Legal operations tips for controlling outside counsel costs
Outside counsel easily accounts for half of all corporate legal spending. This is why legal operations professionals often look there first when seeking to rein in costs.
While it’s possible to squeeze law firms to obtain a better price, that’s a tactical manoeuvre that puts clients and firms at odds. The key to getting a handle on outside counsel costs begins with organising in-house legal operations first. It may seem counterintuitive, but it gets the whole team – inside and outside counsel – focused on the right things.
In this co-authored article for the Global Legal Post our CEO Nicholas d'Adhemar teamed up with Helen Lowe, Head of Legal Operations at easyJet to share five tips for getting started on controlling outside counsel costs.