Legal Function

Legally Speaking assists you to manage the legal function of your business. In essence this legal service seeks to recreate the relationship of corporate counsel or as we like to call it being the family lawyer for a business.

  • Legally speaking provides this function by

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    Understanding the general culture and philosophy of your business including your outlook towards the market place and your risk appetite.

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    Assessing the legal requirements, issues and services pertinent to your business focussed on improvements and cost reduction.


  • 3

    Setting out a process to manage legal issues, whether these are managed internally, outsourced to specialist legal advisers or referred to Legally Speaking for legal advice.

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    Managing your legal budget to ensure that the most appropriate advice/service is provided at reasonable cost and where possible legal spend in any year is within budget, the exception being where there is a major project not accounted for in the budget.

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    Managing your external legal service providers where appropriate including instructing external service providers, ensuring that advice/service provided is appropriate for the business and that legal fees are reasonable.