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Recruiting and Retaining your In-house Legal Team Training Course

This Masterclass focuses on the challenges for the in-house legal department around staff recruitment and retention, especially the factors that both attract and retain good staff and make for an enduring working environment.

6 Oct 2022 + 3 more dates

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  • Format: Live online
  • CPD: 3 hours for your records
  • Certificate of completion

Course overview

Legal recruitment has seen many trends and changes over the years, but none more so than those prompted by the global pandemic. Statistics show that the shortage of talent and limited number of applicants for roles has shifted the emphasis towards retaining staff in what was otherwise a fluid and active legal market.

This seminar will focus on the challenges for the in-house legal department in building a happy, efficient, loyal and committed team through targeted staff recruitment and employee retention. It will focus especially on the factors that both attract and retain good staff and make for an enduring and successful working environment.

Benefits of attending

  • Understand what staff look for in their employer and employment package
  • Develop your staff and get the best from your team
  • Consider how hybrid working can be a benefit for the individual, the team and the company
  • Reward your workforce beyond a focus on billing and hourly targets
  • Key techniques for staff performance reviews
  • Learn how to address employee dissatisfaction 
  • Get to grips with the role of a retention interview

Who should attend?

This interactive webinar has been specifically designed for lawyers, and especially in-house lawyers, dealing with the recruitment and retention of their staff. The key skills discussed are essential for all managers of legal teams who want to build a successful, cohesive and committed team to support their business. 

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The Recruiting and Retaining your In-house Legal Team course will cover:

Examine what an attractive workplace environment should look like

How to measure your business’ culture and ensure it’s attractive to the potential recruit

What staff look for in their employer and employment package

Developing and getting the best from your workforce

Hybrid working and how to make it a success for the individual, the team and the company

Rewarding your workforce beyond a focus on billing and hourly targets

Key lessons for staff performance and salary reviews

How to address employee dissatisfaction and the role of a retention interview

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Richard Allen

Richard Allen brings approaching 40 years of unique commercial experience to his roles within Burcher Jennings, Validatum and Virtual Pricing Director. He was one of the first professionals to achieve Costs Lawyer status, and is one of a select group of Costs Lawyers to have made partner in a solicitor’s practice.

Since starting out in 1983, Richard has worked his way through both fee earning and costs, dealing with commercial debt recovery, bankruptcy and insolvency, before specialising in personal injury litigation and developing costs expertise. His exceptional work has seen him handling significant litigation and costs caseloads for major City of London, West End and national law firms.

During his career, Richard’s expertise has seen him instrumental in establishing several litigation and costs departments and managing costs teams across multiple office locations, as well as having a central role managing a regional law firm as a partner. Richard has set-up and managed a Costs Department for a top 100 national law firm, in addition to having a significant management role in that practice.

Richard plays a pivotal role in driving the full-service nature of the business, working with clients to boost profitability through a focus on pricing, costs, project and case management, as well as funding. He frequently provides advice in other areas, especially retainers, costs budgeting,
time capture and recovery, WIP valuation, as well as procurement and tender applications. Richard has significant expertise in forensic costs audits and fee disputes, as well as law firm financial due diligence.

He is an experienced trainer, delivering masterclasses in pricing and costs across the UK and internationally, as well as developing bespoke training
programs for clients. He coaches businesses and individuals, who benefit from his hands-on, practical experience. Richard is also a consultant with Validatum, the leading international legal services pricing consultancy and ground-breaking pricing tech business, Virtual Pricing Director.

Richard is a founding and the longest serving non-executive director of the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB), an accredited counter fraud technician and an accredited mediator. He regularly gives presentations to law firms, the bar, accountants and insurers, on a wide range of subjects. He is accredited by CLSB as a Training Provider (CPD).

More details

Book Recruiting and Retaining your In-house Legal Team Live online training

NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate*
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate*
  • 50% off the 4th delegate*

6 Oct 2022

Live online

13:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
14:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+02)
08:30-12:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 12582

  • GBP 299 349
  • EUR 429 499
  • USD 501 579

Until 01 Sep

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25 Jan 2023

Live online

13:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+00)
14:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+01)
08:30-12:00 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 12583

  • GBP 299 349
  • EUR 429 499
  • USD 501 579

Until 21 Dec

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4 Apr 2023

Live online

13:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
14:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+02)
08:30-12:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 12584

  • GBP 299 349
  • EUR 429 499
  • USD 501 579

Until 28 Feb

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12 Jul 2023

Live online

13:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
14:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+02)
08:30-12:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 12585

  • GBP 299 349
  • EUR 429 499
  • USD 501 579

Until 07 Jun

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* Early booking discounts may not be combined with other discounts or offers. As such, the discounts for 2nd/3rd/4th delegates are based on the full price.

Multiple colleagues? See above for details of our discounts for 2, 3, or 4 delegates. For more, talk to one of our training experts to discuss how to:

Run this course conveniently and cost-effectively in-house for your staff and colleagues

Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749

inhouse@ipi.academy