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BLP joins Northern trek, with plans to open a Manchester outsourcing hub
There’s a race to the North going on, with the latest entrant taking its place on the starting line last week.
This time it’s Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), which unveiled plans to launch what it described as a four-pronged process-mapping and outsourcing programme aimed at increasing service flexibility.
At its core is a cost-cutting hub in Manchester, described by BLP’s managing partner Neville Eisenberg as an attempt to provide clients with better value for money on transactions, particularly with more process-oriented work.
The move follows “several years” of discussions with clients about how their needs have changed and what their priorities are, Eisenberg says.
“We’re trying to come up with something flexible,” he adds. “Clients need greater flexibility in solutions for different assignments and the traditional legal model doesn’t have that. It works well in delivering high-value, bespoke legal advice, but there has been value for money pressure from clients for years and all major law firms are experimenting with ways of addressing this.”