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Consultant – Employee Or Independent Contractor?

Consultant – Employee or Independent Contractor?

You may require clarification as to whether a consultant to your law practice is covered under your practice’s PII policy for the legal services they undertake for and on behalf of your practice.

Your consultant will also require clarification as to whether he or she is covered under your practice’s PII policy for the legal services that he or she performs for and on behalf of your practice.

The Lawcover PII policy provides that a consultant who is an employee of a law practice within the definition in the policy will be covered. An independent contractor will not be covered.

Lawcover will require you to complete a Consultant Checklist in order to determine whether the consultant will be treated as an employee or an independent contractor. This determination will direct our advice to you as to whether the consultant is covered under your PII policy, or whether they are required to arrange their own PII policy. This determination also dictates where the fee income that the consultant generates should be declared.

Please do the following:

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Consultant Checklist