Source Legal Online

Source Legal Online

virtual legal department for start-ups and small business

speedy, no-nonsense, fixed price legal support

How it works

We do all your legal work in the ordinary course of business for a fixed monthly fee of $700/month (ex GST) when you subscribe for 3 months or more

You receive 24/7 email and phone support by a high calibre legal team based in Australia

Your business benefits from the speedy and practical support of its everyday legal needs

The service excludes our start-up package and matters outside of the ordinary course of business, such as mergers & acquisitions or litigation

High calibre Australian legal team

Fixed fee for any project

Common contract reviews for a set low fee

Quote provided within one business day

Who will do your legal work

Our Australian-based lawyers have extensive experience and expert knowledge gained over many years of working in leading commercial law firms and companies.

Stanislav Roth

Our team is led by our founder and managing director, Stanislav Roth. Stanislav has worked in senior in-house legal roles with leading multinational and Australian companies, including Alstom, Areva and Lend Lease in Sydney. In 2011, Stanislav founded Source Legal in order to enable small and medium-sized businesses to have access to practical, speedy and fixed price legal support.

Stanislav has extensive experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating construction, design & construct, supply, services, and distribution contracts as well as in implementing compliance and training programs, including on contract law and competition law.

Our team also includes:

Siska Lund

Siska started out as a corporate M&A lawyer in international law firm Baker & McKenzie in 2004 and later worked in the Energy & Projects team at magic circle law firm, Linklaters in London. She moved in-house as senior corporate lawyer for energy management and automation technology giant, Schneider Electric in 2010 and has also worked as a senior lawyer for Silicon Valley-based cloud and virtualisation software leader, VMware. Since late 2015, she has lived and travelled between Indonesia and Singapore to better understand the start-up ecosystems in those countries and provide general commercial and strategic consultancy advice to emerging SMEs from those locations. In parallel, she developed a first-of-its-kind start-up law subject for university students in Australia which will be offered at Bond University in late 2017. She joined Source Legal Online in 2016 and has been advising start-ups and SMEs via the Source Legal Online model since that time.

Sean Melbourne

Sean is a senior employment lawyer and also has extensive experience in commercial litigation. Prior to joining Source Legal, Sean worked for 10 years in litigation and employment law at international law firm Baker & McKenzie.

Sean is highly experienced in all areas of employment law, including drafting employment contracts, restructuring, termination of employment, redundancies, unfair dismissal, adverse action, post-employment restrictions, Awards and enterprise agreements.

Michael Kadoury

Michael is a senior commercial and technology lawyer. Michael specialises in the areas of law impacting start-ups and innovative businesses, such as information technology, software, privacy, intellectual property, research & development and investment. Michael has assisted various innovation and start-up clients in a wide range of industries, including  information technology, bio-technology, energy, broadcasting, education, automotive, manufacturing and entertainment industries.

 Michael is also serial a entrepreneur and angel investor.

what smart business owners say

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Sharon Melamed


Managing Director, FindaConsultant

I needed a contract draft quickly to capitalise on an international opportunity for my business. I described what I needed to Source Legal, and presto, a few hours later, a contract was sitting in my inbox, reflecting exactly what I was looking for.  You would think a speedy service like this would come with a premium price-tag, but as a subscriber to Source Legal online, I pay just $400 a month for unlimited legal support. That’s unbeatable.  I strongly recommend Source Legal for their ability to distil business requirements into simple, plain English contracts in record timeframes.

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Pavlo Doroch


Director, Architecture Design Studio

The guys at Source Legal Online brought our standard documentation up to the next level. Now it is harder to avoid paying us on time and we do not open ourselves to as many risks as before. We also received solid commercial advice which helped me fine tune the way I run our tenders and create fee proposals. By becoming a subscriber, my business got access to a wide pool of legal expertise and I saved thousands on legal fees. Pavlo Doroch. Architecture Design Studio.

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Marius Jansen


General Manager, Optimised Network Equipment

Imagine working in a fully-resourced corporation, where you can take all your contractual, regulatory, compliance and other commercial headaches to your in-house legal counsel and hand it all over to someone who understands and takes the problem off your hands. Imagine further your legal counsel is experienced, efficient, responsive and to-the-point. Source Legal Online does all this, but instead of imposing a large corporate overhead on your business, it is priced at a level that a small business can afford. In all my dealings with Stanislav and his colleagues, from contract reviews to organisation structure and pre-bid agreements in the engineering industry,  I have found them to be extremely professional, informed, responsive and pragmatic.   Their services provide commercial comfort at an affordable price. Highly recommended.

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Stefan Jarnason


Managing Director, Solar Analytics

Source Legal has provided Solar Analytics with excellent on-demand legal services. The quality and timeliness of their advice has been consistently outstanding. Since we are on a very reasonable monthly retainer with Source legal, we send them legal documents for review and ask ad-hoc advice without having the constant issue of negotiating fixed price fees and scope for each review. Overall this has been extremely cost effective for Solar Analytics both in terms of cash outlay and our time.
As a technology start up with 12 staff, previously we either conducted our legals ourselves and hoped for the best, or when essential hired external lawyers who were expensive because it was a one off arrangement and we had to fully brief them on many aspects of our company. Source Legal provides general legal advice on our many commercial contracts cost effectively to ensure we are not exposing our business to undue risk. 
I would highly recommend them to any small business.

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Navid Sobbi


Managing Director, National Surveillance and Intelligence

Our company has been expanding at a fast pace since 2011 and as such we needed numerous contracts reviewed and agreements created for our business. The professionalism, expertise and fast turnaround time of Stanislav and the Source Legal team was what stood out for us. Having an in-house legal team was going to be costly so outsourcing our legal needs has been a great decision. Needing legal documents for clients or a review of agreements in a short time has saved us a lot of time. I would highly recommend Source Legal Online to any business, big or small, as a professional alternative to an in-house legal team.

What we usually do for our clients

  • Review of any contract
  • Preparation of any contract
  • Dispute resolution
  • Negotiation of any contract
  • Employment advice
  • Compliance advice

OUR STARTUP PACKAGE - $4,000+GST

  • Review or preparation of

    Incorporation documents

    500
  • Review or preparation of

    Trademark registration

    500
  • Review or preparation of

    Terms of use/supply

    500
  • Review or preparation of

    Shareholders agreement

    2,500
  • Review or preparation of

    Employment/contractor agreements

    500
  • Review or preparation of

    Privacy policy

    500
*Our startup package includes all of the above documents for $4,000 + GST

Who we work for

Businesses which generate up to $2 million in revenue per year or employ up to 20 employees benefit the most from our services.

From our experience larger businesses are likely to need more tailored legal support. If you are one of those businesses, please get in touch with us to receive a fixed fee quote.