The following In-house Advisor practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This Practice Note is intended for in-house lawyers considering outsourcing some legal services to external suppliers of legal services. It forms part of a suite of tools and guidance to assist you with the outsourcing decision. This Practice Note is intended to be used at the start of the process. It is designed to help you gather the information required to decide whether you need to use, ie outsource work to, external suppliers of legal services. See also Practice Notes:
Legal services outsourcing—in-house lawyers—which legal services to outsource
Legal services outsourcing—in-house lawyers—outsourcing options
Ultimately, the purpose of gathering information is to formulate a strategy on legal services outsourcing. See Precedent: Legal services outsourcing strategy.
Whether you are thinking about the possibility of outsourcing some legal services or, you’ve been given the immediate objective of reducing spend on external legal support, you need to start by gathering information.
You need to understand:
what legal support has previously been and is currently being used by your organisation
what types and volumes of legal support your organisation will require in future
your internal resourcing levels
the skills and experience of your team
To understand this, you will need to gather information on:
which advisers have been used in the past and for what purposes
how much was spent annually on external legal advice and support in the past five years
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