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, offering an invaluable instant contract-supply service to visitors to the site.
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 – whether this is guarding against bad debtors or making sure you are limiting your risk to claims. Properly written terms of business are always important, but especially so when market conditions are more difficult and customers are more likely to default on their commitments.
“However, there is still very little awareness amongst businesses of the benefits that can be achieved by buying legal documents online, and APOD has come into being for this reason.”
For more information visit www.apod.org.uk