SRA Management Course Stage One 2018

Law Firm Management Course

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Course Overview

In accordance with Rule 12 of Version 14 of the SRA Handbook published on 30th April 2015, solicitors who would like to be ‘qualified to supervise’ must complete at least 12 hours of management training covering key supervisory skills.

Datalaw’s SRA management course will provide 7 hours towards this training requirement. To meet the full 12-hour requirement, we recommend that this course is viewed in conjunction with management course stage 2.

Developed by expert lecturer Mac Mackay, this online law firm management course affords viewers greater flexibility when meeting their training needs and will consider the following areas in detail:

  • Managing Finance
    • The cost and value of time
    • Practice finance
    • Factors which impact on practice success
  • Client Care and Marketing
    • The key drivers of client care
    • The proposed revised SRA Code of Conduct
    • Criteria which impact on clients when selecting legal advice
  • Managing People
    • How to build a people strategy in your practice
    • How to recruit and retain the best people
    • Understand your own leadership style in managing the motivation, ability, and confidence of all staff

What are the requirements?

  • This solicitor management course has been broken down into three manageable stages detailed below:
  • 1. Complete and return pre-course work – This will encourage delegates to evaluate their existing practices and know-how in respect of law firm management
  • 2. View a series of practical recorded online seminars which are accompanied by a comprehensive online workbook
  • 3. Complete and return an evaluation form – This will encourage delegates to reflect on what they have learnt during the course and how they can use this knowledge in practice
  • Once we have confirmed that you have completed all the relevant sections, you will be issued with an email confirming the date of completion and the total number of CPD hours. Please retain this email as proof of completion. Should you wish to purchase a “display” certificate, this can be obtained for a fee of £10 + VAT.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Have an increased understanding and awareness of the principles of management in relation to a legal practice
    • Have received a through grounding in some of the key areas of managing a law firm namely managing finance; managing client relationships and the management of people
    • Have gained practical experience in working with a variety of management tools and techniques
    • Be able to build on the compulsory pre-course activities in which you analysed the firm’s present business environment and your own management style

    Delegates will have 12 months from the date of registration in which to complete the course.

    Once we have confirmed that you have completed all of the relevant sections, you will be issued with an email confirming the date of completion and the total number of CPD hours. Please retain this email as proof of completion. Should you wish to purchase a “display” certificate, this can be obtained for a small fee of £10 + VAT.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for solicitors who would like a greater understanding of law firm management. This course is also suitable for practitioners who require 12 hours of management training to obtain supervisory status. This course will provide 7 of the 12 hours required.

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About Instructor - Mac Mackay

BSc(Hons) DipM MCIM PCertM CMgr MCMI MBA

Mac has a wealth of practical management experience running his own successful consultancy practice, and has been a popular lead speaker on the Datalaw SRA Management Course Stage One and Two.

He is author of Motivation, Ability & Confidence Building in People and Recruiting, Retaining & Releasing People both published by Butterworth Heinemann (2007). Mac is also a Chartered Manager and a qualified sports coach.

Course Curriculum

Documentation

  • Instructions
    1 Page
  • Pre-Course Work
    10 Page
  • Workbook
    79 Page
  • Evaluation
    3 Page

Recorded Webinars

  • Part 1
    00:28:17
  • Part 2
    01:20:30
  • Part 3
    00:50:47
  • Part 4
    01:16:13

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