30 Jan 2017

Fieldfisher to launch alternative legal services unit former Ashurst heavyweight

Former Ashurst securities and derivatives head Christopher Georgiou is heading up a new business services unit at Fieldfisher.

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The new unit, to be named Condor, will offer alternative legal services to clients on a platform underpinned by advanced document-reading software technology. According to Mr Georgiou, who will act as chief executive of Condor, the initiative has been designed to offer a lower-cost services solution for Fieldfisher clients by combining technology with low-cost human resourcing: ‘Technology is certainly part of it. But it's more about delivering services and customised solutions to our clients in a way that's more efficient from a price point of view and more efficient from a process point of view,’ he told Legal Business. Mr Georgiou joined Fieldfisher from Ashurst last September, and will run the new unit alongside colleagues Guy Usher and Luke Whitmore.

Sources: Legal Business; The Lawyer