Page content Our VIRTUAL general counsel service is ideal for growing businesses in need of in-house legal support who understand your business, sector and journey. Along your journey, you will encounter challenges that will require legal advice and expert opinion to help guide your business decisions. Depending on where you are on that journey, you may not have your own legal function. Or if you do, there will be times when you need to access more specialist support to assist your in-house team. So what do you do? Do you commit to hiring or expanding your own in-house counsel? Do you choose a law firm standard subscription model? Or do you opt for the bespoke strategic legal partnership provided by our VIRTUAL general counsel? What is VIRTUAL general counsel? Strategic legal support from lawyers who will invest time to understand your business, its context and drivers. Astute advice based on extensive sector insight, particularly in tech, innovation and life sciences. Access to experienced lawyers who have helped guide other businesses at different stages of your journey. Legal expertise as and when you want it from a team dedicated to you. Flexibility with no overheads and so seamless it’s effectively in-house. What can we do? We can support you in different ways. General support - Our dedicated team is on hand to deliver tailored advice on a range of common day-to-day legal issues. Specialist support - Specialist advice where a deeper dive is required. We can access our range of specialists in different legal fields and across multiple jurisdictions, to find the best solution for your business. Our legal support These are the areas where we’re most often asked for advice, but we also offer a wider range of support – just ask. We have extensive skills in-house, and a range of specialists we work with regularly who can also help. Commercial Creating business terms and conditions and other template documents tailored to your business, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements, and training on the key issues in contract analysis/negotiation. Employment Producing templated employment and consultancy contracts; dealing with ad hoc employment issues. Intellectual Property Advice around managing and protecting your valuable IP assets. Data Dealing with ad hoc GDPR and data queries. How do you benefit? 01. Consistency A senior lawyer as a single point of contact, managing a dedicated team that will quickly get to know and understand your business. 02. Flexibility Access our full range of specialists, including commercial, employment, data and IP. 03. Simplicity A blended rate for all lawyers for all the hours you purchase in our block hours model, so there’s no need for separate fee quotes for each piece of work. 04. Access to data We can provide reports and analytics on how you are using our services. 05. Transferable Support to upskill your team to build your in-house capability. What do our clients say about the service? “Provide consistency having a single 'go to' person and dealing with the same lawyers who understand the relationship history is valuable to us it saves so much time.” “The team are very responsive with a quick turnaround.” “Very simple to access, streamlined and professional.” “Avoids recruiting in house.” Find out more To find out more about how VIRTUAL general counsel can meet your changing business needs, please get in touch.