Professional Skills Course

PSC Elective - time management


This course will help trainees to contribute efficiently to legal drafting tasks. It looks at pre-drafting disciplines, the proper use of precedents, avoiding ambiguity and other key skills.


As a result of attending the course, you will:

  • draft from scratch more confidently;
  • review your drafting more effectively;
  • use precedents efficiently; and
  • identify and tackle common problems


  1. What stops you?
    Identifying 'barriers' to time management
  2. Controlling interruptions
  3. Prioritising
    How to get in tune with your department’s priorities
    Doing the right things - being efficient as well as busy
    Tackling difficult tasks
  4. Planning
    Daily / weekly planning
  5. Routines
    Co-operation on regular tasks
  6. People’s expectations
    Managing and meeting expectations 
    Saying 'No'?
  7. Delegation skills
    Effective techniques for delegating (and being delegated to…)  
    Playing your role in effective supervision
  8. Case and Transaction Management
    Simple keys to effective project management
    Contributing effectively
    Ground rules for behaviour at meetings



Tutor led workshop using case studies, exercises and videos.


3 hours


Trainee solicitors

Maximum 20 per course


Doug Robinson





To discuss how we can help please call Linda Moran on 0114 273 83000114 273 8300.