Minding My Own Business

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Course Overview

 Whether you are a sole practitioner or are working with people you trust, you will be playing to your legal expertise strengths. But what about the management and marketing issues that you must also master in order to prosper?

Delivered by experienced lecturer Mac Mackay, this comprehensive course will provide viewers with useful tips and ideas to get a ‘FOCuS’ on the right things to keep your business balanced, show you why ‘bigger’ (more turnover) might not be ‘better’ (more profitable) and how to develop a healthy and sustainable business.

Although managing your CPD and that of others might seem like a modest task, this course will demonstrate how to cope under the new SRA rules. In addition, this course will offer guidance on how to market your firm on a shoe-string, ensure that you are not wasting money and how to get the most out of tools such as social media.

In support of this practical workshop, viewers will receive access to a comprehensive on-line workbook and a pre-work document which will encourage you to evaluate your existing business plan and know-how. Templates and working examples of simplified marketing business plans will also be provided to assist you implement such initiatives in your own firm.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 6 hour recorded webinar
  • This course will provide 6 CPD points.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Understand your management ‘FOCuS’ – how to keep things in balance
    • Understand accounting practices – why ‘bigger’ might not mean more profit!
    • Have explored Health & Hygiene – how to develop strength in the marketplace
    • Be able to manage your CPD under the new SRA rules
    • Know how to do ‘Marketing on a Shoe-String’
    • Be able to make good use of the Internet – pitfalls to avoid in web pages and social media
    • Form better partnerships and engage people successfully
    • Be able to implement 12 months’ worth of ideas – building better plans that work
    • Have honed your personal action plan

What is the target audience?

  • Aimed at professionals who are thinking about, or who are currently in the process of setting up their own firm, this course will assist viewers implement business initiatives and achieve success through organisational skill, whilst ensuring that you maintain your peace of mind during the process.


About Instructor - Mac Mackay


Mac has a wealth of practical management experience running his own successful consultancy practice, and has been a popular lead speaker on the Datalaw SRA Management Course Stage One and Two.

He is author of Motivation, Ability & Confidence Building in People and Recruiting, Retaining & Releasing People both published by Butterworth Heinemann (2007). Mac is also a Chartered Manager and a qualified sports coach.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Introduction
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4
  • Part 5
  • Part 6
  • Part 7
  • Part 8


  • Workbook- Minding My Own Business - Course Workbook
    67 Page
  • Slides
    57 Page


  • Price
  • £ 120