Tis the Season… For Industry Trending

While most choose to celebrate the Christmas holiday in more traditional ways, the LPO industry brings an abundance of holiday cheer via industry surveys.

Not to be outdone, last week we released our annual trending report: Ten for 2011: Top 10 Trends in Legal Outsourcing in 2011. Featured by the ABA Journal – Legal Outsourcing Consultant Predicts More Onshoring – the complete report is available here.

Now on to the cornucopia of industry surveys this month…

1. The European Lawyer: Outsourcing Survey
November and December issue of The European Lawyer features a study of general counsel on their use of legal outsourcing. If you can get your hands on a copy, it’s certainly worth a read. Statistics include how many general counsel currently outsource, which services they use and the jurisdictions in which they feel most comfortable using.

2. State of the Indian LPO Sector
As previously noted on the blog, an Indian outsourcing firm set out to conduct a survey of the Indian LPO sector. After collating the responses from 19 outsourcing firms, the results are out. The full report is available by contacting Ravi Shankar at IndianLPOSurvey@gmail.com

3. The LPO Program
The LPO Program, a UK-based information firm released survey findings projecting growth of LPO in the coming year. According to a recently conducted study, “The main users of LPO continue to be Corporate Law Departments, who are forecasted to add $129m of spending in 2011. Law firms are shaking off traditional caution and are fuelling 41% of the projected growth. On these forecasts, it is expected that at least 9 high profile deals will be announced by law firms in the next 12 months.”

4. ValueNotes: 2010 To 2011 – Changes in the LPO Industry
ValueNotes released a broad overview of industry trends and happenings from the past year – including large deals, outsourcing geographies and the events impacting India as a primary destination for outsourced legal services.

Written by Fronterion