Clearpoint Counsel | Case By Case - Legal Services
Startup Lawyers, Startup Legals, Melbourne Lawyers, Australian Lawyers.
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The Legal Department

Your Own Legal Department.

Hours per month

Your very own legal department for your business, on Retainer.

The Legal Department is a monthly retainer service, which helps you cap your legal spend over time. You have full access to our legal support. We act as your legal team member, meeting regularly with you to review your progress, and provide strategic advice.

We create a work plan designed to assist you with your core needs at each stage, or as your legal workflow dictates. Recommended if your legal requirements are likely to exceed 10 hours per month ( 1 -2 major transactions).

Who Is It For?

  • Seed Funded Startups

  • Fast Growing Startups / Organisations

  • Medium Enterprises

  • NGO's & Non-Profits

  • VC's & Incubators

The Retainer Model

Everything you Need to Grow Your Business + Ongoing Access To Our Award Winning Suite of Legal Services:

Start Up Legals

Legal building blocks: Pre-incorporation founders agreements, incorporation and corporate structuring advice, term sheets, shareholders deeds, subscription agreements, IP & asset protection & IP register set up, investor due diligence – Seed or Series A, startup deal structuring checklist

Day to Day Business (Commercial)

Terms & Conditions, Service Agreements, Reseller Agreements, Supply & Distribution Agreements, lease/licence agreements, tenders, Joint Ventures, MOUs, Heads of Agreement, privacy policies, supplier agreements

Day to Day Business (Corporate)

Board, shareholder & stakeholder management, ASIC compliance, company secretary role, advisory board, investor advice

Business Expansion (Corporate)

Corporate re-structuring, purchase & sale agreements, mergers & acquisitions, convertible notes, negotiation of deal terms, investor due diligence checklist & processes

Brand Management

Trademark registration, IP registers, domain name protection, licence agreements, marketing & sponsorship agreements

People Management

Employee share schemes, employee & contractor agreements, employee handbooks & policies, employment law advice, termination & redundency advice, OH & S

Specialist Area: Media, Entertainment & Technology

web/app/mobile developer agreements, maintenance agreements, content clearances, script clearances, talent agreements, production & licence agreements, sponsorship/events agreements, negotiation of deal memos, content distribution agreements, sales agent /licensing agreements, competitions & promotions,

Specialist Area: Social Enterprise & Sustainable Economies Law

Social enterprise corporate structures, not for profit structures & registration, co-operative structures, conscious contracts, ethical investor due diligence

Specialist Area: B Corporation Certification & Training

B Corp certification transaction documents, B Corp compliant contracts, B Ready education program

Monthly Retainer Benefits

Part Of Your Team

Your lawyers form part of your team and you receive the benefit of experienced in house lawyers

Capped Legal Spend

Capped legal spend, so you have consistent access to your legal team without worrying about large unpredictable bills

Added Value

Retainer service models provide access to 25% more value than you would receive on our standard rates – in the long run you receive more value and save money.

Grows with you

All retainers are “floating”. This means we keep track of hours and your retainer can increase or decrease incrementally with your needs. Either way you always know what your legal spend will be.

No Lock In Contracts

If your circumstances change you can exit the retainer with one month’s notice and to return to case by case service model

Trusted By Some of Australia’s Leading Startups and Companies

Get in touch to find out how we can help your business succeed.