Legal process outsourcing to London in Russian cases?

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  • "for some Russkis"
    I am curious why the article doesnt mention wild polar bears wandering the streets of Moscow and communists drinking vodka with Stalin (who is of course still alive) on the Red Square? Of course dont forget to mention that Russians start drinking vodka at the age of two (latest).
    lol

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  • I too am not sure about the "Russkis" terminology. I understood this to be a slur when used by a non-Russian. I would hope that an article on outsourcing in Pakistan would not lapse into the same position (by analogy).

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  • Being one of those pesky Russkis, I feel slightly offended by the terminology used in this article and I also doubt that the same legal challenges won't materialise in Tbilisi or Gomel.

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  • There is nothing offensive in "Russkis", it is just a weird and slightly incorrect translation from English into Russian of a word "Russians" but written in English, should be "Russkih". It is like to translate "Englishman" into Russian as "Anglichanin".

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  • Not really..
    Russki

    1.(usually derogatory, colloquial) Russian.
    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Russki

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Russkis

    It's more like an equivalent of the 'N' word used to describe a person of African origin..

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  • It was not my intention to cause any offence by the use of “Russkis” in this article.

    A different spelling of the transliteration (“Rooskiye” in the plural) may have been a better choice, however this would have been lost on a non-Russian speaker.

    Please accept my sincere apologies for any unintentional offence caused.

    I am very happy to discuss this with anyone willing to identify themselves and I can be contacted at smith@russianparalegals.com.

    Heidi Smith

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  • May I just say well done to Heidi for posting on this. I met her at a recent function and she struck me as someone who would do exactly as she has done. I also recall that she is a fluent Russian speaker, which may well explain matters.

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  • Of course it was a tongue-in-cheek comment but so what? The problem with Russians is that they take themselves way too seriously. Learn to live with the fact that you can be the butt of many jokes, guys. And there may not be polar bears wandering the streets of Moscow but there are far more objectionable things to be found over there. Including the lack of a sense of humour.

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  • I thought this an interesting article and the author deserves credit for thinking of and implementing such an innovative approach to to document trawling. And presumabley this helps a little to create soem employment outside England and Wales and so provide work for a highly skilled local workf orce which otherwise would see the work drain away to large firms in the City of London.

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  • I think that in the next 3 years all practicing lawyers (with local and international practice) will be able to feel myself the development of such legal technology. All jokes about Russians in the new 2012 is no longer relevant, have never had a meaning, and only talk about the low level of development of the mind of the lawyer. Even in a country town like Veliky Novgorod (250 thousand population) a small law firm monitors developments in the international legal market, , including in UK (changes to practice and regulation, loss of high street revenue and need for improved technology, fixed fees, clear cost structures and also information concerning LSA 2007, LSO (LPO), LDPs, SRA, MDP). Many regional law firms in Russia have already relationships with regional foreign law firms (for example with german and polish)

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