Bring IT all back home
The UK in-house sector is following the US by putting technology at the forefront, says Kieran Flatt
In recent years it has suited the purposes of a number of the UK’s large law firms to declare that in-house legal departments have begun to focus on technology as a means of streamlining their businesses. These firms – generally those that have spent millions of their own money on computer equipment – will often claim that IT-related demands from general counsel are becoming increasingly strident. But owing to an almost complete lack of corroborating evidence, it has always been safe to conclude that such claims are exaggerated, at best, and probably entirely false. Until now.
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