Global legal firm Dentons today launched a strategic consulting service designed to provide integrated, multi-disciplinary solutions to in-house counsel.

Branded Nextlaw In-House Solutions, the service has available more than 50 former general counsel from major organisations around the world, along with legal technology and process management experts and other professionals, to provide advisory services, market insights and experienced perspectives.

Assistance offered will range from delivering solutions to improving the management of external counsel relationships and legal spend, to leveraging innovation and legal technology to enhance the value delivered by legal departments. In addition the team can provide coaching and mentoring for new general counsel or counselling on risk and compliance issues, as well as experienced interim or permanent in-house support.

At the end of October Dentons completed its merger with Scottish practice Maclay Murray & Spens, cementing its position as the world's largest law firm.

Chris Pinnington, CEO of Nextlaw In-House Solutions, commented: "One thing we consistently hear is that our clients are under enormous pressure, not just to resolve legal issues but to deliver business solutions, play a more strategic role in the C-suite, modernise their legal departments, redefine processes and implement the latest technologies."

Elliott Portnoy, Dentons Global CEO added: "Dentons is at the forefront of reinventing the legal profession, and Nextlaw In-House Solutions is a further step in a comprehensive strategy to lead transformation and disruption in the industry. With the launch of Nextlaw Labs in 2015, Nextlaw Global Referral Network in 2016, Nextlaw Public Affairs Network in 2017, and now Nextlaw In-House Solutions, Dentons is demonstrating that we are a catalyst for change in the delivery of solutions to the challenges confronting our clients."