At ContractStore we supply ready-made contract templates. The concept allows our customers to reduce their legal costs by obtaining quality documents that can be used to protect their commercial interests.
Founded in 2002 by Giles Dixon, a city solicitor with wide international experience and a desire to make quality legal protection more widely available, he conceived the idea of writing standard document templates and making them available around the world over the internet.
Today, ContractStore serves a global customer base, mainly consisting of small and medium sized companies including start-ups. Our templates have also been bought by law firms, local and central government departments.
Supported by a team including lawyers in the US, Russia, China, India as well as the UK, plus administration and website professionals, our catalogue includes over 250 contracts. There are documents for employment, property, construction, international commerce; some are dual language – Chinese-English and Russian -English and we have documents for use under the English, US and Indian legal systems.
For more details on ContractStore’s legal team and authors of our contracts see our Authors page.
We have been described as ‘the IKEA of law’. All our documents are written clearly and come with detailed explanatory notes which can be viewed freely before purchase. We want our customers to feel they are in safe hands and we seek to demonstrate that the templates are reliable, easy to use and of excellent quality.
Alliances are very important to ContractStore. Our documents complement many other business services and there are very few companies offering similar products so we are in a great position to join up with new business partners. Among our partners are:
- Self-Build Zone, a company that provides 10 year warranty insurance for people who build their own homes. We worked with SBZ to develop a suite of contracts for self- builders and smaller-scale developers and a free Guide on home building.
- Artquest, part of London University of the Arts for whom we produced some contract templates for artists
- New Entrepreneurs Foundation for whom we produced a Guide for Start-ups
For more information, go to our Partners page.