About LexOutsource

Company Profile

LexOutsource was founded in 2012 by Irshad Motala, a legal professional (LLB) with several years experience in the legal research and writing environment. LexOutsource meets the growing demand of Canadian lawyers to increase their profitability, reduce their work hours, improve their work product, and perhaps most importantly, increase their quality of life.

We understand the day to day needs and pressures of running a law practice, from a solo firm to a large litigation practice.   Our mission is to provide a comprehensive legal research, writing and analysis service to lawyers throughout Canada, at an extremely affordable rate.

LexOutsource uses a unique model to ensure our legal services are affordable, yet remain high quality. We employ experienced legal professionals based in South Africa to handle the bulk of the actual legal work. In turn, a non-resident Canadian legal professional provides oversight and quality control. The fact that South Africa has a common law legal system, coupled with the fact that oversight and quality control is provided by a law graduate from a Canadian university, equips our team well to provide the services we offer.

The legal professionals at LexOutsource are comprised of a diverse group specializing in a variety of practice areas. However, common to all of them is a passion and talent for legal research, writing and analysis. They are recruited exclusively from the best international universities, and many of them have practised as legal professionals at some of the top chambers and law firms in the world.

Our Chief Executer Officer

Irshad

Our Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Irshad Motala, brings years of legal research experience to LexOutsource. He has drafted hundreds of legal memoranda, pleadings, motions and factums, covering areas of law ranging from auto accidents to the regulation of financial institutions, from property disputes between neighbours to alleged Charter violations.

Prior to founding LexOutsource, Irshad held several legal research related positions internationally. During a period in South Africa, Irshad served as a Legal Consultant to the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa, and later clerked for the Honourable Justice Zakeria Yacoob at the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He thereafter worked as a Legal Researcher in Office of the Chief Justice of South Africa. Irshad also spent time in the United States, and was a member of the District Court Screening Unit for the State Attorney in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Irshad holds an LLB degree, as well as certificates in Comparative Constitutional Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and International Business Transactions from Howard University in Washington DC. He completed a course in Legal Research, Writing and Analysis under the instruction of a Professor from Howard University in Washington DC.

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LexOutsource’s legal outsourcing services are professional, affordable and reliable. My firm and clients have benefited greatly from LexOutsource for years.

Kenneth Wise, Ken Wise and Associates, Toronto, Ontario.

I am very satisfied with your service in all respects; the responsiveness to my initial inquiry was immediate and thorough, the work completed on a very timely basis, the research impeccable, and the factum thorough, instructive, and useful. The contentious issues were engaged with extremely accurately. It was exactly what I was looking for.

Mathieu Picard, Cantini Law Group, Moncton, New Brunswick.

For those dubious about outsourcing legal research I want to say my experience dealing with LexOutsource has put my concerns to rest. The quality of the work produced was first class, timely and on budget. Moreover, there was a direct benefit both to my client and my firm in not having to utilize higher cost firm resources for doing the necessary research for the legal opinion ultimately rendered. Unlike large law firms we do not have the person power to dedicate to legal research. I am comfortable in recommending LexOutsource to those considering doing business with them.

Gary Farb, Clark, Farb and Fiskel, Barristers and Solicitors, Toronto, Ontario.
I had a particularly vexing legal challenge in connection with continuing an action against the estate of the deceased defendant. I turned to LexOutsource for legal research and some guidance. I had occasion to deal with Irshad Motala, a principal, who was both obliging and conscientious, resulting in the correct and practical answer to my quandary. In my dealings with Irshad it was also clear that he wanted to offer good value for the research dollars I spent with LexOutsource by, among other things, writing off time dedicated by his team to unproductive research results. In essence, I got good results for good value.

Gabor Zinner, Zinner Law Office, Calgary, Alberta.

The legal research and writing provided by LexOutsource was timely. The resulting memorandum covered the issue on which we were seeking assistance. LexOutsource was particularly helpful because it is often difficult to find the time in a busy practice to conduct legal research on your own.

Derrick Watton Q.C., Murphy and Watton, Barristers, Solicitors and Notaries, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador.

We have been very pleased with LexOutsource’s services, including the prompt handling of requests and the reasonable fees they offer.

Philip and Franceen Romney, Romneylaw Incorporated, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.

The services offered by LexOutsource are outstanding and have helped numerous of our clients. The quality and speed of their work has made their service indispensable.

Donald Scott, Don Scott McMurray Law Office, Fort McMurray, Alberta.

