Many of our clients are early stage companies or founders who are starting businesses for the first time. We realise that starting a business can be a daunting prospect so we want to become a valued partner in this journey from day 1, not just a necessary evil.
We also assist a number of growing and more established companies and have developed a number of different ways of working, from providing ad-hoc work on a fixed price basis to acting as a ‘virtual’ in-house counsel for a fraction of the cost of employing an internal lawyer.
We also partner with various accelerators and startup incubators and work closely together with other service providers (such as accountants, insurers, software developers, investors and legal advisors in other jurisdictions). This makes Atypical Law the one-stop-shop for both early stage companies and the founders of the enterprises of the future.
As the founder of a small business, you are probably hesitant to engage with lawyers as you haven’t encountered any problems yet and you think they will be too expensive in any event. You’re probably so focused on developing your product or service, and cash is probably so limited, that legal matters may not be high on your priority list.
Well, unfortunately, people fall out, customers don’t pay, employees lose focus, software doesn’t work and ideas are stolen. We can help protect you from all these risks and it doesn’t have to cost the earth. It’s far harder and considerably more expensive to attempt to deal with these problems once they have occurred.
We realise that every business is different and we offer bespoke, tailored advice at a fraction of the cost of ‘traditional’ legal service providers due to our extremely low-overhead structure. We will always discuss your specific needs with you initially and then provide a detailed scope and quote. Examples of the kind of services we provide are:
Our fees are up to 50% lower than the fees charged by lawyers with comparable experience from mid-sized UK law firms. We are able to provide expert advice at these lower rates as we don’t have a physical office and we don’t have teams of non-fee-earners to support (marketing, HR, secretarial, trainees, paralegals). We use technology wherever possible to work efficiently and then can pass on these savings to our clients.
Most of our services are provided on a fixed-fee basis so you know exactly how much the task will cost from the outset. We will discuss your needs with you free of charge, provide a quote on a no obligation basis then stick to this price, even if it takes us longer than we had thought. If the scope changes then we will agree a new price before any additional work is started.
We also understand that cash-flow can be tight, especially at the very beginning of your project, so we are always willing to discuss flexible payment options including regular monthly payments or fixed retainers, to enable you to effectively and efficiently manage your legal spend and avoid any nasty surprises.
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