Legal research outsourcing

What is legal research outsourcing?

All over the UK, experienced fee earners are finding themselves doing the work of junior lawyers and paralegals. Why? Because over the last two years, firms have been laying off support staff as a result of the increasingly difficult economic conditions. Lawyers and barristers are finding themselves overworked and struggling to provide a quality service to their clients.

Legal research outsourcing is the process of using an external company to carry out legal research remotely. Your firm may also choose to outsource drafting, opinion writing, document review and other kinds of legal work. Through our service, legal research can be carried out by law graduates or experienced legal professionals, to a basic level or to publishable standards – you decide.

The benefits of legal research outsourcing

Legal research outsourcing offers your firm the opportunity to streamline your services, cut costs, make your firm more profitable and more competitive. Specific benefits include:

  • Support staff on hand without having the cost/responsibility of employing them;
  • Fast turnaround – as little as 3 hours for urgent cases;
  • Competitive fees;
  • Researchers available in niche subject areas;
  • Use of quality legal research databases that your firm may not subscribe to; and
  • Experienced researchers available, not just graduates/paralegals.

Contact us to chat about your legal outsourcing needs and for a free quote without obligation.