Appointing an individual via a consultancy agreement can be a preferred option for businesses in many circumstances. Consultancy arrangements are generally more commercial and flexible than employment relationships, which makes them a valuable tool for businesses.
Despite the benefits, there are a number of important legal issues which arise on consultancy agreements of which both the business and the consultant will need to be aware if the arrangement is to be successful.
Hewitsons lawyers advise both businesses and individuals on the drafting and negotiation of consultancy agreements. We also advise on the benefits and pitfalls of using consultancy arrangements, and the other issues to bear in mind when deciding whether a consultancy agreement is the appropriate route in the particular circumstances.
Our Employment lawyers also provide detailed and specialist advice in respect of the complex issue of employment status during a consultancy arrangement, which is a crucial matter to bear in mind if you are considering entering into a consultancy arrangement.
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