Knowsley Management Services
Legal Practice Management Consultants
Most small-medium law firms do not have the financial resources to have personnel in each area of the required management expertise to stay on top of things and get the best results possible from the firm’s structure and investment in Expenses. As a result principals often struggle along doing the best they can with limited experience…meaning almost inevitably that their outcomes are less than optimum.
The very effective alternative that KMS clients in Australia and New Zealand have turned to, in many cases for well over fifteen years, is to retain Rob Knowsley on a fixed term arrangement to provide all his experience as and when needed.
Some of Australia’s leading firms have been on KMSRetainers continuously from the point they decided to get serious about their success.
There can be particular agreed emphasis on one or more areas, such as Marketing, Pricing, Cash flow management, productivity improvement, budgeting etc, or the retainer can be much broader, with input sought on a needs basis as issues arise. There is no cap on the level of advice provided, but a standard retainer does not cover site visits unless specifically agreed…and one-off events such as firm planning retreats are not included, but will be provided to KMSRetainer firms at a very substantial discount.
Having a retainer gives firms the benefit of a known fixed cost, and a significant reduction over the investment needed to bring in assistance for ad hoc assignments.
An additional benefit of a retainer is that where firms require on-site assistance not already covered by the scope of a particular retainer, they are entitled to that assistance at $2500 less than whatever is the current standard rate…for up to 8 days per membership year.
Practitioners have also found that much of the advice provided can satisfy their particular State CPD requirements for Practice Management and Business Skills.
To discuss assistance for your firm and the potential applicability of a retainer please call Rob Knowsley on 1800 621 270 or email using the Contact Us page.
"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.