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jking

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How to be a consultant?
« on: July 20, 2021, 11:24:00 AM »
Hello all,

     I have been working on a NT 12.19 Web Server app that will be a patient registry for a cancer research project.  It is time to sign an agreement with the external company.  The app will be in two parts, one in the USA and one in Australia.  I want to be sure we don't run afoul of privacy laws, etc.  This is my first external consulting job and want to be sure I cover my butt! 
     I received an initial agreement in January which I did not sign as it was too one-sided.  I received a revision today.  While better, I still have issues with "inventions and creative works", liability, being assigned to subsidiaries, affiliates, etc.  My biggest concern is that the company assume all liability as I'm acting as a contractor.  I don't know if that is unreasonable or not.
     Can anyone offer any advice, words of wisdom, things to not agree to?

Thanks,

Jeff King


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Re: How to be a consultant?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2021, 05:34:51 PM »
Words of wisdom:

"Consult a good attorney"  8)

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Re: How to be a consultant?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2021, 01:21:08 AM »
Hi Jeff,

I can help with Australian Law.

I've negotiated dozens of long term development contracts and drafted many (in conjunction with my lawyers).

I'm happy to talk, if you want.

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Bill Shields







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Re: How to be a consultant?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2021, 06:33:22 AM »
Bill,

     Thanks!   I would like to talk to you about this.  I'm waiting for a second revision of the contract/agreement.  As soon as I get it I'll contact you to see if we can set up a time.

Jeff

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Re: How to be a consultant?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2021, 07:26:58 AM »
Bill,

     Would you be willing to take a look at the contract sent to me?  It is 4 pages in total.  If so just send me a preferred email address.

Thanks,

Jeff

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Re: How to be a consultant?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2021, 06:38:10 PM »
Hi Jeff,

Sure.

bshields at inhabit.com.au

My mobile is 0410884907

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Bill