ON-SITE OR REMOTE ENGAGEMENT? OR BOTH?
How does it work?
Engaging a Virtual Law Solicitor is a quick and simple procedure:
We’ll identify the Virtual Law solicitors with the most appropriate expertise, draw up a proposal and make introductions.
Virtual Law’s In-House Legal Service and Locum Lawyers Service can be engaged in one of three ways: Remote, On-Site, or a combination of the two.
REMOTE WORKING: For when you don’t need to engage the expertise of a full-service law firm, but do need access to ad hoc professional advice. Or, for when you need an experienced professional to mop up the overspill from a specific project. Or for when you need to run a full capacity team but your star player is on short-term leave. Our solicitors work from their own designated office using a dedicated, secure and compliant IT system to save you the cost of on-site administration.
There are two payment options for this model:
- Hourly rates: a ‘pay as you go’ option enabling you to use your designated solicitor as and when you need
- Daily or weekly rates: to be agreed in advance and to include a cap of the number of hours per day worked
ON-SITE WORKING: A secondment style contract whereby our solicitor integrates with your team at your site. For when you need to cover long-term staff absences. Or you need to increase capacity or add expertise for the duration of a project. Our solicitor may work full time or part time, dependent upon your needs.
Payment types for this model include:
- Daily rates: to be agreed in advance and to include a cap of the number of hours per day worked
- Monthly rates: A fixed rate based on the chosen, set number of hours or days worked per calendar month
A COMBINATION OF BOTH: This is by far the most popular choice of engagement amongst our international clients. Our solicitors work a combination of days per week on-site and remotely, with a daily/weekly or monthly rate set for the on-site portion of the contract and a reduced daily rate/agreed number of hours set for the remote working day. Hours worked beyond the agreed number of days will be charged at an hourly rate.