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About.

Your trusted legal partner for the journey - from funding to exit.

We know that starting, scaling and exiting a business is hard. That’s why we specialise in providing entrepreneurs and start-ups with pragmatic legal advice, tailored to each stage of their company’s growth cycle.

Our experienced team have completed hundreds of funding rounds in the London early-stage market from Seed to Series B and can provide advice on corporate, commercial and employment matters.

Our mission

To solve problems for Founders by delivering stage-specific legal advice within a planet friendly business model.

Reinvigorating the legal landscape

We’re not like other law firms you may have worked with in the past. We know that our clients need stage-specific advice, delivered in plain English. And that’s where we can help. We understand the rapidly changing environment that high growth ventures operate in because we are one. Just like our clients; we’re founder-led and technology-oriented.

We also pride ourselves on our commitment to environmental sustainability. We are members of 1% for the Planet ® and plant trees in the UK and around the world with Ecologi

We support responsible tree planting

In 2021, we joined the Better Business Act coalition where we stand alongside over 750 other UK businesses in the campaign to change UK law to ensure that company directors are responsible for advancing the interests of shareholders alongside those of wider society and the environment.

Our status as a legal consultancy enables us to stay responsive, helping you to manage and identify risks in key areas and passing on the savings from our lean organisational structure in the form of fixed fee services.

We’ve aligned our services with the growth journey of our clients, so you can see the support we provide at funding, scaling and exiting. We can provide advice on a specific area such as trademarks or data protection or in stage-specific packages. These help businesses to access advice across our specialisms relevant to the stage they’re at. Find out more by visiting the client journey.

Our vision

We envision a world where all entrepreneurs in the innovation economy are powered by tech-enabled lawyers providing tailored stage-specific advice.

Bill Cogan

Meet our Founder – Bill Cogan

We understand the journey our clients are going through with their business, as we’re a founder-led venture ourselves. Bill started Seven Legal to offer an alternative to the traditional law firm, providing high growth ventures with timely, practical and stage-specific legal advice.

Operating in family businesses from an early age, Bill has always viewed legal advice as a technical skill to assist (not participate) in decision-making.

Bill is a dual-qualified lawyer as a Solicitor of England & Wales and Attorney-at-law of the State of New York. He completed his LLM at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law following an undergraduate at University College Dublin where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Law. He is a speaker at entrepreneurial programmes in London run by London & Partners, Imperial College and Enterprise Ireland.

An experienced legal team

Bill is supported by a team of senior lawyers, each selected for their technical skills, commercial acumen and empathy with our clients’ needs of efficient, commercial solutions to their legal problems. Find out more on our Team page.

We’re investing in our planet’s future

Sustainability is one of the core values of our business and we’re serious about making a positive impact on our environment. We are actively investing in the future of our planet and running our business in a way that supports the environment. As a 1% for the Planet ® member we donate 1% of our annual sales to environmental initiatives. 1% for the Planet is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual membership and everyday actions.

1% for the planet

A climate positive legal consultancy

As well as our commitment to environmental giving as a 1% for the Planet member, we’ve also been working with Ecologi to become a climate positive legal consultancy. With Ecologi, we support environmental projects, plant trees in the UK and around the world and offset our employees’ carbon footprint. Find out more on our sustainability page.

Climate positive workforce

Our Values

Our values set out the principles by which we work and we’re proud to share them with all our clients. And if you don’t feel we’re living up to our values we want to be the first ones to know so that we can put things right.

Empathy for clients

We understand founder-led ventures as we are one. We know that you need practical solutions that help you to grow - not roadblocks that slow you down.

Solution-oriented innovation

We’re here to respond to our clients' problems in an agile and creative way drawing on our experience of working with high growth ventures to put forward innovative solutions.

World at large principle

By being respectful of the needs of our colleagues, clients, and our wider communities, we work to support the people around us and to positively impact the world at large.

Team synergy

Our experienced lawyers are united in the goal of delivering exceptional results to our clients. We work collaboratively and productively in a supportive environment.

Sustainability

We donate 1% of our annual sales to environmental initiatives as a 1% for the Planet member. We also offset our carbon emission as a business each year and review quarterly how we can improve our sustainable working practices. In 2021, we also joined the Better Business Act coalition, campaigning for better environmental and social futures in the UK.

Pursuit of excellence

We’re committed to excellence in all aspects of our business - delivering a service that few competitors can match. When it comes to our clients, we work with firms that share this ethos, striving together for excellent results.

Want to know more about Seven Legal?

If you’ve still got questions, want to know what it is like to work with a legal consultancy or want to discover more about how we could help you, then check out our specialisms or refer to our frequently asked questions.