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PSC Elective - Legal project management

Synopsis

This course introduces trainees to the benefits of a consistent and structured approach to managing transactions and explores the significant improvements LPM can deliver for the client and the firm.

It is currently the only PSC Elective available covering this increasingly important area of trainees’ professional development.

 

Outcomes

As a result of attending the course, you will:

  • Understand the basic elements of Legal Project Management
  • Appreciate the benefits of using a consistent approach for managing transactions
  • Have the opportunity to create and use a project tracking tool
  • Reinforce key messages about ‘best practice’ billing
  • Explore the opportunities for winning more work

Content

An Introduction to LPM       

  • Why is LPM important?
  • Defining the client’s objectives
  • Using scope and objectives on engagement

Planning the Work   

  • Building the plan
  • Have a go – creating and using a tracker
  • Linking the plan to costing and pricing
  • Who needs to know about the plan?

Working the Plan      

  • Reporting - updates on progress and fees
  • Interim review meetings
  • Using a structured agenda
  • Managing change and avoiding scope creep

Wrapping up the job - Delivering Value      

  • What are the key points for discussion with the client?
  • What is ‘best practice’ billing?
  • How do we use what we have learned?
  • What are you going to change?
Format

Tutor led workshop using case studies, exercises and videos.

Duration

6 hours

Delegates

Trainee solicitors

Maximum 16 per course

Tutors

Doug Robinson

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