Proficient, Personal and Professional Lawyer
I am an experienced lawyer licensed to practice in England and Wales. I personally perform all general commercial and technology contracts work.
Areas of Expertise:
Goods and Services Contracts
Faculty of Law, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Chester College of Law. UK
City University Business School, MBA
Social Media Strategic Management for Non-Profits certification, University of Chicago (Illinois), USA
Your Freelance Solicitor
Prior to working as a freelance solicitor, I practiced in London and nationwide for over fifteen years, touching on general commercial contracts, (covering IT, Consultancy, Goods, Services, supply and installation contracts); Construction law matters; and property acquisitions and disposal contracts.
I am a graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Wolverhampton, and a holder of a Masters’ in Business Administration from CASS, The City University Business School. During my years in practice, I worked as a Solicitor and Managing Partner, and was responsible for the drafting, negotiation, and pure purity of redlining contracts, in private practice, in-house, and in consultancy/interim roles in the public sector.
I also have direct global exposure of procurement practices and contracting requirements, working both in the UK private and public sector. My experience has stretched out to the US, Fortune 500 companies, in review, and negotiation of IT Procurement and Consultancy Contracts.
I have represented a diverse group of clients, successfully negotiated and dealt with a wide range of issues in the commercial contracts hemisphere ranging from Technology, to Healthcare (NHS), Contracts involving grant programs, NGO’s, to Major construction collaborations, commercial project partnerships/joint ventures, to urgent/complex contracts in procurement sourcing with IT players, like, IBM, Oracle, Siemens, ABB, ESRI etc.
In recent years, I have also developed working relationships with non- profits in navigating commercial risks associated with contract transactions. While supporting their Legal,Business transactions, I also play a part in implementation of market-facing contract and social media strategies to achieve their organizational goals, and at the same time, lending my academic knowledge in Strategic Social Media Management for non-profits.
Goods, Services and Consultancy Contracts. Confidentiality NDA's, Master Services Agreement, Specifications/Statements of Work
Software licensing, development, implementation and maintenance contracts, Software as a Service (SaaS), Data retention and recovery issues
Cloud and Cyber security
Cloud Services Agreement (CSA), Website Hosting and Cyber Security Compliance Agreements
Business Client Support of business or Procurement contracts review and modifications
Kemi's Service Rate
My standard hourly rate for review of contracts and negotiation or liaising with a third party or lawyer is £140/hr, with a typical turnaround time of seven business days.
It is the bottom line price you pay. I don’t charge my customers for premises usage, and I do not bill for time spent on the phone, on emails, or for any other hidden charges, unless it is necessary. If so, you will know before hand. I also provide an electronic update, free of charge.
I offer a rush-rate of £195/hr, with a guaranteed turnaround of 24 to 72 hours or less, for those times when you’re faced with a pressing deadline.
Why should You hire me?
- I personally perform all the work and you will deal with me directly throughout
- I have the knowledge and experience to help
- I invest time to create and add value to what is important for you. In short, because this is what I excel at, and what I have done for over two decades, you will find added value in talking to an experienced solicitor who can cover all angles
How much do you charge?
I will let you know my costs before I work. I charge $ 140 per hour. For rushed out work I charge $195 per hour.
For outsourced work, my rates differ, and we will usually agree a charge out favourable rate.
Why call yourself a freelance solicitor?
A freelance solicitor is self-employed and practice on their own, in their own name, without being part of a traditional law firm.
Regulated freelance solicitors are fully qualified solicitors who are regulated and authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You should expect the same standards as you would expect from any other solicitor.
What is the difference in using a freelance solicitor and a law firm?
Quality legal advice with a personal service from a fully qualified solicitor at great rates.
You should know that:
- You will not have the benefit of the SRA ‘minimum terms’ of professional indemnity insurance cover, and
- You will have more limited access to the SRA compensation fund
Do you provide services outside of London?
I do not only provide face to face services. I provide services nationwide, as long as any identification requirements are fulfilled and verified by a local law firm or notary.
For work outsourced to me, I can fulfill remote services where this is mutually agreed.
How does the process work?
When you call about a potential new project, we’ll discuss what services you are looking for, and the deadline you’re facing. I will review and assess your case free for 10minutes. After that, I will work with you on a budget or offer flat-fee pricing where applicable. Give me a call today, or send me an email to structure a fee arrangement for appraisal of your contract.
What services do you provide?
My services are to small, medium or large businesses, law firms or inhouse/public sector legal departments outsourced work.
If it involves commercial contracts for goods, consultancy or general services; IT contracts for SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Cloud, Software License and maintenance, Hardware and cyber security compliance agreements, – I can help. I provide a contract drafting or review service to protect your interests, and will negotiate to ensure you are holding the right end of the stick, and much more in protections in the life and future renewals of your contract.
I also take on work outsourced by small firms or local authorities commercial contracts in procurement. Using me as an outsource can help avoid the overhead of a full time person, or locum, where the work cannot be spread over a full week, or month stretch. By outsourcing a portion of your workload, you can focus on managing existing clients, effectively and profitably. Many small businesses do not have the need to retain a lawyer full time. Some law firms only have a project based need, and like Local authority legal departments, some firms are busy enough to need the services of a Commercial contract/IT Technology solicitor on a project basis, but are not so busy that they need a full-time lawyer. Using my services can help set aside the tremendous costs associated with hiring a full-time lawyer, or a new hire, is who may be unable to immediately contribute in a meaningful way.
Using me as an outsource can help avoid the overhead of a full time person, or Locum, where the work cannot be stretched over a full week, or month. By outsourcing a portion of your workload, you can focus on managing existing clients effectively and profitably. Many small businesses do not have the need to retain a lawyer full time. Some law firms or Local Authorities only have a project based need, or only need the services of a Commercial contract/IT Technology solicitor on a project basis, but are not so busy that they need a full-time lawyer. Whatever, the case you can set aside the tremendous costs associated with hiring a full-time or part time lawyer, who may be unable to immediately contribute, in any meaningful way.