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Corporate and commercial legal advice. 
In-house legal team optimization.
Client engagement strategy for law firms.


Corporate, commercial, contractual legal services delivered in a range of highly flexible models - Whether as a one-off fixed price project, fractional general counsel one day a week for business-as-usual support, a more concentrated effort to deal with a larger project or transaction.


Working with founders, start-ups and growing small and medium-size businesses our legal services can meet your unique challenges:

  • Practical approach to protecting your business from contract risks

  • Legal Health Check – fixed-price legal check-up for small businesses 

  • Mergers & acquisitions - navigate selling or buying businesses

  • Transactions with investors, shareholders, exit transactions or buying other businesses

  • Start-up legal support 

  • Reduce risk in your business through legal training for non-lawyers (e.g., “Contracts 101”)

Startups and growth phase businesses and their founders face a range of legal needs that evolve rapidly. Cognetic can provide legal services for a broad range of corporate, contractual, transactional, and other general commercial matters from startup to exit.   


With deep in-house experience within businesses, we can bring commercial and management perspectives complementing legal work, leading to better commercial outcomes. 


Transactional and project focused legal support.

Built on 25 years of legal experience with listed and private companies, Cognetic provides transactional and project focused legal support for corporate clients facing M&A, financing, strategic investment or other commercial transactions where there is a need to supplement internal experience and resources. We can also cover short-term or part-time needs where an absence in the team or growing demand creates the need for General Counsel level support.  



Helping Law Firms build more rewarding client relationships.

With 25 years on the buy and sell-sides of legal services, we help law firms understand their existing client relationships and unlock where effort is needed make those relationships flourish. We look at each phase of the engagement from winning the job to post-matter review. Working alongside your firm’s internal business development professionals or plugging a gap where your firm doesn’t have dedicated local resources. 


Legal Operations

For in-house legal teams, stepping away from the day-to-day demands of internal clients to address legal operations and process improvement can be challenging. Many in-house teams don’t have dedicated legal operations resources. From your first steps in legal operations strategy through mature operational change management we can enable legal departments to realize benefits that both increase employee engagement and client satisfaction. 


In-House Team Optimisation

Teams are dynamic and keeping them in balance and each member feeling valued, appreciated and motivated requires sustained focus. With deep legal team leadership experience, we provide an outside view to help team leaders optimise the way talent works together as a team.  


In-House Team Reviews

We can design and implement independent health checks with your internal clients. An external voice can often elicit a more candid view on what’s working and what needs attention. We produce actionable feedback to help you build deep, trusting and appreciative relationships with your internal stakeholders.  

In-House Counsel and General Counsel Coaching

The move to the General Counsel role can be daunting even for experienced in-house lawyers. Similarly, the move in-house for lawyers transitioning from law firms resets the parameters on what success looks like. We can help organisations give their in-house talent the guidance they need to succeed in their challenging roles, tailoring individual programmes and support to match the situation. 


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