Most of our competitors have never worked in-house and do not understand the unique pressures of a growing business. We will take the time to understand your product suite and your strategy and will tailor our advice accordingly.
Traditional law firms require their staff to run multiple matters simultaneously leading to slower turnaround of comments and advice. Uniquely in the market, Chronos are willing to offer guaranteed turnaround times so you are never waiting for advice.
You need a flexible legal service from people who intimately understand your business, your products and what it means to be an entrepreneur.
A young to medium maturity company in high growth mode. Your time and finances need to be focused on growing your business and establishing yourself in the market.
You’re working with some of the biggest names in the industry and you need top class legal support to affirm your credibility and market presence.
Our firm was founded with Fintech at its heart, enabling our clients to create and supply cutting edge, disruptive and innovative technology to the Financial Services sector. We advise on areas across the Fintech ecosystem including:
Gritty, commercial legal advice is at the heart of our practice. We are a firm of deal makers – helping to guide and advise you through the knotty challenges of contract law. We manage your contracts from start to finish, saving precious management time and explaining complex points simply and efficiently. We are experts in:
Whether it is one off drafting of terms and conditions or the ongoing management of your contract portfolio, we have the expertise and negotiation skills to deliver top class results.
Structuring your company correctly is one of the keys to a successful and well run business. We advise founders, directors and investors on how to protect their interests and ensure the company thrives. We provide support on:
We provide years of employment law know-how, plugging into your business for day to day HR matters or larger employment disputes. We cover:
Our team advise businesses of all sizes in the UK, Europe and beyond about data protection and GDPR compliance. We are able to offer a ‘one stop shop’ data protection audit and remediation process as well as:
Our ACIS qualified Company Secretary can slot seamlessly into your or- ganisation, handling the day to day administration of company filings – ensuring you are always investor ready. We offer:
Chronos was established to serve the booming financial and regulatory tech sector in London. Its particular focus is on young to medium maturity technology companies in high growth mode. Unlike most firms, we get to know your business and will work alongside you as you grow. Our clients don’t view us as their lawyer, they view us as a trusted member of their leadership team.
30% of law firm costs relate to IT, support staff and fixed property charges.
Chronos is a virtual firm which means we don’t charge for overheads. Our hourly rate is only 25-30% of City firms.
City law firms use unqualified trainees, paralegals and juniors to work on your matters. With Chronos, you will always be dealing with a small team of senior, named lawyers, dedicated to your business.
All of our lawyers have managed big teams, set up departments and run their own businesses. We know what it is like to be a founder and we understand the pressures and demands of managing a business.
We aren’t tied to a formal office space which allows us to keep our fees extremely competitive. Working on our system or yours, we seamlessly slot into your business. This allows us to serve clients throughout the UK and Europe without visas or employment issues. On hand and available, whenever and wherever you need us.
Unlike most firms, we get to know your business and will work alongside you as you grow. Our clients don’t view us as their lawyer, they view us as a trusted member of their leadership team.
At Chronos, we recognise that clients in the booming financial and regulatory tech sector, particularly start-ups and SMEs, need lawyers not only with a broad legal and commercial skillset, but also those who deeply understand the unique needs of each business, dedicating flexible and cost-effective time and experience to work alongside these businesses as they grow, without sapping their precious resources.
Chronos was founded by Tom Bohills, an experienced IP/IT lawyer who trained and qualified at one of the world’s most prestigious law firms and has since headed the legal department of two leading UK FinTech companies.
James qualified in London, holding several in-house roles in regulated industries in the City. After consulting across the UK and Asia, he became general counsel for a multinational insure-tech company and founded a boutique legal outsourcing company in the Philippines, before joining the team at Chronos.
Cullen qualified into corporate M&A in South Africa before holding numerous in-house legal counsel positions in London. He brings a broad range of commercial and corporate experience to Chronos, having practised law across various reputable firms worldwide.
Ben qualified in South Africa before joining Linklaters’ Legal Operations in London. He has a background in commercial law, capital markets, disputes and mining. He has experience consulting in the Fintech space, including on blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and holds a Fintech certification from Oxford.
Qualifying as a solicitor in 2019, Kate joined Chronos with extensive experience in the drafting and negotiation of financing documentation for buy side clients. She has worked as a legal counsel in the fintech and tech sectors, undertaking the responsibility of company secretary as well as advising upon data protection legislation.
Alexandra joined Chronos after working with a tech start-up from its early days to successful acquisition 2 years later. A CIPP/E certified London School of Economics graduate, Alexandra has lived in 4 different countries and speaks 5 languages! Before starting her legal career, she was competing in martial arts but nowadays stays active low-key, while enjoying a good psychology book (or 2).
Having completed a degree in Law and a Masters in Law and Business, Georgina took up a temporary position as CRM assistant at the Telegraph. Then went to work as the assistant to the Global General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor at Condé Nast. Following on from this she worked within private households providing business and operational support to High Net Worth Individuals.
Richard joined Chronos from OneWeb, a global satellite communications company, where he was Legal Director. Richard was the founding partner of Thomas Eggar’s Commercial Technology practice and a head partner of their Commercial team and Intellectual Property Team.
Angie was admitted as a solicitor in 1996 and has a background in corporate/commercial, media, litigation and intellectual property law. She is a qualified mediator and was a visiting lecturer in law. After founding her own firm, Angie became Group General Counsel & Chief Talent Officer of Ayondo. Shenow advises our clients on a range of matters from employment law through to intellectual property.
Claire is our ACIS certified Company Secretary. She held the role of Company Secretary for Angel Trains – a company with hundreds of millions of pounds in revenue annually and c. £2 billion of assets – for a decade. She is also a Client Relationship Director at Board Intelligence.
A former partner at a boutique Mayfair family law firm, Emma runs the firm’s day-to-day operations. She is listed in the Legal 500 and Spears Top 50 and is featured in the Leaders List for Citywealth. Emma was awarded Inspirational Individual of the Year by Citywealth and shortlisted as Woman of the Year.
Francesca (Cesca) joined the Chronos team as a new Law graduate, specialising in Internet Law and Policy, among other modules, and is particularly interested in commercial/corporate and ESG work.
Luci joined Chronos after 5 years spent in-house in the tech & platform industries, with a focus on beauty, wellness, and travel. This has given her a wide rangeof experience ranging from general commercialto employment, corporate to data protection.
Chronos Law Limited is a company registered in England & Wales whose registered office is at 18 Fircroft Road, LONDON, SW17 7PS, England. We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to provide regulated and non-regulated services (registration number 659005).