You don’t speak legalese. Neither do we.

Plain English Law is a Scottish privacy and commercial law firm and GDPR compliance partner practising Scots, English and Canadian law. We provide flexible, cost-effective support for businesses across the UK and Canada.

What we do

Privacy & Data Protection Law

If you're in business, you're probably using personal data. Plain English Law combines commercial experience with data privacy expertise to guide businesses through GDPR compliance.

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GDPR Compliance Services

  • Data Discovery / Data Mapping
  • Gap Analysis
  • DPIA – Data Protection Impact Assessments
  • DSAR – Data Subject Access Request Preparation
  • Plain English Privacy Policies
  • Data Breach Response Strategies
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Virtual Advisor Services

  • Data Protection Officer
  • UK GDPR Representative
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Business Law

We provide business-focused legal support to small and medium-sized businesses in Scotland, England and Wales, and across Canada.

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Business Services

  • Commercial Contracts and Negotiations
  • Joint Venture and Shareholder Agreements
  • Buying or Selling an Existing Business
  • Starting a New Business
  • Company Secretarial Services
  • Employment Law

Need help in plain English?

Send us a message, book a free 30min consulation, or request a call-back.

Our approach

First, do business. Then worry about the legals. Plain English Law gives practical, commercially smart legal advice. Then we write the documents in everyday language.

Fixed-fee and Hourly

Where possible, we prefer to quote fixed fees. That way, the price reflects the value you get instead of the time we put in. If that's not possible, we provide a cost estimate and an hourly rate.

Computer screen graphic. Plain English Law offers GDPR compliance services for small and medium sized businesses in Scotland, England, Wales, Canada including privacy policies, data breach response, data mapping, data discovery, DSAR, DPIA

Virtual Counsel

Perfect for larger projects, helping an existing in-house legal team, or smaller businesses that don't need full-time counsel. Our month-to-month Virtual Counsel plans are excellent value. Strike your own balance of price and flexibility:

  • Lower hourly rates, with day rates available.
  • No increases to your headcount.
  • No long-term commitment required.
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International

We provide legal support to small and medium-sized businesses in Scotland, across the rest of the UK, and in Canada.

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Scotland

Based in Dundee, Plain English Law serves businesses throughout Tayside and across Scotland.

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United Kingdom

Costs in Dundee are much lower than in London and the South East. Or in Manchester, Leeds, or Edinburgh, for that matter.

With qualifications in Scotland, England & Wales, Plain English Law offers great value to clients across most of the UK.

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Canada

Founded in Scotland by a Canadian-trained lawyer, Plain English Law:

  • Advises clients worldwide on Canadian business and privacy law.
  • Provides a UK GDPR Representative service for clients in Canada and around the world.

Our affiliations

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