Global law firm Clifford Chance plans to do more legal work in lower cost jurisdictions. 

The Lawyer reports on a memo to partners that managing partner David Childs sent recently. Childs: my vision for Clifford Chance (5/29/06) reports that the firm plans “escalation of an offshore outsourcing plan, with the aim of transferring routine legal tasks, such as litigation support and due diligence, to cheaper jurisidictions [sic].”

Update (6/5/06): A&O keeps the faith with Indian outsourcing venture in (6/1) reports that another Magic Circle firm, Allen & Overy, which started offshoring word processing in 2003, will continue using offshore services. The firm is seeking bids.