The Agile Firm Manchester


The Agile Firm Manchester is designed for regional Managing Partners, CTOs, COOs, CIOs, IT and Facilities Directors who want to understand how agile working principles are transforming the way the legal and professional services sector does business. It will give you a unique opportunity to talk, not just with our experts, but also with your peers in leading firms who are harnessing the benefits of agile working.


The Agile Firm Manchester

The Agile Firm comes to the North West, with special thanks to Shoosmiths who are kindly providing the venue. 


06 November 2019

13.30 – 19.00



The XYZ Building, 2 Hardman Boulevard, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3AZ



Registration & refreshments

Part One: The Agile Firm


Welcome to The Agile Firm Bristol
David Newman, DMC Canotec

The Age of Agile

The evolution of Legal services
Chris Bull, Kingsmead Square

Agile in Action

Shoosmiths share their own experiences and perspectives for embracing Agile in the workplace and how that is supporting their vision and goals
Simon Taylor, Head of Estates Management, Shoosmiths

Changing Spaces

What does the Agile Workplace of tomorrow look like and what are the drivers for change?
Sarah-Jane Osborne, Claremont

Agile Innovators

An overview of our trusted Agile technology partners and their eco-systems
David Newman, DMC Canotec

Agile Tech Coffee Break

Meet the movers, shakers, disruptors and innovators

Part Two: The Agile Sessions

Evolution & Culture

  • Is the default law firm model poised to switch from rigid & fixed to flexible and fluid?
  • We explore how and why firms are adopting and adapting
  • Where are the challenges and how are they overcome?
  • What are the wins for both firm and clients?
    Partner & Customer Panel Discussion hosted by Dorigen Sykes, iTrain Legal
    Featuring Addleshaw Goddard, BLM, Jepmond Associates & Thorntons

A Digital Platform

  • Is a truly agile, digital infrastructure about to transform the way we work?
  • We explore how firms are using innovative tech to drive efficiency and enhance client service delivery: Cloud, SaaS, Paper-Lite, Collaboration, Mobile & Office 365
    Partner & Customer Panel Discussion hosted by Pete Owen, Lights-On Consulting
    Featuring Devonshires, Langleys, Metamorph Law & Shoosmiths

The Paper-lite Challenge

The Paper-Lite Challenge & Closing Summary
David Newman, DMC Canotec


Canapés, Drinks & Prize Draw

Tour of Shoosmiths’ Agile Workspace


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