Working together to be even better

By their very nature, legal professionals have a preference for working autonomously and independently. This resistance to working in teams has also meant that they are, in general, uninterested in broader business issues and are also reluctant to ask for guidance or support.

However, developing a team ethos in your firm is much more achievable than you might think and is, in fact, one of the key drivers of future effectiveness and profitability. When combined with clear and effective leadership, a high calibre, highly trained, motivated and committed team is essential to successfully implementing the firm’s business strategy.

In a nutshell: Talent Management.

Tailored Training

Our flexible, individual approach means that we can develop training workshops that are truly bespoke to the needs of your law firm.

We’d be happy to discuss how we can resolve your specific issues and help achieve your ambitions.

Contact us today to discuss how we can help you.

Sample workshops – just a few of the ways we can help you to transform your law firm:


Team Leadership

We’ll show your team leaders how to understand the concepts and dynamics behind teams, and how to maximise individual contributions to team targets. Our workshops use practical theories, actual experiences, case studies and discussions to build the confidence of all participants in a supportive and open environment.

We’ll ensure you understand:

  • What is motivation? Applying motivational models to individuals and the team.
  • The importance of clearly defining roles and responsibilities.
  • The effects of team dynamics on individual and team performance.
  • How to apply practical leadership models to establish a distinct leadership style that meets the needs of your team.
  • The importance of coaching on a day-to-day basis.


Effective Team Working

Enabling team members to understand the concept and dynamics of teams, this workshop focuses on what makes a team effective and what the team’s focus should be, all ensuring individuals are clear on how they can contribute to team targets most effectively.

We can show you:

  • What a team in your law firm should look like and the advantages it will bring.
  • How to understand team members’ priorities and motivations.
  • The importance of clear role definition.
  • How to understand team dynamics and development.
  • How to recognise, understand and nurture the skills of effective team members.


Supervision, delegation and feedback skills

Key to supporting the drive for customer excellence, increased profit, managing risk and regulatory compliance, we can help you to develop the key supervisory skills by honing individual mindsets, processes and systems.

We can show you:

  • The regulatory, risk and common-sense business needs for effective supervision.
  • The importance of having clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
  • The skills of effective supervisors and developing consistently good supervisory practices.
  • How to develop consistently good supervisory practices.
  • The benefits of having a defined process for effective delegation.
  • How to give regular, relevant and constructive feedback.


Supervision and Performance Review

There are benefits to reap and businesses to be built by engaging meaningfully with the concept of talent management. Transforming what can be bureaucratic appraisal systems into a supportive, nurturing approach to people management also means transforming management processes and systems to be more effective and productive. It is also key to retaining your best people.

We can show you how to:

  • Understand the ‘Performance Review Cycle’ and its key stages.
  • Understand the importance of clearly defined roles and objectives.
  • Develop best practice and on-going supervisory practices.
  • Deal effectively with poor or over performance.
  • Give regular, constructive feedback that improves communication and performance.


Project Management

Each client instruction has the 3 key elements of a project: scope, time and cost. While most professionals work on this project-by-project basis, many do not have a clear understanding of how to fulfil the project manager role effectively.

We can help you to break management of a client matter (project) into task skills, (objective setting, scoping, planning and organising and allocating roles) and ‘people’ skills (motivating, supervising and coaching).

Sample workshop subjects include showing you how to:

  • Identify and agree clear and measurable goals.
  • Estimate and schedule key steps that allow confident pricing.
  • Apply best practice to plan and run projects on time and in budget.
  • Implement risk management techniques whilst anticipating and then deploying mitigation strategies, as appropriate.
  • Implement monitoring tools to keep in control of the project and the team whilst also retaining flexibility to respond to and manage change.