Barrister entrepreneur launches drafting service for lawyers

31 October 2014

Barrister entrepreneur William Rees has launched an online drafting service aimed at mainly at solicitors in small firms. The business provides “customised templates”, which aim to be more tailored to lawyers’ requirements and individual cases than traditional precedents.

Knowledge more important than price for law firms choosing IT suppliers

9 October 2014

Specialist knowledge and expertise are more important than price or consistency of delivery for law firms choosing an IT supplier, research has found.

BLP launches Streamline “process improvement” service

8 October 2014

City law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner has launched Streamline, a “process improvement service” designed to cope with the legal challenges of big construction projects and complex or high-volume commercial litigation.

Hub.Legal aims to lead way in support for small firms

26 August 2014

The solicitor in charge of a network of 136 West Midlands firms has said it aims to lead the way in support for small law firms, while remaining outside any national group. Hub.Legal is operated by FBC Manby Bowdler, formerly a hub in Pannone’s Connect2Law network.

Big increase in demand for non-traditional legal services, City report predicts

20 August 2014

Global demand for non-traditional legal services, such as contract lawyers and document-review services, will rise sharply over the next five years, research for Allen & Overy has found.

Radiant opens South Africa in-sourcing centre as it targets ABS to bring top retailer onboard

11 March 2014

Innovative legal practice Radiant Law has moved to an in-sourcing model for some of its work by opening an office in South Africa last week – while also applying for an alternative business structure licence to enable a leading retailer to become its chairman.

ABSs “will contribute to the rise of legal services outsourcing”, new book predicts

11 February 2014

Alternative business structures (ABSs) will create additional demand for legal services outsourcing (LSO) and could in time become LSO providers themselves, a new book has predicted.

Riverview teams up with Legal OnRamp to tackle global bank challenge

6 January 2014

Riverview Law has announced a collaboration with US technology pioneer Legal OnRamp to offer a service that can cope with massive regulatory burdens imposed on financial institutions to avoid a repeat of the 2008 banking crisis.

Crowdfunders flock to invest in LPO business

9 December 2013

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.

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

14 November 2013

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.

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