Whether or not you think this page's image an enlightened or misguided suggestion, as a budding entrepreneur, you will need all the help you can get to start your company and make headway with all the legal agreements. 

At LawDocs4All, we have brought together, on a single page, a range of excellent legal templates from Net Lawman that you can choose from to help accelerate you to a great start with well drafted and concise documentation. 

Even if you decide you need a lawyer to help you along the way (and NetLawman can help with that too), by taking immediate ownership of the legal part of your start up by purchasing one or more of these templates, you will be saving yourself time and also, as important, money as well. 

Take a look at what there is in this library:

Template: Shareholders' Agreement: standard version

What Net Lawman says about this template:

"This agreement provides a very thorough framework for the shareholders of any private company to set out the precise structural management of their business. It covers the provisions that will be important to owners of most private limited companies. A shareholders’ agreement is an essential document for the owners of any company. It re-balances control when there is different levels of involvement and power in day to day decisions, and protects the value and the interests of each party."

Template: Articles of Association

"This document is provides the articles of association for a limited liability trading company that has a simple management and ownership structure. It provides a reasonable, practical framework to enable the directors to carry out their duties, while protecting shareholders who are not directors. The company may have any number of shareholders, whether two or twenty. Not all will be directors, so the document provides a balance between letting those that are get on with operating the business successfully on the one hand, while protecting the interest of every owner on the other."

Template: Director's Service Agreement

What Net Lawman says about these templates:

"This contract is a complete legal and practical framework for the employment of any executive director, whether on a running or fixed term. It also defines the relationship between the director and the organisation. Provision for remuneration and common benefits befitting a director is included, as is strong protection of company information. Today a company is under a statutory obligation to provide written terms of employment to a director, as to any other employee."

Template: Company Secretarial & Administration Documents

What Net Lawman says about these templates:

"This section contains documents for the efficient administration your company in compliance with the Companies Act 2006. Most are packs of documents - complete solutions - for company secretarial functions from recording minutes of directors’ meeting to announcing company meetings. They include proxies and text of resolutions."

Template: Friends and Family Loan Agreement

What Net Lawman says about this template:

"This is a simple loan agreement suitable for lending to friends or family. Use this document when you need to record the loan, but where you have a high level of trust with the borrower." 

Template: Bookkeeping Services Agreement

What Net Lawman says about this template:

"This is a comprehensive agreement between a company providing bookkeeping and accountancy services and a client. The document is suitable for one-off project work, such as putting a new accounting system in place, or for on-going service provision."

Template: Secretary or Administrative Assistant: Terms and Conditions

What Net Lawman says about this template:

"All embracing terms and conditions for a clerical assistant, typist, receptionist, personal assistant or anyone who provides administration services. The document emphasises the self employed status of the contractor. This document is suitable for both: Individual self employed admin assistants, typist, personal assistant, executive secretary, executive assistant, clerical assistant or receptionist who will present the document to the client as “my contract”; and any business who requires admin, reception or clerical assistance. In this case, it provides the essential starting point for the relationship."


These templates are Included in the company secretarial & administration bundle:
Consent to short notice of an EGM
Stock transfer form
Change of registered office (document set)
Change of company name (document set)
Reduction of share capital (document set)
Auditors appointment (document set)
Removal of auditors (document set)
Appointment of new director (document set)
Removal of director (document set)
Loan to director (document set)
Share buy-back agreement
Company resolutions (examples)
General meetings (document set)

Template: Friends and Family Loan Agreement

"This is a simple loan agreement suitable for lending to friends or family. Use this document when you need to record the loan, but where you have a high level of trust with the borrower. A written agreement may seem too formal or raise questions of trust. But not using one can result in confusion about the terms, or mistaking the loan as a gift. After considering whether you want to be a lender, working out how to protect your money without seeming to question the integrity of the borrower can be challenging. This agreement is simple in order to bridge the gap between not using an agreement at all, and using a longer, more comprehensive one. It is, however, legally binding and enforceable."

Template: Confidentiality Agreement (NDA)

"This confidentiality agreement (sometimes also called a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) allows a business or an individual to explore the possibilities for a deal before signing a contract that covers the terms. Such as document is a good way of protecting your secrets from being used by the other side once a contract ends or if a proposed deal doesn't go ahead. Examples of use include: a proposed franchise; a business acquisition; the appointment of an agent or distributor; demonstration of a plans, ideas or a prototype."

Template: Web Design Contract: client's version

"This is a comprehensive agreement suitable where it is important that a website is completed to time, specification and budget. It can be used on projects large and small, whether an installation and customisation of a popular content management system, or a bespoke web application. The developer could be based in any country. Website and software development projects are notorious for over-running in time and cost. However, the risk that this might happen can be managed by using a written agreement that sets out a clear specification of work, and the process for how that work will be managed."


Detailed guidance notes are provided with each template. Net Lawman offers a money back guarantee if the document is not what you need, as well as a legal review option if you want some professional assistance when you are drawing up your documents.

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