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Asked on Nov 4, 2023

Are consulting agreements legally binding?

I am a consultant looking to enter into a consulting agreement with a client. I am wondering if consulting agreements are legally binding and what the implications of that would be for both parties. I want to ensure that I am protected and that my client is held accountable for any obligations they have agreed to.

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Business Contracts

Washington

Answered 83 days ago

Merry A.

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In theory, all consulting (and other written agreements) are legally binding/enforceable, but in practice, it depends entirely on how an agreement is written and the understanding of the parties when they form an agreement. If you will be working on many projects, with many clients, I urge you to get assistance from an attorney in reviewing/writing any boilerplate you end up using, including choosing certain paragraphs that may change from contract to contract.

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