About us

About us

About us

Haddletons supports organisations' senior management and in-house legal teams with their strategic, governance, compliance and legal needs as well as advising on supporting systems. The service is delivered mainly by former in-house lawyers and successful business people at a fixed cost through a mixture of legal and consultancy services.

Whether you are an organisation which needs help with business strategy or basic legal compliance and governance; or you have a developed legal function and are looking for additional resources, our services will deliver for you. Across business size and sector.

The Haddletons model was conceived when James Haddleton worked in-house as Group Legal Counsel and Company Secretary . This gave him an insight in to the internal needs and dynamics of organisations. As a customer of external law firms he also saw what worked and what was lacking.

The model has some simple principles to help you, the client:

  • Strong Compliance and  Governance protects the  livelihood of the organisation and individuals. It also gives a competitive edge by strengthening trust with customers
  • Experienced former in-house lawyers and successful board directors are well placed to understand your needs and support effective and prompt decision making
  • In-house legal teams need support personally from those who have been in a similar position. This is in addition to knowledge of systems and legal advice
  • Charges should be fixed and certain
  • Our people have one target only - to deliver an excellent service to you - there are no chargeable hours and billing targets. A happy client brings its own rewards.

This means that you obtain a service entirely focused on your needs which enhances productivity and reduces legal risk – at a cost that is certain.

Better Together

James Haddleton, Founder and Director

(Header image: Copyright 2017 Mike Morley - used with permission)