Outsourcing is an increasingly common aspect of legal service delivery. This practice note provides an overview of outsourcing and the issues that may arise for firms and freelancers.

This practice note is relevant to all law firms and sole practitioners authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

It is also relevant to individual solicitors, registered European lawyers (REL) and registered foreign lawyers (RFL), wherever they practise.

For the purposes of this practice note, “solicitor” includes RELs and RFLs.

This practice note is the Law Society’s view of good practice in this area and is not legal advice. For more information, see the legal status.