Former EY Law global head Patrick Bignon is setting up a legal management consultancy. Bignon is launching Law Management Consulting, which will be based in Paris, in response to a need for independent legal experts in Europe. Bignon said that law firms and in-house legal departments in France are facing new challenges as a result of the Loi sur la Sécurité Financière – the French equivalent of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act – and pressure on costs.

First revealed on www. 23 February