Fully flexible in-house lawyers with startup mentality. Seamless, stress-free and on-demand from idea to exit.
A lawyer for every stage of your startup lifecycle
We are the leading legal consulting firm to innovative startups who are changing the world. We represent companies at every stage of the start-up lifecycle, from exponential growth to multi million-pound exits, as well as, investors.
Our legal services are designed to accelerate startup growth and profitability, through pragmatic needs assessments based on the company’s stage, size and priorities.
Scale your business confidently
Our clients are national and international companies establishing in the UK from a variety of industries. For our clients, we are their trusted in-house lawyers that provide reliable and high-quality legal services on a flexible and proactive basis. Our advice is always very practical and focused on reaching efficient and fast solutions.
Our wide range of expertise combined with our personal approach, accelerates every Accelerate Law client's ability to complete contracts, close deals and scale quickly with total confidence.
What our clients say
Accelerate Law gave us the agile, startup style legal support that helped us level up our operations as we moved from ‘startup’ to ‘scaleup’ and targeted an exit. With more and more commercial deals, shareholders to manage, and a growing team to incentivise, Accelerate Law’s flexible in-house model worked perfectly for Arthur Online. When we were being acquired by a large multinational, Simon and the team’s advice and guidance was crucial throughout the M&A process. Right from the due diligence phase, throughout negotiating deal terms and documents to completion, the team worked intensively with us to get the deal done before the new year. A great experience and we’ll see you on our next venture!
Co-Founder, Arthur Online (exited to Aareon AG)
We had a great experience working with Simon Davies at Accelerate Law. Simon understood the commercial aspects unique to VC deals. He was proactive and responsive and took a pragmatic approach when flagging legal risks and negotiating deal points. Overall the process was easy and cost-effective.
The Accelerate Law team have been BYP’s trusted advisors from the very start. From advising us on our commercial partnerships stuctures, to completing our freelance and employment agreements, to running our successful seed funding round, we get quality, attention, value for money and the guidance we need to keep growing at pace. Highly recommend.
Founder and CEO, BYP Network
Simon and his team seem to genuinely enjoy helping my business thrive. His Linklaters training is apparent in everything he does – he has been fierce in my negotiations, innovative in my problem-solving and most of all, has been incredibly compassionate and reassuring through key moments in my business development.
Founder and CEO, TLC
When we came to Accelerate Law we were looking for assistance in structuring our Co-Founder’s Agreement. They were cost effective and quick. I later engaged with Simon from Accelerate Law for our first and now second fundraising round. He has been a huge help in explaining and guiding me through the process as well as getting the work done in tight timelines and we have been able to complete our fundraising rounds without breaking the bank. My expectations were exceeded in Simon’s care to explain and guide me through the process as it can be complicated for those who are unfamiliar with the nuances. My main reason for recommending the service would be that Accelerate Law are flexible, really friendly and cost effective.
Founder and CEO, Chime Care
We have had the pleasure of working with Simon and the team as our UK lawyers, and the experience has been nothing short of exceptional. The team's UK law expertise, attention to detail, and proactive approach have been instrumental in navigating the UK legal landscape for our business. Simon's dedication and responsiveness truly sets him apart. We highly recommend Simon, Accelerate Law and appreciate the valuable partnership together.
SVP Finance, Connatix
We were lucky to be introduced to Accelerate Law as we were initially looking for support in setting up our EMI scheme after completing an angel round. We were looking for a flexible yet best in class service we could eventually ask more from as we were preparing our next VC round. As we entered the legals and negotiations with our lead VC investors, the Accelerate Law team have over delivered in terms of the quality of the advice and service, leading us to a very practical and positive outcome, having moved the needle towards a more founder friendly deal. Working with Accelerated Law is great as we can rely on a world class service, an in-house feel with the flexibility of hiring the experts as and when needed. Highly recommended!
Co-founder & CEO, Property Filter
We wanted better, more practical and cost effective legal resources and that’s exactly what we have achieved with appointing Accelerate Law. In particular, the commercial contracts are simpler, cleaner, and tighter. Since working with Accelerate Law, contract disputes or issues have significantly been reduced, saving us lots of time and effort. Simon is excellent, he understands some complex issues and relationships and is very good at responding to the specific questions asked in a clear and concise manner. I would definitely recommend Accelerate Law for all the above: commercial, efficient and effective legal advice that works for our investment business needs.
Co-Founder and Partner, ABLT Investments
We wanted access to reliable and high-quality legal services that didn’t cost the eye-watering fees of London law firms. Initially, we were looking for help with a shareholder agreement to complete our first angel funding round but Accelerate has since also helped with employment contracts, website terms and partnership agreements. Thanks in part to Accelerate Law’s work, we have been able to raise investment multiple times and grown from a tiny startup to an international team of nearly 40 people. Accelerate has an ability to not over-complicate legal work. Their advice is always very pragmatic and aims to get to a simple solution without using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. I would definitely recommend Accelerate Law: it’s very easy to deal with from a process and comms perspective, legal work is always high quality and drafted in an easy-to-understand way (not over-legalled), price is always very competitive and means startups have more ready access to legal services.
Founder and CEO, Log My Care
I’ve been around a few years now and in summary, you want these guys on your team (and definitely not on the other team!). Laura is a real expert who cares about your business and its success. She has gotten to know me, my team, how we work and make sure what she does reflects our own special Inspiring Interns character. A top level service from first class people who have restored my trust in working with lawyers. Cheers.
