LawSkills delivers innovative L&D for Private Client Practitioners and is owned and managed by Gill Steel, one of the country’s most respected and compelling conference speakers on Private Client matters.
With more than 30 years specialist experience working in and for Private Client Departments we completely understand your business.
Our specialist training and consultancy business, founded in 2000, has been designed to help practitioners in the areas of Wills, Probate, Elderly & Vulnerable Client, Trusts and Tax. What’s unique about our approach is that we provide insight into how you can adapt within an ever changing profession whilst managing a heavy case load and complying with regulatory changes.
Please note we do not provide legal advice to members of the general public.
As to quality versus quantity of CPD this is a bugbear since it becomes difficult for the seasoned practitioner to find enticing courses to go to. Lawskills' ones are always terrific though!!!
I thought the training was excellent. The feedback from the team was very positive. They all enjoyed the way in which the training was presented and found the day very informative. I would certainly use LawSkills again and hopefully there will be an opportunity to do so in the future.Moore Stephens LLP
The lecture was well received by all who attended, there was so much to take in, but Gill, as always, presented it in a way which makes it easier to grasp. Her notes are also most comprehensive and helpful.on behalf of STEP Suffolk & North Essex
I approached LawSkills looking for some one-to-one coaching on trust law following a sabbatical from UK private practice. We arranged a Skype appointment where Gill explained the technical aspects of trust law and practice in a straight-forward and approachable style. I would recommend LawSkills to any private client lawyer who is looking for one-to-one coaching or training as it helped me really get to grips with trusts providing me with more confidence to handle clients' questions.Roche Legal
“I have just read your article on the latest changes to the intestacy rules and I would like to congratulate you on the clarity and precision with which you explain the changes. The article has proved extremely useful. Many thanks for publishing it online”.
Informative, very interesting and useful for future practice. April 2016Jane Parker & Associates
Gill was a very interesting and eloquent speaker and easy to understandDelegate from Pearson Hards LLP
Gill was a delight to work with. She has a thorough knowledge of her subject matter but explained it in a way which was easy to understand (even the dreaded tax element). Gill also enjoys her subject matter which was reflected in a positive learning experience. Highly recommend the course. The course has given me the confidence to move forward to retrain in a new area of law.Wills, Probate & E&V Delegate
Thank you very much indeed for an excellent day which was very informative, challenging and helpful. You also managed to make it "good fun"! July 2016Heptonstalls LLP, Solicitors
The well structured course notes, using a chronological timeline which brings in the relevant law and procedure at the appropriate time. The notes should be a valuable ongoing companion and reference point too. I felt the course was excellent.Mayo Wynne Baxter
Your course has really assisted my general understanding of trust’s and tax and provided me with a solid foundation to build upon. The notes you prepared have provided an excellent source of reference and your diagrams aided my understanding of a difficult subject to get my head around. The ability to ask questions as they came up really help me learn as well.Robert Barber & Co
The course was excellent value for money when compared to the costs of other courses available, the overall course content, written materials provided, and the personal way in which the course was delivered, as opposed to large groups in a conference room.Wills, Probate & E&V Delegate
I thought it was a really good session - she [Gill Steel] is a good speaker and the notes are a brilliantly concise and practical reminder of all the technical issues we should be considering when dealing with NRB trusts. It actually covered a bit more than I expected. Brilliant value for money! 2014Thomas Eggar LLP
The feedback from the team was very positive and I thought the training was excllent. They all enjoyed the way in which the training was presented and found the day very informative. I would certainly use LawSkills again.Director, Moore Stephens LLP
Digital Assets - a point we as a firm would have missed, good reminder. Gill is always good! April 2016BLB Solicitors
As always, Gill provides excellent notes and useful tips in a practical and clear way. April 2016Belcher Frost Solicitors Ltd
Of the LawSkills webinar - Wills Made following 2nd Marriages the Wealth Team at Boyes Turner say ‘Yes clear and concise, we all thought it was very informative. We like their webinars’! ‘I thought it was excellent. It covered my queries generally and raised things I need to probably be more aware of – potential conflict between a couple in their second marriage where both have children’.Boyes Turner LLP
"The establishment of our in-house training programme was very easy because it required only limited input from us: identification of our objectives and a short discussion with Gill Steel. Gill came back with not only the topic agendas and aims but a proposal for delivery options to meet individual levels of expertise and simple methods for measuring those levels - before and after training. It was a great way to have the programme delivered and an effective approach to our staff’s mixed levels of experience."for a large South Coast firm
It was all very useful as it gave me an insight into Mental Capacity & Care Acts. It gave me enough information to enable me to do my job betterDelegate from Mogers Drewett LLP