Appointment of a Consultant Contract Letter Template (Freelance) (A112)

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Who can use this Consultant Appointment?

Any company or organisation that wants to engage an independent consultant or freelance individual to provide services.

What is a Consultant Appointment Letter for?

It sets out the terms on which the consultant will provide services over an agreed period in return for a fee.  The fee is either fixed or calculated by reference to hourly/daily rates.

It can be used for a wide range of different service providers.

 What are the main points covered by the Consultant Appointment?

The 15 paragraphs in this letter can be adapted for a great variety of consultancy appointments – particularly useful for short-term appointments where a consultant is engaged for a few months on a particular project.

The letter covers

  • services to be provided
  • length of appointment
  • minimum term
  • provision of office space
  • changes to the service
  • fees and reimbursement of expenses
  • invoicing
  • standard of work
  • relationship with the Company
  • responsible for any tax, national insurance contributions
  • confidentiality
  • relationships with Company customers and suppliers
  • copyright and intellectual property
  • subcontracting
  • termination
  • scope of the agreement

For more information on each of these paragraphs, see our Explanatory Notes which you will receive when you download the document from our website.

You call this a Letter Agreement – please explain

An agreement can be in the form of a letter which in this case is addressed to the consultant by the company appointing them.  When the letter is accepted and signed by the consultant, it is an effective binding agreement just as a more formal agreement between Party A and Party B would be.

A letter agreement is more user-friendly than an agreement written in the third person.

For information on signing documents see our Contract Signing page

When I download the document, can I change it and/or use it more than once?

Yes. You can buy it once and use it for any appointment you sign up with a consultant in your business.  All ContractStore’s templates are in MS Word.  As well as filling in the details – scope of work, fees,  etc., – you can print it on your business letterhead as well as alter or add to it if you need some special terms.

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