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Law firm management, skills training and retreat facilitation

Law firm management, skills training and retreat facilitation

Since I formed my own firm in 1996 I have been working with a range of law firms on barristers chambers on their management, strategy and profitability.  This remains the core of my work today which is now focused on chambers and law firm management, skills training and retreat facilitation.

My aim is to provide the best possible support to clients in these core areas so as to help them respond to the dramatic change taking place in their markets.

I provide consulting advice for clients in the UK and Ireland in connection with:

  • Chambers decision making, management and leadership
  • Law firm management and profitability
  • Partner retreat facilitation
  • Lexcel
  • Law firm mergers
  • Management skills training for associates and junior partners

I am a Law Society approved Lexcel consultant.

The 3rd edition of my book, Profitability and Law Firm Management, is published by the Law Society in May 2016.  Click the link for details.


The Law Consultancy Network

I am a founding member of the Law Consultancy Network – a grouping that brings together a number of highly experienced independent law firm management consultants who have the same ethos – our vision is to be the leading management consultancy in the areas that we speaclise in.  The Bar Consultancy Network was launched in 2011 with similar goals.

Seminars and publications

Each year I run a number of seminars in London, Dublin and Lisbon and these can also be run in house.  I speak at and chair conferences for the Law Society and facilitate events for the Law Management Section.  In recent years I have undertaken a number of projects with my colleague Vicky Ling for the Law Society and the Ministry of Justice in respect of legal aid.  Our latest reports are available under “downloads”.

I have written a number of books on law firm management and the next edition of “Profitability and law firm management – Andrew Otterburn” will be published by the Law Society in late 2015 (ISBN 978 1 85328 598 1).  I am vice chair of the Law Management Section.

Click here to read my 4th December 2014 piece in The Times on Criminal legal aid.

Key issues 2016: Findings of our survey in association with the Law Society Gazette