GLS Virtual In-House Counsel™

A world class in-house lawyer without the full-time cost

The Problem

You are not ready to hire your own/next in-house lawyer. 

Related challenges include: 

  • you already spend USD10K+ per year on lawyers but still have legal work to be done
  • the bigger your business gets, the more regulation it encounters – it is choking you
  • there is a growing risk of fines given the increasing number of things that must be done for your business to be compliant, e.g. company secretarial work, annual filings, registrations, etc
  • your business has grown rapidly and needs an experienced general legal counsel
  • you are regularly forced to accept harsh legal terms & conditions of other parties
  • when things go wrong, the cost of “reactive” legal support is very expensive
  • you lose income as debts are not recovered and revenue streams are not being protected
  • your risk grows as your business grows – more employees, IP, suppliers, etc
  • you are denied strategic insights that can define success/failure

The full value of your business will not be recognised unless your legal house is in order. You know all of this but legal support is just far too expensive. 

Would it not be good to actually have your own dedicated lawyer, who knows your business and who is backed by the resources of a global law firm? 

The GLS Solution

GLS Virtual Counsel™ delivers you the undeniable benefits of your own “on-demand”, but dedicated legal team, along with the incredible resources of a global law firm. 

For a single monthly fee, which is a fraction of the cost of a full time in-house lawyer, we deliver you your own in-house legal capability that: 

  • is dedicated and specific to your business – just as the in-house lawyer is; and
  • you can access whenever you need 24/7/365 from any GLS location globally.

Managing your GLS Virtual Counsel™ solution will be a senior lawyer who will take ownership of your business in the most efficient manner, empowered by, and utilising direct access to the resources of:  

  • GLS Law Firm -  a leading global law firm; and
  • GLS Solutions – the world’s leading provider of legal productivity and support solutions.

These resources are simply not available to most in-house teams.  

GLS Virtual Counsel™ delivers what you need - a pro-active and professionalization of how you get business done without the cost and restrictions associated with hiring permanent legal counsel.  

Doing business becomes a less risky, more certain and more secure process all of a sudden. 

Problem solved. 

Solution Deliverables


Dedicated Resource:A dedicated in-house lawyer with at least 5 years PQE from top tier international law firms and/or leading in-house teams who will handle your legal requirements.
Scalable:Choose how many days per week of legal representation you would like – scale up or down as you need – run a 7 day a week legal department if you wish.
Attachment Rights:Your GLS Virtual Counsel™ can be represented as your own in-house lawyer and you are entitled to refer to GLS Law as your engaged law firm.
Precedent Empowered:Access, without additional charge, the GLS Essential 15 Templates that every business actually requires (worth $15,000).
Network Empowered:Your in-house lawyer will be able to access the collegiate network of every GLS lawyer globally making them highly empowered.
Onsite Attendance:Your in-house lawyer is available for both on-site and offsite engagement with minimum levels of mandatory contact time.
Global Reach:Your in-house lawyer can now access the resources and support of the GLS Group wherever we operate globally.
Discounted Rates:You will be entitled to a discount of 10% for any legal work that you require from GLS Law Firm should that need arise (eg litigation, etc).

Solution SLA Options and US$ Pricing

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SLAPricing (per week)
Basic1 Day Equivalent Lawyer $1,592 per week
Standard2 Day Equivalent Lawyer $2,864 per week
Advanced5 Day Equivalent Lawyer $5,960 per week
Complete7 Day Equivalent Lawyer $7,224 per week

GLS RPLV Legal Operations Score

This solution’s GLS RPLV impact score:

Resource Status: Specialist Repeater Formative
Ease of Implementation: Complex Average Easy
Value Demonstration/Visibility: Low Medium High
Productivity Leverage Profile: Low Medium High
IHL Line Optimisation: Single Multiple All Lines

IHL Critical Function Optimisation Targets

This solution enhances performance across the following critical in-house functions:

In-House Legal: Critical Functions / Processes

Human Capital

Legal Operations

GLS has identified 15 critical in-house processes/functions that are present in every world-class legal department. To learn what these functions are, their composition and how they interrelate to deliver efficient legal team performance outcomes - visit here.



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