Law practice management includes the management of people – meaning clients, staff, vendors – as well as workplace facilities and equipment. The practice manager within a law firm will also oversee internal processes and policies, and financial matters such as collection, budgeting, financial controls, payroll, and client trust accounts. A practice manager will typically be dealing with the development of business plans and strategies, and monitoring performance. They might also be managing a team of legal assistants and providing overall leadership to teams providing business support and administrative services across the firm. IT skills and management experience will be essential in this role.