We work as a flexible extension of our clients'
businesses; acting as your business' senior commercial lawyer,
either supplementing the existing team you have in place or acting as your sole legal advisor on an ad hoc, flexible basis.
Blue Lizard Legal offers efficient, pragmatic, business-minded commercial legal advice for a fraction of the cost that it would involve to use a law firm. Blue Lizard Legal consultants are City trained, highly qualified, experienced senior lawyers.
We work as a flexible extension of our clients' businesses; acting as your business' senior commercial lawyer, either supplementing the existing team you have in place or acting as your sole legal advisor on an ad hoc, flexible basis.
We specialise in general commercial law, including technology, media and telecommunications.
Should advice regarding other practice areas be required, Blue Lizard Legal works with a number of professional consultants who are experts in their fields.
Why not get in touch and see how we can help your business?
WHY BLUE LIZARD LEGAL ?
Blue Lizard Legal was born in May 2019, when founder and Managing Director Debbie Simpson-Haas decided that it was time for change.
Debbie has spent years as a senior commercial lawyer working for major global corporations and understands the fundamental issues that in-house legal teams often face - the constant battle for appropriate resource, budget, the balancing of business needs.
Whilst law firms can be relied upon to plug specific gaps, the best often come with a high price tag and sit distant from the day to day reality of running your business. Blue Lizard Legal operates as an extension of your business, benefiting from Debbie's wealth of in-house experience with successful global brands and businesses at all stages of development.
Debbie trained at Nabarro (now CMS), moved to Ashurst upon qualification in January 2011 and ever since has worked as in-house counsel within a broad variety of industries, including for a leading global luxury fashion brand, the world's largest publisher, a private-equity backed renewable energy start-up and a London homewares and interiors brand.
Blue Lizard Legal is a new breed of commercial legal services provider (click HERE to see details regarding the modernisation of the regulatory framework for legal services). We're here to help your business - flexibly, cost-effectively and efficiently.
We are pragmatic, highly skilled and business minded.
HOW WE WORK
Blue Lizard Legal is an agile business with low overheads and this allows us to pass on cost savings to you. We work remotely, however if you are London based, we are also happy to travel to you, as we love to get to know our clients.
We are friendly, engaging, open and up-front with our clients, and will keep you informed every step of the way.
Blue Lizard Legal offers a range of Commercial Legal Support packages to suit your business needs, and offer value for money.
Blue Lizard Legal can help you:
temporary peaks in workload and scale up your business' efficiency and capability
with project based commercial work and free up your team to deal with business as usual
ad-hoc individual pieces of commercial work, to flex up your business' capacity as and when you need to
a solid base of commercial contract templates to be rolled-out by your business and maintain them in accordance with new legal developments and changes to your business practices
Examples of the types of work that we do are as follows:
General Commercial Agreements (e.g. Joint Venture and Collaboration Agreements, Letters of Intent, Heads of Terms, Confidentiality Agreements)
Distribution Agreements (e.g. Agency, Reseller/Wholesale Distribution, Subscription)
Licensing Agreements (e.g. Content, Product, Merchandise, IP rights licensing)
IT Agreements (e.g. SAAS, Hosting, Website and App Design and Development Agreements)
Supply Chain Services Agreements (e.g. Framework Services Agreements, Terms and Conditions of Purchase for Products or Services, Consultancy Agreements)
Agreements to Facilitate business change (e.g. Outsourcing Agreements, Franchise Agreements)
Marketing Agreements (e.g. Marketing/Advertising Services Agreements, CAP Code and PECR advice, direct marketing guidance)
Data Protection Compliance (e.g. GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 advice, guidance regarding recommended management processes, drafting of Privacy and Cookie Policies, Data Processing and Data Sharing Agreements)
General Compliance and Policies (e.g. drafting and advising in relation to Anti-Bribery, Anti-Modern Slavery policies)
Contract drafting, review and negotiation.
Should you require assistance with any other areas of law, such as Employment, Corporate or Property, Blue Lizard Legal works with a number of professional consultants who are experts in their fields. Please enquire for more information.
WORK WITH US
If you trained at a top UK law firm and have at least 5 years PQE, we would love to hear from you.
We are particularly interested in hearing from lawyers with corporate and employment expertise.