“WNS bets on legal outsourcing”

More outsourcing of legal work, this time in Sri Lanka:

"WNS, a NYSE-listed business process outsourcing (BPO) major, is seeing a huge momentum in legal services.

"Riding high on the legal process outsourcing wave, WNS has started legal services in Sri Lanka about eight months back and now has over 30 lawyers there. It has also scaled up the existing Pune operations, with more than 80 lawyers to handle the legal services, says Smita Gaikwad, company spokesperson for WNS.

"Global spending on legal services is estimated to be at least over $250 billion, with the US accounting for more than two-thirds of the market. Conservative estimates of the current market potential for legal services outsourcing from the US alone are pegged at $ 3-4 billion. This comprises paralegal and research support, contract drafting and revising and contract management, library services, patent and trademark prosecution and litigation support."