Pratik Patel interviewed for Canadian Lawyer Mag –
While all general counsel would probably say they’d like to pay less for legal services, others would suggest predictability of cost continues to be even more important to them on large or ongoing transactions and litigation. When you’re in the depths of a major M&A or piece of litigation, the ability to have a plan in place to track costs and the progress of a major matter can go a long way to providing peace of mind. For experienced corporate counsel such as Jennifer Good, vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary with CRH Canada Group Inc., greater certainty is something she looks for from her external firms.
CRH Canada is a building materials manufacturing and construction company with offices in Toronto. One of the company’s law firms, Gowling (Canada) WLG, has used Cael Project (previously Cael LPM) from Elevate Services on a couple of acquisition transactions for the company. It’s a tool Good says allows “for a lot more flexibility and transparency.”