Organisation Description Year
Acritas

2010 Global Elite Analysis

Information on charging structures and expected changes

2010
Fordham Law Review

Supply Chains & Porous Boundaries: The Disaggregation of Legal Services, Milton C Regan Jr & Palmer T Heenan

Issues with hourly billing and efficiency. Long term pricing model based on fixed fee is seen a s key to efficiency – page 2155

2010
Harvard Law School

Overview of the Professional Services Industry and the Legal Profession

Looking at law firms in the US corporate clients are exerting more control over costs:
Roughly one-third of companies also are experimenting with alternative fee arrangements. IKON Office Solutions, for example, uses fixed-fee arrangements for all of its non-compete litigation. Such agreements provide valuable predictability for companies seeking to create budgets at the beginning of the year. Other corporations have experimented with more complex fee regimes in order to give firms an incentive to resolve matters quickly. Blended rates, in which the client and law firm share both the up-side and down-side of legal risk, are becoming increasingly common. Still other companies, most notably General Electric, have conducted online-auctions to find cost-effective firms. Page 6

2008
Baker Tilly

Climate Change: Forecasting the Impact of the Legal Services Act October 2010

Reports on a new law form MJ Hudson that is offering an
alternative to hourly billing by following the investment bank model of a monthly retainer and a percentage of any successful transaction (although

2010
Ministry of Justice

Scoping project on no win no fee arrangements in England & Wales

Discusses payment schemes for media cases (privacy etc), employment tribunals (page 6).

2009
Kings College London

The Work of the Family BarReport of the Week-At-A-Glance Survey 2008Debora Price PhD & Anne Laybourne MSc

FGF fees calculator showing how fees are compiled for family legal aid work undertaken by a barrister – variables include type of activity, function, category and level of advocate.
Pages xiv – xv

2008