Wednesday, August 13, 2008

UK Firms Outsource to India

This week, two U.K. law firms, Eversheds and Clifford Chance, announced that they will be outsourcing paralegal work to India. Citing lower costs as their main reasons, the firms say they will be able to pass those savings along to clients.

But at what cost? Will the paralegals in India be adequately supervised? Will they understand the intricacies of the English language as it relates to legal work? Will they be able to communicate adequately with their "supervising" - and I use that term loosely - attorneys?

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