Law Hound’s Business Model:
Law and Business Strategy – why you need something more than law
Law Hound doesn’t behave, act or work as in any way like a solicitors’ practice. Let’s just say that again – Law Hound is NOT a Solicitors’ Practice.
We are passionate about making this clear because Law Hound was built as an entirely new business model to offer law and business consultancy to small businesses. Many accountancy and law firms have also adopted this model but are huge firms. We are small, niche and are built that way on purpose. Law Hound is a small business offering advice to the many micro and small business owners out there – makes sense to us. We have a small focused team – 10 of us.
We take the view you need consultancy from people who have run a business and understand what needs to be done at a practical day to day level.
Theoretical law doesn’t work in business, you need more than just a contract! Sometimes the legal area that you need sorting out is small and the main event is actually an eCommerce, marketing or people and communication issue and so, in business, you need more than law – so that’s what we offer.
Why we do what we do
You didn’t like the old ways of charging for professional services by the hour so we changed it. You operate on line and via your mobile/smart phone and expect your advisers to work that way too, so we do. You don’t like waiting for your answers to your questions so with us you don’t have to. You probably have also accessed legal advice in the past which leave you feeling you had some unanswered questions and now needed those answered by someone else. With us you get them answered in one place, often confirmed in writing or sent to you via video.
You asked us to develop a new way of delivering law and business consultancy addressing your overall business’ needs and it’s working well.
Is agile and flexible so our online document portal is open long hours, just like your business. Our help lines, reporting and drafting services work across 6 days a week 8-6 daily and outside these times by arrangement. You can text us, connect with us on Twitter, Facebook or the directors directly on LinkedIn. In short, we work like you do.
All of our advisers are qualified professionals with over 15 years post qualification experience and have a minimum of 2 specialist areas to offer. That means we employ accountants, IT specialists, developers as well as Solicitors and Barristers and lots of other experts with solid business experience.You deserve the best, so we employ them.
Currently there are 10 members in the Law Hound business team with 3 on admin and IT support and we are growing. Plus of course our 2 founders . We are a small business just like yours. Some of our team work part time and 6 also work in their own businesses as well as Law Hound – not all of them are UK based as we provide International consultancy to businesses too. Giving people choice over their hours means we get the best and keep them.
Our running costs are lower than most consultancies
All of the services are carried out via email, phone or video link. We do not operate from offices currently so we can pass on the savings to you. Our London base provides meeting rooms to meet with clients in London and we also meet clients in Chester and North Wales too.
All of our people have their own home offices and join us via our online network to work for you – we have invested in infrastructure not bricks to bring you our services. We don’t have the costs associated with the regulation of running a solicitors’ or traditional consulting practice. We haven’t had to build in the costs of any of the traditional and now outmoded models of offering consultancy, so can stay competitive on cost, and more importantly, invest a significant sum each year on IT to help us become even more efficient. We love IT and pushing it to do more.
We don’t encourage you to waste your money
Mediation and arbitration not litigation is offered to resolve disputes. Save your cash and pick your battles, litigation is damaging in most cases to the well being of your business, the time it occupies the owners of the business comes at a massive price.
It’s all about your choice and your budget.
Legal documents, agreements and forms are available alongside DIY and template instantly available download options. In our business consultancy we provide experienced consultants who can advise on planning, marketing and sales as well as identifying the right business model for you, when to bring on staff and when and how to let someone go when things are not working out.
Achieve excellent savings with Law Hound
We offer more than just a favourable price point, our service is a blend of business and legal so you get practical help that works. The savings are made in the method of delivery, conducting all transactions online, to promote efficiency and time saving and a very flexible knowledgeable team who understand business. We have IT consultants, Accountants and Business consultants as well as lawyers in our team to help you.
In house IT systems
Law Hound has invested in its’ IT structure to support all services and ensure they are offered in the most cost effective way. Law Hound owns its’ IT, it’s not supplied to any other firm or business – it’s owned by us and used only in our business. This includes e commerce and web site structure but the main investment was in a powerful database. All the Law Hound team use this to generate documents, create reports, letters and process opinions and content for webinars and training materials.
All work is normally carried out within 4-6 working days, but you can also choose immediate (same day) options which are available for a payment of an additional fee.