'Near-shoring' garners approval in the City
Nearly 60% of partners see relocating support teams to lower-cost regional centres in the UK or Europe as an attractive option, with even greater numbers predicting an increase in the number of law firms embracing 'near-shoring'. The results of Legal Week's latest Big Question survey show 59% of partners consider near-shoring to be either "very" or "considerably" attractive, with only 12% dismissing the concept altogether, claiming the saving is not worth the disruption.
Partners back moves to ‘near-shore’ to low cost regional markets, arguing that this option is more reliable than outsourcing, but respondents concede such moves send poor signals to support staff
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