Outsourcing legal services in South Africa


In the face of increasing legal fees, reducing in-house counsel budgets, constraints on headcount and faced with onerous compliance obligations, where will the general counsel turn to ensure effective service to the business?

Outsourcing to lower cost destinations is an option - can South Africa be considered as a low cost destination? Can contract lawyers be used? If they are used, how is service delivery and quality measured.

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