WBD Advance

A flexible solution bringing together innovative technology and commercial services that complement our existing legal advice

We know that your needs are changing.

While we are confident that our world-leading legal advice creates the best environment possible for the success of your business, there will always be times when sudden changes and developments require additional assistance. Through the WBD Advance legal service, our smart legal solutions team can help to design high-quality, cost-effective processes that streamline the delivery of legal work while simultaneously resolving wider complex business issues.

The WBD Advance legal service is built around a multi-disciplinary team which has the ability to discover and apply innovative solutions from a different perspective. Powered by more than 100 lawyers, project managers, technologists, data analysts, knowledge managers and operations professionals, the smart legal solutions team works together with you to develop and deliver more effective ways of working.

If you’re struggling with large volume projects, process design, project and risk management, our WBD Advance legal team can assist you. Utilising relevant data and our own extensive experience, we will carefully diagnose the issues faced by your business and deliver targeted, cost-effective solutions to tackle those challenges head-on.

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WBD Inhouse

Operating with a large team of over 70 paralegals and legal executives, project managers, data analysts and client co-ordinators, we use flexible resourcing and time-saving technology to deliver a high-quality, cost-effective service for large scale projects.

We regularly assist our clients with a wide range of projects including the following: e-disclosure; commercial or real estate due diligence contract review, remediation and production; lower risk employment tribunal work; helpline operation; and the legal work needed to facilitate other large transformation or restructuring projects.

Our clients often run big operations with complex work and data flows needed to complete projects. Looking closely at these process flows is central to reducing waste, increasing value, and managing risk. Using the insight gained through working with different client organisations, and knowledge of our own internal working practices, we are able to design optimised processes, ensuring that work is done at the right level, leveraging the right technology. 

The skilled business and data analysts of WBD Advance can either work alongside in-house teams, or can be deployed when there is no specialist in-house resource, to optimise work flows and help clients streamline their operations.

Good project planning and management is an essential component of delivering complex work on time, to budget and at the right quality.

We recognise that many of our clients routinely use project management methodologies at a commercial level, and need their legal teams and advisers to do the same. 

We don’t believe in reinventing the wheel so we are using tried and tested, best practice project and risk management approaches and tools to make sure that the work we deliver on some our largest projects for clients dovetails with their own project organisation. 

When our clients don’t have extensive capability themselves we can deploy our qualified Project Managers and analysts to help with planning and with risk mapping.

Staying up to date and compliant with the law is key to business survival - get it wrong and the impact can be catastrophic for businesses. In order to ensure complete compliance, we take a partnering approach in all of our smart legal solutions, working closely with our clients to devise, manage and deliver bespoke knowledge management products, and conduct extensive research to advance and protect their business.

As part of our WBD Advance legal service, we deliver expert, strategic and commercial insight into legal, market and regulatory developments and trends. Using both our intimate industry knowledge and data-driven research, we provide useful, actionable insights to clients through channels and in formats to suit them. More than straightforward matter progress reporting, we aim to predict outcomes and to help determine the right commercial approach to business problems. Through partnering with AI technologists, we are driving real value for our clients.

Our clients often have a need for seconded lawyers to increase their in-house capacity or to cover gaps. They also need to have access to secondees at reasonable cost. WBD InHouse offers affordable, scalable services staffed by highly qualified lawyers.