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OutSec’s Legal Division are industry leaders in legal transcription.  In fact, we have been leaders in the sector since 2002.  We are also ISO 27001 certified, meaning that we maintain high standards in relation data security and confidentiality, which is why we are we trusted by both the medical and legal sectors.  We are the perfect solution for managing your variable workloads, thereby allowing your law firm to meet its deadlines, whilst also saving on costs.


The Benefits of Legal Transcription:

Save time and money, reduce your overheads and increase your chargeable hours!

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With OutSec, there are:

  • No contracts;
  • No monthly fees; and
  • No hidden charges

OutSec benefits legal practices of all shapes and sizes. You, therefore, have the ability to use our services to meet your needs and requirements.

In addition, OutSec is the perfect solution for small practices (as well as sole practitioners or Barristers), who need typing assistance on a pay-as-you-go basis.  This is because our service provides a cheaper alternative to employment (and its associated cost).

In-house practices similarly find using OutSec the ideal solution to provide additional support, when demand is high.

Medium to large firms, for example, use OutSec to:

  • Reduce secretarial staff (completely or partially).  In addition to reducing the need for expensive office space and therefore reducing employment (and its associated costs);
  • Provide additional support to meet demand at times of high workloads.  Moreover, the beauty of OutSec is we can flex to meet your business demands quickly and easily;
  • Provide cost effective cover whilst secretarial staff are off on holiday, maternity, and sickness absence leave.

In addition, OutSec offers free on-site consultancy to identify precise cost savings.

Increase Your Chargeable Hours

Legal practices, for instance, who believe that having fee earners type their own documents, are waking up to the fact that they are losing out on chargeable time as a result.  It is common practice that fee earners in this modern technological age, spend a considerable amount of time typing; more than they do practising law.  Simply dictating a document is approximately 36% more cost efficient, giving fee earners more time to increase those all-important chargeable hours.  Clearly, these are considerably higher per hour than the cost of using OutSec’s legal transcriptionist team.

Did you know that a Grade A Solicitor (at £409 per hour) who spends two hours typing their own documents/emails could lose their firm up to £497 in chargeable time (as opposed to dictating and using OutSec)? A Grade D lawyer (at £138 per hour) could lose their firm up to £136.

So the facts speak for themselves. You can read more at our blog post here.

True Costs of An Employee

Equally you may be interested in understanding precisely how much employees really cost after factoring in overheads such as cost of space, equipment, recruitment and management costs.  Stanbridge Associates working in association with our company have come up with a very useful calculator that our clients can use to ascertain the true cost of their employees.  If you would like to take advantage of this facility do please click here.

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The Legal Transcription Team

At OutSec we believe in having dedicated legal transcriptionists. We do not believe in having large banks of legal typists.  Every member of OutSec’s legal transcriptionist team has had over 10 years’ experience in the legal sector.  All of our team have signed stringent confidentiality agreements.  With their legal experience, they truly understand the importance of client confidentiality and accuracy in their work.

Many of OutSec’s transcription team have qualifications such as:

  • CILEx; or
  • London Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Legal Secretary certification.

This makes OutSec’s legal team, one of the best in the industry.

Our transcriptionists have experience in a vast range of areas including (but not limited to): criminal; matrimonial; family; probate; conveyancing; civil and criminal litigation; tort; copyright; design and patents; debt, insolvency and bankruptcy; immigration; social housing and public law.

OutSec Legal Podcast

OutSec believe in helping law firms grow.

That is why, OutSec’s Legal Division produce a podcast providing top tips on how to increase productivity.  The podcast is on most major podcasting sites:

OutSec The UK's leading transcription company's legal podcast

Apple Podcasts
Google Podcasts


Podcoin, PlayerFM, Pods, Podcast App and Castro.  The OutSec Legal Podcast is also available on myTunerRadio and TuneIn Radio.

The RSS feed for our Legal Podcast is available here.

The Legal Division’s Twitter Account

If you are on Twitter, OutSec’s Legal Division will be quite happy to like and retweet your law firm’s posts.  This is all part of the OutSec service! Our Twitter feed can be visited here.


All of our transcriptionists sign stringent confidentiality and data protection agreements. In addition, OutSec are always happy to sign any additional confidentiality (or non-disclosure agreements) you wish to have in place.


Data Security

OutSec takes data protection and security seriously.  This is why we employ bank level data security to ensure your data remains safe (and confidential).  We are also ISO 27001 certified, which means that our data processes are regularly audited.

Our transcriptionists can also work directly into most case management (or practice management systems), which makes life easier for your law firm.



£1.20 + VAT

Per Audio Minute

Single Voice Recording
(24 hour turnaround)

Single Priority

Single Priority

£1.50 + VAT

Per Audio Minute

Single Voice Recording
(returned asap during office hours)



From as little as
£1.50 + VAT

Per Audio Minute

One-to-One Recordings
(48 hour turnaround)

All dictations are rounded up to the nearest minute (for example a 6m 17s audio file would be rounded up to 7 minutes).

All our fees are subject to VAT at the standard rate.

On-site visits can be arranged to discuss any individual requirements at no charge.

Clients Include:

Here are just a few of our valued clients:

Translate Media University of Salford Strutt & Parker Allied Surveyors & Valuers Carter Jonas Yorkshire Surveyors Bidwells Innes Associates Gregorys