You don’t speak legalese. Neither do we.

Plain English Law is a Scottish law firm practising Scots, English and Canadian business law. We also advise on data privacy issues and provide GDPR compliance support to our clients. Our goal is to provide flexible, cost-effective, and business-focused legal support for companies 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
 

 

Practical advice in plain English.

Your first 30min consultation is free, so send us a message and we'll see if we can help.

Our approach

First, do business. Then worry about the legals. Plain English Law gives practical, commercially-focussed legal advice that is customised to your business. The legal documents are then written using language that you AND your customers can understand.

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

Founded in Dundee and based in Edinburgh, Plain English Law in proud to serve businesses across Scotland.

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United Kingdom

With qualifications in Scotland, as well as in England & Wales, Plain English Law provides legal and GDPR-compliance expertise across the UK.

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Canada

Founded by a Canadian trained and qualified solicitor, Plain English Law advises UK and international clients on Canadian business and privacy law, and provides a UK GDPR Representative service for businesses trading in the UK without an establishment there.

 

Let's get to work in plain English.

Your first 30min consultation is free, so send us a message and we'll see if we can help.

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