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Mitie has appointed Dentons as their UK employment authorized advisor


Mitie, the UK’s main amenities administration {and professional} providers business, has appointed Dentons to undertake employment tribunal litigation and employment authorized advisory providers for a interval of three years. As a part of this engagement Mitie has chosen Dentons’ managed authorized providers workforce, often called Dentons Helix, to ship employment tribunal litigation work. Following Mitie’s December 2020 acquisition of Interserve’s Facilities Management enterprise, the in-house employment authorized workforce have set out a brand new technique to make sure providers supply the most effective worth to Mitie while remaining consumer centered, progressive and expertise led, to match Mitie’s consumer providing.

The Dentons Helix workforce that operates within the UK, Ireland and Middle East, streamlines the end-to-end supply of aggregated authorized work for a set month-to-month payment. Clients are supplied with a devoted workforce of Dentons professionals who act as an extension of shoppers’ authorized groups with a view to ship the work. Uniquely for managed authorized service choices, Dentons Helix makes use of a mix of expertise and authorized enter to supply each operational and authorized particular insights enabling shoppers to proactively handle threat and strategically associate with enterprise capabilities to make in-house Legal a strategic enabler somewhat than a hygiene issue.

Dentons Helix includes a core managed authorized providers workforce of 35 attorneys, paralegals, authorized technologists and knowledge specialists, who work along with the Firm’s personal follow attorneys with a view to ship the combination of labor that’s throughout the scope of every contract. It operates by way of a proprietary triage mannequin constructed by skilled companions that measures incoming issues by each threat and complexity, permitting the disaggregation of low to medium complexity work in order that it may be delivered in essentially the most environment friendly and price efficient method.

The service is underpinned by expertise and knowledge that helps In-House Counsel show real worth to their companies. Robust evaluation of information that’s generated by way of the supply mannequin offers them with insights into the work their authorized groups are doing. They can see knowledge on what place authorized work requests are coming from, and traits, equivalent to a focus of employment claims arising in particular components of the enterprise or a preponderance of particular sorts of declare. This knowledge can be utilized to deal with line supervisor data gaps and worker relations challenges which can, in time, scale back attrition, declare volumes and the related enterprise dangers.

Oliver Loach, HR Director, Employment Law and Employee Relations, Mitie, mentioned: “When looking for a legal partner we wanted a firm that really understood our tech-led approach, balancing the management of our low and medium complexity work, whilst giving our legal team the ability to call on the firm’s broader expertise when we need it. The Dentons Helix team stood out for understanding our needs and offering a solution that promises to act as an extension of our in-house team”

Virginia Allen, head of Dentons’ People, Reward and Mobility follow, mentioned: ‘We recognise that the key challenges for In-House Counsel are time and resources, so this is a solution that provides them with the three most important things they are looking for: quality assurance, cost predictability and truly insightful data that can be used to enhance relationships with the wider business and help with informed decision making. We are excited to be collaborating with the Mitie team to provide truly innovative legal services.’

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