Advisory Services


We believe experienced and professional contract negotiation is critical to ensure your business relationships get off to the right start. We act as external in-house counsel. Our specialist services provide a resource of outside legal expertise with the feel of having in-house counsel, and provide commercial solutions, efficient contract management and expertly negotiate agreements on a flat fee basis to close deals smoothly. 

Cleveland & Co External In-House Counsel offers an alternative to using external counsel and hiring a contractor. We work just like any other in-house counsel, using internal documentation, liaising directly with all relevant business people (including front office, middle and back office, business development, finance, risk, compliance and legal) and escalating matters to the head of the department as part of the client’s usual process. Our expertise and previous in-house experience allow us to work with a cross section of industry professionals, from portfolio managers through to CEOs, in EMEA, Asia Pacific and North America.



We provide all legal, compliance, regulatory, commercial, practical and strategic advice across a full range of business lines.


We offer an oath administration service to our clients whereby we can verify one or more written statements of fact for you in the form of an affidavit.

Our fees are in line with those prescribed by the Commissioners for Oaths (Fees) Order 1993/2297 and are as follows:

– administering an oath in an affidavit or an affirmation or a statutory declaration – £5.
– each exhibit or schedule referred to in the affidavit/ affirmation/ statutory declaration, which is required to be marked – £2.

All fees are inclusive of VAT.

If you have any questions about oaths, affirmations and statutory declarations and when they are required, please do get in touch.


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