Ashurst’s Glasgow-based legal services centre Ashurst Advance has teamed up with legal service outsourcing provider Cognia Law to bolster its capability and enable it to scale its offering. The partnership will see Cognia provide a broad range of legal managed services, working in collaboration with the firm’s existing delivery teams.
The move comes as clients increasingly look for collaboration between their providers – often blending process and technology – and Janet Taylor-Hall, CEO of Cognia Law, commented: “Increasingly clients are looking to leverage aggregated solutions – our experience has shown that the power of collaboration between the in-house team, law firm, law company and tech providers, ensures clients receive the best outcomes at the right price. We are delighted to join with Ashurst Advance to provide a sophisticated solution adapted to ensure the best service standards for clients.”
Chris Georgiou, head of Ashurst Advance, said: “At Ashurst Advance we strongly believe that collaborations between leading service providers will increasingly define the future of the legal services market. By combining the best of Ashurst’s capabilities with the best available resourcing, process, technology, data and consultancy services in the market, we can continually offer our clients the most powerful and cost-effective solutions for their business challenges. Entering into this partnership with Cognia, one of the highest quality next generation legal service providers, alongside our launch last month of our new digital products business Ashurst Digital Ventures, is a further demonstration of our commitment to ensuring that we adapt our delivery model to ensure the best service standards for clients.”
Georgiou was at Fieldfisher in 2017 when it announced a significant expansion of its Condor Alternative Legal Services platform through a new partnership with Cognia Law. The first step in the partnership was the launch of a managed legal services centre in South Africa. The firm later partnered with Integreon to help increase its reach into the broader financial services sector and address some of the most burdensome regulatory requirements.