Supervision and Managing Performance - Leicester - 17 May 2019

May 17, 2019 at 09:30 — 17:00 (BST)
Organiser: DG Legal Ltd

DG Legal is pleased to offer a new date for our very popular course designed specifically for practitioners taking a supervisory role. The course is suitable for those stepping into a supervisory role for the first time or for other supervisors or managers who want to brush up on their supervisory and management skills.

The course will satisfy the generic supervision requirements in the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) Standard Contract and covers the key supervision and management skills needed to ensure compliance with the LAA Contract.

The course will also provide practical advice for putting in place effective outcomes focused supervision arrangements to meet your professional requirements in the SRA Handbook and meet the requirements in quality standards including the Specialist Quality Mark and Lexcel.


Course Content:

• Meeting the supervisor standards
• Effective communication and working relationships
• Supervision & development of staff
• Performance management and improvement
• Training & development
• Setting targets
• Managing LAA contractual performance
• Financial management and budgets


Course Notes

Comprehensive and up to date course notes will be provided to all delegates which may be useful for ongoing reference or cascade training.



David Gilmore, Director, DG Legal.

David has been funded by a wide range of local and national organisations including the Law Society, the Legal Services Commission (now the LAA), the Ministry of Justice, Citizens Advice, Advice UK, LAPG, Comic Relief and the Baring Foundation. He has also provided advice and assistance to hundreds of law firms and other legal organisations. He delivers specialist consultancy and training on a wide range of topics including regulatory compliance, business management and strategy, tendering and quality assurance. In addition to leading DG Legal, David founded LegalVoice, an electronic magazine about Access to Justice & legal aid.

Why You Should Attend?

This course is aimed at all practitioners but particularly those operating a LAA contract or needing to meet the LAA's supervisory standards. 

To qualify as a LAA supervisor, there are a number of elements of the Supervision Standard which you need to meet. The first element is the Generic Supervision Standard. Where you cannot demonstrate that they have supervised another person for at least a year in the previous 5 year period (see the LAA Standard Contract Specification), you need to attend a course lasting at least 7 hours and which covers a series of topics. Our supervision & management course is designed to cover all of the above areas. The course is therefore particularly relevant for those either new to supervision or who cannot otherwise meet the Generic standard.

The content of the course is also relevant to all managers, principals and lawyers wishing to improve or brush up their supervisory and management skills.

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