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Source: advocatie.nl

NEW WAVE OF TECH-SAVVY LAWYERS AT LOYENS & LOEFF

RANDSTAD LAW FIRMS:

Over the next year and a half, Loyens & Loeff intends to train 300 of its employees in all

HIGHER HOURLY RATES,

things tech: from new developments such as blockchain to smart contracts and artificial

BUT FEWER BILLABLE HOURS

intelligence. In order to facilitate this, the firm announced in a recent press release, it is

THAN REGIONAL FIRMS

launching its very own Loyens & Loeff Tech Academy. The Tech Academy will be rolled out

On average, the hourly rate of law firms in

company-wide and is to be a supplement to the existing Introduction Academy for beginning

the Randstad conurbation is 12.5% ​​higher

employees. Both lawyers and support staff (IT, HR, marketing, etc.) at Loyens & Loeff’s offices

than that of regional firms. This is one of

in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland may enrol at the Tech Academy. By

the findings from Benchmark Advocatuur

offering these new training courses for all its employees, the firm says it hopes to inspire staff

2018, a study by Wolters Kluwer in which

to jointly develop new ideas for its clients.

182 small and medium-sized firms (up to 26 lawyers) participated. Another finding is that the average hourly rate of so-called ‘niche’

BUREN LAWYERS WIN FIRST LEGAL PUB QUIZ IN ZUIDAS

firms is 11% higher than that of full-service

The first Legal Pub Quiz in Zuidas – hosted by Rechtsorde and Advocatie – was won by Team

firms. Of the 182 firms that filled in Wolters

Force Majeur of The Hague law firm Buren. The scene of their hard-fought victory: Zuidas

Kluwer’s survey, 42.3% were located in

restaurant Nine. There, on 22 November, nearly twenty teams representing law firms and

Randstad. Niche firms accounted for 44.55%

other organisations gathered to sink their teeth into a series of tough legal questions. In

of all participants, with the remaining

the end, the Buren team managed to answer the greatest number of questions correctly.

55.45% consisting of full-service firms. The

Team Joris en de Draken, representing the RESOR law firm, took home second place, with

average hourly rate of Randstad firms is

Lauxtermann Advocaten’s Team Legal Eagles coming in third and completing the podium.

€226, compared to a €201 average rate at regional firms.

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