What Kind of Training Would Suit You Best?

I provide on-site training for law firms and other legal service organisations, and run public courses open to individual subscription.

Feedback from my course attendees shows that my courses are informative and enjoyable.  Average feedback scores across all course units is 4.5 where 1 = poor and 5 = excellent.  I review all feedback and constantly update my courses in light of it.

All my training courses have been verified and accredited by the International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM), which means that everyone who completes my courses becomes eligible for IILPM certification in Legal Project Management.

Please continue reading for further information about both on-site and public courses.

“The three days achieved exactly what I was looking for – to pull together various bits of disparate knowledge and thinking, and to reassemble them into something more structured and coherent.”

Andrew Smith, Head of Group Legal Services Allied Irish Bank

“Antony is a fantastic trainer, highly knowledgeable, very intelligent and with a great sense of humour which made the training very pleasant.”

Christiana Aristidou, Partner, Head of International Business, Tax and IP Law DEMOCRITOS ARISTIDOU LLC

“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, Partner, Head of Insurance 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

On-Site Training Courses

On-site training is usually bespoke, although I suggest a good starting point for discussion is for you to have a look at my standard 3 day public courses and then consider what topics you would like me to cover.

I stress that this is a starting point.  I am flexible concerning course content, delivery and scheduling.

My on-site training can range from short introductory seminars about legal project management through to training lasting several days including workshops and exercises.

I appreciate that different organisations have different training needs and I would welcome the opportunity to discuss these with you.

Would You Like To Find Out More About On-Site Legal Project Management Training?

Public Training Courses

I also regularly deliver 3 day legal project management training courses which are open to individual subscription.

The purpose of the courses is to show how project management techniques can be best applied in the context of legal service delivery.

After attending all three days of my course you become certified and registered as a  Legal Project PractitionerTM with the International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM) provided you meet the LPP prerequisite of having worked in the legal services industry for at least one year.  Alternatively, if you are relatively new to the legal services industry you can become a certified Legal Project AssociateTM after attending two days of training.

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.

Competency Based Training

The Solicitors Regulation Authority now expects all solicitors practicing in England and Wales to demonstrate competence in core project management skills (see Section D of the SRA’s Competence Statement for Solicitors).

The SRA’s Competence Statement was one of many international standards relating to lawyers and project management examined by the International Institute for Legal Project Management (IILPM) during the process of creating its Legal Project Management Competency Framework (LPMCF).

The IILPM also conducted its own research, including contributions from LPM thought leaders and practitioners in 9 countries (including the U.K) and analysis of recruitment material from law firms seeking new legal project managers and related professionals.

Project Management for lawyersBlog Post: SRA - Project Management is a core competence for solicitors
SRA: Project Management is a core competence for solicitors.

The purpose of all this was to make sure that IILPM accredited trainers, courses and certifications were all properly validated and aligned to meet the real needs of professionals in today’s legal services market.

By adhering to IILPM standards I help develop the competence of legal service professionals through skills based training courses.

Self Assessment Of Your Legal Project Management Skills

The SRA’s competency based regime, which became compulsory for all solicitors from 1st November 2016, requires solicitors to conduct a self-assessment of their skills and then devise a training programme to help improve their skill set.

I thought it might be of interest for solicitors (and others) to have a legal project management skills self-assessment form to hand, including the skills and behaviours referred to in Section D of the Competence Statement.

Please feel free to download the form.

Download the self assessment form.Download: PM skills self assessment form.
Download the self assessment form.

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