Hobs Legal Docs has announced a strategic partnership with  California-based Tricom Document Management Inc, a division of Tricom India As experts in e-discovery outsourcing services, Tricom specializes in data management, capturing and processing services including electronic data discovery; indexing; OCR & cleanup; litigation coding and legal process outsourcing. Tricom’s Mumbai office includes a team of qualified lawyers who are employed full-time by Tricom, and trained by a US Attorney who runs Tricom’s LPO division in India.

Hobs Legal Docs managing director Terry Harrison said “I am delighted with this partnership forged from my long contacts within the industry in the USA. There is no doubt that in the effort to reduce the cost of litigation and regulatory investigations for their corporate clients, more law firms will look at outsourcing some part of the review process of large amounts of documents and data. What is important here and a major driver for us is the fact that the reviews are undertaken by qualified and trained, permanently employed lawyers as opposed to paralegals. I see this as an important addition to our services to assist clients needing to look at creative solutions for their corporate clients”

Sameer Sheth, vice president of North America sales for Tricom in the United States also expressed enthusiasm for the deal and sees “the strategic relationship with Hobs as another important step in Tricom’s outreach to law firms and corporations in the UK, USA and mainland Europe, especially in regard to document review outsourcing which can represent 90% of the costs in dealing with electronically stored information in an investigative or litigation context.”