“Antony is an expert in his field. Highly recommended”.

Michael Tyler, Head of Costs Kingsley Napley

"An intensive and informative course providing a solid grounding for would be legal project managers"

Simon Murray, Partner & Head of Costs Services DWF

"This is an excellent course that will provide you with all the necessary tools and information to integrate legal project management into your business".  

Nicola Billen, Associate, Dispute Resolution, Head of Insurance and Risk asblaw

“I would recommend this course to anyone interested in legal project management: informative, engaging and thought-provoking.”

Paul McCarthy, Partner, Head of Costs CFG Law

“I feel confident I am leaving training with a sound understanding of the LPM methodology and how to implement it within the firm”.

Charlotte Boswell, Costs Lawyer Kingsley Napley

"Fantastic course, both practical and technical".

Rebecca Jorgensen, Associate, Head of Employment asblaw

"Excellent course, well delivered.  The right level of coverage of core project management methodologies before moving on to legal project management".

Andrea Mulchrone, Associate & Deputy Operational Client Manager DWF

“I found the course very informative…I can’t wait to put it into good practice!”

Jemma Young, Project Manager Burges Salmon

“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’s course is really well run and delivered. A good mix of teaching styles: lecturing and interactive workshops / discussion points.”

Sarah Barrett-Vane SBV Consulting

"Excellent interactive course with lots of practical examples and tips that can be implemented immediately".

Emma Newby
Newby Legal Consulting

"An excellent training program for anyone who wants to learn about legal project management".

Abilash Unny, Project Manager Slater and Gordon LLP

“Thought provoking and interesting. I look forward to putting it into practice and seeing the inevitable changes within the industry”.

Nicola Sayers, Housing Development Legal Officer Epping Forest District Council

"Enlightening and useful course, mixing formality with the light touch of interaction within the workshops.  The course has encouraged me to want to learn more".

William Whawell Auxilium Legal

“I would definitely recommend the course for a detailed overview of legal project management and for upskilling”.

Margaret Ivowi, Legal Contracts Manager B and CE Holdings

“I really enjoyed Antony’s course. The concepts were well explained and illustrated with interesting practical examples.”

Anna Sulowska, Legal Editor Thompson Reuters

“Antony is a smart and open-minded coach who clearly enjoys interaction with his students and I would be very happy to work with him again.”

Harald Evers, Attorney at Law KPMG Law, Germany

"Excellent delivery of an innovative course.  Antony showed flexibility and responsiveness to student needs.  The workshops and exercises helped better understanding of the project management concepts presented".

Stella Akpotoma, Senior Immigration Consultant

"A course that provides a huge amount of insight and information but also makes you think very hard about how you do things and how you could do them better".

Katherine Bird, Director of Business Development Hook Tangaza

“Antony is knowledgeable and his passion for the topic was evident. The course itself has great content with lots of information, and I loved the book of templates”.

Clare Collins, Head of Learning and Development
Global Law Firm

“I thought the course was really good – I’ve covered some areas before, but it was great to have those areas refreshed and there was plenty that was new.”

Katherine Milliken, Head of Practice Development Macfarlanes

“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

“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

“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

For more detail please go to the testimonial page.

In 2014 I was asked to do a series of half day seminars about legal project management by the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL).

The seminars were well received and so began my work with costs lawyers.

I get a regular flow of costs lawyers on my IILPM accredited training courses and I am delighted to say that I have contributed to Dr Mark Friston’s upcoming edition of Friston on Costs (3rd edition due later in 2018), which includes a chapter on legal project management.

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HOW TO MAKE LEGAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT WORK IN PRACTICE

The most frequent question I get asked by costs lawyers is ‘how can I make legal project management work in practice?’.

I help them with this and during my course I also have a regular ‘Alumni slot’ where previous course graduates return and explain how they have applied the course in practice.  I am particularly grateful to Simon Murray, Partner and Head of Costs at DWF, who regularly fills my Alumni slot with knowledge, insight and practical tips for implementation.

OPERATIONAL LEADERSHIP, NOT JUST MANAGEMENT

Although there are plenty of challenges facing costs lawyers, I genuinely do believe they are very well placed to take on the role of legal project managers.

Cost management is a fundamental part of legal project management and of course costs lawyers already have this covered.

The legal scenario I most often use is one based on civil litigation, and through this I show how lawyers of all kinds can improve their scoping, estimation, client communications and team building skills.

On the third day of my course I also devote quite a bit of time to legal project leadership skills.  Generally, I see too many legal project managers being content with managing rather than leading legal projects from an operational point of view.  This needs to change and I think costs lawyers are very well placed to assume the role of legal project leaders in the right circumstances.  My course provides costs lawyers with the project management knowledge, tools and techniques to allow them to perform this role successfully.

