Contract for services: individual consultant, freelancer (sole trader) Client-friendly contract

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What's a Contract for services: individual consultant, freelancer (sole trader), and when do you need it?

This is a straightforward contract for services agreement, particularly suited to individual freelancers, contractors and consultants who are not contracting via their own company or via another company. It provides a great basis to agree more detailed regularly provided service provisions if you wish to do so.

For example, you might want to:

• include not just a description of the Services, at Annex 2, but a table setting out a full Scope of works document with a breakdown of individual costings and delivery dates• negotiate more detailed or complex ownership of intellectual property provisions.

If you’re looking to contract services through a limited company, you’ll need our separate template contract for services for a consultancy company.