We pro-actively look for ways to collaborate with other providers and have done for many years; whatever delivers the best result for our clients. This means working with other law firms, other specialist providers and trusted law firm partners in other countries.
We have the resource, capacity and expertise to deal with high volumes of work at short notice. We're able to bring in additional resource quickly and efficiently, meaning we can upscale to deal with projects on short lead times. We also invest in technologies that make us more efficient, like using a web-based platform for document reviews.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach. We're happy to work in support of other firms and often do, either standing behind them helping to deliver or working alongside liaising directly with the client. Sometimes we're the lead adviser finding more efficient ways to deliver through other providers.
More often than not, we're part of a panel where close working between firms benefits the client. We have formed specialist client service teams from the panel firms, working together to understand and deliver what the client needs. We have also developed and hosted extranets that make collaborative working easier, from transactional deal rooms to longer-term sites that support online reporting, case tracking and the sharing of know-how.
Here are some examples of the way we collaborate with others to deliver for clients: