Hogan Lovells’ new strategy uses locum lawyer jobs
5th March 2014
As international firm Hogan Lovells looks to offload some of its less complex projects to its new Birmingham office in a bid to address client demand for lower fee charges, the practice is to recruit a further 20 lawyers and implement a range of new initiatives.
One such initiative is the use of contract and locum lawyer jobs and paralegals to help reduce costs and satisfy client demand, as well as the opening of a Johannesburg business support centre to deal with administrative issues.
The firm insist that the Birmingham office is not an outsourcing project as it will still be staffed by Hogan Lovells lawyers, with its team to be managed by London partner Alan Greenborough, according to this article. The office will focus on corporate, dispute resolution, real estate and finance issues, as they are areas which do not necessarily have to be overseen by London lawyers.