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Our strong legal project management principles are at the heart of everything we do.

At Eversheds Sutherland we consider it our responsibility to deliver every matter and project in the most timely and cost efficient manner possible. We achieve this by integrating legal technology and sound legal project management methodologies, as a matter of best practice, in everything we do.

At times though, some matters simply require a greater level of technical support. This is why we've created an expert team of Legal Project Managers to provide our clients and lawyers with the support they need.

Working across the business on complex, strategic and multi-jurisdictional work, our legal project managers are integral to the successful delivery of projects that are both on time and within budget.

Our Legal Project Management team comes from a mixture of backgrounds - some are lawyers, some are cost experts, others are project managers. Together they ensure that every matter is managed by a team with the right skills and knowledge for that client's particular needs.

 

“Legal project management increases efficiency, improves performance and ensures that our lawyers focus on the areas where they add the most value.

Our specialist legal project managers have years of experience of litigation and complex investigations, so they have quickly become a key part of the team.”

Paul Worth, Co-Head of Global Litigation

We're listening

We asked our clients what they wanted from their trusted advisors and we listened. They wanted us to maintain our high standard of legal service delivery but they also wanted:

  • improved budget management
  • flexible pricing and alternative fee structures
  • a trusted relationship with advisors who understand

Our dedicated legal project managers are a key relationship contact for our clients and their business. They will be responsible for scoping and delivering timely matter information, flagging issues and exceptions as well as managing any necessary escalations or changes of scope. Our legal project managers keep our clients updated on progress against budget, manage multi-jurisdictional fees or fees across multiple work streams, monitoring for spikes and anomalies.

Legal project management means

  • legally qualified Legal Project Managers supporting our partners and associates
  • better quality reporting and MI
  • greater focus on project plans, budgets and timelines
  • enabling our lawyers to focus on what they do best
  • improved budget management
  • facilitating advice on Alternative Fee Arrangements, Third Party Funding and Insurance Solutions

Responding to client demands

Integration

Smooth new matter on-boarding, conflicts and anti-money laundering checks as well as co-ordinated pricing across jurisdictions and practice areas.

Costs control

Our legal project managers measure performance and delivery of work streams against agreed budgets. This gives our clients complete cost control.

Quality

Consistent quality control across teams ensures a high standard, regardless of whether delivery is through our own network or by one of our relationship firms.

Risk management

Because many of our legal project managers are lawyers, they can understand and spot risks associated with our client projects. By highlighting risks immediately, we proactively mitigate exposure and impact.

Resource

Identification and instruction of the right people and right technologies to enable the efficient delivery and a successful outcome. Our legal project managers have the experience, data and network to ensure that each part of our clients' matter is in the best hands.

Scope

Detailed scoping that provides a complete roadmap, producing clear workflows designed for the project and facilitating the achievement of milestones.

Time

Setting timescales, deadlines and ensuring each member of the team works within these timeframes. Flexing and adjusting the project plan to accommodate unknowns and to mitigate risks.

Stakeholder management

Complete and relevant updates on status and costs; responses to communications and questions; understanding the implications for your customers and clients. Our legal project manager works with our clients to determine how best to keep their stakeholders informed, satisfied and engaged.

Communications

A clear communications plan managed by a dedicated Legal Project Management Coordinator ensures relevant, timely and succinct email traffic, keeping our clients informed without their inbox becoming overburdened. Updates will be reliable so that our client can manage and brief their stakeholders - providing a 'one firm-wide team' approach, where there are no silos.

Procurement

With a global network of connections, our Legal Project Manager will help our clients to resource their matter efficiently and cost effectively.