From Professional Responsibility to “Business of Law”: Regulating the Ethical Implications of Legal Process Outsourcing
Pritika Rai Advani & Debkanya Naskar*
Volume 5 Issue 1 (2013)
The global business environment is increasingly concerned with reducing cost and increasing efficiency and legal process outsourcing (‘LPO’) is proving to be the perfect vehicle to achieve this. India has emerged as the most favourable destination amongst legal outsourcers as its developing economy, convenient time-zone, and large population of English-speaking and common law trained lawyers create unmatched cost incentives. Furthermore, LPO services are no longer restricted to providing administrative and support services as their role has expanded to include research, legislative tracking and analysis, and document drafting. Despite the promising growth exhibited by the LPO sector, this paper seeks to explore the future prospects of the LPO firms, in terms of regulation, due to the host of legal and ethical concerns generated by legal outsourcing.