Clifford Chance doubles size of low-cost India base

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  • It's interesting that firms doing the most complex work have been the first to embrace off shoring of this type (albeit it still on a small scale, one can easily imagine Clifford Chance's 60 India-based consultants growing in number by a factor of 10 in the coming years).
    The reason why firms doing lower value work have not engaged in off shoring of this type yet is that they are on average much smaller businesses as the market in which they operate is so fragmented.
    That is likely to change fast however, with players like the Co Op moving in, and operations like Quality Solicitors developing into large national firms with the scale to enable the establishment of outsourcing operations.

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  • There's nothing wrong for a successful firm to try to lower its cost base and remain competitive in today's environment. But it's just sad to know that people here in London are losing jobs, adding to higher unemployment rate in the developed countries... Just look how many firms are cutting back on their back office and support staff these days.

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  • Quality Solicitors is a long way off being a large national firm. It is, thus far, a very interesting branding exercise which may well help the constituent small businesses compete in a changing marketplace. However, to launch an offshoring operation takes not only scale but absolute consistency in systems and a collective business aim. Difficult for hundreds of High Street firms to achieve that.

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