LawSkills is an ideal choice for law practices wishing to provide their Private Client legal practitioners with in-house training via a blend of delivery options and is a trusted training partner for many of the industry’s membership bodies.

LawSkills develops off-the-shelf and unique courses which can be delivered in exactly the way that suits your team’s and individual’s level of experience – and all at your preferred location.

Gill answers questions about why in-house training works, the costs & benefits associated with this form of training


  • Cost effective – the training and methods of delivery will be blended to suit your budget
  • Personalised – using your policies, procedures, examples, case summaries, etc.
  • Flexible – blended & personalised delivery methods matched to an individual’s ability and experience encourages best practice from your most junior and your more seasoned practitioners


Methods of delivery:

  • Instructor-led discussions – where groups come together to cover topics of specific relevance, or areas of particular concern, and to test and apply their knowledge
  • Facilitated, topical dicscussions – perhaps to analyse potential problem areas and to share useful experience between senior and junior staff, in a safe and open environment
  • Pre-course webinars, notes and posts – useful to identify topics and questions to answer during the training day(s)
  • Multiple-choice and test questionnaires – designed to gauge knowledge levels and confidence in particular areas of law both before and after training
  • Lectures, presentations and teaching sessions

Trending topics:

  • RNRB Unravelled
  • Topical Trust Admin pointers
  • Care fees – protection & payment issues
  • Current tips for Elderly Client Practitioners

Client testimonials specifically on the RNRB

  • Gill was fantastic, incredibly clear and able to really still down to the details and how this will affect us in practice.  Incredibly useful and will definately book for more training.

    [relating to a facilitated in-house discussion on the RNRB]

    Jane Cox Private Client Partner, Warner Goodman LLP
  • "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
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Client testimonials

  • I have listened to Gill over a number of years now and have always found her sessions to be informative and above all practical. Gill has a realism in her approach that I often find lacking in other presenters. The benefits of booking Gill for an in-house event at Wards is that we expect to see more confidence in the advice being given to clients following the introduction of the Residential Nil Rate Band in April 2017. I believe the session also highlighted areas of risk and points that could otherwise have been easily overlooked when advising clients in this regard.  The Lawskills’ monthly email Newsletter is also interesting as it highlights areas of practice that need special attention.

    Jenny Pierce Head of Wills, Probate & Mental Capacity team | Wards 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
  • "We find it extremely useful to have a bespoke event run and designed by Gill Steel because we get much more out of this type of training, for example, we find that our team members are much more ready to ask questions than they would at a larger seminar. We will have no hesitation in booking with LawSkills again."

    Simon Cook Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate, Willans LLP
  • Gill was fantastic, incredibly clear and able to really still down to the details and how this will affect us in practice.  Incredibly useful and will definately book for more training.

    [relating to a facilitated in-house discussion on the RNRB]

    Jane Cox Private Client Partner, Warner Goodman LLP
  • “Thank you for such a useful technical and practical session, all the feedback has been excellent. Gill provided such a clear path through the acronym maze of international trust reporting. It has been a delight to deal with Sue on the pre-seminar arrangements – total efficiency.”

    Carolyn O'Sullivan Associate Solicitor, Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
  • “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 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."

    In-house training organiser for a large South Coast firm

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You can engage Gill for one-off projects or for on-going training support.

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