Legal means business

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Like many industries, the legal profession is going through a period of significant transformation.

Business is changing and legal teams are having to react and innovate. The traditional legal system and ways of delivering legal services are no longer fit to meet todays needs. Because of this, organisations demand more from their legal teams. They need to be better connected, embrace more innovative technology solutions and deliver at a lower cost.

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Factors driving legal change

1. Globalisation

As organisations become increasingly global, they need their legal teams to understand these requirements. Legal teams are recruiting and upskilling to make sure they have broad knowledge that covers many jurisdictions.

2. Technological innovation

To drive efficiencies, in-house legal teams are introducing innovative technology that helps them keep more work in-house. Suppliers are also turning to technology to help them provide outsourced services at a lower cost.

3. Cost savings

Legal teams are under pressure to show their value and help their business save money - not just in legal spend, but across the wider business.

4. Company strategy

Corporate strategy can affect finances, workloads, resourcing and planning for in-house legal teams, which now requires increased agility and responsiveness.

During this time of transformation, legal teams have the opportunity to demonstrate their unique value. By providing certainty in uncertain times, they can help organisations react to change and capitalise on it. Those teams that see opportunities and risks early, and provide clear, practical solutions can help organisations to evolve and grow.

Legal means business

We’ve got lawyers. But we’ve also got accountants, consultants and experts in industries, deals, risk, tax and technology. We work together to help you unlock value and protect your business and people.

We know business, legal and technology. Our experts will give you clear straight-talking advice on industry and technology trends - in areas including NewLaw, Corporate and Employment - so that you can have the confidence to act quickly and unlock business value from your legal services.

“I recently qualified as a solicitor in the Employment team, which is part of a legal team that boasts impressive clients and talented people. Being able to draw on PwC’s wider expertise is unique, and means we can provide clients with legal advice that is embedded in business understanding.”

Chantel McCormack Senior Associate, PwC

Deal with disruption

Make legal part of your strategy

Successful organisations embed legal into every part of their strategy, planning and decision making. Doing this gives you the certainty and confidence to make decisions and act quickly. We combine our legal expertise and business understanding to help us develop clear, practical advice that works for your whole business.

Take positive action, quickly

Legal services should play a positive role in understanding and responding to new opportunities and risks, whatever the opportunity or location. We work with you to produce the guidance, insights and tools that will help you act quickly and effectively.

Embrace technology

Business understanding and legal expertise can help legal teams find opportunities. But by combining that knowledge with the power of technology, they can help their business seize the opportunity before competitors. We can partner with you to help combine technology and legal services and transform your legal department.

“We are more than just lawyers. We provide legal solutions across all commercial disciplines and draw on our wider business expertise to help clients unlock value, while protecting their people and their organisation.”

Ed StaceyHead of Legal, PwC
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