Donaldson Legal Consulting ("DLC") was established over nine years ago to provide support to in-house teams in financial institutions, corporations and asset managers and provides a dedicated and responsive high quality service from well trained and highly experienced personnel who work in partnership with the relevant in-house teams to assist in managing increasing workloads.


Our Service

DLC specializes in a niche area of the market rather than being an all-service provider and as a result gives clients a dedicated service in partnership with, and as if it were part of, the in-house team. We design and create a bespoke solution to address each client's particular demands rather than expecting clients to fit within a predetermined operating model. Additionally, our principal, Alison Donaldson has extensive experience within the investment banking industry and the funds sector, giving an impressive depth of understanding which is reflected in the delivery and execution of projects.

DLC has embraced the proposition that the way in which legal services are offered is changing and that clients want and need more for less. We believe that we are part of this current change in the way legal-related services are provided. Delivery and execution of assignments is carried out by a team of highly trained and experienced legal professionals who work closely with Alison on a daily basis.


Our Approach

DLC partners with clients' in-house teams to provide flexible and bespoke support with the drafting, reviewing, negotiation and execution of legal and trading documents whilst assisting in reducing the long-term costs and delivering added value by improving our clients' ability to react and adapt in an ever changing environment. By applying our industry knowledge, negotiation skills, and market experience DLC ensures that clients get documentation in place quickly and efficiently which allows them to trade globally with confidence. Unlike large firms, Alison not only deals with onboarding new clients and maintaining client relationships but is actively involved in the delivery of assignments and projects to clients and in ensuring that this meets clients' needs and requirements.

DLC's commitment to our clients fosters a strong working relationship which ensures the provision of an excellent, cost-efficient service as well as playing an effective role in clients' strategic future plans.