The modern lawyer requires a raft of business skills beyond the everyday requirements of providing legal advice and matching the expectations of clients. To be a successful Partner of any business providing legal services, Partners need to be able to successfully manage a work portfolio whilst devoting time to administration and management. This course will provide a raft of practical management techniques and guidance tailored to legal providers that can be implemented immediately.
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The BPP Professional Education Group was founded over 40 years ago by Alan Brierley, Richard Price and Charles Prior in 1976 as Brierley Price Prior (BPP) to provide specialist training to accountancy students. Today, we are a global education provider delivering world-class professional apprenticeships, qualifications, degree programmes and professional development, as well as providing professional training materials which are studied in 186 countries.
We work as partners, not just providers; seeking to listen and understand your business goals and priorities so we can recommend the right solution. Our courses (and, since 2007, our university degree programmes), are designed in partnership with employers and respected professionals in the fields of actuary, accountancy, business and management, digital and technology, financial services, human resources, health and social care and law. We have also built close links with industry, professional bodies and the NHS to develop the industry’s professional development frameworks, so we understand the detail professional education and stay a step ahead.
We believe that a commitment to constant innovation will deliver our vision to be the leader in professional education. Our courses are delivered through a blend of Face-to-Face, Online and In-Classroom setting, including our award-winning virtual classrooms. We have excellent global resources and networks, which means we can provide whatever you need, anywhere in the world through our partners abroad.
Our tutors, most of whom have real-world practitioner experience, develop your people to have the practical skills and academic knowledge needed for success, to give them a competitive edge that makes them and the company they work for stand out and progress.
We work with 80% of the FTSE 100 companies and include many disciplines and sectors within our scope including financial services, public sector, health and social care, industry and commerce, law and the professions. Many UK and global law firms send their trainees exclusively to BPP University Law School and we also provide professional development for over 25,000 employees each year.
- Understand the key elements of the SRA Code of Conduct
- Evaluate the roles and responsibilities of a Partner/Departmental head
- Analyse the skills and mindset required to develop as a leader
- Learn how to create a departmental business plan
- Understand the key requirements of managing a team
- Improve communication skills by applying the OSCAR model of communication
- Evaluate delegation techniques appropriate to your team
- Learn how to give and receive feedback
- Understand how to achieve Trusted Advisor status
- Improve time management and productivity of you and your team
Under the SRA’s new approach to continuing competence, solicitors are expected to use the Statement of Solicitor Competence to identify and address their learning and development needs. The competence statement requires the following competencies:
- A - Ethics, professionalism and judgement
- B - Technical legal practice
- C - Working with other people
- D - Managing themselves and their own work
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for those solicitors who wish to take the step from Senior Solicitor or Associate status to that of Partner. The course will highlight in a structured way the challenges that new Partners face, the critical skills and qualities required, and steps that need to be taken to achieve measurable goals and objectives.
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