Legal Process Outsourcing Market Procurement Intelligence

Legal Process Outsourcing Market Procurement Intelligence, Supplier Intelligence, Supplier Ranking, Pricing & Cost Structure Intelligence, Best Practices, Engagement Model, Low & Best Cost Country, Day One Analysis Report, 2020 - 2025

  • Published Date: Oct, 2021
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2020
  • Report ID: GVR-P-10512
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2018-2019
  • Number of Pages: 60

Category Overview

“The growing preference for outsourcing non-core business activities, such as legal services, is playing a vital role in driving the growth of the legal process outsourcing market”

The global legal process outsourcing (LPO) market is expected to witness sustainable growth, growing at a CAGR of more than 31% from 2020 to 2025, as large corporations are particularly outsourcing their non-core business activities to third-party service providers to focus more on their core business while saving the costs incurred on employing an in-house legal team. Moreover, favorable government policies in countries, such as India, Malaysia, and Singapore, are also expected to contribute to the growth of the global LPO market. The highly secure enterprise-class software offering innovative features, such as portal website, collaboration, and document management, being introduced in the market continuously is also playing a decisive role in driving the growth of the market. E-discovery is emerging as one of the most important platforms in the LPO market followed by other major services, including litigation support, intellectual property (IP) support, contract drafting, and review. E-discovery and other software tools are allowing LPO service providers to process electronic information.

Global Legal Process Outsourcing Market Size, 2018-2025 (USD Billion)

Based on outsourcing patterns, the LPO market has been segmented into off-shore outsourcing and on-shore outsourcing. If the legal service provider is located in the same country where the customer is located, the outsourcing process is commonly referred to as on-shore outsourcing. On the contrary, if the legal service provider is located overseas, the outsourcing process is commonly referred to as off-shore outsourcing. Off-shore outsourcing forms the largest segment accounting for a market share of more than 66%. As Asian nations are turning out to be the preferred outsourcing destinations for customers in North American and European countries, off-shore outsourcing is expected to witness a significant growth rate over the forecast period.

Supplier Intelligence

“The global legal process outsourcing market can be described as a moderately fragmented and competitive market characterized by several large market players striking strategic partnerships with small- and mid-sized companies to leverage the low-cost legal services offered by the latter.”

The competition between the leading market players has also been intensifying, particularly in recent times, owing to the continued emergence of low-cost LPO service providers in countries, such as India. Several reputed lawyers are moving out from big law firms and establishing their own firms, which offer low-cost LPO services to compete with the industry leaders.

Global Legal Process Outsourcing Market – Competitive Landscape

Companies, such as Legal IT Group, Cerebra LPO, and Quislex, are investing aggressively in improving their service quality and geographic footprint.

Pricing and Cost Intelligence

“The salary of lawyers forms the most important cost component of the total cost of legal process outsourcing.”

Lawyers’ fees form the largest cost component accounting for (~35%) of the overall cost of legal process outsourcing service. Lawyers’ fees tend to differ according to the geographic region and the service offerings. For instance, lawyers in Asian countries charge 20%-30% lower fees than the fees charged by lawyers in the European and North American countries. Similarly, the fees charged by litigation and corporate lawyers are 25%-30% higher than the fees for legal services related to other factions, such as employment, real estate, bankruptcy, and taxation, among others. 

Global Legal Process Outsourcing Market – Cost Structure

The report provides a detailed analysis of the cost structure of the legal process outsourcing service and the pricing models opted by the prominent suppliers in the market. 

Sourcing Intelligence

“APAC is turning out to be the preferred legal process outsourcing destination for large corporations across the globe owing to the strong IT infrastructure being rolled out and the low-cost legal services available in the region.”

India has been one of the leading legal process outsourcing destinations since early 2010, thanks to the presence of a large number of small- and mid-sized law firms established by top lawyers from the leading law firms across the globe.

Legal Process Outsourcing Market – Average Law Firm Rates (USD/Hour)

The average hourly fees of law firms in India are almost 17%-20% lower than the average hourly fees quoted by other law firms across the world.

From a sourcing perspective, the majority of suppliers design the legal process services in-house as part of the efforts to reduce security risks and ensure better flexibility in customization.

Legal Process Outsourcing Market – Engagement model

Suppliers widely prefer approved provider operating models to reduce risks and improve the potential for value creation. As such, looking forward into the future, suppliers are expected to move gradually to proprietary services. The report also provides details regarding quick wins, portfolio analysis, key negotiation strategies of key suppliers, and low-cost/best-cost sourcing analysis.

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Add-on Services

Should Cost Analysis

Component wise cost break down for better negotiation for the client, highlights the key cost drivers in the market with future price fluctuation for different materials (e.g.: steel, aluminum, etc.) used in the production process

Rate Benchmarking

Offering cost transparency for different products / services procured by the client. A typical report involves 2-3 case scenarios helping clients to select the best suited engagement with the supplier

Salary Benchmarking

Determining and forecasting salaries for specific skill set labor to make decision on outsourcing vs in-house.

Supplier Newsletter

A typical newsletter study by capturing latest information for specific suppliers related to: M&As, technological innovations, expansion, litigations, bankruptcy etc.

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