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Running Your Business with Courage and Confidence

Struggling to find the courage and confidence you need to successfully run and lead your legal firm? Join Clio and our panel for the fifth instalment of The Making of a Law Firm Series to get the tools and techniques you need to overcome fear and find the courage to lead decisively and authentically.

Recorded and available on-demand.

Starting your own law firm can be one of the most freeing and rewarding things you’ll ever do—but that doesn’t mean it always feels easy.

In times of uncertainty or change, how can you find confidence in your leadership and choose courage to help you prosper? This free webinar will show you how.

In the fifth episode of The Making of a Law Firm Series—Running Your Business with Courage and Confidence, Clio’s UK Community Manager, Geraldine O’Reilly, will be joined by executive coach Tania Cuturi as well as two leaders who have recently started their own firms, Kim Cross, Partner at Vine Law, and Natalie Foster, Founder at Foster Clay Law

In a candid and personal live conversation, they’ll delve into their journeys in developing courage and tackling fears, specifically when it comes to their new businesses.

They’ll discuss how to:

  • Face common fears, with specific personal examples, from starting a new law firm and the ups and downs that come with growing it.
  • Utilise tools and techniques to overcome fear and to find and harness your courage.

  • Identify safe ways to be vulnerable, including knowing how and when it is ok to display vulnerability, for example with clients, your team, your peers, and even your family.

Attendees were encouraged to join in on the discussion and to contribute and will be free to ask questions of all our panellists via Zoom chat.

Session duration: 60 minutes 

Can’t make the date? Don’t worry—we’ll send a recording to everyone who registers!


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Kim Cross Headshot
Kim Cross


Vine Law

Kim is a solicitor who initially qualified in Australia and moved to the UK in 2009. Along with co-founder Melinda Smith, Kim started Vine Law in 2020 with the mission to build a firm that focuses on providing exceptional client service and is a great place to work.

Natalie Foster
Natalie Foster


Foster Clay Law

Natalie Foster co-founded Foster Clay in 2020 with the vision to have a friendly, forward-thinking law firm that provides excellent professional service to individuals and businesses both locally and nationally. Natalie saw a gap in the market for a firm offering digital legal services.


Geraldine O'Reilly

UK and Ireland Community Manager


Having had nearly a decade of experience in tech and the legal field, Geraldine has a deep understanding of the needs of businesses and lawyers. Geraldine leads Clio’s European events and community strategy and has spoken and moderated on many occasions about the future of legal, law firm growth, and cloud technology and security. Geraldine is also passionate about helping firms grow.

Tania Cuturi

Founder & ACC Executive Coach NCP

Tania Cuturi Coaching

Confidence and courage coach, Tania Cuturi worked in credit hedge fund sales for JP Morgan and Barclays Capital for almost 9 years before moving to property management. A mother of three, Tania, retrained as a Barefoot Executive Coach and is an accredited ACC Coach from the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Tania opened her own business to support entrepreneurs and professionals facing the challenges of working in a corporate environment.

Join and participate in our Making of a Law Firm Series throughout 2021

This event is part of a year-long series of events The Making of a Law Firm Series, featuring four law firm founders who are building legal businesses that were established in 2020 during a global crisis.

Our 4 leaders are:

Kim Cross, Partner at Vine Law
Natalie Foster, Founder at Foster Clay Law
Elena Manukyan, Partner at The Injury Solicitor
Alistair Wells, Founder and Director at Tend Legal

Together we will tackle questions such as:

How to build a pipeline of clients
How to manage your firm’s cash flow
What technology you need at your firm
How to attract, hire, and keep top talent
How to renew your PII and get the best deal
How to create a strong brand
And much more

If you are interested in joining as an expert, or if you want to suggest a topic to cover, please email [email protected]