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Virtual General Counsel

The pressure to balance cost and efficiency when employing in-house lawyers is a challenge faced by many New Zealand businesses. Trying to cover a broad range of legal requirements with a small in-house team or single lawyer can often lead to compromised quality and increased costs effectively defeating the purpose of employing in-house.

Tompkins Wake has always worked to be more than just lawyers to our clients, and have established ourselves as trusted advisors to many New Zealand businesses.

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VirtualGC by Tompkins Wake is the next evolution in both the procurement and delivery of legal services. A modern concept that delivers more cost-effective and higher quality legal services and solutions, VirtualGC provides access to Tompkins Wakes entire team of lawyers, giving clients the specialist expertise they need, on demand, whenever they need it.

Tompkins Wake was recognised in the 2019 New Zealand Innovative Law Firms rankings for the firm's pro-active and responsive approach to client service.

VirtualGC delivers full-service legal support for clients from a team of experts, giving certainty of cost and assurance of quality and bringing a strategic perspective into the management of their legal and risk functions.

VirtualGC provides a Relationship Manager as the primary lawyer, coordinating and overseeing client business requirements and needs. As a dedicated resource, the Relationship Manager learns the clients business becoming an integrated part of their team, providing strategic insight and perspective ensuring the client access to the best lawyer for the matter at hand.

VirtualGC provides:

  • Access to the full range of day to day legal advice and services tailored to clients business needs.
  • On-demand access to Tompkins Wakes' entire team of lawyers.
  • A Relationship Manager to provide a single point of contact.
  • Predictable and manageable legal costs.
  • Competitive rates for work that falls outside the VirtualGC arrangement.
  • Realised cost savings and no overheads when compared to employing lawyers in-house.

To learn how VirtualGC by Tompkins Wake can assist your business and to discuss and scope your business needs and requirements, contact our lead Partner Phil Taylor.