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Essential guide to legal business management

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Bundle Overview

To meet the demands of today’s legal profession, lawyers and other business professionals need a new set of skills – and the most cutting-edge knowledge. 

This bundle of step-by-step guides will build your capabilities across four essential – and practical – modules. With this bundle you’ll:

  • Learn the foundations of business strategies 
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of business development and tactics to boost growth 
  • Learn the essentials of leadership 
  • Receive a guide on pricing legal services 

You may be an early-career lawyer wanting to build foundational knowledge. Or perhaps you’re a senior lawyer looking to test and sharpen your expertise. 

Either way, you’ll walk away with practical skills to support your clients with care and precision.

Course Overview

Strategic planning can sound daunting, especially if you’ve never done it before. But, developing a sound business strategy will help ensure you enjoy more than momentary success.

This course will help develop your ability to think strategically, analyse the competitive environment, and recommend firm positioning and value creation. It will also provide you with the framework to develop a successful business strategy.

At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the system-level components of business strategy
  • Outline the key components of business strategy
  • Apply analysis frameworks to an organisation

You’ll gain the skills you need to gain business success and keep it.

Course Structure

  • Key business characteristics
  • What is strategic planning?
  • Analyse the current state of the business
  • Consider the external business environment

Course Overview

Business development can seem complex and feel unnatural, especially if you haven’t had to do it before. But, taking a strategic approach to it is key to growing your firm and staying competitive.

In this course we’ll evaluate various business development strategies you can use to identify, nurture and acquire new clients, opportunities and drive growth and profitability.

You’ll also hear from Katherine Thomas, who runs her own consultancy helping law firms grow by developing existing client relationships, establishing new relationships and launching new services. 

At the end of this course, you’ll be able to: 

  • Develop a vision for an organisation 
  • Apply growth strategies to an organisation
  • Select a strategy model to apply to an organisation

Course Structure

  • Defining a business strategy 
  • Identifying growth strategies 
  • Analysing competitive strategy models 
  • Determining your competitive advantage

Course Overview

Leadership captures the essentials of being able and prepared to inspire others. A leader inspires others to act while simultaneously directing the way that they act. 

The concept of leadership is constantly evolving.

In this short course you’ll explore what it means to be a leader, including various definitions of leadership, the different roles of leadership, and the outcomes of effective leadership.

At the end of this course, you’ll be able to: 

  • Craft your personal definition of leadership 
  • Summarise the organisational outcomes of successful leadership
  • Recognise the personal and organisational values that are most important to you 
  • Identify the elements of emotional intelligence that are critical to effective leadership 

Course Structure

  • Defining leadership 
  • Leadership roles and your personal brand 
  • Learning to be an effective leader 
  • Emotional intelligence and resilience

Course Overview

When it comes to pricing, managing the expectations of all stakeholders requires considerable preparation. Pricing legal work also requires a practical understanding of law firm economics and the related profitability variables of law firm culture. 

At the end of this course, you’ll be able to: 

  • Explain the primary components of effective pricing 
  • Explain the economic and psychological factors influencing the pricing of legal services 
  • Critique different pricing strategies in the legal services market 
  • Develop a strategy for a legal practice to adopt new pricing techniques 

Course Structure

  • Introduction to pricing legal services 
  • The psychology of pricing 
  • Types of fee arrangements and pricing techniques 
  • Applying pricing techniques


With a CPD Digital subscription, you’ll gain access to our subscription catalogue of short interactive courses, vodcasts and podcasts for an entire year. See what’s included and how you’ll benefit.


This bundle will benefit:

  • Lawyers wanting to build practical foundational knowledge and skills
  • Mid-career lawyers considering a move into transactional work or who do occasional work in this area
  • Senior lawyers looking to confirm and test their knowledge

The course contains content that falls within the mandatory CPD categories of:

  • Professional skills
  • Practice management and business skills

With our online on-demand interactive courses, you can learn when and where it suits you. We’ve designed each course to provide both education and enjoyment.

Each course offers a mix of engaging exercises, where you’ll gain access to:

  • Interactive activities to challenge your understanding and put your knowledge to the test. You’ll also enjoy engaging exercises, such as flip cards, quizzes and drafting activities.
  • Clearly identified outcomes so you know precisely what you’ll learn – and the skills you’ll gain. You’ll also be able to track your development and focus on key improvement areas.
  • Extended course access so you can reference the material as you need – or revisit it should life get in the way.
  • Feedback and template answers so you can refine your skills, grow your knowledge and gain fresh insights.

Each on-demand bundle contains four in-depth learning resources so you can boost your essential knowledge and skills across a practice area – more affordably.

With a bundle, you’ll earn eight CPD points, while saving 40% on the single courses.

Go in-depth as you comprehensively explore a specific practice area. Learn interactively across engaging formats like step-by-step guides, practice guides and skill series. And gain helpful learning resources you can reference when you encounter similar situations in practice.

Access each module on the College’s learning portal. When you buy a single, you’ll have 24/7 unlimited access for 12-months from the date of purchase.

Does this educational activity extend your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development?

If so, and you’re not a WA practitioner, you should claim 1 unit for each hour of participation, not including breaks. 

Please check your local CPD rules for any caps on activity types, such as the private study of non-interactive audio/visual materials. You are responsible for keeping your own CPD records and complying with your local CPD rules.

No. Western Australian practitioners who complete our on-demand courses are currently unable to claim CPD points.

However, you may earn CPD points by attending select live CPD events or by completing select CPD Interactive modules.

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