FAST, EFFICIENT, COST EFFECTIVE and RELEVANT – not words that you would typically use in relation to legal services! We are able to change that. In acknowledgement of the impact of a rapidly evolving legal industry – one that demands legal services providers should work faster, smarter and at a lower cost – Legal & Commercial Solutions was founded. We provide clients with broad based corporate legal solutions, management consulting services and career solutions – all delivered by experienced professionals in a cost effective and value added manner.
By combining a wealth of legal experience and business acumen, we offer services and flexible solutions which will assist companies and legal departments to maximise productivity, promote excellence and lower costs.
Our experienced and skilled professionals, together with the area specific expertise of our strategic alliance partners, ensure that all your corporate legal requirements are fulfilled in a seamless manner, therefore guaranteeing that your department/function is achieving maximum benefit.
Legal & Commercial Solutions is uniquely placed and differentiated from traditional legal service providers. We realise that turn around time and cost effectiveness are as important as the quality of our work. We challenge conventional methods of providing legal services and are happy to structure arrangements that suit your environment both in terms fees and deliverables.
We are a niche legal consulting firm focused on delivering customised solutions to law firms, in-house legal teams and corporates.
Our service areas cover the following:-
- Legal services
- Business consulting
- Placements and locums
Legal & Commercial Solutions was founded in 2005 by Graeme Wilson with a vision to challenge the way in which legal services are rendered in South Africa as well as Africa and to provide services, on an outsourced basis, to companies and legal departments to assist them with their need for “in-house” legal services.
We have an ever increasing and diverse client base. We have assisted companies across all industries and ranging from SME to multinational – some with legal departments who we assist and others who rely on us as their in-house lawyers.
Based on the success of our legal consulting together with client requests for additional services, natural extensions of our business have been business/strategic consulting, training and recruitment.
Our business consulting and training is run in association with the UK based firm LBC Wise Counsel. Together we assist law firms and in-house departments to function better, to focus on value creation, delivery and client relationship optimisation.
LBCambridge, the premier skills symposium for in-house lawyers, held bi-annually at Queens College in Cambridge is now presented in South Africa.
Our locum services have proved invaluable to many clients, where we assist with a tailor-made temporary solution during periods of maternity leave, temporary vacancy or high work volumes.
In terms of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act (BBBEE), Legal & Commercial Solutions has recognition status level 4 and a preferential procurement scorecard recognition level of 100%.
Our founder, Graeme Wilson is an admitted attorney. He worked as in-house legal counsel for Gold Fields and SAB and was general counsel for Accenture and ThisDay prior to launching Legal & Commercial Solutions.
Graeme has extensive experience in general commercial law and specialist knowledge of sponsorship and IT contacts.
Graeme is on the editorial board of LBC Wise Counsel in the UK and a juror of the International Legal Alliance Summit and Awards. He is a member of the Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa. Graeme has presented at numerous seminars and symposiums and has published several articles.
Married with three children, Graeme lives in Cape Town and when not in the Johannesburg or Cape Town office can be found on the golf course or at the beach with his wife and children.