The Law Firm Partner as Leader
Leading Clients, People and Work
The competitive pressures on law firm partners in Europe have never been greater. And as these pressures intensify further in the current economic climate, the temptation of many will be to focus on client facing work rather than on the more challenging aspects of leading and managing their practices - for example, how to differentiate and grow their practices, and how to nurture and develop their associates.
This programme has been specifically designed for those law firm partners who recognise that, for their firms to be more competitive and successful, they, as individuals, need to be equipped with the insights, skills and techniques that will help them meet the demands of today's partner role and make them more effective leaders at both firm and practice level.
"I think about the leadership course often, and it has definitely helped steer my thoughts and influence my decision-making in an incredibly positive and focused way."
Amanda Illing, Chief Executive, Hardwicke
The Cambridge Judge Business School Programme for Excellence brings together leading business academics from the University of Cambridge with top consulting professionals with a wealth of experience in providing strategic, leadership and personal advice and development skills throughout Europe. The result is a unique learning event which blends academic and practically based sessions to provide partners not only with an in-depth understanding of the concepts of law firm management and the partner role, but also with the skills to apply those concepts in their daily working lives.
The programme is divided into four main sections dealing with law firm strategies, leadership, people management and business development.
- Integrated leadership and the motivational dynamics of lawyers
- Law firm strategies: practice segmentation; aligning the firm's practices, people and resources
- Leadership styles: becoming an effective role model, coach and mentor
- High performance teams: making your teams even more effective
- Business development: the prerequisites for successful cross-selling
- Leadership and values: the power of personal example; leadership and change
- Leading and sustaining change in the firm: what the truly great firms do to stay at the top
Find Out More
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the programme, please contact the Programme Director, Tim Bellis, by phone +44 (0)1223 766817 or email email@example.com.
The programme constitutes 22 hours under the Solicitors Regulation Authority's CPD scheme.
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You'll learn from outstanding faculty and associates of Cambridge Judge Business School and gain a truly international experience from your global peer group.
- Understand the practical significance of the elements in the integrated leadership model - setting direction, commitment and execution
- Understand the strategic implementation process
- Understand more about your own role as a leader
- Develop an understanding of effective leadership and management of teams
- Increased confidence in your leadership ability and management skills
- Practical case studies to identify principles and reinforce the learning
- Gain practical concepts and frameworks
- Translate frameworks into day-day business responsibilities
- Build a network with other law firm partners from firms across Europe and elsewhere in the world
"You have done a fantastic job. If you ask me why, the answer lies in the fact that there was top quality from start to finish. This includes the great organisation, quality of accommodation and food, and perhaps most important of all. the great roster of speakers."
Practice area head, Scottish law firm
The programme takes place in the award-winning Møller Centre, Churchill College, University of Cambridge. Programme attendance constitutes 22 hours under the Solicitors Regulation Authority's CPD scheme.
Who Should Attend
Law firm partners, particularly those in leadership and management positions such as managing partners, members of partnership boards and other firm-wide management committees, practice area heads, industry sector heads, and those in line to take up such positions and responsibilities.
"I feel I understood and actually digested more information and ideas on this course than on any other in which I have participated. Truly great, thank you."
Practice head, UK law firm
Faculty & Speakers
Dame Sandra Dawson
KPMG Professor of Management
Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
BA (Keele Univ.), MA (Univ. of Cambridge), FIPH, FCGI, Hon DSc (Keele Univ.), CIM, DBE
Mark de Rond
Reader in Strategy and Organisation
DPhil (Univ. of Oxford)
Consultant, Facilitator and Coach, Møller PSFG Cambridge
Leadership Development Specialist
Professor and Warden of Robinson College, University of Cambridge
Mr Tim Bellis is Programme Director for The Law Firm Partner as Leader.
Senior Advisor on Professional Services Firms
Dates & Fees
|22-25 September 2013||Sun eve-Weds afternoon||£3350|
* Fees (which are exclusive of VAT) include instruction, materials, and all meals and breaks at the Møller Centre, together with a gala dinner at an historic Cambridge college. Please note prices pre-registration are subject to change.
Three nights' bed and breakfast accommodation (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night) is provided as part of the programme fee.
The Møller Centre will be happy to arrange additional nights' accommodation for immediately before and after the programme, as required, and also offer double occupancy rooms upon request for participants who'd like to bring a partner to join them before or after the programme. Please contact the Møller Centre directly, who will be able to advise you on costs and provide further details. Participants will be required to settle all incidental charges and charges for double occupancy and additional nights directly with the Møller Centre.
For information regarding our payment terms, cancellation, transfer and substitution policies and fees, please see our Terms & Conditions (pdf, 59KB) (updated 14 March 2013).
Participants are expected to attend the full programme.
You can register for this programme via our online system:
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