Question: Do I need a website development agreement, even if my friend is designing my website?Answer:
Yes. It is still a good idea to have a development agreement between yourself and your friend. If your friend is a professional website developer they are likely to have an agreement which you can use and have a reviewed by an IT Lawyer. One of the most important areas to cover is the delivery times and costs associated with the project, what happens if the development is delayed and who owns the intellectual property in the website. Typically the developer will assign the copyright of the website to the client on payment of their invoices, but you should ensure that this is covered in the agreement before agreeing to work with your friend.