Project Management for lawyers.

What Is Legal Project Management (LPM)?

Legal Project Management is the application of project management principles to the delivery of legal services. LPM helps law firms run projects (including live client matters) more productively. This helps increase client satisfaction and maintain profitability.

How I Can Help You

Legal Project Management Training

  • Enhancing solicitor competence with project management techniques
  • Client focused project management
  • Matter scoping, planning, risks, costs and communications.

Project Management for Law Firms

  • Practical and commercially realistic project management services
  • Standard methodologies tailored to your needs
  • Improving your firm’s project maturity and delivery capability.

Legal IT services for Law Firms

  • Identifying the most appropriate technology for your needs
  • Managing supplier tendering, evaluation and selection
  • Implementing your preferred solution including process improvements.

How I Have Helped Others

Testimonials

“Antony provided training for my team on Legal Project Management. I highly recommend Antony’s training.”

James Barrett, Managing Associate Practico Costs

“Antony is a pleasure to work with and he has been a real asset to our business as we invest in further technology for the future benefit of our practice.”

Fiona Morrison, Practice Manager CFG Law

“Antony has a strong understanding of both the legal process and IT systems. This enables him to produce very compelling solutions helping law firms to get real advantage and ROI.”

Ian Wylie, Legal Workflow Developer Langleys Solicitors

“If you want to learn about the opportunities and challenges associated with implementing legal project management and legal process improvement, I’d recommend a half day session with Antony as an excellent starting point.”

Adrian Livesley, Managing Partner Birkett Long, Solicitors

“Antony and I share similar views in relation to the application of IT to the law and he has real world experience of what the day job entails which informs his views in relation to IT.”

Stuart Whittle, Partner, IT & Operations Director Weightmans Solicitors

“Introducing workflow systems into numerous departments and offices throughout the firm presented challenges on a number of fronts. Antony did an excellent job of managing these projects.”

Martin Godfrey, Director Firswood Consulting Ltd

“We engaged Antony to deliver a series of seminars about Legal Project Management. Feedback from members who attended was overwhelmingly positive about both the content and presenter.”

Sue Nash, Chair Association of Cost Lawyers

“Antony is particularly good at looking at market and product ideas which lie slightly outside of business as usual – he is a thorough researcher and passionate advocate of his ideas and proposals.”

Karen Taylor, Head of Product Management LexisNexis

About me – Antony Smith

I am a solicitor by training, with postgraduate qualifications in law, computing and project management. These have been supplemented by continued professional development in project management (I am a full member of the Association of Project Management and the Project Management Institute) along with a successful record of project delivery.

I have considerable experience of project management in all kinds of legal environments: solicitors firms (Pinsent Masons, Berrymans Lace Mawer), academia (School of Law, King’s College London) and legal software development organisations. I enjoyed working as a Strategic Project Manager at Axxia / LexisNexis for more than 10 years.

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Some Of My Blog Posts

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FREE e-book: Discover What Your Clients Really Want From You – And How To Deliver It To Them Consistently And Profitably

Read the E-book ‘Anticipating Client Need – How to improve legal service delivery’ to find out:

  • What business and consumer clients look for from legal service providers
  • The 4 Ps of legal service delivery that will drive up your ROI and improve client satisfaction
  • How to start creating lean processes and agile teams which deliver legal solutions quicker and tailored more precisely to client need.

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