Locum Lawyers for Law Firms
LOCUM LAWYERS FOR LAW FIRMS
Virtual Law’s Locum Lawyers service offers a cost-effective, rapid, red tape-free alternative to the traditional process of recruiting of senior-level temporary solicitors. With no rolling contracts, unless you want one, and no commission rates to bargain, you can enhance the capacity or capability of your legal team as and when you need.
Our professional business lawyers are all senior-level solicitors with over 10 years PQE. They hail from top 100 UK law firms or blue chip organisations. We offer lawyers with experience across 10 traditional legal disciplines, including Company Commercial, IP, Corporate, Fraud & Insolvency, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Commercial Property and Business Immigration. Virtual Law solicitors work autonomously and are free to negotiate their fees with you. They are highly motivated, enthusiastic and conduct their work with complete professionalism.
To help you manage the fluctuations in your team’s workload cost-effectively and efficiently, we offer a variety of contract types. Our Locum Lawyers will work as part of your team, either on-site or remotely, or a combination of both, for an agreed number of days per week. Our solicitors can be engaged on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, either on a fixed-term or rolling contract. Our Remote Service offers the same expertise on an as-needed basis, but our solicitors work remotely and our fees are calculated at an hourly rate.
Virtual Law’s Locum Lawyers Services are offered through a choice of two working models. If you need an experienced solicitor to work in your office, opt for our On-Site Service. Our solicitor will work on secondment for an agreed number of days per week. We can also include a day or two off-site where our solicitor works from his or her own premises but dedicates an agreed number of hours to your firm. Our solicitors can be engaged on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, either on a fixed-term or rolling contract. If you’re trying to keep overheads to a minimum, our Remote Service is probably the package for you. It offers the same expertise on an as-needed basis, but our solicitors work remotely and our fees are calculated at an hourly rate.
For those occasions when your commercial team is overly busy or has taken on projects requiring additional resources. An interim team member provided by Virtual Law satisfies the need for relevant expertise and additional capacity without the considerable expense of recruiting additional permanent staff or the haggle of temporary recruitment commission.
Our solicitors have a certain amount of autonomy when it comes to fees. They'll negotiate their hourly, daily, weekly or monthly rates directly with you, in advance. You'll find our rates extremely competitive. Furthermore, you can rule out all the additional employment costs such as agency introduction fees or commission, Employers National Insurance, and holiday or sickness pay.