What’s Included in the Service Provider Legal Bundle?
Our Service Provider Legal Bundle includes everything you need to make sure your service business is legally protected!
1. Service Agreement
A Service Agreement sets out the terms and conditions for a service provider who performs a service for a business or individual.
This contract clearly defines the relationship between the two parties, including services, fees, payment terms, timeframe and responsibilities. It also includes important legal clauses for liability, intellectual property, confidentiality, dispute resolution and termination.
Service Agreements are very common and can be used in almost any industry.
Your Service Agreement should be tailored to each specific client, detailing the services you are providing to them. A well written agreement will not only provide you with legal protection, it will also help manage your client’s expectations.
2. Non-Disclosure Agreement
Give your clients extra peace of mind by signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement before you start working with them. A Non-Disclosure Agreement (also known as an NDA or Confidentiality Agreement) means they can be 100% sure that their precious business information is safe with you.
5. Letter of Demand
When your gentle payment reminders fall on deaf ears, it’s powerful to have a firm and professional Letter of Demand up your sleeve. Our Letter of Demand template will help to keep the cash in your business flowing.
Use our Letter of Demand template to formally request payment of an outstanding debt and provide a warning before commencing legal action. You might be able to recover your debts yourself without spending money on a lawyer or debt collector.
Are these templates legally binding?
All of our templates have been drafted by qualified Australian lawyers who hold an Australian legal practicing certificate.
We are affiliated with a commercial law firm based in Sydney.
Download our Service Provider Legal Bundle today and get the professional legal docs you need at an affordable price!
Who is this for?
★ Service Providers
★ Independent Contractors
★ You want proper legal protection
★ You want to appear professional to your clients
★ You want to avoid late payments and scope creep
Why You Need This
Set your business up for success
Our Service Provider Legal Bundle will help to ensure clear communication and defined responsibilities for you and your clients
Clearly set out the terms of your agreement
Lay the foundations for your business relationship so everyone is clear on their obligations and how the relationship will work.
Deal with Disputes
Our templates cover different situations and how to handle them – they will help to avoid disputes in the future.
Protect your business and assets
As the old saying goes, hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
You never know what will happen in the future, but it is vital that you have a contract in place to protect everything you have worked hard for.
How does it work?
Our process is designed to be as easy as possible – you could be up and running in as little as 5-10 minutes.
1. Select the Service Provider Legal Bundle in the Shop and click Add To Cart.
2. Proceed to Checkout and complete your purchase.
3. You will receive an email with a download link immediately after you have completed your purchase
4. Open the documents in Microsoft Word and complete the highlighted fields with your personal information (name, ABN etc). Your documents will be ready to go in minutes!
Do I need a Service Agreement for my clients?
Yes, absolutely! A contract protects both you and your clients.
You should always have a contract signed before you start a new project with a client.
Contracts are about more than wrapping your clients up in red tape and telling them what they can’t do. Think of your contract as relationship insurance: it does all the hard, boring work of keeping the relationship on track, so you can focus on the fun part – the actual business.
Are there any other names for a Service Agreement?
Yes, it is also known as a Services Agreement, Consulting Services Agreement, Consultancy Agreement, Terms and Conditions, Terms of Business, Client Agreement, Terms of Engagement, Contractor Agreement or Professional Services Agreement.
All of them are basically the same thing, just different names for the contract you use with your clients.
Differences between a service provider and an employee
There are a number of key differences between the two:
Service Providers generally:
work for themselves and are their own boss
are free to accept or refuse work
control their own working times
provide their own tools and equipment
have no guarantee of future work
work in someone else’s business
are subject to controls on how, where and when they do their work
are paid a wage
receive employee entitlements, such as sick and annual leave
have the expectation of ongoing work
Does a service provider get paid a fixed fee, or an hourly/daily rate?
It’s up to you to set your pricing and negotiate fees with the client you work for.
For a specific project, the client might like to have the cost certainty of a fixed fee, but for regular work it’s very common for service providers to charge out at an hourly or daily rate.
Some factors that can influence how much you get paid include the length of the project, the skills required to do the job and the scope or size of the project.
Can’t I just copy these documents from another website?
Don’t do this.
1. This may be copyright infringement which is against the law.
2. You might accidentally copy terms and conditions from another country – if you end up in court for some reason it might be on the other side of the world!
3. Our templates have been drafted by an Australian lawyer to make sure they’re legally binding here in Australia.
Are these templates editable?
Yes, the templates come in Word format so you are free to make changes to the documents.
However, we do not recommend you make changes outside of the fields we have highlighted in the documents. The clauses and wording have been written by a lawyer for a good reason. Deleting clauses or modifying them can affect the legal protections contained in the documents.
What if the law changes?
If the law changes, we’ll email you with the changes and updates to add to your existing templates. So please ensure you keep us updated if your email address changes.
I have an Apple Mac – can I still use these templates?
Yes, but we recommend you have Microsoft Word installed on your Mac.
Our documents contain smart fields which use a Microsoft Word feature called content controls. They help to save time in updating the templates, but may not display correctly in Pages or Google Docs.
If you need a version of the templates without the content controls, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to email this to you.