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Legal Project Management Consultancy, Training & Technology Services

Legal Project Management Consultancy, Training & Technology Services2020-05-28T15:05:35+01:00
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We have been working with law firms and in-house legal teams in this unique sector for many years. Our depth experience is demonstrated by our authoring of the only Legal Project Management course specifically designed for fee earners that has been independently assessed and Accredited by the APM; The Chartered Body for Project Management. We often customise our APM Accredited training to meet exact client training needs; from Partner to Associate and Paralegal.

We enable our legal industry clients to develop their approach to LPM based on best practice. We work with a keen eye for practical solutions & approaches that add immediate value for busy fee earners and their clients. Developing your LPM approach is often a precursor to running customised training.

As a Microsoft Gold Partner for PPM we are uniquely placed to transform ways of working using Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Project for the Web & the Microsoft Power Platform. We create ground-breaking LPM technology solutions within the Microsoft ecosystem.  This provides our clients with the highest level of Microsoft based assurance, safety, and security compliance.

We can, therefore, support you with all your LPM set up and development, including practical legal project management consultancy advice, Microsoft technology and APM Accredited training.

Our Legal Project Management Services

Innovate with the Microsoft Project for the Web

A new part of the Office365 platform; Microsoft Project for the Web is the very latest cloud-based, user-friendly 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 enhanced Microsoft Project for the Web to meet the exact needs of the legal profession.

Microsoft Project for the Web Benefits

  • Clear matter management with task assignment & tracking

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

  • Assign budget by Work Stream

  • Track scope changes, decisions, matter risks

  • Automated reporting against your KPIs

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

Why Should the legal profession embrace legal project management?

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.

Leading firms and corporate clients both recognise the benefits of project management and how this should be applied to legal matters.  A legal matter is a type of project, after all, so should benefit from project management best practice just like any other industry. Agree scope & tasks, assign work & deadlines, track budget & actual spend, monitor & respond to risks, issues and changes.  A legal matter can be a very dynamic, fluid environment.  Adopting a hybrid Agile & structured Waterfall approach ensures the legal team retains flexibility where needed, but not at the expense of accurate cost & task control.

Talk to us about how we can enable your practice or in-house legal team to embrace best practice legal project management.

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