Legal Project Management Advisory

Smarter legal service delivery - ensuring proper planning and execution to deliver projects on time and on budget.

A successful matter relies on taking a long-term view, looking for opportunities to be more efficient, managing costs, anticipating risk and ensuring the wider team works well together. A strong legal project management framework is essential for this.

Our capabilities

Matter management

Internal coaching and oversight across our most significant transactions and matters, where managing costs and timelines is critical.


Providing consultancy services to in-house legal teams on efficiency strategy, including data analytics, knowledge management and design thinking to optimise business processes.


Delivering legal project management training tailored to suit the requirements of in-house legal teams.

Tools and frameworks

Trained in best practice legal project management techniques, and supported by tools and processes to facilitate this.

Facts and impacts


client personnel received legal project management training, along with 50+ general counsel


legal teams assisted with embedding LPM best practice


large-scale matters of the firm were provided with a dedicated legal project manager

Benefits to your organisation

Projects delivered on time and on budget

Processes that give you the confidence to know your matter is under control and that we are mindful of costs being spent and deadlines being met.

Cost savings through more efficient resourcing

Practical allocation of resources to ensure the work is performed efficiently, at the right level and without duplication.

Supporting all stages of the matter lifecycle

You can focus on key legal issues and strategy, while we take care of matter management, status updates and stakeholder engagement.

Working with our clients

Case study: Rolled out a new regulatory regime within a tight time frame

Working with a major international bank on its implementation of the new Banking Code of Practice 2019, we managed 15 work streams, tracked 500+ tasks, identified and followed up on 40+ project issues and risks, and reviewed 100+ key documents in 7 months to ensure our client was compliant with the Code by the set deadline.

Having outsourced the entire project management to Allens, our client was then able to focus on the legal work needed to comply with the new Code.

Case study: Transformed a client's approach to culture and innovation

Against a backdrop of increasing regulatory and media pressure, our client saw both time and cost advantages in reshaping its culture and implementing practices to improve knowledge storage and sharing.

Our dedicated project manager liaised with senior leadership to determine objectives, ran 15+ cross-function interviews to understand the key issues, prepared an efficiency and innovation project plan and made recommendations on the teams and people needed to carry out the project to help drive continuous improvement.

Case study: Supported a client in the face of uncertainty

Faced with a number of serious matters including a product recall, a class action and an ASIC investigation, we were approached for advice and support to help navigate the uncertainty.

We provided secondees in legal, admin and compliance, and a legal project manager to assist with communication, tools, and reporting between each of the teams. This delivered high-quality support, a clearer understanding of the status and costs of each matter and a team of professionals who listened to the client and were ready to provide assistance in any way they could.