Our Business Model:
Business and Law – As it’s never just about the law.
It’s never about just law, business problems are always multi faceted and personal if you are running a small business.
Law Hound built an entirely new business model to offer business and legal consultancy to small businesses.
We are small, niche and are built that way on purpose. Law Hound is a small business offering advice to the many small service business owners out there – makes sense to us to focus on businesses with fewer than 30 employees and a turnover of less than £10M PA. We have a small focused team – 10 of us. We work with the directors and owners in your business directly so things get done.
Our clients want answers from people who have run a business and understand what needs to be done at a practical day to day level. Our clients want to be able to ask a question via email or text and get a video or email back with the answers they need. They want to know what is going to take their business down, bite them on the bum, or just be ‘nice’ to have in place – they want hard core risk management which is action orientated.
Theory doesn’t work in business. You need more than just legal minutia. You need the solid practical stuff which protects your business. Sometimes the legal area that you need sorting out is small. The main event is actually an eCommerce, marketing, franchising or people and communication challenge as in business, you always need more than law – so that’s what we do. The legal documents are the last dish to be served, our focus is on how your business needs to work and what you need in place. Practical, experienced, business savvy stuff you can rely on.
Steph Barber (Toni)
You told us what you need
You didn’t like the old ways of charging for professional services by the hour so we changed it – you buy a one price package from us. You operate on line and via your mobile/smart phone and so we do. You don’t like waiting for your answers to your questions so we designed our services so you don’t have to. Accessed advice in the past which left you with unanswered questions? Get them answered in one place, offered via email or sent to you via video.
You asked us to develop a new way of delivering law within 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 service team, 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. We work online only, and offer advice online only.
All of our consultants are qualified professionals with over 15 years post qualification experience and have a minimum of 2 specialist areas to offer. That means you access a range of experts when you work with us. You deserve the best, so we employ them. Our consultancy is backed by our professional indemnity policy.
Currently there are 10 members in the Law Hound business team with 3 on admin and IT support and we are growing. We are a small business just like yours. Some of our team work part time and 6 also work in their own side hustles too. Most are UK based and we have 2 in the USA as we provide International consultancy to businesses. Giving people choice over their hours means we get the best and keep them. We did this well before Covid and working from home became the norm, we have been working at home since 2000!
Our running costs are lower than many consultancies
All of the services are carried out via email, video or via phone. We do not run offices and we pass on the savings to you.
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, we 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.
Achieve excellent savings with Law Hound
We are 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. A problem in business is never just law – which is why we started this business for you.