This half day course is a practical course covering some of the main provisions of the SRA accounts rules 2011. Useful as a refresher course for those more familiar with the rules including experienced legal finance staff, solicitors, fee earners, administrative and cash office personnel. Questions are actively encouraged along with several workshop sessions.
The basic topics covered are:
The why, what and how of digital marketing for law firms
We are running a one day event that will increase skills and understanding, of, and between, your firm’s marketing team and partner/fee earner budget holders.
Having spent many hours with law firms over the years we have seen how both your marketing efforts, and the action (or lack of) from both partners and fee earners can hamper the success that is lurking behind that mysterious beast - marketing in a digital world.
Who will benefit
Split into two streams, the day is for:
Marketing professionals – Delve deeper into how you can create and use the winning strategies and tools that we have seen many firms get great results from. The content of the workshop is aimed at intermediate/advanced level marketers…
Partners/fee earners – Increase your knowledge and/or get an insight into the mystery that is Marketing in a Digital World. Learn and understand how you can increase your leads, profits and cashflow in your firm…
LSN law firm forums have no set agenda and provide a unique opportunity to meet others like you working in UK law firm management, operational or support roles in a relaxed social setting and discuss common issues over a few drinks.
Our networking events are FREE to attend only if you work in a law firm or solicitors practice. If you fall outside this circle, call and speak to Sarah on: 020 8322 7796.
What to expect
Our law firm forums are FREE to attend if you work in a law firm or solicitors practice. If you fall outside this circle, call and speak to Matthew on: 020 8322 7791
The format is very informal and starts at 6pm. You will receive a guest badge, which will entitle you to complimentary drinks and nibbles throughout the evening.
Helping you network
We help you get the most from our events in a variety of ways:
You will be sent a list of everyone attending, with their job title and company name if there is anyone you would like to be connected with on the night let the Legal Support Network team know and we will introduce you on the evening.
When you register for the event you will be asked which 'group' you would like to be assigned to i.e. finance/accounts, IT/systems, HR, marketing/BD, knowledge management, risk/compliance, practice/general management - and the colour of your badge will let other people know your job category. This helps everyone at the event to identify your particular interest and will also help you find others in with the same role as you.
Win a cheese and wine hamper courtesy of sponsor Linetime just for coming along on the day. Put together by Regency Hampers it contains everything for an excellent weekend!
Who will benefit
You can expect to meet any of the following professionals on the day:
- CFOs/Directors of Finance
- Financial Controllers/Managers
- Credit/Revenue Managers
- Accountants & Analysts
- Finance/Accounts Managers
- Revenue Controllers
- Legal Cashiers
- IT Directors
- IT Managers
- Finance Systems Managers
- Network Managers
- IT Technicians
- Project Managers
- HR/Personnel Directors
- HR Managers
- HR Advisors
- Recruitment Managers
- Marketing/BD Directors
- Marketing/BD Managers
- Client Relationship Managers
- Marketing Execs
- KM Directors
- KM Managers
- Library and Information Services Managers
- Professional Support Lawyers
Risk Management and Compliance
- Risk Directors
- Risk Managers
- Quality Managers
- Compliance Directors
- Compliance Managers
- Practice Directors
- Partnership Secretarys
- Heads of Facilities
- Office Managers
- Law Costs Draftsmen
- Legal Costs Managers
…and many others besides. There are no restrictions on attendance from people who work in law firms - we welcome anyone and everyone but you must be employed by a law firm.
If you've never been to an LSN law firm forum before and would like to know more about the evening before registering, feel free to give David or Phoebe a call on: 0870 112 5058 - we'll be happy to have a chat.
Don't work in a law firm but would like to attend?
We often receive enquiries from vendors, suppliers and professional service providers who would be interested in attending. It should be noted that our networking events are provided purely for the purpose of professional networking and not designed to offer a platform for selling products or services. Please contact Matthew, 020 8322 7791 for more information.
Useful as a refresher for COFA’s or those supporting the COFA, this half day course takes a practical look at some of the issues faced by COFA’s on a daily basis, including materiality testing and what to consider when categorising breaches.
Topics covered include:
- General update on the role
- Practical examples
- Case studies
- Materiality testing
LinkedIn is the number one, business-to-business platform to:
- Network directly with the key decision makers in your target sectors
- Capitalise upon your LinkedIn network to generate new clients
- Successfully develop business relationships and ultimately increase fee income
- LinkedIn is an incredibly powerful platform - Mark takes you step-by-step through the process that will help generate new clients.
Get LinkedIn working for your business – attend the LinkedIn workshop with the Birmingham Law Society.
What to expect
- 8:30am: Registration and light breakfast
- 9:00am - 12:00pm: Training
It’s compulsory for all solicitors, to be completed within the first three training years post qualification.
Why this MC1?
You will get a clear understanding of:
What to expect
The day is split into three sections covering core elements of the SRA’s syllabus:
- Business planning
- Key performance indicators
- Funding and solvency
- Understanding profit
- Controlling costs
- Working capital control and cashflow
- Understanding what motivates clients
- Delivering what clients want in the way they want it
- The retainer, and solicitors’ professional obligations
- Organising client relationships effectively
- Delegation and managing other people’s work
- Effective teamwork and decision-making processes
- How to get the most from a meeting
- Motivation and performance appraisal
Using a model firm, participants will assess the impact of management decisions, develop their own approach to good management, and share ideas on current best practice. The course will also review the SRA Handbook and changes to the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct effective 06 October 2011.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Accounts Rules have been substantially updated with the new rules being applicable from October 6th 2011. Also brought in at the same time were two new roles; these being the COLP and the COFA, which start as from January 1st 2013. Due to the new roles it is important that there is a thorough knowledge of the rules to ensure breaches, if any, are identified as well as ensuring, where ever possible, full compliance by the firm and their personnel. This course is a full rules course; it includes the new roles starting 2013 and of course the rules.
What to expect
9:30: Registration & breakfast
10:00 - 16:00: Seminar *lunch will be provided
Linda lives and works in the West Midlands where she came to read Accountancy at Birmingham University. After obtaining her degree she then worked in the banking and financial sector and as a trainee chartered accountant before joining the legal profession some 25+ years ago. Linda has in her career worked as a sole Legal Cashier for a small city practice, a Finance Manager for a 14 partner provincial firm and as a practice manager before working freelance. She has experience of accounts systems from hand written to computerised and has been responsible for introducing new systems in the practices she has worked in, in particular dealing with management information and credit control. Linda has trained as a lecturer for further education and is currently the Institute of Legal Finance and Management (ILFM)’s lecturer in ‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Accounts Rules’, the tutor for the ILFM’s Associate Accounts Course, as well as working as a freelance Legal Cashier, mainly in Birmingham. Linda has also acted as a consultant for a two partner firm of solicitors in Worcestershire, covered maternity leave, on a part time basis, in the Department dealing with Risk and Compliance in a medium sized Worcestershire practice and presently undertaking training of Fee earners and support staff in several well-known firms countrywide.