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Who do you want to be in control - the client, or yourself? It also depends on where you are - in the UK you need to be fully conversant with IR35 (personal services company taxation) and it's virtually certain that a client-provided contract will be inadequate. If you're a contractor, you should be a member of your "local" trade association - in the UK that would be IPSE[^] and any decent association will provide sound template contracts.

I always offer my "standard" contract (based very closely on the IPSE one) and clients are normally happy with this. If they are reluctant, just tell them that you can use their contract but will need to charge them for an independent contract review. Even if they insist on using theirs and refuse to stump up the review fees, it's usually worth paying for the review yourself anyway - certainly in the UK in the current climate.

FYI, my standard contract simply refers to a "schedule" for the actual scope of the project, timescales, and fees. That's again based on a boilerplate but customising the contract and schedule normally takes only 1/2 hour or so, even on a larger contract.
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