Self-employed individuals

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If you run your business working for yourself as a contractor or freelancer you are self-employed. This brings challenges and with it responsibilities. Making the right decisions at the right time can be crucial for your business. That’s why understanding the implications of your decisions is very important.

Here we also explain the rules on working with sales agents/reps, on demand workers like couriers and we give you template contracts for when you are transacting with other businesses like yours. We also discuss topics such as competition law, pricing and price fixing and how that may affect your business.

From contracts, planning and delivering on a project to complaints and chasing debt, in this section you’ll find guidance and documents to help you understand the key legal issues when you are self-employed.

The content on elXtr has been prepared by LHS Solicitors. It’s intended as guidance only and not to be regarded as a substitute for consultation with one of our solicitors, since every case will ultimately turn on its own particular facts and circumstances. We recommend that you use our materials as your starting point and be aware that you sometimes have to follow a set procedure before taking any action, especially in an employment context. If you are in any doubt, we’d suggest that you get in touch with us and we’ll talk you through your options on how to get the right legal advice.