Berwin Leighton Paisner Eversheds Linklaters Pinsent Masons Balfour Beatty hands Pinsents ‘business as usual’ work in cost-cutting drive By Joanne Harris 25 March 2013 00:07 17 December 2015 14:01 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 25 March 2013 at 10:27 “I started wondering whether there was a better way to outsource our legal work,” – there will be plenty more where that came from… Reply Link Means of Production 25 March 2013 at 10:53 ‘One thing that we’ve noticed … the legal spend wasn’t really coming down’ – this is an observation that many GCs no doubt will share. GCs and law firms are talking the talk about the ‘new normal’ and improved process mapping and unbundled production, but the legal spend is staying stubbornly high. Either the talk is not translating into substantive change (most likely), or the change in production methods is having no impact on total cost (very unlikely). Reply Link Transformational Trev 25 March 2013 at 11:47 The death of the hourly charge out rate? If yes, good. Reply Link IT Tech Guy 25 March 2013 at 13:54 PM have always been at the forefront of adopting new technology to drive efficiency (that’s cutting cost and improving quality of service btw) . It’s one of the few firms where you get Partners turning up to see new technology in action and being interested. I fully expect PM to win many more mandates like this one as they are setting themselves up to succeed in the new world. Reply Link Anonymous 25 March 2013 at 23:03 “One thing that we’ve noticed over the years is that … the legal spend across the company wasn’t really coming down”. What does that say about these big city firms? Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.