Strategy & Management
With increased competition, the recognition of Alternative Business Structures (ABS) and the enactment of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act, legal organisations are finding themselves needing to develop robust business strategies and development plans so as to respond to the challenges ahead.
Our consultants assist organisations to:
- undertake objective assessments of their business and their competition;
- identify future opportunities and marketing initiatives;
- consider acquisition and merger contingencies;
- develop realistic strategic business and marketing plans; and
- facilitate management and departmental meetings and provide assistance with the development and integration of revised management and team structures.
Management Training & Facilitation
We regularly advise on the implementation of effective supervisory and managerial systems. We encourage organisations to ‘manage by information’. In other words, to make timely decisions based upon the objective analysis of information usually already present within the business.
We can provide training on supervision and management and regularly provide strategy development training to managers and staff.
Our consultants have facilitated a number of successful ‘away day’ strategy meetings. Our clients have experienced that, by instructing our consultants to act as external trainers and facilitators, they are able to identify more objective and realistic strategies.
Coaching & Mentoring
We are able to provide professional coaching and mentoring support to individuals or teams to help develop strategies, encourage self-development and increase levels of initiative and creativity.
As competition increases following the enactment of the Legal Services Act and with ongoing funding streams affected by the enactment of LASPO, organisations need to understand their cost base and takes steps to increase their profitability.
We offer profitability management and cost consultancy services to all legal organisations in the private practice, legal aid and not-for-profit sectors.
We assist organisations in calculating their average case costs and analyse their profitability in order for them to achieve improved control of their financial position.
We also have substantial experience in successfully analysing and reducing overheads for all types of legal organisations.
Through bulk purchasing and comparison services, we are often able to gain access to preferential rates for major items of expenditure including professional indemnity insurance, telephone and utility charges.