Friday 19 January 2018

John Drennan: Howlin in bid to cut cost of legal services

Minister champions 'reverse auctioneering'


The government is considering a new initiative to slash the cost of legal services to the State.

In the wake of a recent visit to the American multinational Google, Public Reform and Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin has become an enthusiast for a new method of tendering for legal services called "reverse auctioneering".

Under this concept, companies place advertisements for legal work on the internet and legal firms then tender on-line bids and compete with each other to secure the contract.

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