Unbundling a market — the appetite for new legal services models

Whether you are a buyer or a provider of legal services, this is an exciting time to be involved in the legal market. The industry faces unprecedented change. In response, companies are seeking out innovations in the way they procure, use and interact with providers of legal services.

To deepen our understanding of the critical issues, Allen & Overy commissioned independent research into how the delivery of legal services is changing around the world. The result is this report, based on the views of almost 200 senior buyers of legal services at companies with a collective annual legal budget of nearly £3.5bn.

We want to share these perspectives to help you benchmark your organisation’s use of legal providers and illuminate some of the innovative, hybrid and collaborative approaches that are being adopted across the world as legal services are increasingly unbundled…

Click on the link below to read the rest of the Allen & Overy briefing.

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