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Business Set-Up

The Suite of Documents you need to set up your business properly, from business structuring to staff engagement and terms of supply

Dispute Resolution

This is the Deed you Need to resolve disputes with safety.

Franchise your Business

Create the entire suite of documents you need to franchise your business.

All contracts use MIA Contract Lawyer templates

You are safe in the knowledge that any contract created is created on an MIA Contract Lawyers template, developed over more than a decade of experience. You get the benefit of the 4250 contracts we've drafted and negotiated for clients.

Easy process

Click where indicated. You are taken to an online Contract Creation Form. Answer the questions and a contract in PDF format will be email to you. The questions are straight-forward, and guidance notes are provided.

Business Set-up Contracts

Confidentiality Deed

Protect your ideas and plans. Prevent any use of the information you disclose to the purpose for which it is disclosed. But, go further ...

  • set up an exclusive negotiation period
  • prevent any contact with your business partners
In the Template Tour, Martin walks you through the NDA template. Apologies, but the Template Tour is currently in preparation.

Shareholders Agreement

Any company with multiple shareholders needs a Shareholders Agreement. The risks it coves off are:

  • disputes over management
  • disputes over additional funding
  • inability of shareholders to crystallise their investment
In the Template Tour,Martin walks you through the Shareholders Agreement template. Apologies, but the Template Tour is currently in preparation.

Basic Service Agreements

A bespoke service agreement will be optimal. However, particularly if you are on a tight budget, our basic service agreement will get you started perfectly adequately. It establishes standard terms:

  • specifies the services required
  • the deadlines
  • the Fees
  • deals with IP
It is flexible, in that individual jobs are commissioned by you issuing a Work Order under the contract.

In the Template Tour,Martin walks you through the template. Apologies, but the Template Tour is still in preparation.

Employment Agreements

You can employ staff as permanents, casuals or on fixed-term contracts. Most templates you could use will be serviceable; where our's shines is in two critical respects:

  • the flexible scope of the restraint of trade; and
  • the clarity of the drafting.
This addresses two important risk areas for employers. Unless properly considered and well-drafted, post-employment restraints of trade are not worth the paper they are printed on, exposing your business to losing its competitive advantage and important customers. Our restraint plugs that gap. Our templates are drafted so there is no doubt what is expected, avoiding dispute as far as possible.

In the Template Tour, Martin walks you through the basic document. Apologies, but the Templates and the Template Tour are still in preparation.

Consultancy Agreement

Bring in a "pinch-hitter" to add special qualities to your team is often done under a Consultancy Agreement. Alternatively, you start out that way with someone, putting them on as a permanent employee once the business is on its feet.

Our Consultancy Agreement addresses the some central issues raised in any engagement of consultants. They include:

  • accountability in the time spent and for which you must pay consultancy fees
  • post-termination restraints of trade to stop the consultant taking your ideas (which will be there in their heads) and giving them to your competitors
In the Template Tour, Martin walks you through the Consultancy Agreement Template. Apologies, but the Template and the Template Tour are still in preparation.

Terms & Conditions

Often referred to simply as "T&Cs", they are the terms that govern your provision of services or supply of goods to your customers. They cover payment, liability and, importantly, the statutory guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law that are implied into pretty well all supply arrangements following the 2021 reform of the law.


In the Template Tour, Martin walks you through the template terms. Apologies, but the template and the Template Tour are still in preparation.

Franchise Your Business

The Franchise Agreement and Disclosure Statement

To franchise your business, you need at the very least a Franchise Agreement and disclosure statement, the latter is required by law. Both must be given to Franchisees at least 14 days before signing them up or accepting a non-refundable payment. There are a few staple versions:

  • shop front-based franchisee, supplying goods or services;
  • mobile franchisee in a van, providing services;
  • professional services franchises.

Presented here is a shop front-base franchise. In the Template Tour, Martin walks you through the template. Apologies, but this Template and the Template Tour are still in preparation.

Business Sale Agreement

Entry into a franchise is achieved in one of two ways - either buying the business of the existing franchisee or starting a franchise from scratch. The former involves two transaction: one with the existing franchise (business sale and purchase) and one with the franchisor (the Franchise Agreement). The latter involves only the second of these.

Most franchised businesses, like most small businesses generally, are bought and sold using the Law Institute Template document. Populating it is time-consuming for your lawyer, often following up clients for details. You can create it yourself right here, together with the requisite Section 52 Statement that must be provided to prospective purchasers in Victoria. The Creation Form is long, very long, but the information requested is the information required to sell your business. In the Template Tour, Martin walks you through the Business Sale Template. Apologies, but the Template Tour is still in preparation.

Dispute Documents

Deed of Settlement and Release

Settling a dispute out of court, whether that occurs informally, in mediation or on the proverbial "steps of the court", must be formalised with a Deed of Settlement and Release. The risk without this is that your opponent could come after you again, despite, for instance, you paying them a sum to go away and end the dispute.

A Deed of Settlement and Release has to comprehensively identify the nature and scope of the dispute needs to do two fundamental things:

  • comprehensively identify the dispute so the release releases everything; and
  • clearly specify what must be paid by way of settlement and when. This creates a contractual debt that can easily be enforced if breached.
In the Template Tour, Martin walks you through the template. Apologies, but the Template Tour is still in preparation.

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