Good lawyers are expensive, let us be honest. So much so that when one needs a contract or legal document, its generally prohibitively expensive, with the result that you either go without, or you end up hacking a contracting together yourself without the legal knowledge necessary to ensure that all bases are covered.
Hello Contract is changing all of that for the ordinary South African business.
The startup provides South Africa’s first fully automated business legal document webshop.
The platform, which focusses on entrepreneurs and small to medium-sized enterprises will bring automated business contracts and documents to these businesses at massive discounts, instantly to a user’s inbox.
Starting out with 28 contracts and documents which cover a large spectrum of those needed by entrepreneurs, Hello Contract will look to actively deploy over 100 automated documents over the coming year.
The company also aims to educate entrepreneurs through an extensive knowledge library which will let business owners take control of the contracts they use daily.
Founders Kyle Torrington and Vincent Gaemers are not new to the industry, Torrington is the co-founder and currently heads up Legal Legends, which breaks tradition by offering fixed price legal services through an eCommerce website. Gaemers is a long term Legal Tech consultant from Amsterdam.
Torrington says: “The time is now for SA’s contracting landscape to reap the true benefits of the digital age, automating legal documents is a logical step in the right direction. There are fantastic opportunities to provide automated well-written contracts, which we really want people to understand”.
“We hope to serve many businesses which would otherwise not be able to afford a lawyer, together with those businesses which are feeling ‘held back’ in their work due to the large amount of time spent on prepping contracts” Gaemers said.
Hello Contract is a software platform based in Cape Town and Johannesburg.