Legal Services for SMEs

As your partner in innovation, we grow with you, right by your side whenever you need us. By retaining our legal services, we offer you exclusive legal services and advice, including extra-legal insights that help your business succeed in the knowledge economy and digital age.

 

Flexible and affordable, our retainer plans are classified into 3 categories for different sizes of enterprise: Small Enterprises, Medium Enterprises I, and Medium Enterprises II. This classification is based on the reality that the size of a company largely determines the weight and complexity of work within a retainership period.

For Large Enterprises, please contact us to discuss your legal needs in order to enable us to specifically determine applicable fees.

 

Fees and Terms for each Retainer Plan

The plans below are standard plans. Subject to the specifics of your legal needs, a selected plan may be reviewed to enable us tailor it to your enterprise.

 

Small Enterprises Plan

  • Less than 10 employees or workers 
  • Asset less than 50 million naira, excluding land and buildings. 

 

SN Retainer Plan Tenure Retainer Fee (Naira) Terms and Conditions (See T & C below)
1 Bulb One Year 2,000,000 T & C apply
2. Glass Six Months 1,200,000 T & C apply
3. Gas Three Months 600,000 T & C apply

 

Medium Enterprises I

  • 11–29 employees or workers 
  • Asset of more than 50 million naira but less than 250 million naira, excluding land and buildings.

 

SN Retainer Plan Tenure Retainer Fee (Naira) Terms and Conditions (See T & C below)
1 Bulb One Year 3,500,000 T & C apply
2. Glass Six Months 2,000,000 T & C apply
3. Gas Three Months 800,000 T & C apply

 

Medium Enterprises II

  • 30–60 employees or workers 
  • Asset of more than 50 million naira ($131,600) but less than 500 million naira, excluding land and buildings.

 

SN Retainer Plan Tenure Retainer Fee (Naira) Terms and Conditions (See T & C below)
1 Bulb One Year 5,000,000 T & C apply
2. Glass Six Months 3,000,000 T & C apply
3. Gas Three Months 1,500,000 T & C apply

 

Large Enterprises 

  • Please contact us via email to discuss your legal needs in order to enable us to specifically determine applicable fees.

 

Understanding Bulb, Glass, and Gas

  1. Bulb: Combining the absorbing abilities of the Gas, and the protective and proactive capabilities of Glass, Bulb is our comprehensive annual legal retainer plan. Based on our practice areas, Bulb meets your legal-solutions need in an adroit, agile, and yet flexible and budget-friendly manner. With Bulb, we got you comprehensively covered as your partner in innovation offering specialized legal services, including Intellectual Property (IP), Information Technology (IT), IP & IT Transactional Practice, Commercial Dispute Resolution,  Startup Law, and Blockchain Practice. (Visit our website for details of our practice areas.)
  2. Glass: In today’s competitive business environment, we know that navigating and staying ahead can be particularly demanding for high-growth businesses because as you succeed and expand, new risks can heat up your business. This is a boiling point for every business. With Glass, we will help you ensure that legal risks are effectively managed and threats minimized through legal insight and advice up to a 6-month period. Glass makes us provide you with a more proactive legal services, just as a glass bulb takes the heat and yet renders light.
  3. Gas: This is our quarterly legal-services plan. If you have a legal need that can be reasonably completed within 3 months or you just need a pay-as-you-use plan that keeps your costs within a 3-month period, Gas is just fine. When the heat is on you regarding any burning matter or legal risks, Gas enables us professionally take in all the heat, transferring this heat from you to our legal desks. With your work on our desk, the heat gets dissipated after applying our legal knowledge, experience, and expertise to your legal needs. Gas keeps you safe on a quarterly basis.

 

