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Reflecting on 2020


2020 has been a remarkable year for us at mode.law, as it has been for everyone else. The challenges and opportunities faced by our business reflect what we have seen in the small businesses we service. So, mode.law director Yule Guttenbeil thought he would take the opportunity to reflect on this strange year and give you some insight into...

Marie-Chantal’s experience tailoring a legal document


In this month’s blog, we sat down with recent mode.law user, Marie-Chantal Moll-Vignes. She tells us about her experience of tailoring a legal document for her business Tinnitus Therapy Online. Read on!  How did you hear about mode.law?  I’d been shopping around with other well-respected major law firms and felt like I was not quite receiving the customer experienced and personalised...

New features and what’s coming next


We’re very excited today to be able to share with you the new features to the mode.law platform and to reveal what we’ve got planned next!   New features:  Subscription pricing  There will be a new subscription pricing, but don’t worry, we’re not completely doing away with the free subscription. An unpaid user account will still allow you to:   Gain access to any...

Tailoring a legal document with mode.law


At mode.law, we can tailor legal documents to meet your specific needs. This collaborative process begins with a consultation, after which you complete a form to generate the initial draft of your document. The lawyer will then amend the document in line with what was discussed during the consultation, before sending it to you for review. Once all reviews are complete, the document will be finalised for use. In...

mode.law Director Yule Guttenbeil Sits Down With Ticker Jumpstart


In this interview on Ticker.TV, mode.law's Yule Guttenbeil discusses common pitfalls experienced by entrepreneurs in pandemic. These range from corner-cutting on professional advice, through to contract-copying; both of which put Australian businesses at risk. Watch the full interview or read the transcript below.   How does mode.law help Australian business owners?   mode.law is a system that allows business owners to do as much of their...

Signing Legal Documents in Lockdown: Electronic Signing and Witnessing


Most people are used to signing documents on paper as common practice, and in the case of deeds, it’s always been required that they must be signed on paper and witnessed. So, what happens if the signing parties are ordered to self-isolate or work from home? Fortunately, the Commonwealth and all Australian states have made allowances for electronic signing...

Biggest Business Blunders Through Pandemic. Plus, Steps To Avoid Costly Mistakes.


2020 has not been an easy ride for Australian business owners, to say the least. The COVID-19 crisis has left many businesses experiencing uncertainty, rendering decision-making more difficult than ever. While business professionals may have sought out expert legal advice in the past, we’re now looking at a very different set of rules. The contracts and agreements that ensured your business was compliant before, may no...

How mode.law Bridges The Gap Between Lawyers’ Value and Client Expectations


In some business circles, lawyers have earnt a bad reputation. Often portrayed as expensive, dishonest and self-interested – there’s plenty of jokes with a greedy lawyer forming the punchline. Like any generalisation, the actions of a minority have tarnished the majority, and shaking this reputation proves challenging to lawyers who are none of the above. So, where does the...

The Importance of Tailored Legal Agreements For Businesses In Start-Up


It’s not unusual for small business owners to feel unsure about engaging a lawyer to draft their legal documents in the early stages of launching. Rather than spending on professional services, they will attempt to mock-up something of their own devising to save on resources. Whilst being thrifty makes sense when you’re testing a new business model, it’s important that...

FREE legal guidance and document service for Australian businesses.


mode.law and Clearpoint Legal collaborate to support local businesses during COVID-19. Melbourne, Victoria: mode.law today launch their timely online offering; a library of essential business contracts and live chat legal guidance. And ‘til the end of September 2020, a mode.law subscription will be FREE for Australian businesses to access. mode.law is a pragmatic way for businesses to get essential, high-quality legal...