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Events 130808

We are very pleased to be able to present the second member event this year in collaboration with ALPMA. Our first seminar proved to be very successful and is now being repeated in the Parramatta region.

Incorporation – Consolidation, Case Studies, Listings and the Law Firm of the Future - 13th August 2008

Key Note Speakers:
Dr Gillian McAllister and Associate Professor John Gray School of Management, University of Western Sydney and John Chisholm, John Chisholm Consulting

Dr McAllister’s and Associate Professor Gray, of the Professional Services Research Group with UWS, have undertaken a research project focused on the medium sized and smaller law firms of Greater Western Sydney.

They will cover:

  • Why have some firms chosen to incorporate?
  • What are the practical advantages and disadvantages of incorporation?
  • How might these new governance structures change legal practice?

John Chisholm was previously a partner at Maddocks Lawyers for 18 years, including Managing Partner for 8, and Chief Executive of Middletons for over 5 years. In 2005 John established his own consultancy to share his expertise worldwide with professional service firms which look to maximise their business performance.

In this session, his thoughts however will revolve around what he believes good law firms might look like in the future – how they will

  • structure themselves
  • manage themselves
  • market themselves
  • price themselves

  • Average law firms will always be around-just like average businesses will always be around – but they will remain just that - average.

An ALPMA | NSW Twilight Series Presentation in conjunction with QL
sponsored by Macquarie Bank

                      When:                      Wednesday 13th August 2008 at 5.30 pm
                      Where:                     Coleman & Greig
                                                      Level 9 McNamara Centre, 100 George St, Parramatta
                      Cost:                        ALPMA Members $33.00 QL members free
                                                      Non-members $77.00**
                      RSVP:                      Friday 8th August – by registration form over

Download the registration form here.

First Member Event – April 17th 2008

Our first member event of the year was a joint presentation with QL joining with the Australian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA) in organising it

This was the first occasion at which both ALPMA www.alpma.com.au and QL worked together, was well attended and raised a great deal of interested discussion.

The presenters were Dr Gillian McAllister with Assoc. Prof. John Gray, UWS School of Management and Dr Peter Ellender, CEO Carter Newell.

Dr Gillian McAllister and Professor Gray presented the preliminary results of their research into Incorporated Legal Practices and Dr Peter Ellender outlined his views on the long term impact that Incorporation may have on legal practices. Dr Ellender is also a member of the QL Board.

If you would like to read the papers presented they can be found on the links below


For Dr McAllister's and Assoc. Prof. Gray's presentation click here.
For Dr Ellender's presentation click here.
For Dr Ellender's paper, click here.


ALPMA - the Australian Legal Practice Management Association is the peak Australian body representing managers and lawyers with a legal practice management role.

The Association provides members with an opportunity to share knowledge and resources in the rapidly growing area of professional law firm management, augmenting the existing strengths of state bodies and maximising the future potential of this growing area of management.

QL were very are pleased to be partners with ALPMA on this occasion.


Incorporation of legal practices is growing and QL has been involved in promoting the contributions LAW 9000 has in meeting the needs for an appropriate management system as required by the Legal Services Commissioner in NSW.

LAW9000 Policy and Procedure

Click HERE to download the LAW9000 Policy and Procedure Faxback Form Outline Manual.

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