Survey of large corporate clients shows demand dips as rates tick up: “Corporate clients purchased fewer hours from law firms in 2013 than they did the year before, even as they paid more for what they bought.”
U.K. BigLaw, after success with nearshoring, seeks to replicate the model in Asia. (sub. req’d)
If you don’t have time to go to one of the legal technology trade shows, here’s a good summary of legal technology trends to keep an eye on.
The International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM) has an upcoming program where you can find out “how one local government GC has transformed a traditional in-house public sector legal service from a passive, bureaucratic cost-centre into a dynamic, profit-making business.”
U.K. panel review news: Consumer products giant launches first-ever panel review – led by a legal operations director. Meanwhile, big U.K. construction firm “has revamped its roster of legal advisers after asking its go-to advisers to reduce their rates.” (sub. req’d)
Survey data on e-discovery preservation costs.