A firm in England, with all the outward trappings of what in the United States would be a white-shoe law firm (elite office location, phone number, resumes, spiffy website) and regulated as a law firm, actually bases nearly all its 14 lawyers in Jerusalem. Asserson Law Offices, as described in Law Bus. Rev., Winter 2009 at 64, pays its lawyers at top Israeli rates, “less than half of the London equivalent.” According to the article, “the savings from the ‘salary arbitrage’ is passed on to the client” (See my post of Nov. 27, 2007: LPO in Israel.).
The point made is that clients have no particular care where legal work is done, only that it is done competently and efficiently.