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How can in-house teams benefit from the wide range of alternative legal services providers that are emerging to challenge the traditional law firm model? On 18 March 2015, the LexisNexis In-house Advisory Board met to explore the questions and challenges around choosing to use alternative resourcing.
Fluctuating work level demands, the constant requirement to demonstrate value and evolving attitudes to flexible working are changing the way in-house teams allocate their work. The alternative legal services market is growing fast, prompting some
to speculate that the legal industry is on the verge of a revolution. A wide range of alternative providers are emerging, looking to find a point of differentiation and a niche, whether that's in the business model, the type of lawyer, or the ancillary
services that they offer. Traditional suppliers – law firms – are also testing these waters and finding new and innovative client service models.
The LexisNexis In-house Advisory Board’s discussion, facilitated by Nick West, Managing Director of Axiom in the UK, on the growing number of options available to in-house teams was wide-ranging. It became clear that there are no rules or fixed
answers when it comes to making resourcing decisions. The right option is dependent on the type of business, its scale, the specialisms and size of the in-house team, and the type of project driving the demand – price is not always the determining
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Sophie is Head of Learning & Development at F-LEX Legal - an award winning legal tech startup helping law firms and organisations manage a flexible work force and supporting lawyers to make smarter life/work choices.
As part of her portfolio career Sophie runs various learning and development and networking forums for in-house lawyers and mentors junior lawyers. These include Flying Solo for small and solo legal teams and Aspire for junior in-house lawyers which she runs for LexisNexis UK. She also works with schools and organisations to promote social mobility within the legal profession, working with The Social Mobility Business Partnership and Aspiring Solicitors.
She trained as a lawyer in the City and worked as an in-house lawyer for 10 years including as Head of Legal for Virgin Radio and Ginger Media Group.
Outside of work she is happily married with three sons and enjoys morning walks along the beach with her two dogs.
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