International legal firm Clyde & Co has launched a new agency service in Scotland, under which other firms can outsource their dispute resolution needs while remaining in control of their client relationships.
The offering includes full dispute management services including mediation, arbitration, settlement meetings and joint consultations, as well as all other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Anne Kentish, disputes partner at Clyde & Co, explained: "We want to support law firms in Scotland that provide excellent legal services to clients but are not in a position to offer dispute resolution services if their clients need them. By instructing us, a firm can outsource their dispute resolution needs but, crucially, remain in control of the relationship with the client.
"The service is bespoke. We can be as involved as the client firm wants us to be – from offering a fresh pair of eyes in a basic strategy review to running cases to trial – we can work behind the scenes in a way that works for the instructing firm and their client."
Clyde & Co's Scottish offices are in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.