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Plexus grows on the back of changing in-house models

By Olivia Collings For Reporter, Asian Legal Business

03 May 2012

Alternative law firm Plexus is witnessing a change in the operation of in-house legal teams as a result of alternative firm models such as itself.

According to director of Plexus, Andrew Mellett, an increasing number of in-house legal managers are taking advantage of experienced temporary staff. “What a large number of general counsels seem to be recognising is that having a large number of people with similar skill sets may not be the optimal solution,” said Mellett.

Instead, more and more in-house counsels are choosing to keep a few in-house positions vacant for specialist lawyers when the need arises. “If they have a budget for say 10 legal staff, they keep the team at eight, so that they can keep some seats and budget free to then draw in specialist staff when they need them for certain projects or even additional skills when there is a spike in work.”

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