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Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Practice Management

Course Description

As the first course of its kind in the UK, the Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Practice Management teaches essential business skills to anyone who manages lawyers. This invigorating programme will enable you to think more strategically and assist you to thrive in the modern, competitive legal market.

A joint venture between MMU’s Law and Business Schools, this 10-month course is the result of months of collaborative knowledge exchange between MMU academics, the Law Society and local employers.

Special Features

• The Legal Education and Training Review highlighted the need for management training in the legal profession and this courses offers just that.
• Being the first of its type, this innovative course offers anyone who manages or plans to manage lawyers, the opportunity to apply business theory to your own firm at the same time as enhancing your CV.
• Taught by experts in the Business School you will gain the knowledge and confidence to apply theory to practice and the result should be a strategic plan for your firm.
• You will be required to commit to six teaching days and an induction day but this study will fit into your professional role, so the two will not feel mutually exclusive.

Intensive yet flexible, the Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Practice Management at Manchester Law School is designed to work around your lifestyle and your business commitments. The programme comprises an induction day, and six key modules: Strategic Planning & Alignment, Clients & Markets, Financial Analysis to Build Profitability, Motivating & Managing Teams, Leadership & Management Change and Implementing Strategy. Each module has one teaching day, followed by self-study and assessment. Taught by recognised experts and using legal case studies provided by your firm or the university, the Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Practice Management provides comprehensive management training.

This postgraduate certificate is specially designed to help you address the professional challenges of running a legal practice or organisation. In today’s competitive environment, the role of a manager has evolved and this postgraduate programme will train you to think more strategically.

We believe that our postgraduate certificate is perfectly positioned to address the contemporary issues raised by the deregulation of the legal market and the recently published recommendations of the Legal Education Training Review.

From helping you see things objectively and clearly, to encouraging buy-in from your team and developing a business plan for growth, the Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Practice Management will help you to:

• Apply the business theory to your firm
• Produce a relavent strategic plan
• Achieve enhanced financial performance
• Improve team dynamics and engagement
• Instil greater confidence
• Develop better personal coping strategies
• Apply best practice methodologies

Visit the Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Practice Management page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Contact the Department for entry requirements.

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