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Legal Project Management

Legal Project Management2020-02-20T17:20:24+00:00

The UK legal sector continues to grow and is worth almost £26 billion, according to research commissioned by the Law Society.

This headline masks the changing face of legal services and the demand for more efficient ways of working. New market entrants, demands from project management savvy clients and the shift to alternative fee arrangements, in particular fixed fees, all necessitate change in the industry. Those who embrace this change will succeed, whereas firms that fail to equip themselves for the challenge will undoubtedly suffer.

We have been working with clients in this unique sector for many years. Our depth experience is demonstrated by our authoring of the only LPM course specifically designed for fee earners that has been independently assessed and Accredited by the APM; The Chartered Body for Project Management.

Law books, scales and a gavel

We work with law firms and in-house legal teams helping them develop their approach to LPM based on best practice. We work with a keen eye for practical tools that add immediate value for busy fee earners and their clients. As a Microsoft Gold Partner for PPM we are uniquely placed to lever the Microsoft Power Platform to create ground breaking LPM technology solutions. We therefore provide a full turnkey LPM service covering consultancy advice, technology and training.

Innovate with the Microsoft PPM Solution for LPM

A new part of the Office365 platform; “Project for the Web” is the very latest PPM solution from Microsoft.

Project for the Web provides simple, powerful work management capabilities to meet the needs of fee earners and their teams. Plan and manage matters of any size whilst easily switching between grid, board, & timeline (Gantt) chart views to track progress.

Project for the Web can be further enhanced with native Microsoft tools; PowerApps, Power Automate and PowerBI.

We have worked with a number of leading law firms and used these tools to enhance Project for the Web to align with the needs of the legal profession, introducing Project for LPM.

Microsoft Project for LPM Benefits

  • Clear matter management with task assignment & tracking

  • Assign rates & legal roles per matter & per fee earner

  • Assign budget by Work Stream. Track WIP, forecast and variance

  • Track scope changes, decisions, matter risks

  • Automated reporting against your KPIs

  • The assurance of Microsoft Office 365 & the Microsoft Power Platform technology & security

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