Companies with In-House Counsel

We aren’t outside counsel, we’re in-house partners.

An in-house counsel’s workload and needs are continually changing. There will be times when you’ll need cost-effective, business-minded legal assistance you can trust. It could be for peak periods, big projects, to fill in for employees on vacation or leave, or simply to assist with the department’s workflow while staying within your budget. That’s where we come in.

Our lawyers all have extensive in-house experience and are well versed in the business and legal challenges of large, global organizations. The expertise and insight we have gained working with Fortune 500 companies over the past two decades will be an asset to your legal department.

We offer pricing options to meet your needs:

Ad hoc hourly rate

Fixed fee/project-based

Value-based pricing

Bulk rates

In-house Coaching Services

We have decades of experience building and managing in-house legal departments and offer one-on-one coaching to help you with your transition to in-house, structure the department, build value internally, market to diverse client groups, and mentor junior in-house counsel.

Looking for an experienced and practical
in-house legal partner you can trust?

Get in touch.


“Being herself a seasoned and practical commercial lawyer with vast in-house legal experience from a number of global corporations, Christine knows her customers.”

S. Bhagwandin
General Counsel, Nissan

“Legal departments are constantly pressured with the reality of being a cost centre. It is essential to have cost-effective, practical and expert legal support for overflow or one-off projects. LIHDC has provided that support for me time and time again.”

Global Director
Senior Counsel, Apotex Inc.

“I had the pleasure of working with Christine over the course of several years while she helped our bank’s legal department manage its resourcing and workflow needs. Given her extensive private sector in-house experience, our expectations were high – and yet still they were exceeded. Christine’s drafting skills are excellent as is her ability to provide solid, practical legal advice from the perspective of someone who truly understands business needs. I would recommend Christine without hesitation or reservation.”

Peter Bean
Vice President, Senior Counsel, Fortune 100 Financial Services Company

“The LIHDC team have a wide range of experience and provide expert legal counsel to our company. We have been working with them for several years and continue to do so as we grow our Canadian operation. They are extremely knowledgeable and deliver sound guidance in several areas, including employment matters and policy development.”

Frank Hunnisett, CPA, CMA
Finance Business Partner, North America, Alexander Dennis

LawyersInHouse was a lifesaver in 2020.  When most of the legal team was involved in navigating various COVID related impacts to our business, LawyersInHouse sent us Maria who was a welcome addition to provide a temporary experienced and steady extra set of hands when we needed it most.  Maria quickly introduced herself to the business people in the organization so that she could take matters off the plates of our senior lawyers. Christine Holmes, their founder and CEO, proactively stayed in close contact with us and with Maria to ensure Purolator received the service level we needed including the ability to quickly flex up or down. In uncertain times, this solution was a perfect fit.

Sue-Lynn Noel
Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Purolator, Inc.