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.
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
Our LPM Services
Our Delegates Say
Wellingtone got us up and running extremely quickly with the tools we needed to lay the foundations. Wellingtone didn’t just give us an out of the box solution. They helped us to establish a firm grounding for developing a project management framework that matches the nature of our business, our people, our structure and our operations.
Wellingtone’s experience and flexible delivery ensured a smooth transition and helped the University of Law Ltd to bridge any gaps between capability and expectation.
Incredibly helpful and useful session which has given me lots of thoughts on what we can do and how we can bring our LPM capability and how we can build it going forward.