The COG Advice Series – How you can save money during a recession

Having worked in-house we understand the pressures in-house legal teams face to deliver savings on their external legal spend. These pressures only increase during a recession and as the economy struggles and the world moves into a ‘new normal’ because of COVID-19 – we have written this article to share…

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Buying Legal Services – Observations from the Front Line

By Caroline O’Grady, PartnerPublished in InProcurement magazine, July/August 2017 edition It takes time! Let’s talk about buying legal services. The Legal team will say, “it’s not like buying tables or pens” and unless you understand the category, it really will be hard to add real value to the process. In…

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Law Firm Convergence – Is It Really The Answer To Saving Money?

By Stacey Coote, Partner We have all seen the trend of moving towards fewer and fewer firms with the Eversheds and Tyco and Pfizer Legal Alliance examples often offered up as best practice and it is clear looking at press articles that the majority of large organisations have been reducing…

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