Updated 23.05.2024

Contract for consultant at hourly rate 

A private or professional consultant provides services on a regular basis or on request, and charges an hourly rate.

Use this contract: 

  • To provide intangible services and advice of all kinds, either face-to-face or remotely.
  • When the services are performed with complete flexibility and independence, subject to the customer’s general instructions and requests.
  • Where the services relate to a specific project or are to be provided on a repetitive or ongoing basis.
  • If you wish to invoice the services at the standard hourly rate or according to staff seniority.
  • Whether the customer is based in UK or abroad, and whether they are a private individual or a company.



This agreement is governed by laws of England and Wales and complies with commercial regulations 

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Protect yourself legally as a consultant with the following options: 

  • Invoicing of fees according to staff seniority, annual indexation, and advance guarantee retainer. 
  • Indication of costs to be invoiced in addition, on an actual basis, at a flat rate or as a percentage of fees. 
  • Limitation of liability to the amount of fees paid and imposition of a short claims period for the client. 
  • Authorisation to delegate, represent and sign on behalf of the client. 
  • Reservation of the intellectual property created and the right to use it, even by assigning it to the client. 

Safeguard your interests as a customer by using the following clauses: 

  • Clear indication of how fees are calculated, billing period and due dates. 
  • Capping of charges that may be invoiced in addition to fees, and clear indication of VAT to be invoiced. 
  • Clear deadlines for the consultant’s reports and an extended period for acceptance and inspection of services. 
  • Firm prohibition on subcontracting, non-disclosure, non-poaching and non-competition, even after the contract has ended. 
  • Unequivocal treatment of the transfer and use of intellectual property created and protection of confidential information. 
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