....that if we want to live in a better world, businesses (and especially law firms!) must take a central role in creating and demonstrating best practice in user design and sustainability...
...that thoughtfully designed contracts improve the confidence and quality of life for business owners and make businesses better places to work in and work with...
...that we can all create a client-centric, balanced business models that build measurable benefits and positive impact on all sides of the supply chain…
...that females in business and the legal industry are ready and waiting to lead the way towards this exciting and innovative future, with the right combination of legal advice, skillful drafting, service design, and legal coaching …. That’s where we come in!
We want to create a world where female leaders and founders feel confident and courageous in business
We create clear, readable and practical contract design, innovative legal services and fun legal content designed for humans (not lawyers).
Clever contracts for creative, innovative businesses
All businesses have contracts, but rarely are they optimised.
Contract overwhelm and confusion can stop you from succeeding in business.
Instead, we craft clever legal documents and processes that harness your brand’s unique voice and proposition to empower you to make your next move.
If you’re ready to boost your impact and make your vision a reality, we’re ready to help.
We represent innovative, purpose led businesses and develop creative legal solutions for forward thinking law firms and legal teams.
What we're working towards
Our vision is to take the indecision and overwhelm caused by confusing contracts out of the picture for female founders and leaders.
And we know we can create a client-centric, balanced business model that helps to build measurable benefits and positive impact on all sides of the supply chain.
Our impact goals
We design contracts to help improve the confidence and quality of life for business owners and make businesses better places to work in and work with…
Over 90% of are female owned or co-owned business
Over 75% are female lead legal teams or law firms
More than 65% of our top suppliers are female owned or co-owned businesses
Our giving goals
We donate 1% of our revenue to causes we care about that:
- Support gender equality and empowering women
- Deliver Quality education to girls
Our 2022 goal
We’re working towards becoming an impact business model. This means we’ll donate at least 5% of our time to support underserved femme founders who need a hand with their legals.
We’re committed to delivering high quality legal services and actionable advice whilst also having a positive social impact on the UN Sustainability Goals we’re passionate about:
- Gender equality and empowering women
- Quality education
- Decent work and economic growth
- Peace, justice, and strong institutions
- Responsible consumption and production
Our values shape every decision we make and help to move us further towards our goal of helping passionate women in business succeed.
We foster confident founders and leaders, offer clear advice, and design user-focused contracts to help you make your next move.
Being in business should be fun, right? We balance the seriousness of the law and business with our playful, approachable spirit.
Translation: simplicity at the front, details at the back. We offer clear, succinct legal guidance that’s relatable and tailored to your business.
We’re eager to learn, generous with our time and love to share this wisdom and knowledge with our clients.
We work to a consistently high standard, provide reliable service that’s flexible and meets your changing needs.
Meet Verity, our Chief Contract Enthusiast
I’m Verity, a commercial lawyer turned legal innovation expert with a passion for redesigning legal documents, contracts and processes to be easy to read, easy to use and jargon-free. Oh, and I make a delightful Margarita cocktail, too.
After 10+ years in corporate law land, I saw a problem. Too many business owners and lawyers were held back by confusing contracts and clunky legal processes. So, I founded Checklist Legal to put my love for problem solving and fixing things to good use.
Now, I’m a multi-award winning lawyer and legal innovator sharing my love for clear, clever contracts with businesses and leaders across the country.
When I’m not revolutionising the legal industry, you’ll find me going all-out for a themed costume party, walking my very cute Cavalier, Brinkley, watching musicals (I once spent $500 to see Hamilton in NYC #noregrets) or relaxing with my go-to cocktail, a Margarita.
But wait, there's more!
- 10+ years of commercial legal experience under my belt / hat
- First Australian law firm to receive the WriteMark plain language certification
- First law firm to host and present a legal session at Melbourne Design Week
- Currently teaching Contract Design for Automation as an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne
- Named 2021 Legal Innovator of the Year at Australian Corporate Lawyer Awards
Sharing our contract wisdom with the world
Empowering business owners and legal folk to work smarter, not harder is what we do best. That’s why you’ll regularly find Verity sharing her innovative approach to contracts and legal processes with those inside and outside the industry.
Here’s just a taste of Verity’s recent speaking gigs:
- Legal Innovation Tech Fest (Sydney)
- Legal Innovation Tech Fest (South Africa)
- Deakin University (Melbourne)
- Victorian Society for Computers and the Law
- Melbourne Legal Hackers
- World Commerce and Contracting EMEA conference (Madrid)
- World Commerce and Contracting APAC conference
- Association of Corporate Counsel conferences multiple times in Sydney and Melb
- ALTA (Aust Legal Technology Association) Conference
- Law Institute of Victoria, Legal Entrepreneurs