The Law Society has outsourced its IT services to LogicaCMG as part of a five-year £9m contract.
Designed to help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the professional body for solicitors in England and Wales, the deal covers the society’s server and network infrastructure and key business systems.
The organisation is making key changes to its operation to ready itself for a new framework for regulating the legal profession, expected in the forthcoming parliamentary “regulation of legal services bill”. The society is also redesigning its membership services.
The society said LogicaCMG would support these changes.
Judith Hetherington Smith, Law Society director of information and communications technology, said: “The partnership with LogicaCMG will deliver savings and enhanced efficiency.”
As part of the deal, infrastructure and hardware management will be transferred to the LogicaCMG Bridgend facility, and support for legacy applications will be provided mainly from LogicaCMG’s Birmingham site.
The Law Society deal expands the outsourcer’s legal portfolio. LogicaCMG is also currently providing IT services to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the Criminal Justice IT unit (CJIT), and The Metropolitan Police.