General Counsel as a Service
Get expert legal advice for your business
Future-proof your company and scale faster
with General Counsel as a Service
✔ Dedicated senior lawyer
✔ Up to 30 hours of legal advice per year
✔ Contracts, employment, data privacy and more
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Legal help for startups and small businesses
We’re specialists - not a traditional law firm
We’re startup legal funding specialists with a data-driven, specialist legal team and a deep understanding of the market. Get up to 30 hours of legal support per year from your dedicated senior lawyer on matters including:
- corporate law
- commercial contracts and negotiations
- intellectual property
- data privacy
Specialist legal team
Rely on our expertise
We've worked with thousands of companies, from SaaS and fintechs to cafés and gyms. SeedLegals GCaaS is a speedy and friendly global legal team ready to help you with top quality, specialist legal advice. Meet two of our lawyers, Anna and Gordon
- Get advice from qualified, experienced lawyers
- Solve issues fast by getting expert help straight away
- Trust expertise gained from working with 50,000+ companies
Flat-fee legal advice
No surprise costs here - just quality service.
Our philosophy on pricing will always remain to keep costs as low and transparent as possible without sacrificing quality.
To subscribe to GCaaS, you must have an annual SeedLegals membership - either Plus or Standard
- GCaaS costs £2,999 + VAT per year, for up to 30 hours
- Need more than 30 hours? No problem - we can add extra at £100 + VAT per hour
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New to GCaaS? We've answered some common questions about SeedLegals General Counsel as a Service.
How much does SeedLegals General Counsel as a Service cost?Our legal advisory service costs an annual upfront fee of £2,999+VAT for up to 30 hours of expert lawyer time.
You must also have an active annual membership with SeedLegals: Plus or Standard:
- Plus costs £999 + VAT per year
- Standard costs £499 + VAT per year
What happens if I run out of hours?
Don't worry - we'll keep you informed about how many hours you've used and how many are remaining. If you need more than 30 hours, you can add more for £100 + VAT for each additional hour.
What legal matters can SeedLegals GCaaS advise on?As part of your GCaaS subscription, we can advise on:
- General commercial law including contract reviews and drafting
- HR and employment law excluding specialist employment advice such as TUPE transfers, redundancy consultations and disputes
- Data protection including data and privacy policies and general advice on the UK data protection regulations
- General company law
What happens if I need advice on a specialist area not included in my GCaaS subscription?
We'll be happy to introduce you to a partner law firm. If you decide to engage a partner law firm for any additional work, their service will be separate to your GCaas subscription. The partner law firm will agree their fee with you and you'll sign an engagement letter as your contract with the partner law firm.
What areas can SeedLegals GCaaS not advise on?There are some areas we can't advise on for regulatory reasons, such as conducting litigation, conveyancing, probate activities, notarising or the administration of oaths.
If you need advice in a specialist area not included in the GCaaS subscription, we'll be happy to introduce you to a partner law firm. If you decide to engage a partner law firm for any additional work, their service will be separate to your GCaaS subscription. The partner law firm will agree their fee with you and you'll sign an engagement letter as your contract with the partner law firm.
Do I get my own dedicated lawyer?Yes, you'll have a dedicated senior lawyer.
Your lawyer will get to know you and your business to work seamlessly with you, as if they were your in-house lawyer. They’ll help you decide how to work together, to best suit your company.
Find out more about the team: meet two of our lawyers, Anna and Gordon
If your lawyer is away, another lawyer will be available to make sure our service is seamless.
Your SeedLegals lawyer is a specialist with an extensive network - our experienced team has data and experience from working with over 50,000 companies. You're in safe hands.
Can I still use the SeedLegals customer support team for help when I'm using the platform?Yes, you and other admins on your SeedLegals account can continue to get unlimited help from our expert support team via live chat, video call or email.
Your lawyer has access to all your communication with SeedLegals to make sure you get a seamless service from the entire team here.
Do I still have my Account Manager?Yes, your Account Manager will still be a key SeedLegals contact for you. They'll be in the loop about how things are going with your GCaaS subscription.
Your Account Manager is the person to go to for questions about your SeedLegals membership, payment or using the platform.
Will technical platform issues or queries come out of my 30 hours?Absolutely not. With your SeedLegals Plus or Standard membership, you have unlimited technical support - your GCaaS hours are only for expert legal advice.
I'm a VC or accelerator. Can my portfolio companies use SeedLegals General Counsel as a Service?Yes - we can offer GCaaS as a standalone service to individual companies, or VCs and accelerators can arrange this to cover legal matters for their cohort.
Interested? Get in touch to discuss a way of working to suit your situation.
Is SeedLegals a law firm?SeedLegals is not a law firm and we are not regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA). You can find out more about what this means for you in our Terms of Service.
All our advisory lawyers are individually regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) (for our lawyers qualified in England) or the Law Society of Scotland via the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) (for our lawyers qualified in Scotland) and are required to comply with the relevant regulatory standards and rules, as well as our own internal policies and processes. Your lawyer may work together with unregulated team members but they will remain accountable to their regulatory body for the work as a whole.
When you decide to subscribe to SeedLegals GCaaS, before committing to payment, we'll send you an engagement letter that sets out clearly and concisely our terms of service, your rights and how you can enforce them via the Legal Ombudsman or SLCC.
Is SeedLegals insured to offer legal advice?SeedLegals has technology professional indemnity insurance in place for its technology products and related services, including any documents generated on SeedLegals, as well as any bespoke documents that are prepared and approved by your lawyer. This insurance also includes cover for legal consultancy services, under which the advisory services are classified.
How does SeedLegals keep my personal data secure?Data and information about you and your company which we hold at SeedLegals will be access-controlled on a need-only basis by your Account Manager and dedicated lawyer.
We take data security and confidentiality extremely seriously, so let us know if you’d like more information on how we handle your data securely.
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It's easy to forget about the legal side of things but SeedLegals make things really easy to understand. The team at SeedLegals are truly amazing.
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