A shift towards retention of work in-house has led to a surge in in-house lawyer recruitment

Research conducted by Thomson Reuters has shown almost 9 in 10 (87 per cent) of corporate legal departments are prioritising controlling outside counsel cost.

The Legal Department Operations (LDO) Index report by Thomson Reuters is comprised of real-world legal spend analytics gathered from Thomson Reuters’ Legal Tracker and sourced from more than 1,500 corporate legal departments. Added to that data was a Thomson Reuters survey, conducted in June 2021, to which 100 legal departments responded.

The research found 60 per cent of corporate legal departments had increased the amount of legal work dealt with in-house, in a bid to control costs. This has led to a recruitment surge for in-house lawyers – over a thi...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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