The legal world is changing after many, many years of stagnation. Firstly, the percentage of large companies who wanted their own lawyers working for them started to grow, primarily because employing your own lawyer is more cost effective than continually using external lawyers (see our earlier article of the benefits of in-house lawyers). Now there is a trend for those large companies to use freelance in–house lawyers instead of directly employing those in-house lawyers, and thus getting even more benefits. Here at HPLpro, we think that small and mid-sized businesses, entrepreneurs and start ups should take advantage of this cost-effective method of obtaining quality in-house legal support. Here are six reasons why using a freelance in– house lawyer gives you the flexibility that you need :
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Ultimately, none of us really know what the future holds, as has been proven by recent major world events. Hiring a flexible HPLpro in-house lawyer will give you the flexibility that you need to turn that in-house legal resource on and off at will, something that is simply not possible with an employee.
Using a freelance in-house lawyer will also minimise the other burdens of traditional employees, such as pension contributions, bonuses, car allowances, holidays and so on.
The beauty of using a flexible resource for your in-house legal requirements means that you can scale up that resource as and when necessary for any peak season or project work and then bring that resource down again upon the completion of the busy period or project in question.
When businesses actually operate in the day is changing rapidly, particularly now that so much business spans numerous time zones. With a flexible in-house legal resource, you can obtain a resource that will work to suit your business needs. You want one hour on a Monday morning? No problem. Three hours on Saturday evening? Fine. Our flexible resources can bend to match your requirements, whatever the time of day or night.