In-house counsel looking for alternatives, says report

October 12, 2012 According to new research, 63 percent of Australian and New Zealand organisations have used alternative billing for legal services, while nearly one third use it as common practice.

The findings from the 2012 Australian Corporate Lawyers and Corporate Lawyers of New Zealand report indicate that an increasing number of in-house counsel are moving away from hourly billing. Furthermore, 24 percent of organisations are planning to implement alternate billing arrangements, 11 percent contract labour and seven percent legal process outsourcing, as common practices.


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