Added3rd September 2012 by Riverview LawRiverview Law

Matthew Banks joins Riverview Law

Riverview Law, the fixed-priced legal services business, has appointed Matthew Banks as its Director of Legal Advisory Outsourcing. Matthew will lead Riverview’s fast-growing legal advisory outsourcing business. Matthew has an unrivalled pedigree in innovative legal outsourcing. Having spent 11 years as a commercial property lawyer with Linklaters and Eversheds, he moved to Mumbai in 2005 to create one of the very first legal outsourcing businesses. He then joined Integreon Managed Solutions to set up its legal outsourcing business. Over five years he led the growth of Integreon’s legal outsourcing business to 600 lawyers across eight locations in the US, UK, India and the Philippines serving many of the world’s leading corporations. Having worked in the UK, Mumbai and latterly New York, Matthew will be based in London. He will work with and report to Riverview Law’s Chief Executive Officer, Karl Chapman. The Riverview Law Legal Advisory Outsourcing model enables large organisations to outsource appropriate parts of their in-house legal function at a fixed price. Operationally and financially it provides a compelling alternative to current panel arrangements, as well as the current trend towards increasing the size of the in-house function. Matthew says: “My experience has been that General Counsel are crying out for innovation from their legal services providers to handle both day to day and more complex matters. There are lots of players in the market who make noise about driving beneficial change in legal services but very few are actually delivering it. That’s why I am excited to join Riverview Law. Their service delivery model – combining people, technology, and process with comprehensive management reporting and effective customer experiences – demonstrates they are serious about changing the way businesses use, measure and buy a wide range of legal services.” Karl Chapman says: “We’re thrilled that Matthew is joining us. He is a true pioneer in delivering innovative legal services for large corporations across the globe, and is the ideal person to lead our efforts in this area. We believe that Legal Advisory Outsourcing is the next evolution in the legal services market and will eventually diminish the role and use of panels. It offers the certainty of price, service standards and high quality, allied to a single strong relationship, that general counsel now need more than ever.”