All of our consultants are non-practicing solicitors. This means that we are qualified as solicitors, but have not obtained or renewed practicing certificates with the SRA (the Solicitors’ Regulatory Authority). All of our consultants are eligible to apply for this certificate at any time.
More specifically, we are individuals who have all the skills, qualifications and background to work as top City lawyers, but have chosen to work on a more independent basis, offering a service more directly to companies independently, rather than as part of a law firm.
In practice, having access to an in-house legal consultant enables you to do a few important and valuable things:
- Complete legal work in-house, giving you the benefits of a highly trained legal skill-set on demand.
- Effectively manage all aspects of your legal project (including legal budget)
- When outsourcing to law firms (in-house teams still often outsource to law firms), have an industry expert to negotiate the best deals, and work alongside the law firm to keep their fees down further.
At Accelerate Law, our consultants specialise in all things corporate and commercial for growing businesses. See Our Service – Zero to 100 Approach for more information.