A non-traditional model for legal services.
Engaging lawyers shouldn’t be hard. If you’ve got a problem, you need it fixed. You don’t want to be paying for phone calls and extra appointments just to work out that you need to spend more money actually solving the problem. That’s why, where possible, much of my work is either fixed-fee or in my capacity as ‘virtual legal counsel’ for companies. It gives you surety of costs and me the ability to just get on with the work!
Where Can I Help?
Negotiations, Agreements and Business Advisory
Company structuring, investment, drafting and reviewing contracts, building commercial frameworks, settling on multi-party terms, employment and contractor agreements and ensuring your business runs smoothly.
Technology and the Internet
Website terms and conditions, Intellectual Property protection, confidentiality and NDAs, technology acquisition, licensing and implementation, software, hardware and web development, open-source, tenders and due diligence. I also act for clients in many areas of the growing eSports scene – and still have the occasional competitive match myself.
Anticipating and Minimising the Impact of Regulation and Compliance
Policies and procedures, open-source licensing, risk-mitigation advice, privacy and security obligations and best practices, technology assistance requests and technology capability notices strategies and responses.
Advice and Representation When Conflict Arises
Complaints responses, employee management, claims against other parties, responding to litigation, mediation and arbitration, general advice on litigation and managing conflict.
Having spent time in the start-up world and working part-time as a consultant in emergent technology, I’ve got a broad perspective on the ‘bigger picture’. Often, lawyers get bogged down in the detail or don’t consider commercial realities. I’m much more concerned about what your business actually needs, and have the background to provide meaningful and timely advice.
A large body of my work involves companies which use technology as a key part of their business – because that’s my passion. Between running a technology podcast, providing educational courses in blockchain technology and even spending time deploying servers, developing software and tinkering far too much on my Linux installs, I’ve got a unique perspective on modern technology and business.
I make it a point to get to know your business and understand what your unique needs and motivations are. I’m a strong believer that a legal advisor should feel more like a partner than a contractor – someone directly interested in you and your business succeeding.