Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:01

Fee discussions shift from AFAs to value

Fee discussions shift from AFAs to valueThe Annual Canadian Lawyer Corporate Counsel Survey found the use of AFAs has declined from last year, but experimentation continues.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 16 November 2015 09:00

Testing the AFA waters

Testing the AFA watersIf it seems like everywhere you go these days someone is talking about alternative fee arrangements, you’re not alone. It’s been a popular topic at legal conferences and workshops for a few years now, but have they really taken off? And what exactly is an AFA — do flat fees or discounts count?
Published in Features
Monday, 16 November 2015 09:00

November/December - Testing the AFA waters

November/December - Testing the AFA watersThe annual Canadian Lawyer Corporate Counsel survey shows alternative fee arrangements are out there,  but in-house are the ones primarily driving the conversation.
Published in 2015 Surveys
Monday, 02 November 2015 09:00

Testing the AFA waters

Testing the AFA watersIf it seems like everywhere you go these days someone is talking about alternative fee arrangements, you’re not alone. It’s been a popular topic at legal conferences and workshops for a few years now, but have they really taken off? And what exactly is an AFA, do flat fees or discounts count?
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 27 April 2015 08:00

Time to pull together

Over the last year or two, it has been interesting to watch as the dialogue on alternative fee arrangements has moved from a push coming from innovative in-house counsel looking to draw law firms into the discussion, to now law firms championing the discussion as a marketing tool.
Published in Issue Archive
Billable hour morphing into alternative arrangementsIt may not be in its final hour, but more and more lawyers are conceding the billable hour is being put in its “proper place” and is in steady decline.
Published in Latest News
Monday, 17 November 2014 00:08

Seeking alternative arrangements

Seeking alternative arrangementsThe momentum has been growing slowly for years but it seems in-house counsel are ready and want to trade in the billable hour model for something more progressive. Responses to the 2014 Canadian Lawyer Corporate Counsel Survey indicate there is a growing interest within the in-house bar to changing the conversation when it comes to negotiating billing options with external law firms.
Published in Features

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