Thu 14 March | 4:00PM - 6:15PM | ADLS, Chancery Chambers, Auckland MAP

Synopsis

Keeping a legal practice ticking over is easier said than done. There are legal, administrative and financial obligations and considerations – and that’s before a client enters the picture!

This seminar will address how you can better manage various aspects of the underlying commercial side of a legal practice: structural, set-up and compliance; trust accounting, operating expenses, payroll and debtors; practice management software tools and options.

Learning outcomes

  • Benefit from a range of perspectives and insights: a business-advisory accountant, a senior practice manager, and lawyers at principal/partner level. 
  • Refresh your understanding of the fundamentals required for sound financial operation, including how to improve efficiencies and make cost-savings. 
  • Secure a better grasp of the workings of a practice, so that you can safely manage your responsibilities. 
  • Receive guidance on what to look for – and look out for – in a practice management system and software, including the basics and add-ons, plus how to implement the same (and transition from another system).  

Who should attend?

Principals, partners, directors, particularly of small to medium practices, as well as barristers, together with practice managers and office managers. Senior employees who are going out on their own or joining a partnership, or barristers who are leaving a firm and setting up a chambers, for the first time will also benefit from attending.

 

In person registration only

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

To register to attend via live stream click here.

Presenters

Gina Cook
Advisory Partner
BDO Auckland

Nita Walker
Practice Manager
Ellis Gould

Arran Hunt
Principal
Virt Law

Arran is the principal at Virt Law. Arran was previously working as a technical business analyst, for a Fortune50 company in London and several large firms and city councils in Auckland, before being admitted in 2010.

Lloyd Gallagher
Principal
Gallagher & Co

Lloyd is actively involved around the world in Alternative Dispute Resolution where he acts as Arbitrator and Mediator.

With a strong IT background, Lloyd works with law practitioners’ and policy makers to develop solutions that focus on access to justice and technology security

Chair

Sarah Pilcher
Principal
The Franchise Lawyer