Getting the right legal contract or business document could be tricky. Here’s how to choose the right source, so that you can get a peace of mind that doesn’t cost the earth.
1. Do I need to see a solicitor?
Generally you don’t need to, unless the transaction recorded in the agreement is of high value, complex or prescribed by law (it is a legal requirement to have a solicitor involved) e.g. conveyancing. But if you need to have that document sorted at 2am in the morning surely a lawyer is no there to help.
You can find a vast array of legal providers claiming to sell the best documents for you and your business, but many are of dubious origin. How do you know the document you are buying is legally binding and up to date with current laws?
You may wonder, how a document downloaded off the Internet can survive the scrutiny of the wheel of justice? It is possible, provided you have made sure your template is from a reputable legal provider. It’s sometimes worth paying a bit more to get it from a trusted place.