Business of Law
Well-Known UK Law Firm Launches Low-Cost Paralegal Team
Posted Jul 19, 2012 10:18 AM CST
By Martha Neil
A well-known commercial law firm headquartered in Scotland has launched a new "firm within a firm" paralegal initiative intended to provide clients with a cost-efficient alternative to using attorneys for work such as basic due diligence, document review, filings, registrations and searches.
The new Dundas & Wilson Legal Servivces Unit comprises nine paralegals, working under a supervising solicitor, who will be available to work for clients in all of the law firm's offices throughout Scotland, as well as London, reports Legal Week.
"Clients are keen for their law firms to come up with innovative ways to resource their work and deliver new models that can improve efficiency," said managing partner Allan Wernham. "The LSU allows us to provide clients with more flexible resource for volume tasks, but at the same time, retain the assurance of having work done by a leading law firm."
BBC News also has a story.
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