Terms and Conditions

  1. Subscribing to and Renewing Retainer Plans 
  • To subscribe to any Retainer Plans, clients are required to pay into Infusion Lawyers’ account for the particular plan it wishes to subscribe to, indicating the desired period;
  • Legal services to you automatically ceases immediately a subscription has expired. Upon expiry, the client will no longer enjoy subscription-plan services;
  • To keep enjoying services, subscribers must renew their services either before subscription expires or as soon as subscription expires. (We will issue fresh invoice at least 7 days before subscription expires.); 
  • In the unlikely event that an ongoing task is not concluded before subscription expires, the subscriber would be required to resubscribe for any extra period that would be reasonably adequate for the task to be completed. This event is unlikely because before Infusion Lawyers accepts to subscribe you for any of our retainer plans, we must have estimated the time it would take and advised the plan most suitable for you.
  1. Charges and Costs under a Retainer Plan
  • When under our retainer plans, legal consultations do not typically attract extra legal fees, subject to the nature of legal consultation;
  • When under our retainer plans, legal representations in business negotiations on behalf of client do not attract professional fees but Infusion Lawyers shall be entitled to recover costs incurred for such representations.
  • When under our retainer plans, legal advice does not typically attract extra legal fees, subject to the nature of the legal advice. If within the ordinary course of business, this will not attract extra fees. But if it is a special request not within the ordinary course of business, this may attract a fee after a review of the legal advice requested and the fee is determined on a case-by-case basis. “Ordinary course of business” means the usual day-to-day transactions and practices of the client’s business. 
  • When under our retainer plans, demand letters and related correspondences when handling a matter on client’s behalf do not typically attract extra fees, but Infusion Lawyers shall be entitled to recover costs incurred for delivery of such demand letters to opposing party and related correspondence;
  • When under our retainer plans, legal representation in proceedings such as mediation, arbitration, conciliation, or litigation attract fresh fees. In other words, legal representations for dispute resolution are excluded from our retainer plan. The fees for these are determined on a case-by-case basis. You are however entitled to discounts as long as you have an active retainer with us.

 

  1. Legal Services, Confidentiality, and Conflict of Interest 
  • If we believe that there is any real or potential conflict of interest regarding any matter we are handling or advising on, we will inform you, subject to confidentiality;
  • Apart from professionalism, ethics, and service, confidentiality is one of our watchwords in our lawyer-client relationship with you, ensuring that your best interest is protected.

 

  1. Professional Responsibility, Standards, and Liability 
  • Regardless of the retainer plan you choose, the same level of professional responsibility, professional standards, and professional liability applies, ensuring we are always at our best service to you.

 

  1. Innovative and Proactive Legal Solutions 
  • Under each retainer plan, we will do our best to provide legal solutions that help you not only solve problems but also innovatively protect your legal interests before problems come up.
  • You will work closely with us and give us the cooperation and support we need to provide quality legal-services to you within the bounds of law, professional ethics, and global best practices.

 

  1. Lawyer-client Relationship & Right to Use Our Name
  • As long as you have an active retainer plan with us, you are entitled to publicly list or mention our law firm as your legal attorneys. But you are not permitted to list us as your attorneys on any matter or document that we did not handle for you, whether during or after a retainership period.
  • During your retainership period with us or any time after your retainership with us, we are entitled to publicly list or mention your startup or business as one of our clients. By activating a retainership plan with us, you give us consent to do so without any further express consent in the future.

 

  1. Special Discount for Repeat Clients and Referrals
  • Each time you renew a retainer plan with us, you are entitled to a one-time 10% discount on the total sum of the retainer plan you have selected.
  • Each time you refer a new client to us, you are entitled to a minimum of 5% or a maximum of 10% discount on the total sum of your active plan with us depending on the service or plan the referred client(s) paid for. This referral discount fee will be written off your next legal-fee payment to us. (This is compliant with the Rules of Professional Conduct 2007 which prohibits lawyers from sharing legal fees with nonlawyers.)

 

  1. Miscellaneous
  • Fees are subject to tax (Please always request invoice {and receipt after payments}).
  • Retainer fees do not cover government charges, rates, taxes, and other third-party charges and reasonable costs incurred by Infusion Lawyers in the course of providing legal services to the client under our retainer contract.
  • Classifications of startups above are based on factors and realities in today’s knowledge economy and the digital age. To determine the class your startup falls, Infusion Lawyers may require certain information from you, documentary or otherwise, to establish any facts and figures in relation to your business.
  • This Retainer Plan document is subject to contract between Infusion Lawyers and the client.

 

Notes

  • Our Legal Services Retainer Plans are subject to contract. After you have determined the plan that suits you, we will email to you our legal retainer agreement.
  • After you have reviewed and confirmed the legal retainer agreement, you will be required to sign the agreement.
  • After signing the agreement, you will then be required to pay the applicable or agreed legal fees.
  • Upon payment, a client account is instantly opened for you and you officially become a client of Infusion Lawyers.

 

Legal Services Retainer Plan Request Form

To sign up for one of the legal-services retainer plans above, please complete and submit the form below:

As soon as we receive your completed form, we will contact you to complete the sign-up and onboarding process and start offering our legal services to you instantly.