The SRA Handbook and Chapter 7 of the SRA Code of Conduct makes the effective management and supervision of a firm a matter of professional conduct. This requires partners to be able to demonstrate that their firms have effective systems and controls in place to achieve and comply with every requirement of the SRA Handbook. This course will help you meet this requirement. It will also satisfy the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority for those requiring 12 hours’ management training in order to supervise a practice.
  • Session 1: Law firm strategy – To gain your competitive advantage
    • Understanding the need for planning in law firms
    • Strategic Options for law firms in today’s challenging legal markets
    • Getting down to the strategic plan: what needs to be covered - the six principle elements
    • Business planning for firms, departments and individuals
    • Implementation: turning the dreams into reality
  • Session 2: Profiting from practice: financial management
    • Back to basics: how do law firms make money
    • Understanding and reviewing financial information
    • Cost control: effective budgeting
    • Cracking the WIP: increasing the productivity of fee-earners to build profitability
    • Reducing lock-up: more effective management of WIP and debtors
  • Session 3: Getting the best out of people
    • Management styles: Understanding your individual approach and language, its impact on culture and others
    • Resource management: Reviewing people information to monitor change and plan for the future
    • Communication and motivation: Key ideas to contribute to an organisation's success
    • The three steps to good people management
    • People challenges and how to manage them
  • Session 4: Leadership, strategic implementation and risk
    • Leadership : The key components
    • Strategy, values and 'change' – giving yourself a head start
    • Risk management and the challenges to leadership
    • Compliance - Practical issues to consider
    • Change management - getting to where you want to be
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Really useful for a starting point of what you need to consider. Lots to think about’.

Interesting and thought provoking in all the right ways. Has reinvigorated me to tackle old challenges in a new way’

Very well organised and presentation was fantastic.

a really useful and informative course with many practical examples across the board

The course was informative and made me think about myself, my role in the firm and how the people I work with can be developed to get more out of them and untimately develop the firm.

This course was a refreshing and clear way to look into how law firms (of all shapes and sizes) can run and equips you with the knowledge to approach this. Highly recommend.

Fantastic course. Perfect timing for me and very enlightening.

The course content was well delivered and very helpful on a practical level.

Left the course feeling more confident on how to implement changes in our practice. Very positive.

Really enjoyed the course. Took a lot away. Great group, great tutors.

Left the course feeling more confident on how to implement changes in practice. Very positive.

This course was fantastic. Practical, interactive and very informative.

Excellent course - very practical and thought provoking. Taking away several important ideas that I will be implementing via my Management Board.

Really useful for a starting point of what you need to consider. Lots to think about. 

Interesting and thought provoking in all of the right ways. Has re-invigorated me to tackle old challenges in a new way.

Available dates (4)
Tue 3 Dec 2019 - 9:30AM London Members save up to 50% off training£1020
Tue 11 Feb 2020 - 9:30AM Sheffield £1020
Mon 23 Mar 2020 - 9:30AM Bristol £1020
Wed 22 Apr 2020 - 9:30AM London £1020
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