What is a Consultancy Agreement?

A Consultancy Agreement is a legal contract which a self-employed individual enters into with a client company for the purposes of providing consulting services. A Consultancy Agreement is used where the arrangement will not fall under the IR35 provisions or the off-payroll working rules.

Freelance Agreements and Service Agreements can have different meanings, however if you are unsure whether a Consultancy Agreement is right for you or your business, please speak with one of our Commercial Contract lawyers today.

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    Why enter into a Consultancy Agreement?

    • Steer clear of ‘deemed employment’, the IR35 provisions and off-payroll working rules.
    • Clarify and confirm the scope and full extent of your contractual relationship with the other party.
    • Limit your liability in case the working relationship goes sour.

    Who needs Consultancy Agreements?

    • Businesses looking for consultancy advice
    • Consultants providing professional services (including lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers)
    • Those looking to review their existing Consultancy Agreements.

    How much do you charge?

    We like to offer fixed prices, so get in contact to receive a fixed price today.

    • To create a Consultancy Agreement, our prices begin from £750.00.
    • To review a Consultancy Agreement, our prices begin from £450.00.
    • To negotiate a Consultancy Agreement, our pries begin from £600.00.

    How long does it take to draft a Consultancy Agreement?

    For basic Consultancy Agreements, it can take up to 7 days to prepare a first draft and up to 14 days to provide a final version. For more complicated Consultancy Agreements, please speak with our Commercial lawyers today, to receive an estimate of long it may take.

    How do I get started?

    1. We’ll ask you to sign and return our Client Care Letter and to place monies on account.
      1. Depending on your availability, we’ll schedule a call within 7 working days, to take your instructions and learn about your business.
      2. We’ll aim to provide you with a first draft 7 workings days after taking your instructions.
      3. Once we receive your feedback, we’ll send you a final version of your Consultancy Agreement, ready for your business to use.


    • Review an existing Agency Agreement
    • Provide a legal opinion and summary of key clauses
    • No amendments


    • Review an existing Franchise Agreement
    • Make amendments to the document
    • Correspond with the other party’s solicitors


    • Create a new Franchise Agreement
    • We’ll prepare a first draft for you to review and provide feedback
    • We’ll incorporate any amendments and provide you with a second and final version.