Thu 07 March | 4:00PM - 6:15PM | Your desk or on your portable device

Synopsis - more details to coming soon

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.

 

Live stream registration only

Please note this page is only for registration to attend via live stream.

To register to attend in person click here.

Presenters

Gina Cook
Advisory Partner
BDO Auckland

Gina is a Business Advisory Services (BAS) Partner with BDO Auckland. Originally from a tax consulting and compliance background in a Big 4 firm, Gina has over 19 years’ experience across tax, accounting/advisory, and the commercial sector (having worked in the commercial environment also).

Gina’s client base is diverse and varied, and has allowed her to accumulate a vast knowledge and expertise across a wide range of industries. 

Nita Walker
Practice Manager
Ellis Gould

Nita is Ellis Gould’s office manager and is responsible for the smooth operation of the firm, including overseeing its finance, technology and human resources needs. Nita has many years of experience in managing law firms starting with Ellis Gould back in 1986 when the firm was first formed.

From 2008, Nita spent 5 years as the General Manager of a growing website company and enjoyed the challenge of learning and working in a digital agency. She was then approached by Ellis Gould to rejoin the firm in 2013. Nita enjoys making sure that the day-to-day operations of the firm run as smoothly and effortlessly as possible. 

Arran Hunt
Partner
Stace Hammond

Arran is a Partner at Stace Hammond heading up their Tech Law division. 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. Before joining Stace Hammond this year, he was the Principal of Virt Law.

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