Eversheds to outsource support roles

August 13, 2010 Eversheds is set to outsource legal support staff roles, including HR, administration and finance jobs, after signing a seven year agreement with Accenture.

Around 100 jobs are at risk of redundancy as a result of the agreement, with work being sent to Bangalore in India.

Managing partner Lee Ranson said: “We’ve worked over the last eight months to look at how best to deliver some of our HR and finance functions. This proposal would enable us to put in place a cost efficient, innovative and robust solution, which safeguards quality and enhances client service.

“It’s always regrettable when potential redundancies are a part of such a process and we will of course be consulting with all those members of staff who may be affected by this announcement. The proposals are to retain impacted staff for a minimum of six months to assist with the transition. Those affected will be offered enhanced redundancy terms and comprehensive outplacement support.”

Read more at www.thelawyer.com.

comments powered by Disqus