Legal Practice Management (Associate Level)

Objective: To provide students with the underpinning knowledge needed to manage a legal practice effectively and efficiently.  The course is suitable for students from an array of backgrounds; an experienced cashier with little management experience through to a solicitor starting off their own practice or a managing partner/director.  The course intends to challenge students' overall business concepts, encourage research and be able to implement processes which will ultimately add value to the organisation as a whole.

Contents of the Course:

  • Tutorial 1  About the Legal Profession - the impact and changes following the Legal Services Act 2007, Alternative Business Structures (ABS) and Multi-Disciplinary Practices (MDP), the responsibilities firms have as well as employees.
  • Tutorial 2  Professional Conduct Rules & Regulations - Introduction into outcome focused regulation, the Handbook, the Principles, conflict of interest, file retention/storage/destruction.
  • Tutorial 3  Client Care - Introduction to Client Care, Provisions of Services Regulation 2009, information about costs, complaints and client experience.
  • Tutorial 4  Managing your Business – Organisation charts, best practice, referrals, sources of business, cross selling, internal controls, auditing and file reviews.
  • Tutorial 5  Management - Drucker’s principles of management, stakeholders, people & performance management, appraisals, training, development, grievances & disciplinary.
  • Tutorial 6 Leadership - Types of leadership & theories, lead, motivate and inspire, communication, culture.
  • Tutorial 7 Your Team - Theory, emotional intelligence, reward & recognition, team spirit
  • Tutorial 8  Risk Management – Identifying risks, managing risks, contingency plans, indemnity insurance, data protection.
  • Tutorial 9  Getting Noticed – Marketing (e-marketing), advertising, publicity, branding, evaluation of success, website and E-business, corporate social responsibility.
  • Tutorial 10  Business Analysis – Strategy, mission statements, SWOT Analysis, PESTEL, critical success factors, competitive advantage, managing change.
  • Tutorial 11  Project Management – business processes, stages of project management, managing and leading projects, identifying stakeholders, legal practice management.

Each tutorial contains self test questions and an assignment to be submitted for marking

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All Inclusive Coursework and Examination Fee:  £495

Please check if you are entitled to any exemptions by holding other relevant qualifications. 

Coursework

  • Full access to online course material
  • Dedicated ILFM tutor, inc one-to-one support
  • Access to students forum
  • Employer updates (if required)
  • Individual Study Plan
  • Full access to student resources online

Exam Preparation

  • Dedicated ILFM tutor (one-to-one support)
  • Sample examination Paper/Questions
  • Exam preparation session (format may vary)
  • Exam preparation material
  • Employer updates (if required)

Examination

  • One Examination Entry Fee included (students wishing to take the exam locally will be required to pay any additional costs incurred)