Thu 09 August | 4:00PM - 6:15PM | Auckland CBD venue to be confirmed


Structure is merely a vessel for a legal business, not a solution. It will not change the firm culture or make the firm profitable. As with any business, success is your customer service and relationships – you will stand or fall on those.

Looking at the various options for structure and set-up, this seminar will provide insights into what will best enable you to deliver to clients while maximising your returns, whether financial and/or lifestyle – in short, how to choose and implement a structure to suit you and the way you work, rather than vice versa.

Learning outcomes:

  • Refresh your understanding of the structure/entity options available including sole, partnership and incorporation; and the respective legal requirements, restrictions, operating considerations and implications including for the individuals involved.
  • Receive guidance on the range of situations that might justify a change in structure/ entity type, and how to create a structure (and craft appropriate documentation) that’s simple, flexible and meets the needs of those involved.
  • Gain insights into developing the full package: ownership, governance, responsibilities, regulatory, premises and resources.
  • Become updated on the rationale for and workings of innovative, ‘new law’ models of operation evolving which allow lawyers to provide services to clients in different ways.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the true financial implications of the different structure/entity options, including for remuneration, overheads and resources.

Who should attend?

This session will be relevant to all practitioners but will particularly assist principals, partners, directors and practice managers of small to medium firms as well as barristers, including those considering changing entities/structures or career paths. 

In person registration only

Please note this page is only for registration to attend in person.

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Don Thomas
Thomas & Co Limited
(incorporating Titirangi Law Centre)

Prue Tyler
Shift Advisory Limited

Sam Bassett
Moore Stephens Markhams (Auckland)


Geoff Hardy
Martelli McKegg