Benefitting from use of online legal document publishers

Businesses are now able to search for low cost online legal documents from a range of providers with the launch of APOD – The Association of Publishers of Online Legal Documents

APOD has been created to raise awareness of the supply of online legal documents, as an affordable and reliable alternative to costly high street professional legal services. The Association will also serve as an education tool for businesses as to which legal documentation is required to protect their interests, in various matters from employment to trading agreements. Acting as an Internet forum between online publishers and businesses, the website will serve as a portal to information.

Founding members include major online legal document publishers such as ContractStore, Lawpack, Net Lawman and Simply-Docs. Giles Dixon, a founder member of APOD and MD of ContractStore, says: “In tough economic trading conditions it is vital to ‘batten down the hatches’ and leave no stone unturned when protecting your business. Properly written terms of business are always important, but especially so when market conditions are more difficult.”