In-house legal teams are under increasing pressure to deliver more for less.
At Womble Bond Dickinson we understand that every business is unique, with different legal and operational challenges. We know that sometimes these challenges mean you'll need additional staff and know-how to deal with them. That's why we offer our flexible resource solution: WBD InHouse.
WBD InHouse is a team of legal professionals with a broad range of expertise from paralegals and legal project managers to experienced GCs, supporting clients in sectors such as financial services, transport, public sector, energy, manufacturing and retail.
They can be parachuted into your business to support in a variety of situations from working on a short-term project to filling in the gap whilst you recruit or provide cover for a planned or unexpected staff absence. Using WBD InHouse at competitive day rates frees you up from having to recruit fixed term or permanent staff yourself. Since 2018, we've been providing our clients with interim lawyers and other legal service professionals.
We are proud to have built a diverse team, and can offer someone who will fit within your structure, hit the ground running, and provide you value straight away. If you need someone right now, or just want to register an interest in our service for your future needs, then get in touch with us by filling out the form. If you are a lawyer looking to join our team, feel free to get in touch or look at our dedicated recruitment web page for more information.
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Why WBD InHouse?
Along with our panel of legal experts, WBD InHouse gives you the added benefit of accessing our wider firm network of professionals and resources. We can also arrange interim assignments of paralegals, legal project managers and business analysts.
Our panel of legal professionals are from a range of backgrounds delivering a service with a great diversity and breadth of experience. Our professionals offer you the support you need when you need it most.
Our lawyers bring a wealth of experience across a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations, including past and current placements in the insurance, retail, manufacturing, energy, technology, media and transport. We can service large multinational FTSE listed companies through to SME's and start-ups. Ranging in PQE from three years to 15+ years, the WBD InHouse team benefits from our highly regarded personal development and training programme and will be ready to add value to your in-house team.
We charge a day rate for our WBD InHouse professionals. Rates differ according to the role and seniority of our lawyers, but are in keeping with fees charged by comparable services. Our WBD Inhouse rates offer a cost effective solution to augmenting internal resource.
"The interim GC role that WBD InHouse has supported us with has been delivered with professionalism, know-how and deep intellect throughout. They swiftly built relationships at all levels of our business, influencing positively on commercial agreements, risk management and legal strategy – all of which will remain as residual benefits of their short but impactful time with us after they move on to their next assignment. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to another business, they have been excellent throughout and will be missed when they leave the team at the end of the month."
"Setting up a stand-alone NGO who has been dependent on, contracted to, and totally in the hands of a facilitator since its inception … is not an easy task. … Our WBD InHouse lawyer persevered through it all, and guided and advised us in the best possible manner. On behalf of the [ ] I wish to … sincerely thank you for putting us on the right footing to move forward as we transition our organisation."
WBD InHouse seconded one of its mid-level commercial lawyers with media experience for five months to support the client whilst it recruited to its permanent team. The secondee was able to pick up a full workload quickly due to her previous industry experience providing immediate support. The client said "We found it to be an invaluable resource. The WBD InHouse lawyer was able to hit the floor running, without requiring too much 'learning up' which meant that she was truly an additional resource, picking up a range of matters. She integrated well into our team and was also very adept at navigating our business stakeholders and internal systems (a skill in itself). Having a WBD InHouse lawyer meant that we were able to maintain a high level of service and business continuity to our stakeholders.
"The lawyer provided by WBD InHouse provided sole counsel support for a retail business subsidiary, working on its transfer and dissolution. This covered a broad range of matters from regulatory and data compliance, M&A support, consumer and employment matters in relation to the sale of the customer book and business wind-down. It also involved complex compliance issues liaising with the ICO on data and Ofgem on deregulation. A specific win was also the settlement of a major IT dispute. Their breadth of experience meant they were able to work with senior management at a strategic level to solve problems while also working with customer and internal teams on operational matters."
Alternative business and legal solutions
Our WBD InHouse lawyers can introduce you to the work we do through our alternative business and legal solutions, aptly named WBD Advance.
Our multi-disciplinary teams can deploy legal technology software to facilitate document review, automation and collaboration on high volume projects and services. With its 100+ lawyers, paralegals and project managers, WBD Advance can also help you plan and deliver complex projects.