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TRAINING ON A BUDGET

Even when times are hard financially, training is essential for any law firm that wants to keep up with current developments in the sector and stay competitive. Though it may be tempting to cut out training altogether for a while to trim back your budget, a far better option in both the long and short-term is to train smarter and more cost-effectively.

Completely abandoning training, or even substantially decreasing it, is seldom a wise move and is usually counter-productive. For example, staff who lack recent training are at risk of stagnating and even falling behind on current developments in law. Their morale may also suffer, as they may perceive that the company doesn’t care about developing them, or that it is getting ‘behind the times’. Avoidable (potentially costly) mistakes may occur that could damage your reputation, and productivity may suffer. In short, cutting your training can cost more than it saves.

Why in-house legal training may be your ideal solution

So how can you cut your costs without cutting out your training? One popular solution is in-house legal training. Because there are no additional travel costs to pay out for, it can really help you to streamline your training budget without losing anything in terms of quality. On top of this, doing your legal training in-house rather than at an external training centre means less down-time and upheaval.

In fact, in-house training is often a better solution in more ways than just cost-saving. Many people learn better in familiar environments, and are more likely to be able to give the training their full attention if they haven’t just driven two hours to get there.

The easier logistics of in-house legal training may also mean that you’re able to save additional money by training all your staff at one time, rather than sporadically in smaller groups or as individuals.

On the other hand, by carefully selecting which departments and employees specifically need training, you can put your money where it is most needed, and help to keep training costs low.

Investing in the future

As well as the direct cost savings enabled by in-house training, it’s also important to remember that any training is itself an investment in your company that will ultimately pay dividends. This is particularly true if you use it to expand into a lucrative area of law that you have previously not been active in, such as personal injury law.

Every year, thousands of Britons are injured in accidents which were not their fault, and need professional legal help to get the compensation that they are entitled to. Personal injury training can help your firm to tap into this market more effectively, and ensure that your staff are up to speed with current best practices.

Finally, when weighing the cost of training against the need to save money, it’s worth taking a moment to consider the little, less obvious benefits that it can bring. In-house legal training can boost morale, improve teamwork, reduce errors and generally keep your legal team in good shape, so from many managers’ perspectives it’s a cost worth paying.

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