Looking for the good all-rounder
What do Irish in-house lawyers look for from their advisers? In the first survey of its kind, the Irish Law Society's Corporate and Public Sector Committee looked at the factors behind in-house lawyers' decisions to outsource
A law firm which has a speciality in a particular field, is a good all-rounder and which can provide a quick response and prompt access to a partner is what Irish in-house lawyers are looking for from their advisers. They are uninterested in international link-ups or glossy brochures, and price is not a major concern. These are just some of the findings of a recent survey of corporate and public service solicitors. The survey, the first of its kind ever undertaken in Ireland, was conducted by the Law Society’s Corporate and Public Sector Committee.Almost all of the respondents reported that they outsource at least some of their legal work. The vast majority outsource around 35%-50% of legal work and an average of six law firms were instructed by each organisation. The committee’s survey set out to find the answer to three key outsourcing questions:
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