 

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED CERTIFICATION

Having a recognised legal project management certification, after attending a course designed by lawyers for lawyers, cost lawyers should feel more confident about taking on an operational leadership role especially in the context of complex litigation.

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At the end of the course attendees will become certified and registered as either Legal Project Associates (LPAs) or Legal Project Practitioners (LPPs) with the International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM).

Costs lawyers can claim CPD points by attending my course as the IILPM is an accredited body with the Costs Lawyers Standards Board.

If you would like to become a Legal Project Associate (LPA), then you must attend the first two days of one of my training courses scheduled below.

If you would like to become a Legal Project Practitioner (LPP) then you must attend all three days of one of my training courses scheduled below.

SUMMARY: WHAT YOU WILL GAIN BY ATTENDING ONE OF MY COURSES

1. An understanding about how to apply project management  techniques to legal matters.  You will become fully conversant about project management concepts and terminology by the end of the course and, most importantly, you will be able to explain and apply them in the context of legal service delivery.

2. Improved leadership skills as you will be capable and confident of leading legal project teams to help ensure successful outcomes.

3. Insights about how to convince clients of your legal project management skills.

4. How to go about improving your organisation’s processes and procedures to help improve legal service delivery, including how to implement legal project management successfully.

5. Certification as a Legal Project Associate (LPA) or Legal Project Practitioner (LPP) as administered by the International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM).  Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a hard-copy certificate, commendation letter and business card confirming your certification status.  You will also be entered on the database of registered legal project professionals maintained by the IILPM.

COURSE DELIVERABLES

 

  1. Written notes covering all topics referred to in each course.
  2. IILPM Templates which can be used to execute key tasks found in legal project management.
  3. Practical workshops: my public courses have practical workshops and exercises baked in.  Experience shows these really help students better understand key concepts and develop their legal project management skills.  I often find that in my public courses particularly, people learn almost as much from each other as they do from me – the course is a great opportunity to network, share experiences and learn about what other people are doing.
  4. I usually recommend that any in-house training should also include workshops and exercises whenever possible and that they be based on real problems facing the legal service delivery team (I can work with you to create workshops and exercises tailored for you).
  5. Alumni slots: I am delighted to say that past graduates of my public courses volunteer to do short ‘alumni slots’ where they return and explain to course participants how they have applied lessons learned during the course while they develop legal project management capability in their law firm or in-house legal department.
  6. Post course follow-up: few things are as frustrating as completing a course full of new ideas and enthusiasm, only to find when you return to work course notes get filed away as the daily demands of job take over again.  I am really keen that course graduates get to apply legal project management after training.  With this in mind I keep in touch with all course graduates.  I also offer course graduates three hours of free consultancy advice (via telephone or skype). I find the people who take up this offer are usually those charged with implementing legal project management in their organisation.  Some people continue the consultations, which become chargeable after the three hours.

DOWNLOAD COURSE PROSPECTUS

Broadly the course is in two parts.

  1. The first two days we work through the IILPM 4 Step legal project framework:
    1. Client Engagement
    2. Matter Planning
    3. Matter Execution and
    4. Matter Close-Out.
  2. Then on day three we consider legal project leadership including how to further improve legal service delivery using Agile, Process Mapping and I.T. support for LPM.

To find more detail about the course, please download the prospectus by clicking on the image adjacent.

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WORKSHOPS AND EXERCISES

My teaching style is informal, but please be aware that this is an intensive course.  I appreciate that it is quite a commitment for legal service professionals to take three days out of their business as usual activities to attend a training course.  So my commitment to you in return is a course which is comprehensive, engaging and at times challenging.

With this in mind, please be prepared to fully engage and participate in the workshops and exercises.

Students usually get a lot out of the workshops and exercises.  Everyone particularly enjoys the opportunity to work alongside a wide range of professionals engaged in legal service delivery.  My previous courses have been attended by solicitors, barristers, cost lawyers, in-house lawyers, government lawyers, professional support lawyers, business development professionals and project managers.

COURSE DATES, VENUES AND COST

Venue: The courses listed below take place in central London (The Hatton or Marble Arch).

Maximum Class Size: The maximum number of students per class is 12.

Dates: 

  • 2018:
    • 21 – 23 November, at Marble Arch.
  • 2019:
    • January 30th – 1st February;
    • May 1st – 3rd;
    • July 10th – 12th and
    • November 13th – 15th.

All 2019 courses take place at Hatton Garden, London.

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RESERVE YOUR PLACE AND ORDER

You can place your order directly via the events pages on this website.

I use secure event and ticketing platforms to manage all order processing and my website also uses secure connections (you should be able to see the padlock in the address bar).  You can rest assured that your payment transaction is secure.

Alternatively, if you would prefer for me to invoice you directly please contact me about this.

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