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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Out. Not out. Out. Not out. Osborne Clarke’s inability to make up its mind over outsourcing, and specifically its deal with industry giant Integreon, has more surprises than the England cricket team’s awe-inspiring rearguard action.
In case you missed it - Osborne Clarke’s latest reversal, not Prior & Co’s early morning heroics – the firm has decided to dramatically scale back its use of outsourcing provider Integreon by transferring most of its support services back in-house.
Cue a stream of comments from the market that can most charitably be described as quizzical.
“Hasn’t this been done before?” asks one on TheLawyer.com. Another pithily suggests: “This can be a perfect case study for ‘why outsourcing fails’.”
Is outsourcing a dead duck. Is it just a fad? Is all your staff under one roof the way forward?
These questions and more will continue to plague the legal market’s brightest minds, as well as several law firm leaders, for years to come.