Who we are
We are HD Legal,
an independent legal consultancy
based in Tech City in East London.
A fresh approach to managing risk,
realising your potential
whilst limiting your exposure.
Who we are not
We are not ambulance chasers:
no unwelcome sales pitches,
no padded bills.
What this means
Sharp focus and attention to detail,
appreciating the bigger picture,
aligned with your budget.
We call it:
Counsel with clarity.
Founded by Derek Scriven,
a senior international lawyer with
more than twenty years of experience,
HD Legal is uniquely placed
to advise your business.
Derek has advised a range of clients (from start-ups to multinationals) across a number of industries, in various regions (Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and from different perspectives (solicitor, in-house counsel, consultant).
Benefiting from the breadth and depth of Derek’s insight and experience, HD Legal provides timely and cost-effective legal solutions that balance your key commercial and strategic objectives with your appetite for risk.
Derek leads all HD Legal client activity and is supported by a network of talented lawyers and other professionals offering complementary expertise.
Companies we have worked with include:
Corporate & Commercial
Contracts & Disputes
Data Protection & Security
Marketing & Advertising
Tech & Intellectual Property
Arts & Entertainment
Media (incl Digital, Social)
Tech, Telcos & Internet
Travel, Tourism & Hospitality
Tailored contract templates
Terms for websites/apps
Combines a deep technical understanding with a common-sense approach.Micah Sarut, Managing Director, Inter Urban Studios
Knowledgeable, responsive and professional.Gemma Calao, Founder / Design Director, The Bees Knees
Innovative solutions and superb value.Lorenzo Caffarri, CEO / Co-Founder, ubiCabs