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General Counsel as a Service

Get expert legal advice for your business

The affordable SeedLegals way to bring in your own specialist lawyer for on-demand, practical legal advice.

Consult your dedicated senior lawyer, whenever you need to
Get advice on contracts, hiring, data privacy and more
Fix your costs with our transparent pricing

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Legal advice for startups and small businesses

Consult a specialist lawyer

We’re not a traditional law firm. We’re a data-driven, specialist legal team with a deep understanding of startups and SMEs. We can advise on:

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Get a dedicated lawyer from our 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 provided by our speedy, friendly legal team ready to help you with specialist legal advice.

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Meet some of our lawyers
Sam Hammond

Sam Hammond

Legal Counsel

Sam is a qualified lawyer with experience at diverse businesses from large international organisations to startups.
Find out more about Sam

Abdul Khan

Abdul Khan

Legal Counsel

Abdul is a qualified lawyer with significant experience in negotiating venture capital funding rounds.
Find out more about Abdul

Toby McCrindle

Toby McCrindle

Chief Legal Officer

Experienced technology and scale-up lawyer Toby spent seven years at Allen & Overy LLP and has built award-winning legal teams.

Flat-fee legal advice

Transparent pricing

We combine automated documents with personalised advice 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

  • tickSeedLegals GCaaS costs £3,999 +VAT per year for 30 hours of legal advice
  • tickSave £3,500 a year compared to hiring a traditional law firm
  • tickFixed fee, no hidden charges
  • tickNeed more than 30 hours? No problem, we can add as many as you need for a fixed hourly rate
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Use automation for the basics - and ask your SeedLegals lawyer for expert advice

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    Get help from top lawyers

    We help you balance risk versus growth. Your lawyer aims to help you achieve the best outcome for your business.
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    Trust data-driven decisions

    We’ve worked with 50,000+ businesses so our team has exceptional experience in supporting startups and SMEs.
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    Streamline with automation

    Use SeedLegals to automate your documents and workflow, with help from the support team as usual. For legal advice, your lawyer is on hand.
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    Simplify your costs

    Pay a flat fee for up to 30 hours so you're covered all year, no matter what comes up. Need more hours? No problem - just ask us.
  • FAQs

    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 £3,999+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
      Find out what's included at our Pricing page

      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 £133 + 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, Abdul and Sam

      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.
    • With GCaaS, 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 GCaaS 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?

      Yes. 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, which includes our GCaaS service.
    • 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.
      You can read more in our Privacy Policy

      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.
    • Help, my question isn't answered here...

      Email us at [email protected] - we'll be happy to help.
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