A consultant non-compete agreement prohibits a professional, hired to give advice, to work or participate in the same business as the hired party. A consultant is commonly required to sign a non-disclosure (NDA) that requires them to keep any confidential information with the utmost secrecy. Going the extra mile and asking for a non-compete may be seen as excessive unless the consultant will be providing work for a long period of time (more than 1 year).
A consultant non-compete is commonly ancillary to a consultant agreement but may also be its own separate contract.
It should be known that any non-compete that attempts to stifle a licensed attorney’s ability to practice law is deemed unlawful and unenforceable (Rule 5.6)
Non-Compete. It shall be known and agreed to by all parties that the Consultant is strictly prohibited, during the term of this Agreement and for a period of [#] months thereafter, from performing their services related to the following business activity: [NON-COMPETE RESTRICTIONS]. This non-compete restriction shall be for the jurisdiction of [GEOGRAPHIC AREAS].