* The ContractStore is an online business offering legal document templates and contracts for business.
* Its customers are small and medium sized businesses and come from all around the world.
* The entire business is operated online by a small team of international lawyers and supporting professionals.
* The new document is available free of charge on the basis that anyone making use of it puts a link back to ContractStore on their website.
Quote attributed to Giles Dixon - Managing Director of The ContractStore Ltd
The ContractStore was founded in 2001 by Giles Dixon, a city solicitor and expert in construction law. With a good deal of international experience and a vision of making legal protection simple and accessible to all, he conceived the idea of writing quality standard documents and making them available around the world over the internet.
With a small team including lawyers in Dubai, China and the UK, a legal secretary and a team of website developers, 50 documents were written and made available through www.contractstore.com.
Since opening, The ContractStore has steadily increased the number of documents on the site and now has lawyers in the United States and South Africa contributing to the growing catalogue of contracts. At the same time, increasing traffic has resulted in the website having visitors from more than 180 countries and sales in many parts of the world. New documents are always being added so the stock has also grown. Freelance design, PR and marketing support has meant an improved look to the site and an increasing presence in the online and offline media.
The following qualities are at the core of ContractStore:
* accessibility to all
The ContractStore has been described as ‘the IKEA of law’. Documents are written clearly and come with full explanatory notes; the concept of selling legal documentation so cheaply and directly is very new, and is ideally suited to the internet. The aim is to make customers feel they are ‘in safe hands’, the company is reputable and reliable and the documents are of excellent quality.
The target audience for The ContractStore is people running small and medium sized businesses located anywhere in the world.
The documents are most applicable to English law or systems based on English law, of which there are many. The UK and the US form the bulk of the customer base, but documents have been sold in a great number of countries. Many of the documents are designed for use as international agreements.
The low-cost, value-for-money contracts should be of particular interest to start-up businesses.
Giles Dixon (Client)
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