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Legal Counsel

Our team provides legal counsel services for in-house legal teams and businesses. Our experience providing in-house legal counsel services, quickly building relationships, and communicating with everyone at every level, sets us apart from the crowd.

Our legal retainers offer workforce flexibility for in-house legal functions, at a fraction of the price of a private law-firm solicitor. We work closely with national and international businesses to deliver ongoing legal support that is affordable and commercial.

We offer practical solutions for businesses seeking counsel to draft legal documents, provide legal advice and help manage legal risk.

Talk to one of our friendly legal professionals if you are looking to hire legal counsel for a fixed fee.

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Our Legal Counsel Services

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Legal Services for Legal Teams

If your team is overworked, is experiencing a temporary increase in legal work, or one of your in-house lawyers is on leave, choose Prosper Law.

We have worked as external counsel for legal teams in the following industries and practice areas:

  • engineering, architecture and construction
  • telecommunications and internet
  • recruitment agencies and labour hire
  • banking, superannuation and finance
  • entertainment and film production
  • retail, distribution and manufacturing

In-house Lawyer Legal Documents

Some of our clients are happy to run things internally, but want some initial help setting up legal templates and other documents.

Our experienced in-house lawyers will scope your legal requirements. Gaining an understanding of your business and how you work operationally to develop bespoke legal documents.

Talk to our friendly staff today about our kick starter packages for business that want custom templates and legal guides and training, but with a hands off approach after the initial set up.

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An In-house Counsel Mindset

As your in-house lawyer, we will become an extension of your in-house legal team, and your business. We can either sit in the background churning away the legal work or reach out to your internal business clients directly – you decide.

Prosper Law’s approach is whatever you want it to be, for however long you need it.

If you need a black-letter lawyer, we’re probably not what you’re looking for. But if you need a legal counsel who can provide actionable legal advice to enable decision-making, get in touch today.


Legal Counsel Retainers

Our law firm was built by in-house lawyers. We offer legal counsel retainers to small to large companies.

Our retainer clients include big brands as well as small businesses that have a need for ongoing legal counsel at a fixed rate.

Many of our clients spend significantly less on our ongoing retainer services than ad hoc legal advice. And the best part? We take the time to get to know your business so you don't sweat the small stuff.

What is the benefit of hiring in-house legal counsel?

Contract Review Costs

Our facilities aim to provide maximum flexibility, but without the usual private law firm price tag.

We can offer hourly rates in-house legal assistance or if you like commitment, we can offer bespoke, fixed price packages – you decide!

Our retainer packages are offered on a weekly or monthly basis. This means you can hire a professional for a fixed price, without needing to watch the clock.

Hit The Ground Running.

At Prosper Law, we understand that in-house legal teams are busy (that’s why you’re here – right?).

Our experienced lawyers can hit the ground running with our contract review services, negotiation and drafting, template development, and corporate due diligence.

We also advise on work-related disputes and investigations, eCommerce and marketing evaluation and advice, disclosure and matter management, and all of your ‘typical’ day-to-day legal duties.

