Hiring In-House Versus Using a Legal Partner

February 2, 2022

If you’re an in-house lawyer working as the sole legal advisor, or as part of a small legal team, each day can feel like a tightrope walk and a juggling act all rolled into one.

Managing day-to-day supplier and customer contracts, in between firefighting HR and data protection issues, all whilst trying to manage legal risk and strategy, means that to-do list just keeps on growing.

Eventually, the time comes when there’s just too much for one lawyer, however magnificent, to do on their own. There are only so many hours in a day, and it’s impossible to be an expert in the multiple complexities of operating a modern business, from GDPR to EMI schemes, to TUPE and database rights.

As a result, finding space to focus on strategy and building relationships within the business is vital. As the business-as-usual workload continues to increase, the pressure to add some capacity to free up your time will grow accordingly.

Hiring an additional lawyer or paralegal is one answer, but another potential route - whether as a permanent, interim, or perhaps even complementary solution - is to take advantage of one of the growing number of subscription or retainer services offered by legal services providers and law firms.

We think that our Flamingo Subscription offers a fantastic, cost-effective option for high-growth scaleups looking to free up their time by outsourcing their BAU legal work – but we may be a little biased. So, in the interests of balance and fairness, we’ve put together a handy table to help you weigh up your decision.

If you’d like to find out more about how our Flamingo Subscription can help increase your team’s capacity and efficiency, we’d love to hear from you.

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