR versions contain more provisions relating to aspects of IT and HR, but the legal framework is the same in all.

You can see the full selection at Consultancy agreements.

Contents of this agreement

  • Definitions and interpretation
  • Preliminary legal matters
  • Consultant's status
  • Contract summary and payment
  • Consultant's requirements and obligations
  • Option for exclusions from contract - matters which could be misunderstood
  • Option for use of sub-contractors
  • Confidentiality
  • New intellectual property
  • Intellectual property rights indemnity by client
  • Option for no competition (if your client insists)
  • Limitation of your liability
  • Duration and termination
  • Other legal provisions
  • Publicity / Announcements
  • Miscellaneous matters

Over 2,100 words of helpful and informative drafting notes.

Sample it consultant contractFront cover

Recent reviews

Great Service
14 February 2024
I've bought from Net Lawman before - and valued the plain English and notes. The consultant contract has valuable ideas on Prior and New IP. Possession and care about these all help show that you are really in business on your own account - not a disguised employee.
Vernon Riley
Review of the United Kingdom version
Easy to tailor
25 April 2014
I was really pleased with the quality of the document. The plain English writing made it clear for me to understand and easy for me to edit to suit my business needs.
Rebecca Watson
Exactly What I Needed
05 December 2013
Provided exactly what I needed. Document was clearly written and easy to understand. Modifications to suit my particular circumstances were easily inserted.
Anthony Green
Review of the United Kingdom version
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