What our clients say

Deborah Lawrie
Deborah Lawrie
Brooke Ferris at Prosper Law has helped me navigate copy write issues and a Life Rights agreement. Brooke is thorough, fast, efficient and knowledgable and has a no fuss down to earth approach. I am very grateful for her help.
Prosper Law were so easy and quick to communicate with. Employment Lawyer, Krystal, was incredibly helpful. We were on a tight schedule and she made it happen quickly and efficiently, meanwhile answering any and all our questions we had regarding the contract. Highly recommend!!
Miguel Diaz
Miguel Diaz
Parkinson’s Queensland engaged Prosper Law to assist with a contract review. Their contract lawyer was fast, approachable and provided excellent customer service. Highly recommend Prosper Law if you are looking for a well-rounded contract lawyer or need help with contract reviews.
Elizabeth Roughan
Elizabeth Roughan
First timer to this online service but loved it. Quick, efficient and online so no dressing up to go into the city! Have already referred a business partner. Will continue to get advise on contracts from them moving forward.
Merzi Mody
Merzi Mody
Unfortunately (despite all the positive reviews) our experience with Prosper was extremely disappointing and I have fed this back to the firm. We had one of our lead-in consults with an Associate Lawyer at Prosper on Tue 21.11.23 (15mins) and in LESS THAN 2 days we accepted Prosper's contract/terms, only to be told "we do not have the capacity to take on this matter". We were instead told, "you can use the “Find A Solicitor” function on the Queensland Law Society website to find a lawyer”. During this period there had been no change to the content/scenario regarding the matter whatsoever. It made the whole interaction with Prosper frustrating and unrewarding for us personally.
Holly Teague
Holly Teague
Big Thank you to Krystal and Prosper Law for expediting my employment contract and getting it back to me within 48 hours. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for an employment lawyer.
Larissa Rogers
Larissa Rogers
I came across Prosper Law while searching for an Employment Lawyer for a recent dispute. I had the pleasure of working with both Krystal and Farrah and I am extremely grateful for their attention to detail and guidance throughout my matter.
Yatin Kulkarni
Yatin Kulkarni
Absolutely fantastic work by Carlyn Sicat and Farrah Motley by turning around the review of my Contract within 24 hours. Crystal clear recommendations and therefore didn't need any follow up. Highly recommended recommend them if you need an employment lawyer!
Connor Summers
Connor Summers
Our business needed urgent legal advice for several employment law matters. Prosper Law’s employment contract lawyers were quick to respond, offered a fixed fee price for their legal services and were able to achieve a great result for our business. For any employers looking for a quality employment law firm, we highly recommend the team at Prosper Law.
Jane Gentle
Jane Gentle
If you are looking to hire a legal counsel on retainer, I highly recommend the Prosper Law legal team. Having engaged with Prosper at work over the past 5 months, I have found them to be great in-house lawyers and who know their stuff when it comes to contract reviews, employment law advice and marketing and consumer law… and they’re reasonably priced

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In-house Lawyer FAQs

How much does it cost to hire a legal counsel?

Our legal counsel retainers are designed around the individual needs of your business. We will arrange a meeting with you to understand the needs and objectives of your business, including whether you need a junior legal counsel or a senior legal counsel. We will then design an inhouse legal counsel retainer that meets your needs and budget.

You can tell us whether you would prefer an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly retainer. The longer the engagement, the cheaper our rates are.

What kinds of in-house legal counsel services does Prosper Law offer?

We offer a broad range of legal services, including:

  • Contract reviews
  • Risk and compliance advice
  • Discovery and disclosure
  • Privacy and data
  • Modern slavery
  • Insurance disputes and advice
  • In-house training and seminars
  • Legal template development
  • eCommerce and marketing evaluation
  • Employment contract review and advice
  • Policy and procedure evaluation
  • Work health and safety law advice
  • Workplace investigations
  • Legal project management
  • General counsel duties
  • Company establishment
  • Due diligence for M&A
  • Trademarks and intellectual property
  • Assistance with commercial contractual matters
Why do I need a legal counsel on retainer?

An in-house attorney can help in-house legal teams to manage their workload, fill gaps in employment and boost their range of legal expertise.

For businesses, having the comfort of fixed-fee legal advice is a cost effective way to get ongoing legal help.

Use experienced assistance to maintain flexibility with your in-house legal team, build internal relationships, and make the most of a diverse team.

Do you have lock in contracts for your legal counsel retainers?

Our contracts will have a notice period that is equal to the retainer engagement. For example, if you wish to hire our legal counsel on a monthly basis, one months’ notice is required to end the engagement.

Does your team have experience as in house lawyers?

Yes, each lawyer that is available for a legal counsel retainer has experience as an in house lawyer. The level of experience, industries and areas of law will differ from person to person and we’ll make sure we match you with a lawyer that can meet the requirements of your company.

Can I choose which in house lawyer I want to hire?

Yes, you can choose which legal professional you would like to retain. We can provide you with a full profile for each lawyer so that you can make an informed choice as to which legal counsel you would like to engage.

Are your in house lawyers offered on a secondment basis?

Our legal professionals will continue to be employed by Prosper Law Pty Ltd. When you engage our legal counsel on a retainer basis, you will be contracted with and invoiced by Prosper Law. We will continue to be responsible for all employment and other costs associated with our employment of the legal professional.

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Farrah Motley holds degrees from the Queensland University of Technology in both law and accounting. Farrah is a registered Australian Legal Practitioner and has been pracising employment law for over a decade
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