One version of a lawyer’s future rolled more clearly into view today with this week’s cover story about Richard Punt’s plans for Allen & Overy’s (A&O) flexible resources offering Peerpoint.
The UK contract lawyers market has shifted up a gear recently – if you don’t believe us check out the growth statistics in today’s feature or last week’s story about Lawyers On Demand boosting turnover by 500 per cent.
Peerpoint is by no means the biggest of the flexible offerings, but it is the one backed by the largest firm so far. And as Punt says today, it offers A&O a range of opportunities including the ability to accelerate and reinforce the development of its international network.
“Peerpoint can play a very significant role in expanding our scale and breadth of capabilities,” says Punt.
A&O has already rolled Peerpoint out to Hong Kong. Watch out for more, sooner rather than later.
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