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Beyond Best Practice: What Can the Legal Sector Learn from the World's Leading Project Managers?

From global M&A transactions through to high profile litigation, clients have raised their expectations of legal service quality and consistency. At the same time they demand increased transparency and certainty over the pricing and billing of their matters. It is no surprise therefore that the last five years have seen a growing demand for project management by law firm clients as an important component of service delivery on large scale and complex matters.

Outside the legal profession project management is a mature discipline underpinned by many tools, processes and research that contribute to a wealth of best practice. However, the human dimensions of project management remain critical, and can both contribute to, and detract from, project success.

During this Breakfast Briefing we will examine and discuss the latest research, alongside practitioner insight, and then engage in a facilitated discussion about how this can be applied to the legal sector and legal projects specifically.

Benefits and takeaways

  • Gain insight into the latest thinking regarding leading projects in the legal sector
  • Learn the latest insights from a Cambridge Judge Business School member of faculty and how they are being applied in real world situations by practitioners 
  • Interact with your peers and faculty during facilitated discussion that will address real problems and give participants new ways of thinking to take back to their organisation 




Tea, coffee, breakfast and networking


Welcome and Insights

Mark Smith, Executive Education Senior Advisor, PSF

Mark will outline the agenda for the day and introduce the main themes of the discussion


"Beyond Best Practice - What can the legal sector learn from the world's leading project managers"

Dr Kishore Sengupta, Reader in Operations Management and Director of Executive Education, and David Andrade, Head of Technology at Sky Betting and Gaming, will showcase the latest research and practitioner insight in Project Management highlight the key takeaways for the Legal sector


Facilitated Discussion

Mark Smith will lead a facilitated discussion on the topics discussed and how they will affect the legal sector



Tea, Coffee and Networking

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Contact us

This event is by invitation only. To find out more, please contact:

Stacey Clifford
Business Development Director 

Tel: +44 (0)1223 339605

Venue information

Kuryakin Room
South Place Hotel
3 South Place

Event timings

Date 28 March 2018
Start time 08:30
End time 10:15