Eversheds to outsource UK-wide secretarial jobs

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  • Given that Eversheds advises on outsourcing you'd rather hope that it knew how it "works on the ground" (whatever that means) before embarking on this process.
    Outsourcing management decisions would be a step in the right direction.

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  • sheds should come clean and let people know about the likely closure of smaller offices such as nottingham. its not fair on people but do they care

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  • I read this article with interest. I have experience of working for firms where they have outsourced their document production. Unfortunately, they found to their cost that it wasn't cost effective, there were problems with spelling, layout and terminology. Within a year or two the secretaries who were left had their workload doubled!!!
    Also, if so many firms are going in this direction, why are there so many advertisements for legal secretaries in the City and West End with so called "Legal Agencies"? Do these vacancies actually exist - I think not! I'm a legal secretary with over 20 years experience, currently stuck in a boring, dead-end job and unable to find a position where my skills and experience are better utilised. Something has definitely gone wrong somewhere. Perhaps The Lawyer's journalists could look into these Agencies and their vacancies!!

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  • Our firm is probably going to outsource our typing, which will mean the majority of secretaries will be made redundant. At the moment this is so called secret, of course all the fee earners know! Is there nothing in employment law to give the secretaries a claim, ie that their jobs have been given to someone else, so the job still exists?

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  • Pennywise Poundfulish! No commited secretary is taking this seriously. Diverting the typingjob is o.k. A secretary is not a typist but a manager of the lawyer.

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