Thursday 7th October 2021, 1-2pm

Culture Wars – how to blend remote and office working successfully

Led by: Panel discussion and organisational psychology experts Rebecca Bonnington and Joanna Gaudoin.

How does your law firm operate now, compared to 18 months ago?
Are you embracing a change to hybrid working or encouraging a return to the office?

Perhaps somewhere in between…

Led by our expert panel from legal practice:

* Rachel Dobson, Managing Director of Hugh Jones Solicitors
* Karen Coleman, Employment Law Solicitor, Excello Law
* Rebecca Bonnington, CEO, Tricres
* Joanna Gaudoin, Founder, Inside out Image

Discussion topics for this panel discussion are on these questions and:

* Is hybrid working a long-term option for your firm and how are you approaching this?
* Learning and mentoring approach for more junior staff
* Client engagement – has or will this change?
* Solving the culture challenge of more flexible/hybrid working teams

Joanna Gaudoin

Joanna Gaudoin, Inside Out Image

Karen Coleman, Employment Law Solicitor, Excello Law

Rachel Dobson, Managing Director, Hugh Jones Solicitors

Joanna Gaudoin

Rebecca Bonnington, CEO, Tricres (and Calico Associate)


Look out for these upcoming essential webinars:

Thursday 4th November 2021 The Document Lifecycle – documents are at the heart of legal process – either physically or in digital form. Streamlining a document’s lifecycle for efficiency, risk management, and impact on the environment is central to profitability and also doing ‘good business’.

Thursday 2nd December 2021 Cybersecurityled by Key Partner Mitigo Cybersecurity. We’ve all heard a lot about online fraud and cyber-security and no firm wants to admit to having an issue of course. But the threats are real and evolving so this webinar will bring you up to speed on real cases over the last 18 months and how to protect your firm.

LIKE – January 2022. The second part of the three-part mini-series on business development. So you have established reach and some influence for your firm. How do you move to the next stage of establishing a LIKE relationship?

TRUST – The third and final instalment in the mini-series. Trust is the rocket fuel to client value and retained relationships. Achieving trusted advisor status is the best position for you and for your client. But many firms fail to reach this level (between colleagues AND clients). Why is this and how can you fix it?

Get the inside track with Calico Legal Solutions Group

What have we learnt so far?

September 2020 – Challenging PII Renewals Many firms are facing a 30% uplift in PII premiums this year. Learn how to minimise the uplift and financial impact of a challenging PII renewal season. Led by Brian Boehmer, Partner at Lockton.

October 2020 – Risk Reduction Strategies. Led by Michelle Garlick, Partner at Weightmans and Alex Holt, Director, The Cashroom

November 2020 – Organisation and Ownership. Led by Janet Cooper OBE, and Patricia Kinahan, Partner, Hazlewoods. Exploring the options from Ltd Company, ABS, right through to 100% share ownership schemes / EOT’s. The pro’s and the cons of each option and the types of firms that are suitable.

January 2021 – Re-imagining a law firm. Led by Karen Bexley of Bexley Beaumont LLP and Martyn Best, CEO, Document Direct.

March 2021 – Legal Talent – the role of flexible/agile working. Led by Janet Cooper OBE and Joanna Gaudoin of Inside Out Image we learned that the top concerns of attendees for any new hybrid working model were Supervision, Culture and Tech. Janet took us through her proven approach to ‘agreed hours’ flexible working legal teams and the business case for it. Joanna explored the soft skills that lawyers want and need to get ahead and add value to a firm’s performance.

April 2021 – Managing Remote Teams. Led by Martyn Best, Document Direct, and Nicola Poole, MD of Hedges Law. Managing remotely is a new skill for most people managers, but some sort of flexible working looks set to stay for most firms. Our speakers share their experience of recruiting, managing, and keeping the culture alive, remotely.

May 2021 – Law Firm Finance and Funding. Led by Trish Kinahan, Hazlewoods, and Stuart Gibson, Acorn Business Finance with an update on law firm finances, tips for short, medium and long term financial management, and an update on current funding options.

June 2021 – Getting to KNOW you. The first of a 3-part mini-series of webinars following the proven KNOW, LIKE, TRUST journey in any client relationship. From stranger to trusted advisor. Led by Pauline Freegard (Calico / INK Legal), Rebecca Bonnington (Tricres), Victoria Moffatt (LexRex Communications) and Greg Best (Legal RSS) to explore how your target client gets to KNOW you rather than just ABOUT you.

July 2021 – The PII Market. Led by: Brian Boehmer, Partner, Lockton, and Amy Bell, CEO, Teal ComplianceLockton is the leading legal market insurance broker, and Teal Compliance are the well-known specialists in risk and compliance for law firms. This webinar gave us a complete update on the current PII market, insight into the underwriter process, and mentioned an interesting point about online reviews, which we will be covering later in the year. Amy shared her comprehensive approach to ensuring that compliance is at the heart of your firm and practical tips on achieving just that.

Watch again via Calico Academy along with more brilliant free content and paid courses delivered by industry experts on all the relevant business skills for legal professionals.

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