What value can First Law add?

Added Saturday 28th February 2015

All clients seek best value from their lawyers. Research by us and senior in-house counsel over the last ten years has identified a number of restrictive and out dated practices by the legal profession that make it difficult for clients to demonstrate they are achieving best value. Our advice extends beyond the intitial procurement process to the ongoing management of lawyers so as to :

• Apply the most appropriate mix of in-house and external resource to support the needs of the business

• Enable clients to make informed decisions on the most suitable lawyers to instruct on every piece of work

• Afford clients consistent levels of service delivery through the creation and enforcement of a comprehensive service level agreement

• Allow clients to budget for legal services precisely, by introducing disciplined procedures to estimate and calculate fees on an ongoing basis

• Reduce expenditure on legal services, with no loss of quality in service standards