Innovative Legal Support
Disrupting the traditional legal model to provide meaningful and efficient legal solutions.
We focus on building long term relationships to facilitate the delivery of ongoing and effective legal support, offering a broad range of strategic corporate and commercial legal consultancy services. We aim to bridge the gap between the commitment of maintaining large in-house legal teams and the time and money costs of appointing and managing external legal counsel, providing our clients with bespoke legal resources and fee structures that support and enhance the legal function.
Why choose Polaris
Polaris crafts and delivers dynamic business solutions that can help you optimize the performance of your legal function. We offer innovative resourcing solutions, using blue sky thinking and tailored and flexible fee structures. Our directors have a combined 35 years of deep and broad experience in private practice, in-house and investment banking.
How we can help you
Polaris offers transparent, real-time accessible, cost effective, price predictable and expert legal delivery and capability. Our combined complementary specialist knowledge across multiple disciplines, sectors and geographies enables us to deliver sensible legal solutions.
Polaris advises on a broad range of matters including company and business acquisitions, financing, JVs and partnerships, shareholder agreements and equity investments.
Polaris can assist with company secretarial matters, client, service and supplier agreements and employment matters and provides notarial services. We can help you proactively manage existing contracts, to ensure that you know how and when your contracts expire.
We provide legal support throughout the transaction, from NDAs, SPAs, Sale of Business Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, Financing Agreements, reworking of employment arrangements and onwards to completion.
We provide strategic advice on managing the legal function, expansion of your business, corporate structuring, bulk contract management as well as internal training on relevant legal developments.
Let Polaris help ensure your project remains aligned with strategic business objectives, within budget and on schedule. If your legal team is stretched as it is or you need some temporary legal counsel, we can help on a full or part time basis.
Polaris provides affordable long term legal solutions and in house legal services to start ups and small businesses, enabling you to get it right from the start. Make sure that when your business takes off you haven’t left a trail of legal risk behind you.
Take the risk and cost out of a long term commitment to in-house counsel and let us help you when you need it. We offer short, medium and long term in house assistance on a full or part time basis.
Looking to finance growth and expansion in your business? Let us help you with your facility agreements and ensure a better risk position for your business as it grows.
Sally D’Arcy-Donnelly is a South African qualified lawyer (non-practising) with private practice (Bowmans) and in-house (Smollan) experience. She has wide ranging experience in employment and labour related matters, commercial litigation, corporate law, commercial contracts, company secretarial matters, compliance and corporate governance.
Sally was Group Legal Manager at the Smollan Group and previously worked for Bowmans (Johannesburg) andD’Arcy Rae Attorneys (Johannesburg). She was a visiting lecturer at the Gordon Institute for Business Science (Johannesburg) during 2012 and 2013, and lectured at WITS University from July 2009 to October 2013. Sally studied law at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. Sally is admitted as an Attorney (non-practising) of the High Court of South Africa and as a Notary Public in the High Court of South Africa.