Thorogood Reports Series Read Description

Buying Professional Services

Spiral bound
November 2009
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    30th November 2009
  • ISBN 9781854186423
  • Language English
  • Pages 150 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

This report provides full practical up-to-date guidance for buyers of legal, accountancy and other professional services and includes: how to choose providers; tendering tips; terms and conditions/contracts with professional service providers; how to pay your lawyers less; how to obtain best value from advisers; how to negotiate with professionals for services; methods of billing and charging and pros and cons of each; alternative billing methods; monitoring quality of services and levels of fees; and termination of relationships with providers.

The report will help you: reduce legal and other services bills; obtain better value for money from service providers; choose the best professionals for the services concerned; ensure there is no over-manning on jobs; retain rights over materials produced for the client; keep a check on service provision over time; and change advisers where appropriate.

Susan Singleton

Susan Singleton is described by Chambers and Partners Legal Directory as one of the leading UK IT lawyers. Her firm Singletons specializes in Internet/IT/e-commerce law, competition law, intellectual property law and general commercial law. She is author of over 30 law books on topics such as Internet and e-commerce law, competition law, commercial agency law, data protection legislation and intellectual property and writes 15 legal articles a month. She is a frequent speaker in the intellectual property, competition and commercial law fields, both in the UK and abroad.