News Camerons partners give green light to outsourcing move By Catrin Griffiths 23 November 2010 13:26 17 December 2015 15:44 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 23 November 2010 at 14:16 Our greatest resource is our people. Ship ’em out. Reply Link Melanie 23 November 2010 at 14:57 It will all end in tears at some stage in the future, is it what cliients want? Reply Link Anonymous 23 November 2010 at 18:55 Let’s see how much time it will take to move the shared service centre from the City to Bangalore… Reply Link Anonymous 24 November 2010 at 09:25 Is this really what clients want? Will Cameron’s partners be lowering their hourly rates in order to pass the savings on to the client? No. Didn’t think so. Reply Link Anonymous 24 November 2010 at 11:30 Clients just won’t shut up about it, just nag nag nag: “Have you outsourced your IT yet? Why haven’t you outsourced your IT yet?” Try to gently move them on to talk about their own deals but instead they just keep on banging on about outsourcing. Reply Link mary 24 November 2010 at 11:48 Some typically reactionary comments to this already… I’m as sceptical as the next person but don’t you have to wait to see how this works before condemning it. That said, if the upshot is a wave of redundancies that can be passed off as collateral damage from the move then this is really just a smokescreen Reply Link Peter 24 November 2010 at 13:35 Good reporting on this so far – please make sure to keep on with the updates during the implementation, as this is when things will really get interesting. Reply Link Anonymous 24 November 2010 at 14:56 And when sensitive data is sold on to the crims in a country without any DPA – then the claims will flow – see the insurers who collect all personal data accessable in offshore unregulated/unprotected markets and the fines regulators then make. Reply Link Anonymous 24 November 2010 at 15:18 Interesting. From someone who has six years in the corporate and legal sectors, I often find it amusing to see business decisions being made by partners. A training in law does not equate to a training in how to run a business, and the partnership model is bizarre. Many clients referred to above won’t give a toss whether the firm’s IT is in-house or not. All they want is the best value for money from their legal provider. The lawyers take that to mean lower fees, so therefore reduce overheads and ensure PEP is kept as high as possible. Credit to CMS for looking to improve its structure, but it’s clear it’s not being undertaken with business acument (especially when glossed up as being a benefit to clients). Reply Link Anonymous 25 November 2010 at 09:12 Pitying the support staff of Cameron McKenna. In Liam Brown , they’ve inherited a boss who looks and acts like Martin O’Neil on speed. I made the correct decision to leave months ago. Better job, better pay, better prospects. Reply Link Anonymous 25 November 2010 at 12:50 Didn’t Cameron’s outsource its IT team in June 2007 – doesn’t this dispel the myths of selling sensitive data to crims? Reply Link Rebecca Cockburn - Exclusive Human Resources - Leg 25 November 2010 at 16:45 Innovation within any company is a fantastic thing. But lets hope that the positivity is not overshadowed by redundancies. Clients ask for such changes but will the quality slip to the sidelines……………………it will be interesting to see? Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.