Monthly Archives: May 2010

Leveraging Outside Vendors

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Featured in the Spring 2010 International In-house Counsel Journal is an article titled “Leveraging Outside Vendors in a Changing Legal Landscape” authored by Richard Reade, UK General Council of ISS and me. The ten page article covers many key topics regarding the current state of the LPO industry. It’s a good read for those just Continue Reading

Legal Futures: A Shore Thing

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I had the pleasure of contributing a piece for Legal Futures website. The site focuses on the leading news and trends impacting the UK legal landscape. My piece, A Shore Thing, comments on the impact of the onshore legal outsourcing trend and how it will potentially impact the roles of legal professionals both within and Continue Reading

Tempered Outlook Turns Into Upswing?

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In the Business Standard, the article Legal Process Outsourcing on Firm Footing highlights some of the increased activity in the Indian legal outsourcing sector. After several years of chimera-like growth in Indian LPO markets, work capacity never truly lived up to expectations. Recently tempered, the market is now poised for growth and the current outlook Continue Reading

More on Minter

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The Lawyer also reported additional details on the Minter Ellison outsourcing offering. It’s been announced Lewis Silken is a prominent client. The interesting aspect to note is the high-level nature of the services performed – including the reported hands-on approach by Minter’s senior litigation partners. Perhaps it may be better to classify this as a Continue Reading

CMS Camerons: Act II

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The Lawyer reported additional details on the CMS Cameron McKenna outsourcing arrangement with Integreon. The piece reported on some of the internal issues that are arising with such a massive outsourcing initiative that will potentially touch all aspects of Cameron’s support functions. The article highlights the importance of change management, which is a critical component Continue Reading

Minter Ellison’s Kiwi Offering

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Another significant LPO story broken by The Lawyer this week is the front-page coverage of the new offering of outsourced legal services by the Australian Minter Ellison from their New Zealand offices. It will be interesting to follow this announcement and the uptake by UK law firms. According to people familiar with the matter, Minter Continue Reading

Orrick and the Death of PPP?

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The firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe recently announced that they are no longer publically providing their annual profit per partner numbers used in industry rankings such as those performed by the American Lawyer. While firms’ reporting mechanisms are not major differentiators, we do applaud firms that are now starting to take a longer-term perspective of Continue Reading

CMS Camerons News Round-up

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This past Friday, The Lawyer broke the story of the largest outsourcing deal for legal support services to date with UK 20 firm CMS Camerons. While the Camerons deal is more focused on the legal support services than traditional LPO services, the deal is significant for two reasons. The first notable aspect is the sheer Continue Reading

Novak Druce Centre Newsletter

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Several articles in the Novak Druce Centre Spring 2010 newsletter are worth reading. Christopher McKenna, the director for the center, commented on strategies firms should consider as they become part of the global market. This article addresses the broad view of globalization rather than detailed “how-to” strategies. Determining a personal and firm philosophy about “professional Continue Reading

Recession sends onshoring up the agenda

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Fronterion was also noted recently by Managing Partner magazine regarding the implications of our 2010 Global Sourcing Study. The article highlights a number of issues including the alternative career path available to UK lawyers at onshore legal outsourcing centers as well as the piqued interest in UK firms for onshore and on/offshore hybrid legal outsourcing Continue Reading