Eversheds is piloting a service similar to Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) Lawyers on Demand, creating a pool of lawyers that the firm will second to clients for temporary assignments.
The project, which launched last month, is called Eversheds Agile and involves providing lawyers to in-house teams across the world for temporary assignments. Eversheds consulting head Graham Richardson is spearheading the project.
Eversheds is talking to recruiters as well as looking at its own list of alumni to find lawyers for the programme. The firm hopes to have a group of between 10 and 15 in the programme in the first year. The lawyers would work in the clients’ offices or remotely, and would have access to Eversheds’ resources and network of offices.
Agile lawyers will be made available to clients across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The firm will also work with legal staffing company Lumen Legal in the US to provide lawyers to service the firm’s American clients.
The scheme is similar to BLP’s Lawyers on Demand initiative, which launched around four years ago (9 November 2009).