Reviewing legal invoice (bill) by line item, to ensure your law firms are adhering to your billing guidelines and agreed rate cards can capture large savings that could be missed by automated systems.
We typically deliver savings of between 2% and 6% from these programmes but have saved as much as 26% in some instances.
Most companies have panels in place but these panel arrangements need frequent refreshes and now is a perfect time to do it. By working with clients to refresh their panels COG Legal have achieved average savings of 27% from panel refresh exercises.
The traditional law firm is no longer your only option for legal work. Today’s buyer of legal services has many more choices available to them in a much more competitive environment.
We have worked with clients to move work to ALSP’s and delivered savings on one programme of £25M (54%). We have also refreshed an ALSP panel and delivered 34% savings.
When it comes to managing the performance of your internal lawyers, you will probably invest significant time and energy into their development reviews and appraisals. Yet the story is usually very different for external Counsel. In our experience, the true value of external Counsel is not measured at all. If it is measured, it is not measured very well, e.g. clients will survey their internal buyers just before the panel process starts to get anecdotal perceptions on service.
By putting in place a robust performance management programme clients typically see savings of 11% / Real client saving example: £4M
Nearshoring is the process of transferring work to areas that are less expensive or more cost-effective and is a very low risk strategy for making savings on your external legal spend in our experience.
Savings of between 15- 40% have been seen / Real client saving example: £6M
Electronic Auctions (eAuctions) for buying legal services allow potential suppliers to compete online, in real-time, to provide prices for the goods or services under auction. eAuctions have been successfully redefining Legal Procurement negotiations for several years now, but there are still many industries and businesses unaware of the benefits this type of negotiation can provide.
Average savings of 40% / Real client saving example : £12M
Implementing a combination of, or just one of these legal spend management techniques can provide real and sustainable savings on your external legal spend.
AFA programmes focus on results and efficiency providing greater fee predictability and greater value.
We have worked with clients to put AFA programmes in place saving one client £6.9M (74%)
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