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T-Mobile legal director and company secretary James Blendis said the legal spend was halved because more work was being handled in-house.
"We used to have a list of about 15 law firms that we would go to on an ad hoc basis, but now we've tightened that up and slimmed down on the number of firms we use," he said. "We've also specified practice areas for each firm so things are more pragmatic.
"Also, as our in-house lawyers get more senior, we've been able to take on more work ourselves."