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This Practice Note is intended for in-house lawyers considering outsourcing some legal services to external suppliers. It forms part of a suite of guidance and precedents to assist you with the outsourcing decision. This Practice Note provides guidance on how to identify which legal services to outsource. See also Practice Notes:
Legal services outsourcing—in-house lawyers—information gathering
Legal services outsourcing—in-house lawyers—outsourcing options
Before deciding which legal services to outsource, you should already have gathered data about:
what legal advice your organisation has used previously
what legal advice it is likely to need in the future, and
the resources available in your legal team
See Practice Note: Legal services outsourcing—in-house lawyers—information gathering.
The next step is to assess which legal services you could consider outsourcing. This Practice Note is designed to help you to think about:
key practical issues such as your objectives in outsourcing and how to ensure those objectives are achieved
which legal services should not be outsourced
which legal services could be outsourced
what would be a bad time in your organisation’s life to implement outsourcing
See also Precedent: Legal services outsourcing strategy.
There are some key practical issues to consider including:
what you are aiming to achieve
the likely impact on your team and organisation
whether you have considered all the options
how to identify the right kind of legal services supplier
how to select
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