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Welcome to LawSkills – Specialist Private Client Training

LawSkills is a specialist training and consultancy business designed to help Private Client practitioners in the areas of Wills, Probate, Elderly & Vulnerable Client, Trusts and Tax.  With more than 30 years specialist experience working in and for Private Client Departments we completely understand your business. What’s unique about our approach is 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.

Our Services

Training Courses

We offer a comprehensive range of training courses and modules that can be used for your in-house training programme or seminar.

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One To One Coaching

If you would prefer a more individual approach to consultancy then you can engage Gill for one-to-one coaching.

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With an MBA in Legal Practice Management, Gill can help you with challenges across the full spectrum of practice management.

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Gill is well known on the circuit as a knowledgeable and inspirational speaker and has spoken at over 800 events throughout the country.

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Course Design

To save you time and to draw on our specialist expertise, let us design a course for you, your law firm or your organisation.

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CPD for Private Client teams

When it comes to Continuing Professional Development, LawSkills is a specialist in Learning & Development for all Private Client practitioners.

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What you can expect from a LawSkills course

  • Informative, very interesting and useful for future practice. April 2016

    Jane Parker-Wisdom Jane Parker & Associates
  • 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.

    Dennis Phillips (Wills & Probate delegate) Mayo Wynne Baxter
  • 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!!!

    Peter Cox
  • 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.

    Stephanie Greaves (Trust taxation delegate) Robert Barber & Co
  • 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!  2014

    Delegate to a STEP Branch event from Thomas Eggar LLP
  • 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 2016

    John C H Gill Heptonstalls LLP, Solicitors
  • 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.

    Nadine Jayes Moore Stephens LLP
  • 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’.

    Wealth Protection Team Boyes Turner LLP
  • “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”.

    Professor of English Succession (overseas)
  • As always, Gill provides excellent notes and useful tips in a practical and clear way. April 2016

    Penny Smith Belcher Frost Solicitors Ltd
  • 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.

    Rachel Roche Roche Legal
  • Digital Assets - a point we as a firm would have missed, good reminder.  Gill is always good! April 2016

    Martin Cooper BLB Solicitors
  • 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.

    Chris Howard on behalf of STEP Suffolk & North Essex

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