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OSBORNE CLARKE HIRES RECRUITMENT PROCESS OUTSOURCING TEAM

OSBORNE CLARKE HIRES RECRUITMENT PROCESS OUTSOURCING TEAM
Law firm hires experts as CBI chief says temporary flexiforce is the future of business

Law Firm Osborne Clarke (OC) has hired two staffing sector legal specialists - Kevin Barrow and Frances Lewis - to join its London employment, pensions and incentives practice group. They specialise in flexible workforces and contract staffing, providing advice to clients in the staffing sector and major corporates undertaking recruitment process outsourcing ("RPO") and workforce restructuring.

Kevin and Frances have a track record of advising on pan-European outsourcing projects, which require advice across corporate, tax and regulatory (including immigration, BIS regulations, data protection, TUPE, FSA, employment and care quality regulation relating to outsourcing and staffing).

Paul Matthews, head of employment and benefits at Osborne Clarke, says: "The hire of this team underpins our strategy as a European law firm. The track record and skill set that they bring will be of interest to our corporate and institutional client base across Europe. They will work with many of our lawyers from around the firm as their practice area touches on so many different aspects of the law."

Lara Burch, head of the strategic sourcing group at Osborne Clarke says: "Major European recruitment sector clients already turn to us for advice in this area, and we look forward to offering them greater strength in depth as a result of these hires."

Kevin says: "Flexible working is a major issue for clients no matter what the economic conditions. The attraction of joining Osborne Clarke is clear: a strong corporate backbone combined with excellence across the board in commercial and disputes all of which are important to clients in the staffing sector or those considering the introduction of more flexible staffing arrangements.

Frances who recently won the award for Individual Contribution to APSCo, the trade body for professional and technical recruiters - says: "It's an incredibly interesting time for RPO, where major corporates are looking for lawyers to provide pan-European advice on their recruitment strategies. Looking at ways of achieving savings through restructuring workforces and using flexible resource has become a Board level issue."

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