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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.
Mining giant Rio Tinto has embarked on an outsourcing project that will see part of its internal and external legal needs outsourced to India.
A dedicated team of 12 lawyers provided by outsourcing company CPA Global will carry out contract reviews, drafting, legal research and document review work on Rio Tinto’s behalf. It is estimated that the project will generate savings of around 20 per cent for the company’s legal cost base. It is expected that the scope of work will be expanded to include regular legal work currently carried out by both the in-house team and by external legal advisers.