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    I asked SJD for a contract review and they sent me a mail inviting me to fill in a load of questions on a sort of review-a-matic thing that looks like their version of CEST - it asks me if the contract has various provisions. Am I being unfair in thinking that if I wanted to review my own contract I could do?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoplesoft bloke View Post
    I asked SJD for a contract review and they sent me a mail inviting me to fill in a load of questions on a sort of review-a-matic thing that looks like their version of CEST - it asks me if the contract has various provisions. Am I being unfair in thinking that if I wanted to review my own contract I could do?
    I don't quite understand this. You asked them from a review but now you want to do it yourself?

    I think you are wrong in the statement about reviewing your own contract as well. IMO you should always get a specialist to do it for your piece of mind and to be able to prove diligence when it all goes wrong.

    I also think asking SJD to do it isn't the best way. They are accountants offering a bolt on service. I would have gone to QDOS, Baur & Cottrell and the like for an independent review from a specialist.

    With IR35 looming and the determinations being made by the clients in the future you've got to expect this as well. Unless it's a small business where you can still be in charge of the determination then it's not your responsibility anymore. Other people are on the hook now so expect many more hoops to jump though.

    You should, of course, always review your own contract for clauses that might pass review but matter to you. Notice periods, payment details, location etc etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    I don't quite understand this. You asked them from a review but now you want to do it yourself?

    I think you are wrong in the statement about reviewing your own contract as well. IMO you should always get a specialist to do it for your piece of mind and to be able to prove diligence when it all goes wrong.
    I think you might have the wrong end of the stick. In fact a totally different stick.

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    I asked SJD to review as it’s included in the package I have. Last time they just emailed back. This time they want me to basically fill in my own assessment of the contract first - which seems to defeat the object a bit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoplesoft bloke View Post
    I asked SJD to review as it’s included in the package I have. Last time they just emailed back. This time they want me to basically fill in my own assessment of the contract first - which seems to defeat the object a bit.


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    Perhaps they are simply ensuring the contract aligns to reality? That said, I wouldn't trust SJD to run a whelk stall these days. Go to the experts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoplesoft bloke View Post
    I asked SJD to review as it’s included in the package I have. Last time they just emailed back. This time they want me to basically fill in my own assessment of the contract first - which seems to defeat the object a bit.
    If they're asking you to give your interpretation of the contract, then, yes, throw it back at them - it sounds like that what they're mean to be doing.

    But if they're asking what your daily working practices are with your client, then that is entirely valid, and probably more important than what is in the contract, should you ever be investigated by HMRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmo21 View Post
    I think you might have the wrong end of the stick. In fact a totally different stick.
    Nothing new there then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paralytic View Post
    But if they're asking what your daily working practices are with your client, then that is entirely valid, and probably more important than what is in the contract, should you ever be investigated by HMRC.
    This, is what I was about to suggest.

    Needless to say, I concur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simes View Post
    This, is what I was about to suggest.

    Needless to say, I concur.
    Useful post. Thanks very much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoplesoft bloke View Post
    I asked SJD for a contract review and they sent me a mail inviting me to fill in a load of questions on a sort of review-a-matic thing that looks like their version of CEST - it asks me if the contract has various provisions. Am I being unfair in thinking that if I wanted to review my own contract I could do?


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    Surly you just send them the contact ???


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