Knowsley Management Services
Legal Practice Management Consultants
Rob Knowsley has spent the 38-plus years since his admission as a lawyer in early 1974 working with growth-oriented legal practices. He founded Knowsley Management Services (KMS) in early 1988.
He´s unashamedly passionate about assisting his fellow lawyers to build into their firms a strong ongoing capability to optimise their investments of money, education, experience and time…to produce proper profits…dramatically better profits than most assume possible.
He´s clear in his view that a profitable firm greatly increases options in terms of succession, a real problem for many partners in small-medium firms.
Rob has a long track record of making vast improvements happen in relatively short periods of time in all manner of firms, and brings to his consultancy advice a wide experience from a range of legal roles, having practised as a Barrister and Solicitor, employed lawyer, partner and managing partner, sole practitioner, and in both private practice and Government.
He has served on various State and Regional Law Society councils and committees, and Government committees, lectured and written widely on legal practice management, and is a skilled trainer and facilitator.
Rob`s day to day contact with all manner of firms, especially those where he is retained on an annual basis as a practice coach, gives him a constantly updated flow of information about the changing practical problems the Legal Profession is facing. He has had significant consulting input into over 1200 legal firms, and greatly assisted his many thousands of seminar and workshop attendees.
A significant part of every business day is spent advising lawyers by e-mail, by telephone or in person.
Rob knows what`s needed…what`s possible…and exactly how to achieve it.
His ground-breaking systems for planning full utilisation of human resources, developed originally in the late Eighties, have stood the test of time, being used to huge advantage in a multitude of firms to this day.
A Member of the Institute of Management Consultants in Australia, of long-standing, Rob adheres fully to the Institute`s Code of Ethics.
Rob and Wendy, born and bred in Wellington, married in 1974, are proud parents of Dean and Candice, and spend most of every week living and working at “Knowsley Park” at O’Connell, at the meeting point of the Western foothills of the NSW Blue Mountains and the Central Tablelands”, and the rest of the time wherever else in Australia and New Zealand the KMS consulting role demands.
Their other passion is training horses in dressage, and riding them in competition…at a very modest level!
Practitioner testimonials from your peers speak volumes in regard to Rob`s skills…
"The best starting point in bringing the benefit of Rob's experience to your firm is an initial free chat on the phone with one or more principals, to get a good handle on the challenges facing you.."
Lawyer at Clinch Long Letherbarrow Rob has been our consultant since we opened the firm 20 years ago.