The FMRC course is unique in that it does not require any pre-reading. Our course lets you cover sessions in three consecutive days. The Law Society of NSW is notified of satisfactory completion, 1 week after the workshop.
In addition to the required curriculum, this course examines the strategic management issues relevant to new partners of Australia’s largest legal firms. We have been assisting in the measurement and management of these businesses’ for decades.
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This program is specifically designed for people who are becoming partners or directors of existing smaller legal businesses. We will provide you with the knowledge and strategies that will assist you in becoming a truly valuable contributor to the success of the enterprise. In addition to regulatory and compliance issues, financial management, staff management and business development issues, we will discuss various aspects of partnership management and performance.
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All FMRC Legal Practice Management Courses will be live streamed via Zoom. Our course lets you cover sessions in three consecutive days, it does not require any pre-reading or work.
FMRC are an accredited provider of the New South Wales Practice Management Course. One of the requirements of The Law Society of New South Wales to satisfy the removal of Condition 3 from a practising certificate in order to practice as a principal of a law practice.
Successful completion of FMRC’s Legal Practice Management Course Program requires prompt attendance at all sessions and adequate results in assessments. Should circumstances preclude attendance at any sessions or failed assessment/s, the delegate is able to complete these session/s at a future course.
The Law Society of New South Wales is notified of satisfactory completion, 1 week after the course concludes.
These tax deductible courses enable delegates to claim 10 MCLE points which covers the mandatory requirements of; Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills and Professional Skills.
Delegates will be asked to complete the following assessment tasks; Written business plan, Online Ethics and Professional Responsibility test, Online Trust Accounting test.
$1,600 (GST Free) for all courses. The fee includes all tuition and a dedicated electronic course manual.
FMRC reserves the right to cancel or modify workshops. Should you wish to transfer your enrolment to a future course we will facilitate this at no charge. If your circumstances change and you wish to cancel your enrollment prior to the commencement of the course, we will refund any fees paid. Registrations cancelled within one week of a workshop incur an administration charge. Should you find yourself unable to complete the program in full, you are welcome to attend any future program, within a twelve month period to complete your requirements at no additional cost.
The FMRC Legal Practice Management Course is designed by industry experts to help you meet the requirements of the Law Society of New South Wales to satisfy the removal of Condition 3 from a practising certificate to practice as a Principal on record. FMRC was the first organisation to be accredited and invited to conduct the Practice Management Course in 1989. For the past 30 years we have specialised in research, strategy and management training and advice to law firms. FMRC provides delegates with a greater understanding of financial management and business control. We are a major centre for legal practice management training.
Pleasantly surprised at the value of the information and the manner of presentation
Fast-paced course, professionally produced and great support
I found this course very useful and gave me the confidence in establishing an ILP
The course was excellent and certainly helpful having just joined a Partnership
Informative and practical introduction to becoming a Sole Practice
Very engaging, a lot of content and the online format was very useful
High calibre of speakers, great topics, and candid advice
Reid Wilson Consulting
Marina is a registered psychologist, working as a coach, consultant and facilitator for lawyers and other professionals, focusing on enhancing performance and well-being. Her stress management workshops aim to assist participants to recognise their personal triggers and implement effective strategies to minimise the negative impact of stress.
Ronwyn is a risk, ethics and practice management consultant with clients in all sectors of the legal profession. She is co-author of a ground breaking study into how lawyers get sued and an award winning risk educator. With experience also as a law firm principal and quality systems evaluator, Ronwyn is well placed to help participants learn how to meet the challenges of legal practice.
Malcolm Heath is Practice Risk Manager with Law Cover. He conducts risk reviews of law firms and presents risk management strategies at courses and law firms. Prior to joining Lawcover, Malcolm ran his own company for 20 years, providing consulting services to the general insurance industry and the legal profession as well as researching and producing conferences. He has been a sole director and a co-director of private companies, including a subsidiary of a publicly listed UK company and a director of a Sydney club. With a degree in Psychology and his experience in business, Malcolm focuses his work on the importance of effective law firm management and profitability, which helps reduce professional negligence risks.
Neil has served the Australasian legal profession since 1989. During this time he has assisted many firms with myriad management challenges. Neil assists firms with strategy and profit growth, partner / director performance management and profit sharing, key talent management, management structures and succession management. Neil conducts planning retreats regularly, assisting firms to plan for and achieve greater success. Neil presents in FMRC workshops and is often invited to present key note addresses at management forums throughout Australia and New Zealand. Neil is a Director.
Sue-Ella brings more than 20 years of senior level experience in winning and growing business. During this time her roles have included Director of Marketing with Arthur Anderson, Director of Marketing and Business Development with Baker & McKenzie, senior Consultant with Rogen SI, business owner of PTB Consulting, and Partner of Crowe Horwath. Sue-Ella has a particular interest in client feedback programs and business development coaching.
Mansfield Partners Tax and Business Advisory
John Mitchell is an accountant who completes external examinations for Mansfield Partners Accounting Tax and Business Advisory. John was previously the Chief Trust Account Investigator and Supervisor at The Law Society of NSW. He has over 40 years’ experience in trust accounting and investigations
Sam’s client facing roles span direct consulting and management training. In anyone year he would be engaged by 50+ firms to assist with strategic planning, partner compensation, equity valuation and succession related issues. With industry experience gained since 1999 and the capacity to draw on the many resources of FMRC, Sam has developed unique insights into the workings of a wide range of firms. Sam is considered the foremost authority on law firm valuations having developed a robust valuation methodology and values more than 20 firms each year. Prior to joining FMRC Sam worked at Ernst & Young for four years followed by a stint in London conducting due diligence on businesses listing on the London Stock Exchange.
Andrew is a Senior Partner and the leads Professional Practice Advisory Services of the firm. A Chartered Accountant providing taxation, accounting and advisory services specialising in advising partners, boutique and top tier law firms on firm structures, remuneration models, improving financial outcomes and tax effective planning for them and their client’s businesses. Andrew also regularly lectures and writes on financial and taxation matters for the Legal sector.