The Challenge: Placemake.io, an AI company offering a range of solutions for development and investment firms, was growing rapidly and they wanted to ensure their brand was protected in-line ...
We’re the flexible missing link in your operational team.
Working from the inside-out with your business, we’ll guide you through all the big milestones like: attracting investment, going into new markets and launching new products and services.
We’ll help you manage your legal strategy, process and budget better. And work with you to take your business wherever you want to go.
We’ll help you avoid revenue killers like bad deals, disputes or ineffective contracts. And handle all your day-to-day work too.
- There are no hidden costs. We work on a range of different, transparent, pre-agreed fee structures – a day/hourly rate (where it’s not possible to scope a project) or fixed fee (where it is).
- Many of our clients work with us on a retainer basis for an agreed number of days each month. We also offer volume discounts.
- You’ll always know how much you’re spending and what you’re getting for your money.
- Our flexible model means your support can be used when you need it and scaled up or down depending on the volume and urgency of work – you only pay for the time actually spent carrying it out.
- Although we provide a different service, as a guide we’re generally more affordable than outsourcing work to a typical law firm.
TechOur in-depth understanding of the tech space including SaaS, enterprise software, cloud services, software and app development, IoT, digital media and e-commerce means we have the knowledge and know-how to make a real difference to tech companies.
We work with a number of different tech businesses including medtech, healthtech, fintech, regtech, biotech, edtech, proptech, legaltech to name a few…
Check out our Contracts & Deals service to see how we can help streamline your contracts and processes to make it easier for you to do business. Just a few of the tech-specific contracts we can help with include:
- Software development (agile, waterfall etc)
- IT services
- Software licenses
- IT consultancy
- VAR and reseller
- Systems integration
- IP licenses
- App terms and conditions
- Cloud services terms
- Hardware development
- Managed services
FMCGWe work closely with FMCG companies to understand their strategy and brand so we can provide tailored advice that protects and strengthens their competitive presence in their market.
We regularly advise on:
- Fundraising, mergers and acquisitions
- Agreements and strategy for manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, supply, distribution, selling
- Intellectual property (IP) matters – including brand protection, re-branding strategies, protection of recipes, etc
- Hiring and incentivising staff
We’ve partnered with Young Foodies to support their start-up Food and Drinks brands with YF Legal. We provide practical and affordable legal support helping their brands raise investment, protect and sell their product and grow their teams.
MediaWe provide legal support to advertising, media, marketing, social media and PR agencies. With an increased focus on digital and tech-based platforms we help to protect your rights and content. We help with:
- Copyright issues
- Digital content distribution
- Revenue share issues
- Privacy and data protection
- IP rights
- Digital marketing campaigns via social media
- Trademark protection
LegalEdge values its business relationships with other service providers and is passionate about creating a strong community that adds real value to our clients.
A LegalEdge Community Member is a business that shares the same vision as us and is focussed on helping SMEs use the right resources to grow. We work hard to develop trusted relationships with our members so we’re confident we can introduce them to our clients. And, in return we’re happy in the knowledge they will introduce clients to us for the mutual benefit of growing our businesses.
The Challenge: Depop were growing rapidly (in 2020 they quickly reached 25 million users globally) and recognised the importance of extending its reach to the US market as quickly as ...
The challenge: Our enterprise software client wanted to ramp up, fast. It needed to sell its solutions via a global network of around 100 interested partners, all within 6 ...
What’s your approach?Law firm lawyers and in-house lawyers have very different approaches. Law firm lawyers are more used to giving advice on particular matters. As in-house lawyers we use our business experience to work with you to achieve your business goals. We offer a more commercial, business-friendly approach than most law firms.
What does that look like in practice? Well, it’s not just about fixing stuff that’s gone wrong or drafting a contract (although we do do that). It’s also about getting your legal strategy, processes and budget in shape to support your growth and avoid nasty, expensive surprises. We’ll take a big picture view and show you what you need to worry about, and what you don’t.
What work do you do?We help you manage your legal strategy, processes, budget and work so that you can grow faster.
A large part of our work is around improving your revenue-generating contracts (which law firms tend to ‘overlawyer’). For example: putting together bespoke templates that work for your business; negotiating with customers; closing out contracts quickly.
And we don’t just stop there – we then make sure there’s an end-to-end contracting process and that you know how to manage it internally. This will mean you can get revenue in faster without any of the hassle.
Other big areas of our work include helping our clients prepare for and secure investment and/or exit their business.
Find out more about our services:
What do you charge?We work on a range of different fee structures – a day/hourly rate (where it’s not possible to scope a project) or fixed fee (where it is). Many of our clients work with us on a retainer basis for an agreed number of days each month. We also offer volume discounts.
We’ll always keep you up-to-date on how much you’re spending and exactly what you’re getting for your money.
Although we provide a different service, as a guide we’re generally more affordable than outsourcing work to a typical law firm.
How are you different from a law firm?Law firms provide specialist legal advice. Growing businesses like yours tend to need someone to handle the general everyday legal work, such as contracts and employment issues, as well as someone to keep an eye on the future. This often falls to the CFO or COO and detracts from their day job (and they don’t always have the right skills to do it successfully).
This generalist work is what we do brilliantly. We offer a joined-up view of your legal. We help you manage your legal strategy, budgets, processes and work so that you’re able to scale faster and more effectively.
We don’t do endless negotiations or hundred page contracts. We don’t have palatial offices or charge the earth. We don’t put the clock on, and leave it on. And we’re not out of touch with the realities of business.
We make sure everything we do is always practical and relevant for your stage of business.
We write shorter, clearer contracts that make it easier for you and your clients to work together.
And we’ll always tell you what you don’t have to worry about.
Our business is growing up. We think we need better contracts and processes but we don’t know what. How can you help?Don’t worry! We hear this from a lot of our clients.
Our Legal Health Check is a great first step to help get you back in control of your legal so you can focus on running your business. We’ll help you:
- identify and prioritise legal risks and opportunities
- allocate your legal budget and resource
- plan your legal strategy
What kinds of businesses do you work with?We work mostly with tech and media companies who are revenue positive or who are approaching their first funding round. They might need help with a particular business milestone, such as getting investment or adding new products or services. Or they might need ongoing help to manage their day-to-day legal work.
A typical client of ours may be a funded, fast-growing SaaS company offering enterprise software. They might need help with getting their customer contracts drafted, negotiated and bringing in revenue faster, as well as setting up a contracting process and partner channels that work seamlessly.
Can you help with contracts?Yes! When it comes to contracts, we’ve seen and done it all, from the all-important customer revenue contracts to employment and IP contracts. We can help with a specific contract to make it easier for you to do business – drafting it in a way that makes sense for your business, negotiating and closing it out. And we can improve your contracting processes to help you get revenue in faster.
What don't you do?We don’t provide certain specialist services such as tax and litigation (but we can manage and resolve disputes). However we can help you find the right advisers for your business and help you manage the work if needed.