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This is a letter a client can send a consultant notifying them of their intention to terminate the consultant’s services. This letter can be customized so the client can provide the specific reasons for terminating the consultant. In addition, the client can demand for the return of any materials they provided the consultant and require the consultant to maintain the confidentiality of the client’s proprietary information. This letter can be used by individuals or small businesses that want to terminate the services of a consultant.
This is a letter a client can send a consultant notifying them of their intention to terminate the consultant’s services. This letter can be customized so the client can provide the specific reasons for terminating the consultant. In addition, the client can demand for the return of any materials they provided the consultant and require the consultant to maintain the confidentiality of the client’s proprietary information. This letter can be used by individuals or small businesses that want to terminate the services of a consultant. [Instruction: Insert client letterhead.] _____ [Instruction: Insert date.] _____ [Instruction: Insert addressee.] _____ [Instruction: Insert addressee address.] _____ [Instruction: Insert addressee city, state, zip code.] Re: Termination of Consultancy Agreement as of _____ [Instruction: Insert date.] Dear _____: [Instruction: Insert consultant name or company name.] Pursuant to the terms and provisions of that certain consultancy agreement dated as of _____ [Instruction: Insert date of agreement.] entered into by and between _____ [Instruction: Insert hiring company name.] as hiring company (“Company”) and _____ [Instruction: Insert consultant name.] as consultant (“Consultant”) (the “Consultancy Agreement”), this letter shall serve as written notice of the termination of the Consultancy Agreement as of _____ [Instruction: Insert date cancellation should become effective.]. The Consultancy Agreement is being terminated as a result of _____ [Instruction and Comment: Insert description of contract termination reasons. If for breach of contract, state the same with reference to specific contract provisions. Also, further state if any additional steps have been taken to resolve the dispute prior to this letter being sent. If the agreement is being terminated according to its terms, the same may be stated here in the alternative. Sender may want to review the Consultancy Agreement to ensure a reason must be given. If no reason for termination must be given, sender may want to consider not including a reason, as same can give rise to claims from terminated party.] [Optional language and comment: Consultant (including for purposes of this letter all employees, consultants, agents or independent contractors of Consultant) should return all materials provided by Company to Company at _______ [Instruction: Insert address to return all materials to Company.] by that date which is no later than _____ [Instruction: Insert date.]. For purposes of this termination, such materials shall include any and all hard copies and electronic copies of documents or other items provided by Company or Company’s agent during the term of the Consultancy Agreement and/or related in any way to Consultant’s provision of goods and/or services to Company (collectively and individually, the “Materials”). If additional requirements prior to termination, please list them here. This may include, but are not limited to, removal of belongings from Company property or return of identification cards, security cards and the like.] [Optional language: Whether or not pursuant to the terms of the Consultancy Agreement, Consultant shall be obligated to keep confidential all Materials and other information obtained during the term of the Consultancy Agreement confidential, shall not disclose any such information to any third party without the Company’s prior written consent, and shall require that its employees, consultants, agents or independent contractors also © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. 2 maintain such confidentiality, except that such requirement shall not be required where required by law or pursuant to a valid court order.] [Optional language: As the Consultancy Agreement did not constitute an employer- employee relationship, no further applicable employment termination provisions are required, and the hiring company shall not be liable for any employment termination payments. Please submit your final invoice, and payment for will immediately be remitted to you. Upon receipt of such final payment and fulfillment of all conditions set forth in this termination letter, all further obligations between the parties to the Consultancy Agreement shall be fulfilled, and the Consultancy Agreement shall be deemed terminated. [Comment: Sender of letter should ensure prior to including this language that no employment relationship has been created by the Consultancy Agreement, and that no further obligations remain on company’s part in terms of any such employment relationship, if any.] Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Sincerely, [Instruction: Insert signature block.] [Comment: Parties should ensure this notice is sent pursuant to the notice provisions of the Consultancy Agreement. If no such notice provisions are provided, sender may wish to consider sending by a method which will provide delivery confirmation.] © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. 3
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