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This is a straightforward T&Cs-style consultant contract template. It has been designed for use in relation to a wide variety of different kinds of consultancy services, including management consultancy, business consultancy and IT consultancy services. It assumes that the specifics of any engagement will be recorded by the parties in another document, such as a proposal document. Review selected sections of this contract here:Sample Consultant ContractThe consultant T&Cs may be adapted to favour the interest of one party over the other, or to balance the interests of the parties.This contract is designed primarily to be easy to use. If you are looking for a more sophisticated document, you should consider our premium consulting contract template.This consultant contract template contains the following sections:> Definitions and interpretation> Engagement> Duties of the Consultant> Charges> Intellectual Property Rights> Warranties> Limitations and exclusions of liability> Termination> Effects of termination> Confidentiality> GeneralThis consultant contract is 10 pages long, and is delivered in MS Word (.doc) format.
Do these T&Cs allow the consultant to sub-contract to others? Or must the consultant do all the work under the T&Cs itself?The T&Cs enable you to adapt the document for either, by the simple expedient of including or excluding the word "not":"The Consultant may not subcontract any of its obligations under the Agreement to any third party."In some cases, you may want to specify those obligations that can and cannot be subcontracted. In other cases, you may want to specify those persons to whom such obligaions can or cannot be subcontracted.How are intellectual property rights in the work product of the consultant dealt with in these T&Cs?There are two different options: an assignment of IP rights or a licence of IP rights. An assignment is a transfer of ownership, whereas a licence is a right to do some defined thing or things without infringing the underlying IP.
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