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.