Departmental annual plan and budget (operational and support departments)
Departmental annual plan and budget (operational and support departments)

The following Practice Management guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Departmental annual plan and budget (operational and support departments)
  • A: Review of previous 12 months
  • B: Objectives for next financial year
  • C: Longer-term objectives and challenges
  • D: Support network
  • E: SWOT analysis
  • F: Cost efficiencies
  • G: Budget for next financial year
  • H: Action plan

Year: [insert year]

All department heads are to complete the outline draft plan below. The intention is to have a completed plan for each operational support department by [insert deadline].

Business support area [state department, eg Facilities]
Manager responsible for the plan  
Supervising partner  

A: Review of previous 12 months

[Review plan and comment on achievements and work still outstanding.]

Specific projects
[Note specific projects/developments and update on position. Comment on likely outcome/timing to completion.]
Other successes/disappointments
[State what has gone well and not so well over the past year.]
Networking links
[List active networking links you have made or maintain.]
Key events
[List key events you attended in your specialist area.]
Key issues
[Identify, in bullet form, any key issues on the horizon for your business area.]
Other