SRA Management Course Stage 1

SRA Management Stage One – Broadening your Portfolio of Competences

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Course Overview

The Solicitors’ Regulatory Authority Competency Framework has opened the door to show what it takes to be a successful, competent professional.

This course gives you a clear understanding of the Threshold Standard at the point of qualification and is a must for all junior solicitors – make sure you are up to standard in all areas.

Based on a clarification and simplification of the SRA Framework you will be able to make an immediate impact back in the workplace and demonstrate your competence to reap the rewards you deserve.

What You Will Gain

Ethics and Judgement
•    Apply the basic precepts of professionalism and gain the respect of your peers and client
•    Improve your thinking to solve client problems
•    Manage your learning and development to progress your career

Technical Practice
•    Improve your technical practice by knowing how to find and critique research information
•    Be an advocate promoting your ideas, your firm and your profession successfully
•    Persuade and influence people in negotiations

Working with other people
•    Establish and maintain effective and professional relations with colleagues
•    Manage client relationships more professionally
•    Be a better communicator

Manage yourself and your work
•    Manage your workflow more efficiently
•    Understand commercial practice
•    Be more self-motivated and achieve the rewards you deserve

This programme satisfies the training requirements under rule 12 of the SRA Practice Framework Rules 2011 (‘qualified to supervise’) and can be followed by our Stage 2 programme in order to achieve the required 12 hours of management skills training.

What are the requirements?

  • View a series of practical recorded online seminars which are accompanied by a comprehensive online workbook
  • Should you wish to purchase a “display” certificate, this can be obtained for a fee of £10 + VAT.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • Have an increased understanding and awareness of the principles of management in relation to a legal practice
  • Have received a through grounding in some of the key areas of managing a law firm namely managing finance; managing client relationships and the management of people
  • Have gained practical experience in working with a variety of management tools and techniques
  • Be able to analyse the firm’s present business environment and your own management style

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for solicitors who would like a greater understanding of law firm management. This course is also suitable for practitioners who require 12 hours of management training to obtain supervisory status. This course will provide 7 of the 12 hours required.


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

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4
  • Part 5
  • Part 6

Supporting Documentation

  • Workbook
    78 Page
  • Slides
    90 Page

Knowledge Check

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