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Wales-based law school Brightlink Learning has announced the launch of its Leading Law Accelerator programme.

Leading Law aims to help lawyers become more effective leaders, who can put the needs of their organisations first, have strong relationships with their clients and peers, build inspiring teams, and bring fresh thinking to the profession.

The programme, consisting of practical sessions, interactive activities and dedicated time with other leaders in the legal sector, will accelerate legal careers.

Brightlink Learning’s Lorna Baldry and Hannah Beko, who is also a lawyer, coach and trainer have teamed up with legal professionals to design and develop a brand new leadership programme for the legal sector, the Leading Law Accelerator.

Lorna Baldry, Brightlink’s Founder and CEO said:

“All too often we hear from lawyers that they don’t have any or sufficient training in some of the key aspects of leadership. They may be promoted to a leadership role because of excellent and extensive experience in their area of practice but they don’t feel they know what they need to about managing people or projects, about business strategy or marketing.”

She added that lawyers often ‘aren’t sure how to set up and run their own law firm or how to lead within a firm at all and they can find the obligations and duties involved overwhelming’.

Accelerated leadership

Leading Law aims to help lawyers become more effective leaders, who can put the needs of their organisations first, have strong relationships with their clients and peers, build inspiring teams, and bring fresh thinking to the profession.

Key leaders and influencers in the legal sector will host masterclasses and Q&A sessions to share real, practical skills and experience throughout the programme.

Brightlink is keen to stress that this new programme is an accelerator rather than a course. As Lorna explained:

“We are offering a unique opportunity, over a sustained period of time to learn from those who are successful in legal leadership roles already.

This will be a programme of coaching and accountability that is impossible to find anywhere else, with challenges and the support and encouragement to apply them to the workplace in real time, bringing benefits to the individuals participating and also their teams and whole organisations.”

The accelerator will cover key leadership topics and areas of work such as building and leading a team, networking, workload and wellbeing, identity and influence, leading legal knowledge and practice, strategy, relationships and collaboration, self-awareness and development and neurodiversity and leadership. All of these are core units in the programme.

In addition, delegates can choose three optional topics from models of working, starting a business, branding, marketing, continuous improvement, leading in house and data and analysis.

The programme will begin later this year and over the coming weeks, Brightlink’s social media will reveal the identities of the contributors to the accelerator.

Programme co-founder, Hannah Beko, said:

“By joining this accelerator, leaders and soon-to-be leaders will learn how to leverage their knowledge and build a strong foundation for their existing role or their next move. Vitally, they will learn what skills will set them apart and how they can support their own teams.”

The programme will begin later this year and over the coming weeks, Brightlink’s social media will reveal the identities of the contributors to the accelerator. For further information on the accelerator, visit brightlink.org.uk.

Emma Waddingham

Emma Waddingham

Editor, Legal News

Emma Waddingham is the Editor & Founder of Legal News. She is a seasoned legal editor and journalist and experienced marketing & events consultant, working almost exclusively with the UK legal sector.