Foundations for the Future,

A Must Attend One Day Event

Many observers are predicting that the changes to the legal and professional services industries over the next 3 years will be unprecedented.
A ‘perfect storm’ across issues such as digital disruption, de-leveraging and new entrants mean that the only certainty will be change.

The key question for every professional is–what do we do?

This question should be asked in the context that the answer has already crystallised for many.

‘The future is here, it is just not evenly distributed'

- William Gibson

The one day event ‘Foundations for the Future’ is a tailored education workshop for advisers at professional service firms (for example accountants and financial advisers).

The content will be practical and focused; delivered in its entirety by Matthew Burgess.

With no product sales and a money back guarantee, this event will provide you the framework to ensure your business can reposition immediately for the new normal.

Overview of the day

The topics to feature in the program are listed below as a full day event, depending on your feedback these topics may be consolidated to be a half day event.

9.10am-9.50am Is it the end of the world as we know it?
Disruptive innovation and ultra-specialisation equals the perfect storm;How the new entrants are playing only to win;Why the time is now;Keeping it simple–evolve or exit;

Introduction to the ‘3 P’s’ (process, product and pricing).

9.50am to 10.30am Perspectives on specialisation

Two theories of professional service firm profitability;

Positioning your firm for the new normal;

Firm and personal brand alignment;

Channel selection;

Positioning interplays.

10.30am to 10.50am Morning tea break
10.50am to 12.00pm Resourcing

Outsourcing models explained;

Onshore vs. offshore;

Captive vs. service provider;

Legal vs. business platforms.

12.00pm to 12.40pm Productisation

Where to start today;

Off the shelf or bespoke or both;

Positioning – it is all about the brand;

Distribution and monetisation.

12.40pm to 1.10pm Lunch
1.10pm to 2.00pm Pricing Models

Time billing – past its use by date;

Fixed pricing – a step in the right direction;

Burning the timesheet – what is the substitute;

Value pricing in practice.

2.00pm to 2.40pm Processes

Automation platforms;

Cloud solutions version 2.0;

Virtualising heritage systems;

Integrating platforms and people.

2.40pm to 3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.00pm to 3.50pm Case Study – The Firm of the Future Now

Deconstructing the framework;

Success stories;

The fails;

Your questions answered.

CPD points

All of the content from this program will be specific professional service firms.  On this basis, it should count towards your yearly CPD requirements with a total time of learning of 5 hours.  If you need anything from us to satisfy CPD requirements, please let us know.

Reserving a place

To reserve a place at this event, simply complete the following. Please note, the pricing packages will be released at least 6 weeks prior to the event. You are not required to attend or purchase a package, reserving a place is simply for venue planning purposes.

Locations and dates




Gold Coast







About your host

Matthew Burgess founded specialist law firm View in 2014.
For the previous 17 years, he was a lawyer and partner of one of Australia’s leading independent law firms and in 2002 was one of the firm’s youngest ever partner appointments.

In part leveraging off the skills he has developed in strategically advising a range of extremely successful businesses, Matthew has been the catalyst in developing a number of innovative legal solutions; including establishing what is widely regarded as Australia’s first virtual law firm.

Building on the lessons Matthew has taken while personally advising a significant percentage of the members of Australia’s unofficial ‘Rich List’ for the last decade, Matthew wrote the business book ‘The Dream Enabler’. The principles explained in this book were applied in founding View.

In 2015 Matthew won a place on the prestigious Legal Innovation Index announced by LexisNexis and Janders Dean.