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Experts in finding practical solutions that meet the specific needs of your business

Every company can now have the best of both worlds – an experienced in-house lawyer who understands the needs of their business without the HR headaches and fixed overheads of their own in-house counsel.

My In-House Legal puts its focus on getting to know your senior management team and delivering advice in a format that suits you. Want us to flag every legal and commercial risk so you can make your own call? That works for us. Want to agree in advance what risks you’d like us to flag and what risks are acceptable to your business model, allowing you to make quick, informed decisions and focus on what’s really important to your company? That works for us too. We’ll even help you create your business risk profile, aligning it with stakeholder expectations, and train your internal teams on your risk approach to ensure your whole team is ready to react to queries without external support.

All services are available virtually to offer maximum flexibility and are designed to support both UK and international businesses. Travel to attend client offices, locally or globally, is available on agreement.

Various fee structures are available, including fixed fees, ad hoc hourly rates and retainers to give you guaranteed access to commercial and legal support.

Emma’s extensive in-house experience as sole lawyer in a £120M market leading, international technology company and latterly taking on the Company Secretary function, responsibility for Group HR and the role of Chief Commercial Officer, has given her a unique and exceptionally broad exposure to the many issues facing growing businesses and how a properly functioning legal and commercial support can help to maximise that growth.

A skilled negotiator with the ability to mediate and influence to accommodate the varying needs of diverse stakeholders, partners and third parties, Emma has closed numerous substantial agreements, led acquisitions in Europe, North America and Canada, defined and managed business risk profiles and handled corporate set-ups, closures and restructuring, all on a global scale.

With many years behind her at Exec and Board level, Emma is an expert in finding creative, pragmatic solutions to support the business in achieving its strategic goals. My In-House Legal seeks to offer Emma’s experience and support to senior management of companies at every stage of their progression.

"Emma has that rare quality of having a sharp legal mind combined with truly savvy commercial thinking, helping to deliver solutions that work. Her skill set is wide ranging covering fund raising, M&A, commercial, mediation & dispute resolution and board advisory. She had led projects and advised on issues in the UK, Europe, Americas and Asia.

Emma provides practical, real world insight, getting to the essence of an issue quickly, and conveying advice in simple, easy to understand English. She gets the job done and with her confident, relaxed style is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is impressive and a true professional."