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Price Plans & Service Packages

Our core services are available for a fixed annual fee which can be paid as one discounted lump sum or by direct debit / standing order or credit card in 12 monthly instalments. For your subscription you get access throughout the year to the services of an experienced legal and business advisor to help you work through commercial projects, manage legal risk, manage disputes, discuss and plan proposed transactions. Think of us as an extension to your management team, as we spend quality time with you getting to know you and your organisation, your goals and aspirations, providing both strategic and operational support.

Key benefits of service packages:

  • Peace of mind from our initial healthcheck review of your organisation
  • Cost and cashflow certainty – no nasty surprises
  • Excellent value for money (other solicitors’ typical rates currently range from £1400-£1800 just for one day’s work!)
  • We get to know you and your organisation and don’t waste time learning at your expense

At the end of the year we will carry out an annual review with you to see what has gone well and how you would like to proceed for the following year.

We offer simple, clear and transparent pricing structures to help you manage your spend and cashflow.

BRONZE

£430per month billed annually or £451 month-to-month plus VAT
  • Desktop review
  • 3 half day meetings
  • Telephone & email support     (Resolved in 1hr per call)
  • Regular newsletter
  • Access to audio podcasts
  • Invites to themed network meetings

SILVER

£794per month billed annually or £833 month-to-month plus VAT
  • Desktop Review
  • 6 half day face to face meetings
  • Telephone & email support    (Resolved in 1hr per call)
  • 2 half day training sessions
  • Regular newsletter
  • Access to audio podcasts
  • Invites to themed network meetings

GOLD

£1115per month billed annually or £1170 month-to-month plus VAT
  • Desktop Review
  • Act as Registered Company Secretary
  • 6 half day face to face meetings
  • Telephone & email support    (Resolved in 1hr per call)
  • 2 half day training sessions
  • Regular newsletter
  • Access to audio podcasts
  • Invites to themed network meetings
  • Desktop review of your current corporate structure and governance arrangements, terms and conditions, policies and procedures and a written report on any areas requiring attention, simple issues corrected free of charge
  • Up to 3 half day meetings during the year to discuss commercial projects and legal issues/ concerns you may be facing
  • Call for telephone advice or email support at any time – covers any query or issue that can be resolved within 1 hour*. If further work is required, you benefit from a special discounted rate for special project work @ £125 per hour (normal rate £140)
  • Regular newsletter with tips and tricks
  • Access to our audio Podcasts via our App for smartphones and tablets
  • Invitations to themed networking meetings with useful contacts in other organisations

£5,160 plus VAT or 12 instalments @ £451 per month plus VAT

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* Fair use policy applies – if time spent exceeds more than 14 hours p.a. we may need to discuss with you an increase to rate.

  • Desktop review of your current corporate structure and governance arrangements, policies and procedures, terms and conditions, key supplier contracts and written report on any areas requiring attention, simple issues corrected free of charge. Policies and procedures updated and amended where necessary to bring them into line with current requirements.
  • Up to 6 half day face to face meetings during the year to discuss commercial projects and legal issues/concerns you may be facing, which could include attendance at Board meetings.
  • Call for telephone advice or email support at any time during working hours – covers any query or issue that can be resolved within 1 hour*. If further work is required, you benefit from a discounted rate for project work @ £125 per hour (normal rate £140).
  • Two half day training sessions for your managers and staff on popular legal and compliance topics – choose from the menu below.
  • Regular newsletter with tips and tricks
  • Access to our audio Podcasts via our App for smartphones and tablets
  • Invitations to networking meetings with useful contacts in other organisations.

£9,528 plus VAT or 12 instalments @ £833 per month plus VAT

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* Fair use policy applies – if time spent exceeds more than 21 hours p.a. we may need to discuss with you an increase to rate.

  • Desktop review of your current corporate structure and governance arrangements, terms and conditions, key supplier contracts, policies and procedures and written report on any areas requiring attention, simple issues corrected free of charge. Policies and procedures updated and amended where necessary to bring them into line with current requirements.
  • Act as your registered Company Secretary taking responsibility for filings with Companies House and other regulators, preparing you for and clerking up to 3 Board Meetings and AGM.
  • Up to 6 half day face to face meetings during the year to discuss commercial projects and legal issues/concerns you may be facing, which could include attendance at Board or sub-committee meetings1.
  • Call for telephone advice or email support at any time during working hours – covers any query or issue that can be resolved within 1 hour2. If further work is required, you benefit from a discounted rate for project work @ £125 per hour plus (our normal rate is £140).
  • Two half day training sessions for your managers and staff on popular legal and compliance topics – choose from the list below.
  • Regular newsletter with tips and tricks
  • Access to our audio Podcasts via our App for smartphones and tablets
  • Invitations to networking meetings with useful contacts in other organisations

£13380 plus VAT or 12 instalments @ £1170 per month plus VAT

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1 Fair use policy applies – if time spent exceeds more than 21 hours p.a. we may need to discuss with you an increase to rate.
2 There is no charge for travel within a 35 mile radius of our base in Macclesfield. Distances beyond this will be charged at prevailing HMRC mileage rates or standard class rail fares plus overnight accommodation and subsistence, if required which will be invoiced when incurred.

Special projects can crop up at any time during the course of the year; these could be an opportunity to bid for a new contract, a joint venture or collaboration opportunity or a potential legal claim that you require our advice and assistance with. Our input could be drafting a suitable contract, evaluating options or helping you identify and manage key risks, completing forms and paperwork You may be thinking about a merger or an acquisition or setting up a new subsidiary or ‘sister’ organisation and need help in working through the options, project plan and commercial and legal issues, incorporation formalities or drafting suitable legal agreements.

If you are already on a subscription package with us, you benefit from a special discounted rate of £125 per hour for additional project services. If you are not on a subscription, the rate will be £140 per hour. In most cases we will give you a fixed price estimate for your project (which may be subject to a set of assumptions for factors outside our control).

These are a sample of the workshops we can offer – check our website for the latest list. Workshops are delivered at your premises for up to 12 persons and typically last for 2 hours.

  • Setting up Successful Commercial Contracts
  • Duties of Directors and the Board
  • Developing Joint Ventures and Partnerships
  • Key Responsibilities of Employers under Employment Law
  • An Introduction to Risk Management
  • Information Governance and Data Protection
  • Managing Public Tendering Procedures
  • Safeguarding Responsibilities

Important: Please remember under a Service Package we are acting as a kind of ‘General Practitioner’ – which means we can ‘diagnose and treat’ most common issues, but sometimes we may need to refer you to a specialist from our network of trusted experts (such as a barrister or tax advisor). We will act as your agent in instructing them to provide additional services for an agreed fee. Sometimes we may charge for our costs of managing the relationship with them, and quality assuring the service they provide.