As a small business with limited resources and tight finances, you inevitably face a host of challenges when it comes to running your business. On top of managing the operational side of things so that you can deliver your goods and services to your clients on a timely basis, you also have to tackle small business administration, including managing your accounts for optimal cash flow, submitting applications to protect your intellectual property (IP), and reviewing legal documents that impact your business interests.
In our post about the top 8 pain points that small businesses face and how to deal with them, we shared some tips on how to deal with these pain points. By using our online software to create, e-sign, manage and store your legals you can help your business improve its efficiency, accuracy and compliance.
We received overwhelming positive feedback about how easy our online tools make it to complete daily legal tasks, but one of the questions we receive from our Users is:
What if I need more help in managing my legal needs?
The Dragon Law web app is chock-full of features to help you manage your legal needs seamlessly and efficiently. At the same time, we understand that our clients do come to us with questions and concerns.
- What if I need bespoke legal advice in a particular area of expertise?
- Can I have a legal professional review a legal document that I have drafted in the Dragon Law document builder just to double check that I’ve gotten it right?
You asked, and we answered. As our client’s businesses grow, it is only natural that they will need legal advice from time to time. Today, we’re here to let you know that you can do more with Dragon Law. We have rolled out the Dragon Law Premium Plan: the legal cloud software that can help you with your legal needs, plus the added support of a dedicated law firm.
Over the last three years, we have referred clients to our partner law firms to assist with our client’s more complex legal needs.
We have now taken that relationship further and asked our trusted law firms to work with our clients directly. To put it simply, we have partnered with trustworthy and forward-thinking law firms to deliver you reliable and cost-effective legal advice when you need it. You get to benefit from this value-added service when you opt for the Dragon Law Premium Plan.
What goes into the Dragon Law Premium Plan?
Everything you get with the Professional Plan, and more!
1. Bespoke legal support on drafting essential legal agreements
We know that drafting certain important legal documents can make you nervous, what with the multiple stakeholder interests to balance and the long-term implications that you can’t yet foresee. With a Dragon Law Premium Plan, you can have a dedicated lawyer review your legal documents on our platform.
2. Legal advice for specialised industries or in specific areas of expertise
Our clients are businesses of all stages – from startups that are less than a year old to established firms that have been in business for years – operating in multiple countries, including Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.
Whether you are a fintech startup looking to structure a deal or a social enterprise that wants to focus on your social goals while ensuring the highest level of legal compliances, we’ve partnered with lawyers from a diverse range of industries so that you can always find a firm that is right for you.
3. Direct access to qualified lawyers via live chat or telephone
Many companies view their lawyers as their trusted professionals. With a Dragon Law Premium Plan, you get easy access to your trusted professional via live chat or telephone. Pose your questions to your lawyer directly on the same platform that you use on a daily basis to create your legal contracts.
One thing our law firm partners all have in common is a shared commitment to making legal more accessible and affordable for businesses. Our partners have shared with us that through our trusted online platform, they have managed to build a closer relationship with their clients and inject a personal touch to their legal services.
Essentially, with a Dragon Law Premium Plan, what you have is a platform that is a one-stop shop for all your legal needs.
How will I be charged for a Dragon Law Premium Plan?
As a Dragon Law Premium Plan subscriber, your subscription fee will comprise of:
- the Dragon Law platform fee; and
- the legal advice fee attributable to the law firm.
The Dragon Law platform fee entitles you to all of the features that come with a Dragon Law subscription that we outline below – the cloud-based web app where you can create, manage, e-sign and store your legal documents.
The Premium Plan gives you support by a partner law firm which you can directly seek legal advice from. For the times that you have a more complex legal issue that would need more time and support from the law firm, the law firm will notify you in advance of any additional charges and seek your agreement before providing the additional services.
We have always been transparent with our clients about the services that they pay, and our fees are clearly itemised for your reference.
A better, more seamless way to access legal advice
With a Dragon Law Premium Plan, you no longer have to worry about sourcing a law firm to provide legal advice as new questions arise. What you get is a more streamlined experience that connects you to a lawyer when you need it, without the cost and effort of having to go to a law firm directly.
Plus all of the Dragon Law features you love
1. Access the more than 200 legal documents available in the Dragon Law web app
With our sizeable library of legal documents, you will be able to find the essential legal documents that you will need in the course of running your business, from Employment Contracts for hiring new employees to a Trade Mark License Agreement for when you want to expand into new markets effectively by lending your licensee your company’s established name and reputation.
Our document builder uses a simple Q&A interface that makes drafting your legal documents a straightforward and fuss-free process. We provide on-boarding and training and assistance through our Help Centre and Live Chat so that you can navigate our web app easily right from the get-go.
2. Store, share, collaborate, and manage of all of your business legal documents in the cloud
All too often, companies print out and file their legal documents, which can lead to problems such as multiple versions of the same document circulating. With the trend of moving to a paperless office, storing your legal documents in a centralised place within the Dragon Law web app in the cloud can help to streamline the process of managing your legal documents.
You get to grant access to members of your team who would need to deal with legal documentation, while still retaining the ability to pull up and review your business documents when necessary. Learn more about creating multiple users and setting administrative permissions here.
3. Invite your business partners and other parties to your contracts to e-Sign your documents
While in the past signing a business document used to involve in-person meetings in order to get a wet-ink signature on a hard copy document, many business documents are now signed and circulated via email. Take it a step further with Dragon Law by inviting your business partners to collaborate on and e-Sign legal documents within our app.
The structured Q&A interface in our document builder means that when you amend a clause, the technology automatically ensures that corresponding numbers will match, numbers run correctly, and new rules are triggered to either set compatible clauses or prompt you for even more data that you might have missed out.
4. Automate your legal documents
Our app already contains a substantial library of documents. However, in the case that the document you need is not available, or you already have your own template and want to empower your managers to generate them even faster while minimising error, Dragon Law is able to automate any document you send us. For instance, you could automate your own Subscription Agreement to allow your clients to be billed on a monthly basis on the condition that they will commit to a full year’s subscription, just as we did here at Dragon Law.
All of the pain points that we mentioned above? Using the Dragon Law web app, with added access to a dedicated law firm to provide provide affordable and timely legal advice when you need it, goes a long way in helping you tackle small business administration while protecting your business’ rights. A Dragon Law Premium Plan is the only plan you need to manage all of your legal needs.