Management Course Stage One - The Core Skills

Management Course Stage One - The Core Skills
10 Jul 2024 - London


10 Jul 2024

9:30 AM ‐ 5:15 PM

With a SmartPlan £486

With a Season Ticket £540

Standard price £720

All prices exclude VAT
A; C; D
Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
6 hours
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Whilst the compulsory requirement for all solicitors to attend MCS1 in the first 3 years of admission may have been removed by the SRA, the core skills required of all solicitors remain as well as for those on the journey to becoming a successful manager.

Aimed at all solicitors in their first 3 years of PQE, this classroom seminar will explore the key skills areas which all practitioners must develop; all of which are aligned to the 4 Core Competency sections of the SRA Threshold Standard in the Competency Statement.

Presented by our highly experienced management tutor and author, Peter Scott, this in-person course will provide an enjoyable, interactive, and practical workshop for delegates.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

A - Ethics, Professionalism and Judgement

  • Managing Your Learning and Development
    • CPD as part of your career path
    • Assessment and reflection
  • Problem Solving
    • Applying understanding, critical thinking and analysis to solve problems
    • Assessing, recognising inconsistencies and gaps
    • Evaluating the quality and reliability of information to make effective judgements
  • Obtaining Relevant Facts
    • Use of questioning and effective listening

B - Technical Legal Practice

  • Negotiating solutions to client's problems
  • Managing expectations
  • Assessing, communicating, and managing risk

C - Working with Other People

  • Professional Relationships - Client Facing
    • Establishing and maintaining effective and professional relations with clients
    • Effective communications
    • Diversity - equality and fairness
  • Professional Relationships - Inside Your Firm
    • Establishing and maintaining effective and professional relations with colleagues
    • Managing conflict
    • Being a team player
    • Persuasion skills

D - Managing Yourself & Your Work

  • Applying Good Business Practice
    • The key financial drivers in a law firm
    • Applying the rules of professional conduct on accounting and financial matters
    • Understanding the organisational and financial context in which the firm works and your role in it
  • Managing Yourself & Your Work
    • Managing your time
    • Personal effectiveness
    • Personal progression