Shoosmiths today announces the launch of Resource Solutions, a new service addressing the evolving needs of in-house lawyers

Shoosmiths today announces the launch of Resource Solutions, a new service addressing the evolving needs of in-house lawyers


Author: Kara Shadbolt

Shoosmiths today unveils a new approach to providing legal resource for busy in-house legal teams.

The firm has identified resource issues as one of the biggest challenges faced by in-house teams and in response, has developed a suite of four cost effective and innovative services which together make up its Resource Solutions.

The Shoosmiths' offering is different from its competitors because it blends together the different services to come up with a bespoke, cost effective resource plan for each client.

Resource Solutions blends four services:

Spotlight - a fully outsourced contract review and negotiation service, tailored to each business' need - managing every aspect of the contract process from start to finish with guaranteed quick turnaround times - all at low fixed prices;

Blueprint - a fixed price system for the production of template contracts tailored to client's needs, together with on-going maintenance to ensure they remain fit for purpose;

Resource pool - a fixed price resource pool made up of specialist lawyers who can be called upon when the client needs them, without the worry of fees escalating beyond the agreed budget;

Secondment+ - a UK-wide on-site support service from Shoosmiths' commercial team, providing experienced lawyers who offer both technical excellence and commercial awareness.

David Jackson, Head of Shoosmiths' Technology, Media & Commercial (TMC) practice and Head of Resource Solutions says:

"The legal market has changed dramatically in the past 5 years. Organisations are increasing the reliance they place on their in-house legal teams and require more and more from them with tighter budgets. Our clients challenged us to come up with a way of helping them to manage that increasing workload, for a price that is far more competitive than out-dated hourly-rate based fee models. Our Resource Solutions deal with that challenge head on and clients are telling us that we've come up with something that is exceptionally innovative and will help them immeasurably."

Claire Rowe, CEO of Shoosmiths says:

"The Resource Solutions group at Shoosmiths has aligned itself exactly with the in-house legal community and has developed a suite of services which will help in-house counsel to deal with increasing volumes of work in a very cost effective and efficient way. Results from the soft market launch are extremely promising and suggest we've come up with something that has really captured the market's imagination."

For more information on Resource Solutions, click here.