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 in the UK, the US, India, Singapore and Hong Kong. The team will be based in Gurgaon, India.”
I had the pleasure of speaking along side Ajay Agrawal, UnitedLex Chief Solutions Officer, this week at the ERMG conference.
This announcement of UnitedLex’s official launch in the UK reflects the accuracy of our findings in the 2010 Global Sourcing Study that 88% of legal outsourcing vendors plan to increase their focus on the UK in the coming year(www.fronterion.com/globalsourcing2010). “Aggressive” expansion plans were also noted in the Law Gazette this week in an article about headcount projections from several major legal outsourcing vendors.