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The Legal View

The Legal View: Brexit (Part 1)

July 5, 2016 |

Nearly two weeks after the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (the ‘Brexit’), very little has become clear in terms of what this means for the country and the EU itself – and the sourcing and outsourcing space in … Read More

The Legal View: Changes in Law and Risk Allocation – Are You Prepared?

October 29, 2014 |

Framework agreements have often been touted as a way for parties to contract in a commercially efficient manner, particularly for large companies doing repeat business with a vendor and frequently, which is often the case in the ICT/sourcing space. The … Read More

The Legal View: Contracting for Innovation

July 14, 2014 |

There is an old joke that lawyers write at length because they still think they’re being paid by the length of the legal conveyance. Stitched on the back of junior barristers’ gowns worn in England there is a quaint little … Read More

The Legal View: Does Outsourcing’s Silver Lining Have A Cloud?

March 28, 2014 |

A lot has been written in recent times about the impact of cloud computing upon outsourcing; in a commercial and business sense, discussion has focussed on how the shift of operations into the cloud can break the dependence upon heavily … Read More

The Legal View: How Outsourcing can Change the Legal Profession

December 20, 2013 |

The perfect storm which has turned into a tornado for many law firms is leaving the 11,000 practices having to decide what the future holds for them. Can a traditional practice survive all these pressures? The answer is most definitely … Read More

The Legal View: Liability 2.0

June 28, 2013 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource magazine Issue #32 Summer 2013.

Many of our large enterprise clients are starting to consider what their next generation of sourcing activity will look like; how they can evolve their existing relationships and existing … Read More

The Legal View: Change – As Good as a Rest?

April 11, 2013 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource magazine Issue #31 Spring 2013.

The technology sector is continually changing as new companies emerge and existing companies merge. In the last few years Cisco Systems acquired NDS Group, SAP acquired Ariba and Hewlett-Packard announced … Read More

The Legal View: Less shtick and more karat?

December 13, 2012 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource magazine Issue #30 Winter 2012

It’s been a tough year – but have we learnt anything from our travails? Specifically, are customers wising up to the fact that working with, rather than beating up, suppliers … Read More

The Legal View: Termination for Convenience

October 4, 2012 | 1

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #29 Autumn 2012

Termination is often the last thing on the parties’ minds at the outset of a new project or business relationship. Motivated by a need and excitement to just get … Read More

Playing Ball

July 2, 2012 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #28 Summer 2012

 

 

The inevitable firm, but fair, deadline reminder from the editor has given me welcome respite from a complex and gruelling multi-sourcing negotiation for a large enterprise client.  … Read More

The Legal View: Breaking Up

April 5, 2012 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #27 Spring 2012

The recent High Court judgment in AstraZeneca (AZ) v IBM (22/11/11), in which the Court was required to interpret the exit provisions in an IT outsourcing contract, serves as … Read More

Who’s Bribing Whom?

September 28, 2011 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #25 Autumn 2011

What have tickets to the men’s Olympic 100m final got to do with outsourcing?  While this may sound like the opening line to a bad joke, it is actually … Read More

The Future’s Bright…

June 27, 2011 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #24 Summer 2011

 

…the future’s outcome-based, as the need to avoid “detail confusion syndrome” drives innovation in contracting and the increasing adoption of outcome-based agreements. John Buyers explains more…

Typically … Read More

The Legal View: Storm Clouds on the Horizon?

December 15, 2010 |

Cloud computing has the potential to revolutionise outsourcing – but along with the advantages of new models might come some pretty hefty legal challenges, as Stephenson Harwood’s Jonathan Kirsop explains…

Cloud computing has been much discussed over recent years and … Read More