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Managed legal services for in-house teams

Managed legal services for in-house teams

Eversheds Sutherland Ignite meets the demand from in-house teams to outsource “business as usual” work (BAU) with guaranteed cost savings, at no risk. In addition, you will benefit from enhanced management information and new technology to help you manage risk and balance your workload. Eversheds Ignite will allow your team to concentrate on higher-value, strategic work and will ultimately make your legal department more efficient.

Legal outsourcing life cycle Lifecycle of managed legal services

Over the past 10 years we have seen a great increase in the size and complexity of in-house legal teams. More than 22% of lawyers are now employed in-house, and much of the work that was traditionally serviced by Big Law firms is now being undertaken by in-house teams.

The driving factor was an expectation that an in-house team could deliver this work more cost-effectively than the traditional law firms. However, in-house teams have since developed into more sophisticated entities and are under increasing pressure to operate at a higher level to:

  • deliver higher-end work
  • find new solutions for non-strategic, high-volume work
  • add real strategic value and provide business guidance
  • deliver more for less
  • focus on risk and compliance

These increased demands on in-house legal teams mean that the old model of working is no longer sustainable.

Managed legal services - our offering

Delivering your BAU work

Eversheds Sutherland Ignite can deliver a solution by undertaking high-volume, low-risk work more competitively. Supported by new technology, improved process and enhanced management information, Eversheds Sutherland Ignite allows in-house teams to focus on higher-value strategic work.

Our key offering is commercial contracting and related work including:

  • statements of work
  • non-disclosure agreements
  • terms and conditions
  • renewals and extensions
  • short-form agreements
  • low-risk, lower-value supplier contracts

Technology

Providing better MI control and reporting

Commonly, in-house teams are not seen as “core business”, hence IT investment is very hard for them to obtain. As part of our service offering Eversheds Sutherland Ignite is able to provide technology that is often out of reach for most in-house teams.

Our web-based system has been developed by the Eversheds Sutherland Consulting team to meet the specific demands of in-house legal work and is based on the best practice developed in more than 20 years’ experience of delivering high-volume commoditized legal work.

It can be fully integrated with your business users, who can gain access to and visibility of their work from anywhere.

It provides you with real-time management information and the ability to drill down into case-level information, enabling you to take back control and demonstrate the true performance and value you deliver.

Importantly, it can be both used by your team to manage your retained cases as well as those serviced by Eversheds Sutherland Ignite, while providing a single and consistent management dashboard.

Why Eversheds Sutherland Ignite?

New law with no risk

  • guaranteed cost savings
  • we will deploy our bespoke IT solution
  • backed by the Eversheds Sutherland brand and reputation
  • risk-free implementation

A consultant-led approach

  • unlike other law firms we have our own consulting team that works exclusively for in-house legal functions
  • our consulting team works with our clients to scope new projects and design the solutions to ensure effective day-one delivery
  • prior to any engagement our consultants will, free of charge, spend time with your lawyers to work through the processes to be outsourced to Eversheds Sutherland Ignite
  • our consultant-led approach ensures seamless delivery and business satisfaction with no loss of continuity

Our managed legal services team

In the Eversheds Sutherland Ignite team we employ professional managers, lawyers, operational process experts, paralegals and technology experts, who combining in highly disciplined structures and work with advanced technology.

We embrace new working methodologies – remote working, flexible contracts in partnership with Eversheds Sutherland Agile, driving work with a systematized case-management approach. This eliminates waste while automating and simplifying processes.

For more information please contact one of our team.