It is worth assessing what is expected from legal services in order to decide whether to set up a legal department or outsource this function to a service provider. An internal legal department is cheaper and faster at handling requests. The benefit of outsourcing in this case is the quality of work which tends to be higher when legal services are outsourced, because legal consultants acquire a much broader experience from handling various projects with clients from all walks of life. The money saved and/or received as a result of the work performed by experienced legal professionals offsets the service fees payable to those professionals.