For organisations without an in-house legal team or those who may be considering a first internal legal appointment but are not sure whether work levels justify the additional salary costs, Virtual GC by Brodies can provide a practical and cost certain solution. Benefits include:

  • Combining experienced in-house legal counsel with a bespoke charging structure which avoids the commitment to a full time salary. The commitment can be flexed up or down to reflect the changing needs of the organisation or to oversee ad hoc key internal projects which require legal input.
  • Building a deep understanding of the organisation which will assist in identifying and managing legal risk. In so doing, the Virtual Counsel will also act as a sounding board for the executive team to provide strategic legal insight.
  • Freeing up the executive team to focus on commercial delivery by delegating the management of legal issues to a trusted internal contact.
  • Managing external legal advisors to ensure cost efficient and targeted advice.
  • Helping to manage legal risk via the development of internal legal policies and the delivery of bespoke training to embed procedures.
  • Assisting with the streamlining of legal procedure and the introduction of Brodies' automated legal solutions where appropriate.
  • Assisting with company secretarial, governance and ongoing filing commitments.

Our Virtual GC team has a wealth of cross sector in house experience across the financial, IT, transport, pharmaceutical, high growth and public sectors. They have been involved in all aspects of the corporate life cycle from strategic initiatives (such as capital raising, investment, M&A, IPO, integration, IT change and the stand-up of strategic partnerships and joint ventures) to business as usual operations (such as the development of contract templates, the design of legal policies / control frameworks and undertaking core company secretarial / governance tasks) and can design a package of support to suit individual client needs.

If you are interested in finding out more about Virtual GC by Brodies please get in touch with Robert Ross.


Robert Ross