LONDON, December 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Integreon, the global leader in integrated knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) and legal process outsourcing (LPO), today announced the launch of the UK legal industry's first Shared Information Service for law firms and corporate legal departments, with functions including a central enquiries desk, legal and business research, hard copy and journal management, information supplier management and purchasing and other law library services. The company's Bristol-based centre, which opened in February 2009, has been expanded to accommodate the added service range. Its London-based Information Service team will be supporting the onsite requirements for the London offices of the firms.
In addition to Osborne Clarke, Beachcroft LLP, one of the largest national firms in the UK, and TLT LLP, an award-winning national firm, are each finalising a multi-year agreement for Integreon to provide Shared Information Services to the firms. Under the agreement, 11 staff members from Beachcroft and TLT will become Integreon employees and are assured roles at Integreon. These are the first UK law firms to use a Shared Information Service. Integreon is uniquely qualified to provide such a service based on its years of legal industry experience and world-wide recognition as one the top providers of knowledge and legal process outsourcing. Whilst this arrangement is entirely on-shore, Integreon has offshore capability through its service centres in India, The Philippines, China and South Africa, and future clients will be offered the option of entirely on-shore or a blend of on-shore/off-shore support.
Paul Murray, managing partner, Beachcroft said: Information Services are an essential staple of our support to lawyers. The information resources that we buy are a commodity and we hope that we will save some money through this partnership arrangement. More important to us, however, is having specialist providers working with and supporting us in order to provide development opportunities for our own staff and improved services for everyone in the firm.
David Pester, managing partner, TLT said: Clients are demanding greater efficiency from law firms and we're delighted to be at the forefront of this innovative approach to resourcing. Outsourcing the firm's library service to Integreon will help deliver enhanced service and additional cost-efficiencies to TLT clients. We are currently in the process of consulting with staff but it was important to us to include in the agreement that the firm's existing library employees will have guaranteed roles with Integreon.
The shared services model is an idea whose time has come. Integreon, which has provided the necessary financial backing to make it a reality, is now in active discussions with other law firms and corporations about the economic benefits of the innovative approach, which can result in cost savings of 20 to 30 percent compared to traditional in-house based library services, said John Croft, president of global sales, Integreon. We do expect to continue expanding upon our Bristol operations over the coming months and we will also be launching a similar shared services offering for the US.
For more information about Integreon's full range of knowledge and legal outsourcing services, please visit us at www.integreon.com.
Integreon provides a range of outsourced knowledge services to demanding professionals using Document KPO, Research KPO, Legal KPO and Business Services to transform its customers' Middle Office, allowing professionals to focus their time and energy on their 'highest and best use.' Its customers include many AmLaw 100 and UK top 50 law firms, almost all of the global investment banks, several top-tier private equity firms and hedge funds, as well as many Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 corporations. For more information about Integreon, please visit www.integreon.com.
Beachcroft LLP is one of the largest national commercial law firms in the UK. With more than 1,500 employees including over 800 lawyers and 140 partners, it provides commercial legal advice and litigation services from seven UK locations - London, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Winchester. Working with both national and international organisations, excellent service delivery and in-depth insight into clients' businesses are at the heart of the firm's strategy. The firm delivers integrated legal services to clients in six main industry groups: health public sector; real estate construction; financial institutions (including the insurance industry); consumer goods services; industrial goods services; and technology telecommunications.
Named by The Financial Times as one of Europe's most innovative law firms and described by industry commentators as 'energetic and ambitious' with an 'open minded entrepreneurial culture', TLT LLP is an award-winning, top 100, commercial law firm.
TLT delivers expert legal advice innovatively, efficiently and cost-effectively. The firm has leading strengths in the Financial Services and Leisure sectors and in depth experience in the Retail, Technology Media and Built Environment sectors. TLT provides specialist expertise in banking, commercial, finance, litigation, employment, IT, real estate and international trade. TLT advises an increasing number of FTSE-listed, national and international businesses including Punch Taverns, Merlin Entertainments, Orange, WHSmith, Barclays Bank and British Waterways Board.
TLT employs approximately 650 people across its offices in Bristol, London and Piraeus, Greece. TLT is a Limited Liability Partnership.
About Osborne Clarke
Osborne Clarke (OC) is an international law firm with offices in Britain, Germany and the United States, and through the OC Alliance, across Europe. It offers transactional advice in the areas of corporate, banking and real estate as well as dispute resolution and business law advisory services. For more information about OC, please visit www.osborneclarke.com.
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