All your Legal Requirements for One Annual Retainer

When motor dealers become MILS clients, they pay an annual retainer fee per operating site or business.  This fee is the same as the amount they might normally expect to pay comparable lawyers for around eight hours work, and is the only cost they will bear for the next twelve months.

In return they are appointed a team of lawyers which includes highly experienced employment and commercial solicitors and barristers, all of whom act only for clients who do precisely the same.  Run car dealerships.  The team is supported by dedicated legal secretaries and a state of the art IT platform and legal library, from which the client is able to access and download up to the moment legal advice notes, templates and letters.

Regarding employment matters, the clients’ team will review and draft all employment contracts, handbooks and other relevant documents on a regular basis, and at any time clients are able to have a personal conference with their lawyers in order to discuss any ongoing matters.  This equally applies to all other company documentation such as sale of goods documents etc.

Their barristers and solicitors are available at any time from 9.00am to 5.30pm every working day of the year and effectively act as an in-house legal department, working on all day to day matters; advising by telephone and email, writing letters, reviewing contracts, checking compliance etc. and, above all, keeping the client out of trouble.

The arrangement is therefore designed to cover all the dealer’s legal requirements for one affordable, annual fee.

Litigation in County Courts and Employment Tribunals Without the Fear of Additional Legal Fees

Importantly, if a matter subsequently becomes litigious our lawyers will conduct the case from beginning to end, again all within the retainer fee.  This will include the battle of letters between solicitors, preparation of the case for trial and representation at the trial itself by barristers.

A MILS Client is therefore able to litigate in Employment Tribunals and County Courts without the concern of legal fees.

Additional Benefits

MILS clients also benefit from significant savings through discounted, fixed fee rates on care, conduct and representation in areas contained outside the annual fixed fee such as criminal/trading standards matters in Magistrates Courts, High Court matters, intellectual property and landlord/tenancy matters.  Please see legal package for more details.

We also provide a full seminar programme covering developments and procedure in specific areas of law, whereby a lawyer will conduct a half or full day meeting, either at clients’ offices or at MILS head office in Devon, where we have extensive conference facilities.