SRA Management Course Stage Two

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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 stage 2 will provide 6 hours towards this training requirement. To meet the full 12-hour requirement, we recommend that this course is viewed in conjunction with SRA management stage 1.

Delivered by experienced lecturer Mac Mackay, this solicitor management course has been designed to develop your understanding of law firm management and ensure that when you advance to a higher-level position that you are able to make an effective contribution to your firm.

Management course stage 2 has been broken down into six sections which cover the topics detailed below:

·         Managing the Firm

o    Management structures

o    Getting agreements to budget

o    Achieving a balanced scorecard of objectives

o    Managing Client Relationships

·         Managing risk in the firm

o    Team player skills

o    Achieving the balance

o    The complete leader

o    How to implement ideas in practice

·         Managing People

o    Coaching and mentoring

o    Understanding best practice

o    Managing conflict in the firm

o    How to develop the talents of your people

What are the requirements?

  • This law firm management course has been broken down into 2 stages detailed below:
  • 1. View a series of practical recorded online seminars which are accompanied by a comprehensive online workbook
  • 2. 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:

    • Understand how different management structures work best in different situations
    • Be familiar with the three cornered approach to the complete leader and be able to discuss this with others
    • Be able to implement an appropriate discipline and grievance procedure
    • Feel confident in your ability to develop your management style in order to increase the motivation, ability and confidence of your staff effectively

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for those who aspire to partnership. This course is also suitable for practitioners who require 12 hours of management training to obtain supervisory status. This course will provide 6 of the 12 hours required.

About Instructor - Mac Mackay


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

Recorded Webinars

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4
  • Part 5
  • Part 6


  • Workbook
    72 Page
  • Evaluation
    2 Page