Founder, Inspiring Interns
We initially needed legal advice for our first funding round in 2019 and have since worked repeatedly with the Accelerate Law team across our follow-on funding, EMI Scheme, various shareholder matters and commercial contracts. The team, led by Simon, has enabled us to continue to grow with trusted legal support so we could focus on what we do best! Our expectations have been exceeded throughout. We particularly recommend Simon and co for the friendly, cost-effective and comprehensive advice with fast turnaround.
COO, Jelly Drops
Accelerate Law helped me throughout my time operating Alva, from commercial contracts to HR matters. Then, they massively stepped in to support me in the sale process for my business. Simon provided me with strategic advice from everything from customer messaging of the transition, to the legal support for the entire transaction. He went over and above in every way, and can genuinely say I don't think the transaction would have happened without his support. He's become a trusted friend, as well as a legal professional, and is absolutely my go to for legal questions. I have, and actively do, recommend Simon to others. Simon and Silvia are an excellent pair, and really understand what it's like to be an early stage founder. They're flexible, affordable and high quality. Honestly, there's nothing not to recommend.
The Accelerate Law team made our whole company set up and pre-seed venture round a very swift process. With their help, we were able to confidently and seamlessly close our round, kickstart our business, and onboard contractors. We worked closely with Simon, who’s fast and very approachable, and always takes the time to guide us through key terms and different options, which is invaluable to us as first-time founders. Simon is a trusted, exceptional legal partner, and we're delighted to be working together - choose Accelerate Law!
We got the silicon valley legal experience with Accelerate Law! They’re fast, pragmatic and are clearly comfortable going toe to toe with the industry big boys to close deals. We continue to receive advice with them on various complex commercial partner, shareholder and funding matters, and feel comfortable going into negotiations knowing we have ‘legal’ covered so effectively. The best thing we can say is that their support is an asset rather than a cost, and we are excited for the next steps together. Delighted to recommend to other growing startups.
The Accelerate Law team made what I thought was going to be a complex investment round seem totally smooth, simple and efficient. We have since worked together on our EMI Scheme and other commercial contracts which have all been delivered excellently with clear knowledge and experience. It has been a great experience throughout that fulfilled what we were promised initially - lawyers that get startups, know how founders and investors think, and who make things happen fast.
Founder and CEO, Paperplanes
Accelerate Law helped us with our investment round and, since the beginning, they made us feel comfortable that we were implementing the right legal structure both internally, between founders, and externally, with investors. That has allowed us to grow quickly, avoid internal disputes, and confidently get ready for fundraising. In addition, the commercial advice given by the Accelerate law team was invaluable. They were able to offer the best commercial legal solutions that fit Pancho Datos and our business model. I definitely recommend Accelerate Law for their commercial advice, efficiency and value for money.
Director, Tequila Pancho Datos
Simon and Accelerate Law have consistently provided brilliant support to our growing business. They are flexible, affordable, and make things easy to understand. It's been a pleasure working with them for the past few years.
Accelerate Law have provided fantastic support helping us with our company set up and shareholders agreement. As a new company there is long list of things that need to be done and a shareholder’s agreement was a top priority; luckily for us we were introduced to them by a close friend and their support has been incredible. They kindly walked us through the process and ensured all our questions were answered. They made the process as easy as could be!
Founder and Managing Director, Panthera Consultancy
Employing globally can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be that way when you have the right professional guidance and advice. Accelerate Law is Vulcan's trusted partner in every legal aspect of employment in the UK. Every time we reach out, we know we are in the best hands: we get everything we need, such as information, document reviewing, and paperwork, super fast and in the highest quality. Highly recommended!
Director of People Operations, Vulcan
You get a dedicated personal service with Accelerate Law, that provides valuable end-to-end support for all legal hurdles startups face, with everything from supplier and customer contracts, to S/EIS fundraising schemes and everything in between. After working with them over several areas of the business, we continue to be confident in the advice we receive to continue our international growth. I would certainly recommend Accelerate Law where you require a more tailored solution to your startup legal requirements.
Founder, Wilfred’s Drinks
As the founder and shareholder of an engineering company, I found myself in a complex situation. I was being threatened with legal action unless I committed to a large set of demands and payments within an excruciating timeframe. The close-knit Accelerate Law team took a personal interest in listening to my story and quickly ploughed through all the documentation. They put my mind at ease immediately and began to work through rectifying the situation. The Accelerate Law team’s quick and effective help meant that I had the time and the mindset to properly investigate, understand and rectify the issues with the company. Accelerate Law exhibit the strength of character and professionalism that is so important when you really need help! I cannot recommend Accelerate Law enough.
We now have a trusted partner to turn to whenever we need legal advice and assistance. Accelerate Law supported us with all the documentation for our fundraise, EMI options set up, and all associated support. The rapid and comprehensive communications with the legal team throughout the whole process exceeded our expectations. I definitely recommend Accelerate Law, they offer a great service that is also affordable and accessible for startups.
As an early stage investor and incubator, we need entrepreneurial, solutions-focused legal providers who have a deep startup understanding and help us grow our investment business. Accelerate Law give us this in a highly flexible, efficient and approachable way.
Managing Partner, EarlyMarket
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