• Rosie Burbidge

Instructing a lawyer


Avoid legal costs spiralling with these handy hints

Lawyers help you grow your business. If you approach legal services in the right way, you can have a strong strategic alliance which grows with you. Here are some handy hints on how to instruct a lawyer:

  1. Don’t delay - burying your head in the sand leads to a more expensive legal bill. It may also mean that some legal options are lost forever.

  2. Get to know them - share your business vision and plans with your lawyer. It helps them give you the best strategic advice.

  3. Find the right payment model for you - most lawyers will offer hourly rate, fixed fee or retainer models. Each has pros and cons - generally, greater costs certainty means you pay a bit more.

  4. Be clear and concise - if you take up a lot of your lawyer's time by sending lots of individual emails with different information you will end up with a bigger bill.

  5. Read and comment on any draft documents - you are the expert on any factual information, your lawyer will not be able to articulate the full picture without your help.

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All content on this website is provided for your personal edification and delectation but it does not constitute legal advice. If you would like legal advice regarding any of the issues raised on this site, please contact Rosie: rosie.burbidge@gunnercooke.com. 

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