A perfect partnership: how our on-demand support is empowering FleetCor

2 March 2021 | Client news

FleetCor is among an increasing number of clients turning to Harper James Solicitors to innovatively integrate their legal support services. 

By subscribing to our On-Demand legal service, the global business payments company can access specialist legal advice and benefit from fully account-managed support via a dedicated panel of partner-level lawyers. Our collaboration has created a ‘perfect partnership’ that has assisted the US-based giant to manage its risk and internal resources more effectively.

Robert Cowling, FleetCor’s General Counsel said: ‘Harper James Solicitors provides excellent value for money and helps to cover gaps in specialist areas of legal practice. Using an outside legal provider enables us, as a business, to better manage our internal resources, the volume of work we have and to deal with our level of overall risk. I would undoubtedly recommend them to others.’

As a worldwide leader in business payments, FleetCor provides innovative solutions by streamlining processes that help companies control spending. The company powers the global business payment industry by processing billions of transactions each year in more than 100 countries. Based in the US, they have 17 offices in seven countries including sites in London, North Yorkshire, the West Midlands and Wiltshire.

Our team has regularly worked closely with FleetCor’s UK arm, by providing legal services in several areas including matters relating to commercial property and intellectual property.

A perfect partnership: how our on-demand support is empowering FleetCor

More recently, FleetCor contacted our team for help to train members of their senior legal and compliance team based in the UK and across Europe.

Our commercial technnology team, who specialise in supporting forward-thinking ambitious businesses, arranged all the training FleetCor needed on issues relating to data protection laws in marketing and the CAP Code rules that apply to marketing and advertising campaigns.

Becky White, a specialist in data protection and privacy law, part of the team who provided the training, said: ‘The feedback we’ve since received has indicated this will really help them move forward in dealing with external and internal communications. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, FleetCor were still keen to ensure their team received the training they needed and we were able to make use of video technology. It was a pleasure to work with them and we look forward to doing so again in the future and to continue this perfect partnership which shows how you can combine internal and external support really effectively.’

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