KPMG has announced that they are to launch a legal consultancy arm in the UK in the next few months. The big 4 firm have already begun hiring for it.
The practice will be part of the Legal Operations & Transformation Services (LOTS). This team focuses on helping in-house counsel identify ‘technologies, flexible resources and managed services that can support delivery of legal services’.
They will advise on matters such as legal tech, flexible resourcing, automation, risk management, business development, document management and regulatory compliance.
The team will be made up of former general counsel, legal project managers, business process engineers and applied legal technologists.
This service is already provided by KPMG in Australia, Germany and Switzerland.
Jurg Birri, KPMG global head of legal services:
“We have decided to launch the Legal Operations and Transformation Services offering, which enables us to leverage wider KPMG technologies and work with general counsel and legal teams to help them future proof their legal department.”