LexOutsource’s legal research and writing services have been my first line of attack to any problem I run into in deciding paths to take in pleading and defending cases. Usually, LexOutsource’s first research memorandum is bang on in dealing with the factual situation that I outlined to them. On a few occasions, the first brush allowed me to come back to LexOutsource and add layers of subtlety that goes down to the fine points of an argument. LexOutsource acts as my primary in-house research team. Because I am in a rush on most matters, their great turnaround time leaves me free to pursue other aspects, while they put together the substantive legal arguments at a reasonable price.

Pell Capone, Bondaruk & Capone, Barristers and Solicitors, Toronto, Ontario.

I would like to take this moment to thank you for the various legal research memoranda that you have provided to our offices. You and your team at LexOutsource have provided us with prompt, timely, and specific research memoranda prepared to our requests. What has been most impressive is the LexOutsource team’s ability to narrow the legal issues in the memorandum and provide us with appropriate / specific summaries. Further, the research memoranda have been provided in a very prompt and timely fashion. As you know, we would not hesitate to provide a reference for you and your team at LexOutsource. In fact, we have provided your name to a number of banks and their Estate departments and other lawyers as well and would not hesitate to continue to do so. As always, thanks again and we will not hesitate to contact you with respect to our legal research requirements in future.

Michael Schmidt, Schmidt Law Office Professional Corporation, Kitchener, Ontario.

In the midst of a complex case, I required an immediate answer to a difficult series of integrated law and process questions. Our in-house research specialist was over-burdened and would have been hard pressed to find the time to help. By coincidence, at the same time I received an email from LexOutsource and decided to experiment with their services. I received a research report from LexOutsource that was prompt, delivered on schedule, on budget, and legally sound. Those circumstances repeated themselves the following week. Mr Irshad Motala from LexOutsource delivered an urgent analysis over-night that was thorough, skilled, mature and consistent with my understanding of the case-law. I will use LexOutsource again.

Herman Turkstra, Turkstra Mazza Lawyers, Hamilton, Ontario.

I would like to express our thoughts on your very valuable assistance with two recent assignments; our firm referred to you fairly complex questions of “negligence” versus “gross negligence,” and an issue of duress in the course of signing a waiver of liability agreement. The research that your firm provided was very helpful, provided in a very timely fashion, and at an extremely attractive rate. Neither I nor my staff could have accomplished the research and written the memoranda of law for anywhere near approaching the cost that you charged; of necessity, we would have had to charge our client three or four times more than you charged. Your research was well done, timely, and extremely good value for the money.

Donald McLeod, Donald R. McLeod Law Corporation, Victoria, British Columbia.

I have had the opportunity to work with LexOutsource on at least five research projects. I have learned that their superior research is the most cost-effective manner way to tackle my legal research needs. It saves me considerable time and frustration while saving my clients money.The work product is excellent, it is simple to work through the research parameters and the results are delivered in an extremely timely fashion. Most recently, on a Friday at 5 PM, I requested a specific research project in a timely fashion and to my absolute surprise I received the research memo back at 11 PM the same evening!I highly recommend this resource as a way to improve legal services, reduce costs to clients and allow lawyers to focus on the non-research aspects of cases – I am much more confident in my legal argument with the LexOutsource research memos supporting me.

Reid Thompson, Hook, Seller & Lundin LLP, Kenora, Ontario.

I have used LexOutsource for a number of years. Their legal research is accurate, inexpensive and fast: ideal for factums. I highly recommend their services.

John Syrtash, Garfin Zeidenberg LLP, Toronto, Ontario.

I am a sole practitioner who has needed legal research from time to time but had the time to do it myself. Somehow, I cannot remember how, I stumbled upon LexOutsource. I used them once and was very satisfied, and then again and again, and each time have been happy with the incredibly quick turn-around time and the excellence of their research memos. I would recommend their services to anyone!

David Goodman, Goodman, Solomon & Gold, Barristers and Solicitors, Toronto, Ontario.

I have hired LexOutsource to do legal research, draft settlement proposals and mediation briefs for my firm on many occasions. Service has been prompt, thorough and well worth the cost. I heartily recommend LexOutsource and Irshad Motala, in particular.

Deborah L. Barron, Barrister & Solicitor, Calgary, Alberta.

Legal Research

Covering statutes, case-law and secondary sources of federal and provincial law, as well as several foreign jurisdictions.

Legal Writing

Drafting legal documents, such as pleadings, motions, factums, written submissions, memoranda of law, and summaries.

Legal Analysis

Applying the law and offering ideas and strategies to ensure the best possible outcomes on your matters.