outsourced in-house counsel

regular support to suit your levels of demand, across all our disciplines



Boost your team with our outsourced in-house counsel service.  Flexible, adaptable and collaborative, our retainer service offers you a dedicated legal partner ready to address your legal needs promptly and efficiently.



Use-case 1: helping clients with additional resource 

the challenge.

Your company is an established business with extensive experience in its field, managing multi-jurisdictional contracts, including with suppliers and talent.  

You are a Senior Legal Counsel, making up part of the EMEA team involved in the high-level strategic initiatives of the business but working as part of a larger legal team stemming across Latam, N.America and APAC.  You are busy.  Very busy!   You are coping with the workload until you land yourself a high-profile project within the business and you want to deliver it well!  Instead of committing your time to the new project, you find yourself managing contract renewals and dealing with the business’ daily queries instead.

You write a to-do list and add to it daily.  You cross things off as you go along, but it doesn’t seem to make a difference.  You re-write it and go again.  You then realise that you’re not spending any time on your main project.  You know that more resource is needed, but recruitment is slow.

the solution.

Lawbox collaborates with you to create a “virtual” in-house counsel, assuming the role of the additional in-house legal support you’re recruiting for.  You cut your to-do list in half and share this with your lawbox counsel who is able to work with you using your own systems and technology to perform the role and get the tasks done.  While the lawbox counsel sits outside of the business, your own leadership team has the ability to interact with the lawbox counsel daily to access advice from the wider lawbox team while you are able to manage your other work.  You are still recruiting for the role and for a permanent member of staff, but the lawbox counsel bridges the gap until then to allow you to find the right candidate.


Use-case 2: supporting an overstretched sole Legal Counsel.

the challenge.

You are the only in-house counsel in a smaller business, maybe you’re a brand new start-up.  You spend your time reviewing contracts and policies daily but you are aware that there are other projects that you need to get your teeth into – you haven’t even thought about data protection or started a data flow.  The business is starting to ask you to up-skill them on the legal requirements, particularly with regard to data security.  Eeeeeek! 

You don’t know where to start.  Although you know that this is a fast-paced role, you didn’t think you’d be doing all the junior work again and with so many contracts to review, you would rather be planning and executing larger projects with the business execs.

the solution.

We start to work together, providing you with two of our in-house legal counsels; a junior solicitor to take on the daily contract reviews and a senior solicitor to focus on the wider implications of those contracts, including policy templates.  They work with you to remove the overflow each month, having a monthly meeting at the beginning of the month to work on a joint to-do list and then report back to you at the end of the month.  Their hours vary according to your workflow, increasing where needed but also reducing when the business is quieter.

Finally, you get to the exciting project knowing that the contracts and daily queries are being managed successfully.

Why choose our outsourced in-house counsel service?

  • Dedicated outsourced in-house counsel: Enjoy direct access to a team of experienced solicitors who are well-versed in your industry and legal requirements.
  • Immediate response: Your legal needs don’t wait, and neither do we. Our retainer service ensures you receive timely legal assistance when you need it.
  • Customised solutions: Our services are tailored to your business’s unique needs, industry, and size, ensuring that you get the support that matters most.
  • Strategic legal planning: Beyond immediate needs, we work with you to develop long-term legal strategies that align with your business goals.
  • Multi-faceted expertise: Our team offers comprehensive legal support, covering all our service areas.
  • Long-term partnership: Our goal is to build a lasting relationship with your business, ensuring continuous legal support and understanding of your needs. Our aim is to become your trusted advisor.

A fast, reliable extension to your team that enables you to focus on strategic core priorities.

Don’t let capacity issues become a hindrance to your business success. Partner with us to have a dedicated extension of your legal team, ensuring that your business operates smoothly, efficiently, and with the confidence that comes from having reliable legal expertise at your fingertips. Contact us today to embark on a journey of continuous legal support and strategic partnership!

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