This is the template I start with to work out details with my consulting clients. It’s written in simple, plain language . My approach is to talk through the agreement and come to clear understanding, rather than to rely on legal jargon that may be misunderstood. Given the small amounts involved in my contracts, this usually suits both parties just fine. For more complex, large contracts that I’m involved with through my full-time job, we use much more complex, legal wording.