Simmons & Simmons plans to use external lawyers for litigation and corporate due diligence work.
The firm seeks to outsource legal work to qualified lawyers, unlike other firms that outsource to paralegals in India.
The firm has already contacted several outsourcing agencies, and hopes to ramp up the new initiative in the next three years.
It is unclear how this will affect hiring at the firm.
Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm with over 2,000 employees, and 20 offices located throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.