If you need help ensuring an exchange of services through outsourcing proceeds successfully, you will need help from specialist commercial solicitors to ensure there are no legal issues overlooked.
At Lupton Fawcett, our team provides specialist advice in all aspects of the laws relating to outsourcing to businesses throughout Yorkshire and the UK.
To speak to a solicitor for legal advice on outsourcing, get in touch with our Leeds, York or Sheffield office today by calling 0333 323 5292 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Outsourcing is the transfer of a distinct part of a business function to another supplier of that service who then accepts the responsibility for the performance of it. For example, a local authority may outsource its requirement for the supply of care, or a business may require a specific IT service that it is not able to provide itself.
There are many issues to be considered before and during the process, including:
- A description of the services that are to be outsourced, plus any specific requirements of the business
- Details of any assets that are to be transferred or restructured
- Which employees of the business will be affected by the change of provider
- The price to be paid to the provider
Solicitors should be consulted to ensure procedures are conducted with the utmost care and due diligence.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Outsourcing
Outsourcing a service to a specialist third-party provider will often:
- Result in a reduction in costs
- Help you focus on the core of your business
- Reduce risk, particularly in areas you are unfamiliar with
However, it can be difficult to ensure that your business processes are still provided in a cost effective, competitive way that fits with your requirements. We will help draft an agreement that ensures your protection by clearly stating what levels of service are expected and when they should be delivered.
The commercial team at Lupton Fawcett has years of experience in helping many different businesses with the outsourcing of a variety of functions, services and facilities. We will help you plan and implement a robust contract to a supplier, ensuring that throughout negotiations and during the contract your best interests are kept in mind.
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