Another blog by a general counsel. London-based general counsel Brett Farrell returned to an in-house position with an online financial services company in late 2011 after spending two years in private practice with U.K. firm Barlow Robbins. Farrell has only been blogging for a few months, so let’s see how his site, Brett Tech Lawyer, fares (See my post of Feb. 17, 2011: eleven other examples.).
Discount from firm based on marketing costs avoided. According to Law Practice, July/August 2012 at 40, “today, many firms’ marketing budgets range between 2.5 and 3.5% of their revenue.” At that level of expenditure, if your law department commits work to a firm that does not then have to incur marketing costs, the savings would seem to be the minimum reduction in fees that they could agree to. In that light, a five percent fee discount seems miserly.
Document management in legal departments. World Software Corporation announced several new clients, including Matrix Energy’s legal department. According to the release, more than 5,000 organizations rely on the Worldox DMS, a document management package, including law firms, legal departments and financial services companies.