Monthly Archives: March 2010

UK Expansion

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This past week saw another noteworthy advance in the UK legal outsourcing market. UnitedLex officially launched their first public UK engagement with the UK-based telecom BT. UnitedLex will effectively take over the BT Indian-based captive legal team. According to the release, 15 UnitedLex lawyers will, “handle commercial contracting and antitrust regulation work for BT’s offices Continue Reading

Indian Writ Compliant Filed

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Something that was simmering below the surface for the past week finally erupted into the mainstream legal press on Friday in a feature by LegalWeek. It was first reported by in The Hindu and then Bar & Bench, that the Association of Indian Lawyers filed a writ petition with in the Madras High Court alleging Continue Reading

Philippines Contending

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While the Philippines has not exhibited quite the level of growth of legal outsourcing as geographies such as India and South Africa, the Philippines remain a strong contender for offshore legal talent. An interesting release by the Outsourcing Portfolio outlined some of the advantages of the Philippines, which for some areas directly translated into competitive Continue Reading

Law Firm Evolution

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This week I had the pleasure of attending one of the most forward-thinking conferences on the legal outsourcing industry – Law Firm Evolution: Brave New World or Business as Usual? The conference was hosted by the Georgetown Law School in Washington, DC. The conference provided a very unique mix of academic and practitioner perspectives on Continue Reading

Global Sourcing Study: The Lawyer Feature

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The previously announced 2010 Global Sourcing Study was featured as the lead story of The Lawyer. Recognizing legal outsourcing opportunities from around the world – both on and offshore – is clearly of interest to a broad number of legal professionals. We are very excited about the informed approach taken by The Lawyer article.

2010 Global Sourcing Release

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Fronterion is proud to announce the release of the 2010 Global Sourcing Study: A Globalised Profession and Multi-Shore Delivery of Legal Services Study. The complete study is available by contacting the following: GlobalSourcing@fronterion.com In summary, findings clearly show significant growth in the onshore legal outsourcing delivery market as well as increased interest from law firms Continue Reading

Magic Circle… [Poof] Gone?

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Eversheds recently released study findings that found “over half of all clients think that the magic circle designation is redundant, with 94 per cent of them arguing that the profession should reclassify its peer groups.” We certainly agree that significant pressure exists on law firms regardless of their designation as “Magic” or not*. As a Continue Reading

EMRG Conference Overview

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This past week I had the pleasure of speaking at the EMRG conference at the United Oxford and Cambridge University Club in London. The event featured a number of prominent speakers in the legal outsourcing community including several experts written about in the case studies of our Implementing a Successful Legal Outsourcing Engagement book, Richard Continue Reading

Conference Round Up

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Legal and legal outsourcing conferences seem to be abounding both in the UK and Stateside. Georgetown Law School’s Law Firm Evolution: Brave New World or Business as Usual?: Occurring March 21st through March 23rd. The conference features a unique amalgamation of academics, law firm leadership, general counsel and legal industry thought-leaders. EMRG LPO Masterclass: Hosted Continue Reading