Virtual Legal Director Service

For organisations and individuals who need pro-active management of their legal affairs, regulatory compliance or special projects, but do not want the time commitment and compliance burden of recruiting, on-boarding and managing additional senior employees.

Typical subscribers of our Virtual Legal Director Service

  • Large corporates – needing experienced legal support to deal with specialist areas, such as group reorganisations, legal entity reduction projects, maintenance of intercompany agreements for transfer pricing compliance and M&A transactions
  • High-growth companies – who need ongoing, pro-active support from experienced legal counsel with broad experience, to provide strategic guidance and hands-on support on matters including commercial contracts and strategic projects
  • Private equity / VC firms – who need to ensure that their portfolio companies’ legal affairs are well managed and are prepared for exit without unpleasant surprises
  • Start-ups – who need to get their legal and regulatory compliance under control, and also create firm foundations to attract additional investment
  • Overseas groups – requiring ongoing experienced and dependable legal support in the UK and Europe
  • Family offices and private clients – requiring assistance to manage their legal affairs and procure a wide range of legal support for family members internationally

Subscriber benefits

  • Preferred telephone and email access to an allocated senior corporate / commercial lawyer with more than 10 years’ international experience, allocated to you (your ‘Virtual Legal Director’)
  • Up to 30% discount compared to standard LCN Legal rates
  • Access to a named alternate Virtual Legal Director contact and to our wider team, to cover holiday and other absence of your primary contact
  • Access to an experienced PA, available to help organise your legal and administrative needs, including the following:
    • secure online storage and retrieval of scanned copies of legal documents
    • arranging delivery, collection and signature of legal documents
    • safeguarding of copies of identity documents, so that certified copies can be provided as needed
    • background checks on potential business partners
  • Access to our network of trusted advisers covering the full range of your legal and professional needs, such as employment law and HR services, intellectual property, tax, accounting, property, immigration and fiduciary services
  • Review meetings conducted quarterly (or more frequently if required), to review the status of your projects and legal needs
  • No long-term tie-in

How it works

  • A one-off joining fee is payable
  • You choose a subscription amount payable quarterly in advance, based on your anticipated needs
  • This entitles you to a corresponding number of hours’ telephone and email access to your allocated ‘Virtual Legal Director’, calculated at a discount of 30% compared to standard LCN Legal rates
  • No charge is made for PA support or online storage and retrieval of documents (subject fair use)
  • Your actual usage of legal support is reviewed on a quarterly basis, or more often if required. Any additional usage of LCN Legal support is charged for at a discount of 15% compared to standard LCN Legal rates and is payable monthly in arrears. Expenses are recharged at cost
  • Any third party legal or professional support required will be procured on your behalf (with your prior agreement) and charged / recharged at cost
  • You are free to adjust or terminate your subscription at any time, as at the end of a calendar quarter

Contact us for more information

For more information, call us on +44 20 3286 886 or email us at