Hydrogen has been working in In-House and Private Practice Legal markets for over 20 years and diversifying our services to support the emerging Transformation market was a natural extension, especially as few consultancies provide niche Legal Operations and Transformation talent globally. These are relatively new professions, created in response to the demand across the industry for increased productivity and process improvement. The candidate pools are limited, so being creative and providing new talent pipelines from other industries has enabled us to support clients in an under-supported supplier market. We also hold regular industry forums for our clients and candidates to share ideas and insights that will help promote these new professions.
Technology adoption; COVID-19; alternative providers; as well as more demanding clients have all enforced significant change on the Legal industry. As firms adapt, the competition for the best talent and niche skills has increased, leading to a shortage, and more importantly a climate where it's tougher to win work. Legal clients are asking specifics on what firms are doing to improve their delivery model, while In-House teams are being scrutinised for their ability to deliver value, and these skillsets all contribute to consistency and efficiency in Legal Services delivery.
It is an exciting time to be a contributor to one of the oldest professions as it moves through its journey of transformation. We are helping change the face of how Legal departments and Law firms operate, freeing up lawyers to focus on more strategic application of their skills. We create regional talent pools and develop our networks of the relevant skillsets to provide our clients with flexible resourcing models and top candidates.