Consultancy agreements

If you’re a consultant, or considering setting up a consultancy business, talk to Tees. Our specialist employment law team draft and advise on consultancy agreements.

Expert advice for consultants

Tees provides legal support to consultants across a range of services and industries, including the agricultural and technology sectors. 

If you provide consultancy services, talk to Tees. We can guide you through every stage of the process – from setting up a company, if you need to, to drafting an agreement that really works for you. We also provide legal advice if you have a dispute about a consultancy agreement.

We listen to you

We will help you find the best outcome in your situation; and we're committed to securing the best possible result. We have extensive experience drafting consultancy agreements, and negotiating terms. Our role is to help you reach an agreement that suits you, and your business needs.

Legal advice on setting up a company

You may need to set up a company in order to provide consultancy services. We can advise whether you need to – and, if you do, our in-house corporate law team can guide you through the process. We will ensure that your legal obligations are fulfilled and your interests protected. We can also liaise with your accountants to provide joined-up advice for you setting up your consultancy services to help you make informed decisions about what you do and how you do it.

How we can help you

If you need expert support relating to a consultancy agreement, we can help. We can:

  • Advise on employment/contractor status and rights
  • Prepare and draft a bespoke consultancy agreement for you
  • Negotiate your consultancy agreement, including existing agreements
  • Insert additional clauses to your consultancy agreement, to protect you
  • Draft comprehensive letters of advice, and clauses to assist you with negotiation and drafting.

We have the practical experience, and depth of knowledge, to help protect your business. We will:

  • Advise you on the essential requirements of a consultancy agreement
  • Tell you if your agreement is legally compliant, and amend it if required
  • Advise which type of agreement suits your needs best
  • Check your agreement and ensure you are not agreeing to any unnecessarily complex or unfair clauses.

Our expertise

At Tees, we believe in keeping things as straightforward and simple as possible. We will explain your options in plain language, and ensure that your consultancy agreement meets all your needs – whilst containing the necessary legal requirements.

We’re also on hand to advise on the implications of any pre-existing consultancy arrangements you may have, or have been provided with, to ensure any new agreement reflects that relationship - including any restrictions on whom you can work for and on what basis.

Let’s talk!

If you need advice on a consultancy issue, give us a call for a confidential chat about what we can do for you.

Call our Employment Law solicitors on...

0800 013 1165

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Q: Where is your office?

Tees has six offices - Bishop's Stortford, Brentwood, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Royston and Saffron Walden. We're happy to see you at the office of your choice, and our solicitors or financial advisers can travel to an office that suits you. You can find directions on our website here.

Q: How can I contact Tees?

You can phone us on 0800 013 1165 or email If you need to speak with a particular person, you'll find their contact details on the 'Our People' section. 

Q: Is there parking at your office?

Yes, all of our offices have parking nearby. Our Bishop's Stortford, Brentwood, Cambridge, Chelmsford and Saffron Walden offices have onsite parking. Our Royston office has free parking a short walk away.

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