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Allen & Overy - Onshoring over offshoring - "We weren't going to take any risks with quality"

Last year magic circle law firm Allen and Overy announced that they were to open an office in Belfast to handle back office functions. They hope to save 10 million over 5 years with the move. 

Allen and Overy's managing partner Wim Dejonghe told the Lawyer magazine that cost savings were not the only consideration in the decision to move.

"If the costs were the driver then we could have done something else, but we never wanted to compromise on quality," he said.

"It's one of the reasons we went for onshoring not offshoring and why we're launching as an A&O office. We weren't going to take any risks with quality.

Full story here on the BBC


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