Herbert Smith Freehills Alternative Legal Services

ALT is an integral part of Herbert Smith Freehills` international network. With a unique blend of people, processes, technologies and data, ALT creates transformative solutions to our customers` challenges on a global scale. Provide high-quality, cost-effective and technology-driven legal services for data-intensive and process-defined legal issues. Together, they provide continuous and continuous service for a wide range of products and services in support of sectors such as banking, construction, energy, infrastructure, mining, government, technology, media and telecommunications, real estate, and wealth and wealth management. We work with the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre and the Kenya Human Rights Commission to protect the rights of people with intellectual disabilities in Kenya. We help eradicate slavery with the Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Slavery Group (ATAS), which gives our lawyers the opportunity to undertake local and international volunteer work related to slavery and human trafficking. And our recently launched Ambassador programme to support the Prisoner Counselling Service provides British prisoners with free legal advice on everything from their rights to their living conditions. We offer innovative, market-leading solutions for large, document-intensive legal work. By combining state-of-the-art technology with legal expertise, we have created a cost-effective and tailor-made offering tailored to our clients` needs. We also provide overflow services to internal teams during peak hours and design full-service outsourcing models for them.

Since its innovative debut in Belfast, market leader in 2011, the firm has invested for a decade in a growing technical experience in ALT for global litigation. The firm`s world-class dispute resolution practice works seamlessly with ALT`s legal and eDiscovery teams around the world to offer an impressive combination of expertise in litigious work with the efficiency and value that an exclusive ALSP offering brings to our clients. Our management team has a variety of skills and experience in alternative legal services. In recent years, there has been an unprecedented level of regulatory reform in financial services. With this in mind, and in addition to the competent strategic advice of Herbert Smith Freehills, Alternative Legal Services provides execution and implementation solutions where changes must be influenced on large volumes of investor-focused contracts or documents. In addition to supporting the Herbert Smith Freehills Network teams, we also provide services directly to clients with respect to ad hoc legal work, support and management of significant transaction issues, and ongoing status quo maintenance services. Our teams of lawyers, technologists and legal analysts are spread across ten hubs: Beijing, Belfast, Brisbane, Johannesburg, London, Melbourne, New York, Perth, Shanghai and Sydney. It`s an environment that gives you the skills you need to become a brilliant legal counsel.

And it`s an environment where your perspective, ideas, and experiences make a real difference. Last year, our global pro bono and responsible contribution to businesses was approximately $15 million, including more than 52,000 hours of free legal advice voluntarily provided by our employees. We advise on corporate transactions related to mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, asset management, mutual funds, commercial contracts and financial services regulation. This is the second time the firm`s ALT practice has been classified in Category 1 for litigation services, and the first time it has been classified as Contract Lifecycle Management. ALT has already received a Level 1 ranking for Litigation Services – Global Wide in Chambers` first ALSP ranking last year. We offer a wide range of services to the firm`s core clients and the funds they manage, including: Our eDiscovery offering combines state-of-the-art technology, streamlined workflows and a highly experienced team. We combine legal knowledge with expertise in data queries to refine review strategies and gain valuable insights faster. Libby Jackson MBE, Managing Partner of ALT, said: «We are delighted with this year`s Chambers of Commerce ranking – what a perfect way to celebrate ALT`s 10th anniversary! These results illustrate the wealth of credible expertise and passionate customer service our teams bring to the causes they work on. They also highlight the strength of ALT`s combined technical legal expertise in litigation and transactions and bring the best of FMC to our clients around the world. Our highly experienced team can be used to conduct significant and information-intensive reviews for disclosure exercises in litigation or arbitration, or for internal and regulatory investigations.