Legal Practice Management New South Wales

Legal Practice Management New South Wales


Multiple courses to meet varying needs

If you want to become a principal of a law firm or a sole practitioner in NSW, you need to undertake a course approved by the Law Society of NSW.

All Legal Practice Management Courses at The College of Law are approved for this purpose.

What's more, we offer a range of courses to suit your specific circumstances. Each course prepares you for the new responsibilities you are likely to take on such as:

  • Strategic and business planning
  • Financial management
  • Work and people management
  • Marketing and business development
  • Risk management
  • Trust account practice

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Legal Practice Management
Legal Practice Management
Legal Practice Management


For sole practitioners

Learn about the challenges of running your own practice, with an emphasis on:

  • Financial management
  • Strategic planning
  • Business development

You will also explore the issues you are likely to face as a sole practitioner including:

  • Cash flow and profitability 
  • Trust accounts and Lawcover
  • Common ethical dilemmas
  • Business and risk management systems

For partners

Designed for partners in small to medium sized firms, this course will prepare you for your role and responsibilities as a partner including:

  • Business development
  • Practice leadership
  • Supervision and mentoring
  • Client development
  • Financial and business performance
  • Ethical and risk management

For partners in large firms

This course covers all the same topics as the partner course with additional emphasis on the strategic and business issues facing partners in national legal practices.

You will also explore current thinking on partner performance and team management.

For corporate and government lawyers

This course is designed to give you a strong understanding of legal and organisational strategy as an in-house lawyer.

With a focus on the importance of an in-house team's value proposition, you will explore all the issues faced by in-house lawyers such as:

  • Ethical culture and governance systems
  • Stakeholder relationships
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Core regulatory curriculum

For community legal sector lawyers

This course is a sector-specific version of the NSW Law Society's Practice Management Course. It is compulsory for those who wish to become a supervising legal practitioner within a community legal centre.

We also offer a substantial discount to the CLC sector for this course.

The course exceeded my expectations. I thought it would be ‘going through the motions’, but I learned a lot.

Past attendee

Legal Practice Management Course (NSW)


Our presenters are selected from the practising profession with specific skills and experience in the relevant teaching area.

Presenters include:

  • Martine Barclay, Managing Director, Interconnected Development
  • Stephen Burke, Practice Management Consultant, Stephen Burke Management
  • Trish Carroll, Principal, Galt Advisory Pty Ltd
  • Andrew Chen, Principal, Crowe Horwath
  • Dr Ian Chung, LawCare Counsellor, Law Society of NSW
  • Glenn Dennett, Executive Coach and Lawyer
  • Jennifer Duxbury, Senior Legal Manager and Policy Advisor
  • Ted Dwyer, Dwyer Consulting
  • Michael Fitzgerald, Solicitor
  • Kevin Fox, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Ray Gould, CEO, Bartier Perry
  • Frances Moffitt, Professional Standards Department, Law Society of NSW
  • Ronwyn North, Managing Director, Streeton Consulting
  • Andrew Perry, Managing Director, legal.consult pty ltd
  • Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Prodonovich Advisory
  • Janice Purvis, Manager, Practice Support Services, Lawcover
  • Katherine Sainty, Sainty Law
  • Ray Ward, Lawcover
  • Neil Watt, Neil Watt Consulting
  • Chris Woodforde, Bird & Bird