18 Aug 2015

Rajah & Tann Singapore launches contract legal service for clients seeking in-house freelance lawyers

Rajah & Tann Singapore has launched a flexible insourcing service to provide experienced lawyers to companies who need in-house counsel on short-term contracts and project-specific work.

R&T Asia Resources, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rajah & Tann Singapore, will procure professionals with relevant legal qualifications and experience, including Rajah & Tann Singapore alumni, who can work during high demand periods or on projects where specialist skills are needed. The professionals will be insourced by clients for a specified period and work in clients’ offices. R&T Asia Resources, which is led by designated partners of Rajah & Tann Singapore, will actively assist to manage these assignments and be direct contact points for the clients.

Rajah & Tann Singapore’s Managing Partner Lee Eng Beng SC said: “This service will help our clients contain legal costs and control headcount when they need additional in-house legal support during peak periods or when there is an on-going complex project. R&T Asia Resources will ensure the suitability and quality of the professionals on its panel, and the insourced professionals will also be able to rely on the expertise, reach and full suite of legal services of Rajah & Tann Asia’s offices across South-East Asia where necessary.”

Ryan Loh, a partner of Rajah & Tann Singapore and a director of R&T Asia Resources, said R&T Asia Resources has a stringent selection process to ensure that the professionals on its panel are the right fit for clients. The professionals on the panel will also be able to access Rajah & Tann Asia’s training programmes and resources.

“Clients of R&T Asia Resources will have the confidence and comfort of dealing with a company backed by one of the leading and largest legal service providers in South-East Asia. They will be assured of the highest standards of quality, service and professionalism.”

R&T Asia Resources is looking to tap into a growing trend among Singaporeans to work part-time. According to Singapore’s Manpower Ministry labour force report last year, 10.5% of the resident workforce was part-time workers, up from 6.8% in 2008.

Ryan also noted the increasing trend of lawyers who want to work fewer than 5 days a week, specified hours during the workday, or at home. There are also lawyers who prefer to work full-time for fixed periods, and pursue non-work interests in between stints.


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Rajah & Tann Asia brings together leading law firms and lawyers in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, with each offering the highest standards of service to locally-based clients while collectively having the capacity to handle the most complex regional and cross-border transactions and to provide excellent legal counsel seamlessly across the region. With more than 500 lawyers, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.