The Legal Risk Map®
A sector leading offering from Proelium Law LLP
Are you thinking about setting up a business?
Does your organisation have the correct legal infrastructure for success?
Are you thinking of setting up in the security or international development industries?
Have you assessed your legal risk as part of your overall risk assessment – do you know what legal risk you might be carrying?
Legal Risk Map®
The Proelium Law Legal Risk Map® process looks at your business structures and activities from a legal risk perspective, helping you to understand and mitigate any vulnerabilities you may have in this area. The Legal Risk Map® is free, bespoke to each client and is confidential.
If you want to use this free capability or just understand more, use the buttons below and complete the online questionnaire which notifies us when you have completed it. Or, if you would rather take your time, you can download the questionnaire, fill it in and return it to us. We will look at your answers and send you the results – for free. We also realise you may just want to see what it’s all about, so you can also download the questionnaire to read at your leisure.
What is it?
Our legal risk mapping is a basic review of your organisation’s legal health. It looks at how well your legal structure covers you and should be considered a central part of your risk analysis and risk management. The legal risk map considers the following themes:
Theme 1 – Corporate structures and responsibilities, including memorandum of association, articles of association and shareholders agreements or if your organisation is a registered charity or NGO.
Theme 2 – Policies, including (for instance): day-to-day functioning of your company; anti-money laundering; anti bribery and corruption; third party suppliers; travel and duty of care.
Theme 3 – Commercial contracts – with third party suppliers and clients.
Theme 4 – Business continuity and succession planning.
Theme 5 – Staff and consultant contracts, their rights to work and visas.
Theme 6 – Host nation and local laws for overseas projects, extra-territorial laws and sanctions, immigration and tax and work permits.
Theme 7 – Duty of care. Essential to limit your exposure to negligence claims.
Theme 8 – Insurance and whether it is adequate or not.
Theme 9 – Accreditations, whether you would be ready and their usefulness.
Theme 10 – Use of weapons and armoured vehicles, dual-use goods (if applicable) and private security companies.
Theme 11 – Data Protection and Cyber. Data protection, to conform to the Data Protection Act 2018 (known as GDPR); privacy policies; protecting your company from the risk of cyber attacks; use of computer hardware and software.
Theme 12 – Intellectual Property. Understand what Intellectual Property you own, or might own and not realise, is important for the value of your business.
What should I do now?
Take the questionnaire – complete the simple to follow online form below which takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes. If you don’t have time now, you can also download the Legal Risk Questionnaire to complete and review at your leisure later.
Contact us to discuss the service – To learn more about the Legal Risk Map® service, and how it can put your company onto firm legal foundations for continued success, please contact us on +44 20 3875 7422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will guide you through the process, it won’t take longer than an hour – plus it’s free!
Once you have completed the questionnaire we will organise a free, no-obligation one hour slot in the diary for a conversation to discuss your results. We will then send you your legal risk map.
Legal Risk Map® Questionnaire
Legal Risk Map – further information
WHAT PROBLEMS DOES THIS ADDRESS?
- Hard-earned profits can disappear
- The company can become open to litigation
- Staff fail to understand the company processes
- Reputations can be irretrievably damaged.
As ever, there needs to be balance across a company’s activities to get the ‘tail to teeth’ ratio just right.
We have found that among other ‘tail’ activities, such as logistics or HR, the legal aspects tend to be overlooked. This can be because legal language can be impenetrable, there is a fear of cost and there is a perception that ‘legals’ are not required – ‘if we don’t mess up, we don’t need legals’.
Each of these views can be valid, but the ‘do nothing’ option comes with risk.
We have designed the legal risk mapping service to remove the guesswork from this part of your operations.
As ever with risk, once it has been identified it can then be mitigated or accepted for what it is; the crucial first stage, though, is to identify the risk and that’s what our legal risk mapping process does.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
DO I HAVE TO TAKE THE ADVICE? WHAT IF WE DON’T AGREE WITH YOU?
IF YOU FIND SOMETHING THAT IS WRONG, WOULD YOU TELL ANYONE ELSE?
IF YOU FIND A LOT OF ACTIONS, DO WE HAVE TO USE YOU TO SORT THEM?
I AM WARY OF EXPOSING MY BUSINESS TO ANOTHER COMPANY, EVEN IF IT IS A LAW FIRM.