We specialise in learning, development and consultancy for Private Client practitioners in the areas of Wills, Probate, Trusts, Tax and Elderly & Vulnerable client.

Since 2000, we have been offering fresh insights into complex private client issues.  Our founder, Gill Steel,  has gained a strong reputation as a compelling and supportive conference speaker.

Gill Steel in Office
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As a trusted training partner for many of the industry’s membership bodies, we are an ideal choice for businesses looking to provide their practitioners with training.

With more than 30 years of specialist experience working in and for Private Client Departments we completely understand your business.

Our unique approach provides perceptive direction into how you can survive within an ever-changing legal services world.

With our encouragement, you will stay ahead and address the key challenges facing legal service providers today through self-development and lifelong learning.

Draw on our expertise and practical resources to develop up-to-date understanding of the issues that matter and master how to deliver your legal services competitively.

Continuing Professional Development

Gill explains what kind of training counts towards CPD in this new era of training and maintaining competence.

Gill explains the different CPD techniques to consider when deciding on training for your team.

Client Testimonials

  • I have just signed up for the LawSkills Monthly Digest and am excited to receive my first email edition!  A brilliant way to keep up to date with developments – thank you for such a great and affordable resource

    Awen Mellick Consultant Solicitor
  • Gill is incredibly knowledgeable and an engaging speaker – she has an amazing ability to bring to life some of the most complex and challenging subjects in wills, probate, trusts and tax

    Gavin Holt Head of Probate at Co-op Legal Services
  • I just wanted to thank you again for such a wonderful and informative day. Hands down, that is the best CPD course I have ever been on especially with all the other resources you provided

    Christina P Band Hatton Button LLP
  • This was an excellent course and helped me immensely.  The information also provided was extensive and very well appreciated which will advance my knowledge

    Emma F
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the course last week and found it to be both useful and informational.  As a newly qualified solicitor I think it was a perfect course in how to master tax during an administration of an estate.  I also found the delivery of the course by yourself to be excellent and the materials provided to be very detailed.

    Maninder M
  • I would like to say what a useful day it was for me.  It is the best course that I have been on.  I usually attend courses and come away with nothing, as the information is not practical enough; is too complicated for my use or I fall asleep!  Your course was very full and detailed, but the tools that I came away with have enabled me to solve problems in files that had been sitting in my ‘to do’ basket for a while.

    Maxine M
  • I actually enjoyed the Introduction to Trusts course so much that I am applying to do my LPC and retrain. I found Gill really inspirational and motivational!

  • Congratulations on your tour de force presentations yesterday! I was very pleased to hear you in action again and never fail to admire your ability to explain complicated issues so clearly and with such stamina.  

    Michael Orton-Jones Notary Public and Solicitor
  • My members have been going to Gill’s courses over many years now and have always found her excellent; she has a very high reputation amongst the profession.  Sessions are about the right length with excellent written material provided too; I would definitely use her again for training.    

    Trish Leach Administrator for Yorkshire Law Society
  • “Thank you on behalf of STEP Birmingham for coming along yesterday and braving the sweltering heat to deliver a really helpful and informative talk. The feedback, as always when you attend, has been overwhelmingly positive. I know I picked up some real nuggets that I shall need to explore further, particularly about the RNRB about which we all still have so  much to learn and work out in practice!” Elisabeth Whybrow


    Other delegates' feedback from the same event:  "Gill was excellent”, “excellent talk – thank you”, “Another fantastic session from Gill. Thank you”, and “Gill superb as ever!”

    Elisabeth Whybrow TEP Programme Secretary for Birmingham STEP
  • "The presentation was extremely useful.  Gill was able to ensure the whole department was engaged and could answer any questions we asked.  I would have no hesitation in using Gill again and recommending her to others."

    Emily Taylor Partner, Eric Robinson Solicitors
  • “Thanks to Gill Steel for a great presentation at our recent conference. The feedback we received from the delegates was very positive, with 95% marking the presentation and quality of notes as good/excellent. I will have no hesitation in booking Gill again for events at Liverpool Law Society”

    Jo Downey Director of Education & Training, Liverpool Law Society
  • 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