No costs control
Have in-house legal departments screwed their external advisers down on cost so much, that no further cuts can be made? A survey of 140 US companies suggests not, with the majority of companies still accepting hourly bills from their legal advisers despite all the billing innovations available. Lindsey Phillips reports
Legal and staffing costs remain largely unchanged for US companies, despite the innovative cost control methods and alternative billing arrangements that many general counsel have pioneered over the last few years.
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