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Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2017: Business of Law - New Business & Delivery Models (2)

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Originality7
Rationale8
Impact5
Total innovation score20
CommentA new way of packaging and pricing complex legal work, detailing tasks, activities and deliverables alongside fixed fees. The more granular and transparent approach allows clients control over costs and which tasks they buy, and has helped the firm win key client mandates.

Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2017: Business of Law - New Business & Delivery Models

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Originality6
Rationale8
Impact8
Total innovation score22
CommentOpened the first alternative legal services hub in China, and one in Australia, following the model first launched by the firm in Belfast and Dublin. The teams offer a lower-cost and technology-led service to support a range of transactions, regulatory work and disputes. The Shanghai hub allows the firm to review millions of Chinese-language documents without needing to transfer data or run disclosure processes abroad, ensuring compliance with China’s “state secrets” law. The hubs also help support an increasing global demand for Chinese-language legal services and provide round-the-clock support to the firm’s global offices.