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COO group

The Group provides a formal network for those with responsibility for implementing their firm's strategy and boosting its productivity.

A private hub free for any COO at any organisation worldwide.

Quarterly roundtables for up to 20 members help members share challenges and solutions.

Additional Management team events bringing together members of all Forum Groups.

Dedicated to the issues that make a real difference – other networks include frontline partners or COOs from other sectors with distinct challenges.

An inclusive forum – other networks exclude those without MBAs or similar management qualifications.



The free private hub allows COOs from professional firms and every other sector of the economy to view and send private messages to each other, raise and comment on issues, consult experts, catch up with sector news, and access useful content. Once signed up, hover over your name in the top menu bar and then select 'Forum Hubs'.



The Technology Summit

Monday 29 January 2018

In the first of the Forum's Technology Summits, we welcome two highly respected experts in strategy, leadership and change. Dr Bob Murray is a noted scientist in the field of behavioural neurogenics and the author of 12 books, including Leading the Future: the Human Science of Law Firm Leadership and Strategy. He will be focusing on the future of professional services and how to become and stay relevant (see more in his profile below).

Rick Seabrook is MD Europe of Neota Logic, a global provider of innovative AI software. Rick is a highly respected expert and speaker on this topic and has also developed several AI start ups. 

The presentations will be followed by an expert panel discussion moderated by Sheridan Ash, Women in Technology Leader, PwC.  Panellists include Christina Blacklaws, The Law Society, Chris DeConti, Axiom Law and Justin North, Janders Dean. The Summit will conclude with an audience Q&A.

Takeovers & mergers: Lessons learned

Friday 09 February 2018

Each individual element of the firm faces its own specific challenges – from partners and fee earners to business services departments. A well-planned and executed integration ensures minimal disruption, underpinned with strong communication to both your people and your clients – current and future.

In this session we hear from two leaders who have been at the forefront of some of the biggest mergers in recent years: Jennifer Emery, Director of Strategy and Integration at CMS, and Peter Madden, COO of Arcadis.

The Strategy Summit

Monday 19 March 2018

More details coming soon…

The Productivity Summit

Monday 04 June 2018

More details coming soon…