Legal Project Management Limited

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Legal Project Management Training, Coaching, Implementation and Consultancy.

Improving law firm productivity and client satisfaction.

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What is Legal Project Management (LPM)?

Legal Project Management is the application of project management principles to the delivery of legal services. LPM helps law firms run projects (including live client matters) more productively.  This helps increase client satisfaction and maintain profitability. Click Here for a short (60 second) video introduction to LPM.

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Improving Lawyers’ Project Management Skills

I also help lawyers develop their skill set by providing project management training, and coaching services so that, for example:

  • Solicitors become compliant with the new competence based assessment framework published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority - which lists project management activities as part of solicitor’s core competence.
  • Teams responsible for the delivery of client services become more productive as a result of applying project management techniques to help improve cost management, resource management and communications.

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How I can help you: Interim Project Management and Project Management Training for Lawyers

Acting as an interim project manager I help turn ideas into successfully delivered projects.

Whenever consideration turns to law firm productivity improvements, the role IT systems can play is inevitably discussed.  I have a particularly strong background in legal IT which means I have often acted as a bridge between legal IT suppliers (including in-house IT teams) and lawyers and senior managers.  I have been able to:

  • Help law firms improve their current systems and processes or
  • Identify which other software systems may be better suited to their needs
  • Manage the software procurement process
  • Implement legal software cost effectively
  • Follow through to realise process improvement and productivity gains.

How I have helped others

“If you want to learn about the opportunities and challenges associated with implementing legal project management and legal process improvement, I’d recommend a half-day session with Antony as an  excellent starting point”.

Adrian Livesley, Managing Partner, Birkett Long

“We engaged Antony to deliver a series of seminars about Legal Project Management. Feedback from members who attended was overwhelmingly positive about both the content and presenter”.

Sue Nash, Chair, Association of Cost Lawyers

“Introducing workflow systems into numerous departments and offices throughout the firm presented challenges on a number of fronts. Antony did an excellent job of managing these projects, in particular building strong relationships with senior stakeholders in the partnership and working with them to implement the business and organisational changes the new systems introduced”.

Martin Godfrey, Director, Firswood Consulting Ltd

“Antony is particularly good at looking at market and product ideas which lie slightly outside of business as usual - he is a thorough researcher and passionate advocate of his ideas and proposals.”

Karen Taylor, Director of Business Development, LexisNexis

“Like me, Antony is a former lawyer who moved to the dark side. Antony and I share similar views in relation to the application of IT to the law and he has real world experience of what the day job entails which informs his views in relation to IT.”

Stuart Whittle, IT and Operations Director, Partner, Weightmans LLP.


I am based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Within reasonable driving distance to much of the north of England and with excellent train services to London.

About me - Antony Smith

I am a solicitor by training, with postgraduate qualifications in law, computing and project management. These have been supplemented by continued professional development in project management (I am a full member of the Association of Project Management and the Project Management Institute) along with a successful record of project delivery.

I have considerable experience of project management in all kinds of legal environments: solicitors firms (Pinsent Masons, Berrymans Lace Mawer), academia (School of Law, King’s College London) and legal software development organisations. I enjoyed working as a Strategic Project Manager at Axxia / LexisNexis for more than 10 years.