As it looks to return to its pre-financial crisis form Addleshaw Goddard is set to launch AG Consulting, which will provide a range of new services to general counsel and in-house legal teams, including panel and risk management.
The consultancy falls within the firm’s existing client development centre (CDC) which was established in 2005. The focus will be on seven business lines: spend analytics, legal process analysis, legal risk management and horizon scanning, knowledge management, legal project management, legal needs analysis and panel management.
Speaking to Legal Business, Greg Bott, who is heading up the venture, said: ‘These are all areas where clients need more help and support than ever before.’
The unit will include a contract lawyer offering, which is currently in the final stages of development and is set to launch shortly. The new service uses a pool of qualified lawyers and paralegals, and will also be offered to clients on a stand-alone basis as well as for Addleshaws’ internal use to fill gaps left by lawyers seconded to clients or where one-off projects require extra personnel.
Addleshaws will be offering both AG Consulting and its flexible resourcing capability on top of its current Manchester-based transaction services team, which consists of paralegals mainly carrying out document processing and high-volume work.