Type of client: Inhouse legal support | Industry: Automotive | Employees: 1000-2000.
Request: A large multinational client from the automotive industry required lawyers to supplement their existing department of 7-10 lawyers and provide assistance with general commercial, corporate, consumer law, information technology, privacy and advertising matters.
How we helped: We provided lawyers who could fit into the client’s legal department seamlessly with the support of the rest of our team. Over the past 9 years, 7 of our lawyers have joined the client’s department for periods of between 3 to 18 months for between 2 and 5 days. One of our lawyers managed the client’s department for 9 months when they had difficulty recruiting a replacement. Although our lawyers are usually part-time, they provide their time flexibly across the week to keep matters moving, can be replaced during periods of annual leave and have the support of our entire team. This means they spend less of the client’s general counsel’s time and relieve the pressure on the client’s legal department as a whole.