Northern Ireland lawyers back new Herbert Smith launch in Belfast

News Article - 19/01/2012 : outsourcing, practice management

Partners at top Irish law firms have voiced their support for Herbert Smith's plans to open an office in Belfast to handle volume disputes work, arguing the base will provide a further avenue for law graduates in a depressed job market.


Why too much onshoring could create a headache for LPO providers

News Article - 19/01/2012 : outsourcing, revenue, us law firms

Earlier this year The Lawyer published a report that suggested that domestic outsourcing could eclipse offshoring as a means of cutting legal costs, with law firms' conservatism preventing them from sending any large-scale projects overseas....

Aon Consulting and Hewitt Associates merge to form new HR consultancy

News Article - 19/01/2012 : merger, outsourcing, Human Resources, Human Resources

HR consultants Hewitt Associates and Aon Consulting have announced they are to merge, in a deal worth $4.9 billion (around £3 billion).

Aon Corporation paid $50 per share to acquire Hewitt and merge it with its subsidiary Aon...

The impact of outsourcing the service desk

News Article - 19/01/2012 : it spend, outsourcing, service desk, Finance, Finance, Technology

Do you really want to lose (inter)face?

Off-shoring of IT services and especially Service Desks is gaining popularity as Financial Directors continue to reduce IT spend and...

Microsoft outsources legal work to India with CPA Global deal

News Article - 19/01/2012 : cpa global, india, microsoft, outsourcing, Finance, Finance, Technology

Tech heavyweight sends legal work to outsourcing company

Microsoft has entered into an agreement with legal outsourcing provider CPA Global to offshore legal work to lawyers in India.

The technology giant began a pilot...

Legal Week - Editor's comment: 2009 and all that

News Article - 19/01/2012 : billing, outsourcing, Finance, Finance, Technology

Reaching the end of what has proved a highly eventful year (and decade) the temptation to turn this column into a mini retrospective has proved irresistible. But oddly, as turbulent as 2009 proved, in many ways it wasn't that surprising. True,...

Simmons targets China growth as firm rethinks recruitment strategy

News Article - 19/01/2012 : outsourcing, recruitment, simmons & simmons, Finance, Finance, Human Resources, Technology

Simmons & Simmons is planning to expand in mainland China, with the firm aiming to recruit local Chinese lawyers.

The firm wants to hire local lawyers to gain access to Chinese clients and is looking to bring in partners in finance and...

Eight more UK top 30 firms size up legal outsourcing moves

News Article - 19/01/2012 : Allen & Overy, cms cameron mckenna, freshfields bruckhaus deringer, linklaters, outsourcing, sj berwin, Finance, Finance, Technology

Some of the City's leading law firms are considering outsourcing legal work as increasing numbers of firms look to cut costs by using external providers for both legal and business support.

Linklaters, SJ Berwin, Freshfields Bruckhaus...

A&O signs outsourcing deal with LPO provider Integreon

News Article - 19/01/2012 : Allen & Overy, integreon, offshoring, outsourcing, Finance, Finance, Knowledge Management, Technology

Allen & Overy (A&O) has become the first magic circle firm to outsource legal work as an increasing number of UK firms embrace legal process outsourcing (LPO) in a bid to reduce their overheads.

The firm has partnered with LPO...

New Zealand lawyers launch outsourcing team

News Article - 19/01/2012 : legal process outsourcing, lpo, new zealand, outsourcing, Finance, Finance, Human Resources

A new legal process outsourcing (LPO) company has entered the marketplace, offering law firms and in-house counsel the services of UK-qualified lawyers based in New Zealand.

Latitude South has been set up by lawyers Larissa Glubb and...

Partners seek new models but wary of LPOs

News Article - 19/01/2012 : legal process outsourcing, outsourcing, Finance, Finance, Human Resources, Technology

Partners are sceptical of the service from LPOs and wary of the risks of outsourcing legal work to third parties, but most are predicting a major drive for efficiency. Claire Ruckin reports

City partners increasingly believe the law...

Cameron Macaulay decimates IT overheads as the first Scottish law firm to sign up with VP

News Article - 19/01/2012 : cash management, it infrastructure, it investment, outsourcing, software-as-a-service, virtual practices, Technology, Technology

Bath-based Virtual Practices, which delivers SOS Connect case and practice management software as a service (SaaS) to law firms, has added Scottish cash management to its outsourced legal cashiering service. Glasgow-based Cameron Macaulay...

Legal pitfalls of outsourcing may outweigh benefits, says Kroll

News Article - 19/01/2012 : india, kroll, outsourcing, Finance, Finance

Companies that choose to outsource work to save money may be buying themselves more legal trouble than it's worth, according to new research.

Kroll's annual global corporate fraud survey, which canvassed more than 700 senior executives...

Simmons goes live with outsourcing project

News Article - 19/01/2012 : integreon, outsourcing, simmons & simmons, Finance, Finance, Human Resources

Simmons & Simmons has launched an innovative legal process outsourcing (LPO) scheme, six months after pinpointing LPO as a key part of its strategy.

Under a year-long agreement with outsourcing specialist Integreon, Simmons will employ...

Legal outsourcing trend gains momentum as clients get tough

News Article - 19/01/2012 : legal process outsourcing, outsourcing, Finance, Finance

Outsourcing, it would seem, is the new black, but the fact that ultra-stylish, super-conservative Slaughter and May is bang on trend with this is more than a little surprising.

As The Lawyer revealed last week (5 October), the elite City...