Legal Business

Feeling the squeeze – the pressure is on as procurement hits law

With non-legal procurement teams becoming more and more part of the bluechip panel process, are firms delivering the best value for money?

`The client is the enemy,’ says one veteran corporate partner at a Magic Circle firm, privately expressing a common frustration over how the traditional relationship between external counsel and in-house legal teams has been battered by the latter’s post-downturn quest for value.