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Morecrofts looks to the future with management “succession” training

Morecrofts Solicitors has launched a management training programme aimed at “transforming excellent lawyers into excellent business people”.

Eight senior associates at the firm have taken part in the tailored four-week programme, led by external and internal specialists in a range of topics such as finance, HR and compliance, to equip them to succeed into management roles in the future.

Each was asked to present a business plan for a different area of the business that would not only enhance turnover and profit, but also retain the core values and culture of Morecrofts, which was founded 210 years ago and has six offices in the Liverpool city region.

Alison Lobb, managing partner at Morecrofts Solicitors, said:

“For any experienced lawyer aspiring to take the next step in their career, an ability to look beyond their own area of work, understand what makes a business tick and take a wider view of the legal landscape is invaluable.

“We know management skills are not typically part of legal training, so our new management training programme is bespoke to the professional needs and ambitions of our senior associate team and also to the cultural architecture of Morecrofts.

“Over the course of many years, we have created a legal firm with a unique personality, which empowers young lawyers – male and female – to pursue a successful career and give the very best service to clients, while also maximising their enjoyment of personal or family life.

“We want to futureproof this identity and create a succession process that equips the next generation of Morecrofts leaders with the skills to preserve what we have and adapt to the future demands of the legal market. We hope to transform excellent lawyers into excellent businesspeople.”

The programme was facilitated by Michelle Howard and is part of a wider series of training, including Institute of Leadership and Management training for all qualified staff and management.