Law firms have traditionally felt the need to build and provide everything their clients have asked for. With the advent of Legal COOs now running legal as a business, this range of services is becoming hard to stay on top of: complex legal advisory work, mid-tier business-as-usual work, low level but high-volume work, legal project management, consulting around how legal matters are managed, a raft of new legal technology to implement, AI, the need for a flexible lawyering service… the list goes on. We like to think of this as a legal mosaic.
Some firms are trying to do this all in-house, but the smart ones are listening to their clients and collaborating with new providers. Law companies can take many forms and provide many of these services at scale to the entire market. Hogan Lovells chose Elevate’s Cael Project as its Legal Project Management tool back in 2017 so it was natural for them to turn to Elevate again when they wanted to extend a full-scale flexible lawyering service to their clients.
This new service to Hogan Lovells – powered by Elevate – means that the firm can focus on what it does best, knowing that Elevate will deliver and then run a high quality, flexible lawyering business for them (made up from the firm’s own alumni, among others) from day one. An exciting step forward in the legal mosaic.
About the Author
John is President of Elevate. He has twenty five years’ experience managing client relationships in the legal and financial sectors, helping clients capture value from the way they buy and deliver services.