Eversheds gears up to launch its own outsourcing business

January 14, 2010 Eversheds in pilot with South Africa ally to launch its own outsourcing arm

Eversheds is in talks to set up an outsourcing business with its South African ally, positioning it to become the first major law firm to enter the legal outsourcing market.

The firm this month launched a six-month pilot which will initially see it approaching clients about outsourcing in-house legal work to its South African ally, which last year rebranded from Routledge Modise to Eversheds. The firm is also planning to send some of Eversheds' own UK legal work to South Africa to cut costs as part of the trial.

If successful, the pilot will be rolled out as a joint venture with the South African firm and expanded as an offering to which other law firms can sign up.

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