The Legal Risk Map®
A sector leading offering from Proelium Law LLP
Are you thinking about sending, or do you already have staff or projects in high risk or complex environments?
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. See an example of the results we send.
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 other form of 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, to conform to the Data Protection Act 2018 (also known as GDPR).
What should I do now?
1. Take the questionnaire – complete the simple to follow online form below (takes approx. 20 -30 minutes).
2. Download the questionnaire – if you don’t have time now, download the Legal Risk Questionnaire to complete later.
3. Contact us to discuss the service – to discuss 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.
Get in touch and we will guide you through the process – it won’t take more than an hour plus it’s free. We’ll get a slot in the diary for a conversation, following which we will send you your legal risk map.
‘Proelium Law LLP is a law firm that understands all the legal aspects of hostile and complex environments. We are confident this will be time well spent.’
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.