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Commercial law firms must seize “window of opportunity” to adopt new delivery models

Commercial law firms have a limited “window of opportunity” to adopt new delivery models which is unlikely to “remain open forever”, a report has warned. Jomati Consultants also revealed that four City firms are on course to receive almost £8m in government grants as a result of opening low cost centres.

February 8th, 2016 | No Comments »

Crowdfunders flock to invest in LPO business

A UK legal process outsourcing company has obtained an equity investment of double the amount it was seeking to fund ambitious expansion plans, using the ‘crowdfunding’ method of appealing to investors.

December 9th, 2013 | No Comments »

Ex-City lawyer outsourcers grow 400% and plot to double again in size

The legal outsourcing business that uses former City solicitors to provide temporary support services to law firms and in-house teams, has surpassed its original goal of having 500 lawyers on its books and grown 400% in the past year.

November 14th, 2013 | No Comments »

LPOs set to take on high-value work and “compete directly with law firms”

The legal process outsourcing industry is currently worth $2.4bn worldwide and is set to expand into higher value, more complex work, according to research conducted by the London School of Economics.

December 7th, 2012 | 2 Comments »

From cost centre to profit centre: FTSE 250 company eyes ABS as it offers paralegal service to others

The outsourcing arm of FTSE 250 construction company Carillion could become an alternative business structure (ABS) as it looks to grow its advice services team beyond in-house and legal aid work, it has emerged.

December 3rd, 2012 | No Comments »

In brief: latest ABS, Co-op wins contract, top firms “don’t want” external cash, SRA race probe

Our regular round-up of important news nuggets includes the newest SRA-licensed ABS, an advice contract for the Co-op, a survey of top firms on how they are changing, a probe of SRA files to identify any racial discrimination, heavy fine for spam texters and much more.

November 29th, 2012 | No Comments »

Majority of top firms eyeing growth through merger as ABSs appear on the radar

Nearly 60% of top 100 law firms view mergers and acquisitions as a leading growth opportunity in a challenging legal services market – with the prospect of alternative business structures starting to snap at their heels, according to a prestigious benchmarking survey.

October 30th, 2012 | No Comments »

Back-to-work lawyers "enable firms and GCs to outsource onshore"

Mahy: something that somebody should have thought of before
Using ex-City lawyer parents looking to return to practice is a way for in-house lawyers and law firms to onshore services that many people are saying should be offshored, a former FTSE 100 general counsel said this week.

September 21st, 2012 | Comments Off on Back-to-work lawyers "enable firms and GCs to outsource onshore"

LPO warning to law firms as general counsel freeze them out

The global legal process outsourcing market will double in value by 2015 to more than £2bn but general counsel are increasingly freezing out law firms and buying outsourced services direct, according to new research.

September 7th, 2012 | Comments Off on LPO warning to law firms as general counsel freeze them out

News in brief: online directory launch, Scottish LPO bid, cash-flow squeeze, and more

Our regular round-up of news you may have missed includes an international online directory, Scotland looking for a piece of the LPO market, worsening cash-flow at law firms, a free probate offer, and much more besides.

August 24th, 2012 | No Comments »