DLA Piper explores flexible working venture
DLA Piper plans to begin utilizing its alumni through reduced hour contracts to serve its clients. The service will be similar to Peerpoint, created by Allen & Overy in 2013. Peerpoint assists clients with legal work assigned to self-employed legal consultants in busy times. At the time of its launch, Peerpoint was also made up of mostly alumni from A&O. After much success, the service has now expanded from London to Hong Kong.
Berwin Leighton Paisner began its Lawyers on Demand (LOD) service back in 2012. In 2014, 40 positions were available at LOD. For those positions, BLP received 1,624 applications.
The flexible working venture will be DLA Piper’s first engagement in the contract lawyer market.