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Regulations and compliance

Regulations and compliance services

Whatever business you’re in, there will be regulations. The more out-there your business, the more complex the laws. This is where we come in. We research the law, brainstorm the arguments and draft your terms with certainty. We’re lawyers. We know the law.

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UPFRONT FEES

VAT excl. T&C’s apply

Client Terms
R6 950.00
Competition Rules
R2 750.00
Competition Terms
R5 700.00
Competition Verification
R9 800.00
Data Handling Policy (POPIA Handbook)
R8 500.00
Data Processing Agreement
R7 400.00
Internal POPI Compliance Assistance
R15 550.00
Legal Consultation
R1 550.00
Legal Research Note
From R1 550.00
Online Compliance Bundle – Website terms and conditions, and a Privacy Policy
R12 000.00
PAIA Manual Drafting
R3 950.00
Privacy Policy (POPI)
R5 700.00
Regulator Engagement
From R1 550.00
Website Terms and Conditions / Terms of Use
R9 200.00

Questions for a regulations and compliance lawyer

What is Legalese?

Just to be clear, while Legalese is run by lawyers, it is not a law firm. Legalese is a creative legal agency designed specifically to service the creative and small business sector. By not registering as a law firm, Legalese is able to steer clear of the regulations and requirements of traditional law firms as well as many of the expenses involved.

The advantage of this is that it keeps our costs down – which in turn keeps our fees down. Moreover, it means that we can direct our full attention to offering only those legal services which creative businesses and startups need. In this way, Legalese is no different to any other creative business. We are trained lawyers who noticed a way to innovate legal services by making them accessible, creative and cheaper. So while we don’t have the word ‘incorporated’ on our company name, we do have competent legal minds with experience in the creative industry and running start-ups. Just as you do your business differently, so do we.

What is regulations and compliance?

Regulations and compliance refer to the framework of rules and standards established by authorities to ensure that individuals and organisations adhere to specific laws and guidelines within a particular industry or jurisdiction. In the legal consultancy field, compliance involves ensuring that clients’ activities align with applicable laws, regulations, and ethical standards, reducing legal risks and promoting lawful conduct.

Why do I need a regulations and compliance lawyer?

Engaging a regulations and compliance lawyer is crucial for several reasons. These legal professionals specialise in interpreting and navigating complex regulatory frameworks, ensuring that your business operations align with applicable laws. They help identify and mitigate potential legal risks, provide guidance on compliance strategies, and assist in implementing effective policies and procedures. In the legal consultancy realm, having a skilled regulations and compliance lawyer is essential to safeguard your business from legal issues and ensure adherence to industry-specific regulations.

How experienced are your team?

Legalese boasts a highly seasoned team with extensive expertise in diverse legal domains. Everyone is an admitted attorney and we all hail from well-known and reputable medium to large-size firms.

Is Legalese for startups or large corporates?

No matter your business size or needs, we can offer you practical legal advice, tools, and guidance. We offer user-friendly legal products and packages designed specifically for businesses at any stage of their growth journey.

Why do businesses need lawyers?

If you’re running a fly-by-night business or a project in your spare time, then you don’t want to waste your money on legal fees. However if you have a vision, if you are putting your money on the line and are taking your work seriously, then ensuring your legal affairs are in order is imperative.

The correct entity might need to be registered for your intended business or your business might require a specific license to operate. The rights and responsibilities of shareholders, co-founders, or partners should be expressly agreed upon in writing to avoid unnecessary conflict in the future. If you participate in creating intellectual property then it is vital that your ownership is protected. You may offer a great service with genuine intentions but do you understand what happens if things go wrong? Formalising your legal affairs is an investment in your business which seperates the hipsters from the professionals. Much the same as investing in marketing can yeild signigicant returns, so can investing in legal services.

Why not just use any lawyers?

Traditionally, lawyers are expensive, intimidating and litigious. They charge per minute, have a financial interest in taking your matter to court and while they understand the law and look great in a three-piece suit, for the most part, they do not understand you or your industry.

Lawyers do not have the reputation of being approachable. You, as a business owner in the creative or tech industry, probably aren’t too keen to approach the first attorney you happened to Google, for an unknown amount of money, to draw up contracts that you don’t even know you want or need. Legalese is different from traditional law firms. We are not a law firm, we a creative legal agency. Our approach to law comes from years of experience in the South African creative sector and a background in operating start-ups. You will not have to explain how a tech rider works or why it is important to keep overheads lean during the winter seasons. We speak the language of creativity as well as the legalese of the law.

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