Secondment Request Planner & Support™

The ultimate secondment planning and support toolkit

The Problem

You need a secondee from your law firm and want to get the right fit.

Related challenges include: 

  • your team doesn’t have a consistent approach to requesting secondees from your external counsel
  • you know it takes time to write a detailed secondment request document
  • law firms tend to offer “B team" lawyers for secondments
  • law firms are typically slow to mobilize against secondment requests
  • secondments are notoriously expensive so you need the right secondee
  • this is an important secondment so you must get a “great fit”
  • standard forms drive quality and efficiency - but you do not have them
  • your team is permanently operating beyond capacity and you need help now

Wouldn't it be great if you could access a secondment planning tool-kit that allowed you to plan and produce an accurate secondment request, how to set your secondment up for success and to give you access to immediate support if you need?

The GLS Solution

Secondment Request Planner & Support™ provides a total secondment planning support solution to help make your next secondment the strategic success that you need it to be. 

The base inclusion of this solution is the secondment request template which delivers you a clear framework for you to simply “plug-in” the key details of the secondee that you need – making it much easier for your counsel to understand and address your needs.

Secondment Request Planner & Support™ allows you to simply “plug-in” key points of information against a range of compelling reference points that help to precisely define your secondee requirements. 

You could re-invent the wheel and produce a request yourself, or you could save yourself a few hours of work and get a high quality template that has been crafted for you.

This template covers: secondment period, location, required legal skills, required commercial/in-house skills,  experience levels, roles & responsibilities, reporting requirements and fees.  

This solution includes additional support options to access a detailed secondment planning tool, a guide to achieve a great secondment outcome and also access to interim legal support options if you need help immediately.

Problem Solved.

Solution Deliverables

Secondee Request Toolkit:our world class template will help you efficiently produce your secondment request that you can send to your panel law firms
GLS Secondment Tips:a GLS guide to ensuring a great performance from your secondee
Secondee Onboarding Planner:a detailed spreadsheet to help you plan your secondment request carefully
Interim Support - GLS Overflow:if you need interim and immediate legal support - you can access GLS Overflow (10hr) to help you immediately bridge your capacity needs, at a competitive price point

Solution SLA Options and US$ Pricing

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Law Firm Secondee Request Template
GLS Secondment Planner Tool
GLS Guide to Effective Secondments
GLS Overflow 10 - Immediate Support
Price (excl. VAT)$499$1,499$1,999$4,999

Pricing Comparison

This product is a complete solution with clear deliverables for just $499. What could your law firm provide you for this price? See below to find out.

Big Law ReviewUS RateGLS CostMinutes
Partner$850$4990h 35m
Senior Associate$640$4990h 47m
Blended Rate$520$4990h 58m
Associate$480$4991h 00m
Junior Associate$400$4991h 08m

GLS RPLV Legal Operations Score

This solution’s GLS RPLV impact score:

Resource Status: Specialist Repeater Formative
Ease of Implementation: Complex Average Easy
Value Demonstration/Visibility: Low Medium High
Productivity Leverage Profile: Low Medium High
IHL Line Optimisation: Single Multiple All Lines

IHL Critical Function Optimisation Targets

This solution enhances performance across the following critical in-house functions:

In-House Legal: Critical Functions / Processes

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Managed Service

Human Capital

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GLS has identified 15 critical in-house processes/functions that are present in every world-class legal department. To learn what these functions are, their composition and how they interrelate to deliver efficient legal team performance outcomes - visit here.



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