Clients in public, private and the third sectors are all seeking the most cost effective way of managing their non core functions.
Our expert team provides advice and support throughout the outsourcing process from initial planning and strategy (including working closely with the project teams to identify key benefits and risks from the perspective of both parties) through applicable tendering/procurement requirements, contract drafting and negotiation, TUPE and other HR issues at the start, during and end of the outsourcing as well as support in managing the contract, and, as necessary, advice on early or planned termination and next steps at the end of the outsourcing arrangement.
Our team’s experience in advising throughout the life of an outsourcing covers all the usual legal aspects. In addition we bring a pragmatic and commercial understanding of the real risks and challenges involved in outsourcing and can advise on how these can best be addressed and managed in practice (including advice on realistic performance measures and payment regimes designed to incentivise preferred behaviour and improvements in service delivery to the benefit of both parties). We recognise that all too often outsourcing arrangements fail to deliver the expected benefits because of optimistic expectations at the outset, frequently coupled with contracts drafted with a focus on flexibility rather than certainty. We work with our clients to develop robust, appropriate and realistic contracts which not only deal with the actual risk and benefit profile of each individual outsourcing but also address dispute and exit matters in a thorough and effective manner.
The Commercial team at Pannone is used to guide UK and international clients from all sectors through a wide range of outsourcing projects including:
- IT and telecommunications
- facilities management
- warehousing logistics and distribution
- business processes (including HR function)
- infrastructure operations
Our aim is for clients to consider us as a key part of their business advisory team and you can expect first rate support from our partners who not only lead teams but also remain involved in directing and executing the work.
We expect to be measured against the value we deliver.
To arrange a discussion with an outsourcing solicitor click here or call us on 0800 840 4929.
0800 840 4929