What our clients say about our services

Here is just some of the great feedback we’ve received from our clients.

“Thank you so much for your really prompt, efficient and calm approach in negotiating changes to the proposed contract with my client, to ensure it correctly reflected working practices. You made the whole process seem so straightforward and Bauer and Cottrell’s reputation provides well deserved reassurance that it’s been done properly.” – Stephen Penfold, Director, Mwtenty International Ltd, June 2023

“I have always been extremely happy with the service you provide both on a professional level and a personal level, so wanted to say a genuine thank you for reviewing all my contracts over the years and all the additional advice you have provided.” –   Jeremy Fletcher, Director, Black Diamond Consulting Ltd, May 2023

“I engaged Charlie to assess my contract prior to starting at a new client. Charlie was fantastic throughout the process. She demonstrated deep understanding of the relevant legislation and always responded promptly and professionally. As an independent expert her advice and opinion were well received by the end client, who provided an outside status determination. With Charlies input, the end client could demonstrate reasonable care had been taken – a win-win for both parties! I cannot recommend Charlie highly enough.” – Tony Ward, Director, Statcore Ltd April 2023

“Thank you for your report. I have now signed and returned the consultancy agreement to the client and I start tomorrow. Once again, thank you (and Kate) for your expert advice, patience and responsiveness. You have given me great reassurance as I start a new chapter of my working life.” – Tom Sugden, Director, TS Consulting Ltd November 2022

“I don’t say this often enough Kate, but thank you so much for being in my corner all these years. I really appreciate you more than you know (esp. the time a decade ago when you rang me told me to read a contract, we both found 20+ terrible clauses. You saved my bacon).  Have a wicked Monday.  You’re a legend.” – Jacqueline George, Director, Oliveer Limited, August 2022

“I’ve used Bauer & Cottrell for several years and wholeheartedly recommend them to everyone that I work with. They’ve successfully negotiated a whole range of adverse and risky terms out of contracts on my behalf, far more effectively than I could’ve by dealing with the relevant agents myself, and taught me more about the practical side of successfully engaging with clients (outside) of IR35 than any other source of information. Their Contractor Guardian Plus service provides me with the complete peace of mind that I don’t believe is otherwise readily achievable within the means of an independent contractor.” – Adam Williamson, Director, Network Guy Consultancy Ltd, March 2022

“The Bauer & Cottrell IR35 Review Package I receive through my accountant has been extremely good value and most importantly how/why the review is done; so it is done correctly, thoroughly and the determination is accurate, in line with current legislation.  I have been continually recommending Bauer and Cottrell/this approach to my peers. Even now, where the client is responsible for making the determination, Bauer and Cottrell review all the paperwork and examine the actual working practices, to ensure this has been done correctly.  Additionally, when checking the supporting paperwork, Bauer and Cottrell have ensured this accurately reflects the determination and actual working practices.  With your help we have the right outcome done properly, which for a recent review, the client very much appreciates being able to retain me for a time sensitive/important project and we know that we are compliant.  IR35 determination is complex and often misunderstood. Bauer & Cottrell’s expertise and experience ensure a correctly determined outcome.” – IT Contractor, banking industry, January 2022

“As someone new to contracting and the complexities of the IR35 regulations, I engaged Bauer & Cottrell Ltd to advise me on an agency contract. Throughout the entire engagement their friendly and professional team were a joy to work with. Their specialist consultant (Charlie) was extremely knowledgeable, responding swiftly to all my questions, and quickly negotiated a compliant contract with the agency on my behalf. I’ve since engaged them again for a subsequent contract and experienced the same fantastic and timely service. I would not hesitate to recommend their services to others in a similar position.” – Ben Moss, PhD, Kaizen Path Consulting Ltd January 2022

“I had to consult with Bauer & Cottrell regarding the IR35 status of one of my contracts, and the service they provided was immaculate, with super fast responses, and full support, including assessment, contract templates, and many revisions until the contract was as watertight as it gets. To top it all, the service was pleasantly friendly. I would highly recommend them for anything IR35 related.” – Haitham Seelawi, Director, Eva-Ayla Seelawi ML Ltd, January 2022

“As always, a brilliant job and I really appreciate the help and support you and the team provide.” – Chris Ralph, Director, Software Trouble Shooting Ltd, October 2021

“Thank you so much for this, as always your effort that goes into these reviews is really appreciated.” – Angela Hardy, Director, Swift Project Management Ltd, October 2021

“Thank you for picking this up and getting the suggested changes to the client so quickly and efficiently, always appreciated.” – Jeremy Fletcher, Director, Black Diamond Consulting Ltd, September 2021

“Thanks ever so much. You’ve been really helpful in making sense of this situation.” – Dave Beckett, Director, Back Chat Media Ltd, September 2021

“That’s excellent, thank you ever so much. You have all been a pleasure to deal with, and extremely helpful and I look forward to dealing with your company again in the future.” “I have nothing but good words to say about you and the team. Hopefully we’ll speak soon.” – Shaun Deeney, Director, SD Testing Services Ltd, September 2021





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