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Legal Process Outsourcing

The Law Society of South Africa is cooperating with the Department of Trade and Industry to explore legal process outsourcing (LPO) as a potential new area of work for attorneys and to establish available incentives, to seek to provide a suitable pool of competently skilled ‘paralegal’ staff and to promote the South African attorneys’ profession to overseas jurisdictions wishing to off-shore work to South Africa.

The LSSA is confident that our well-regulated and competent practitioners will ensure that South Africa is a destination of choice for outsourcers, in turn generating revenue and new employment opportunities in the profession. The LSSA has set up an ad hoc committee to investigate LPO.
During 2014 the LSSA participated in research with the DTI and other stakeholders to review the LPO landscape in South Africa. The DTI report was launched at the end of May in Johannesburg and includes a chapter on LPO.

Download the DTI presentation dealing with Business Process Outsourcing:  South Africa’s BPS Proposition May 2015 (PDF - 1431KB)
Download the LPO South Africa 'Lawyers without borders' report: February 2015 (PDF - 1352KB)
Download the presentation Offshoring South Africa: Legal Process Outsourcing (PDF - 648KB)
Download the Genesis Analysis of the Business Process Services Sector report (February 2015) (PDF - 1878KB)