Andrew has worked within the legal sector as a management and training consultant for over 12 years. He has a wide range of relevant experience including being an army officer, a practising solicitor for 20 years (having trained at Simmons & Simmons), the lead partner for a provincial law firm, the training director for the Law South group of law firms and an experiential outdoor activities instructor.
Andrew also completed an MBA in Legal Practice Management in 2005 (at commendation level) which included publishing a 25,000 word dissertation entitled ‘Strategic leadership in law firms – myth or reality?’.
This combination of both practical and theoretical experience and understanding enables Andrew to guide and support both law firms and chambers through their strategic planning and implementation processes – see the Pegasus model.
He is also very skilled and adept at facilitating practical, interactive and productive workshops all tied into delivering clear business benefits and is fast building a reputation for effective and purposeful coaching of both individuals and teams.
Elspeth originally practised as a barrister before working as a copyright lawyer at IFPI and the BBC Inde-pendents’ Planning Unit and then heading up the professional development teams at Herbert Smith and DLA Piper. She then became the first Chambers Director at Enterprise Chambers. Since 2000 she has been an independent facilitator, trainer and coach within both chambers and law firms acquiring a unique insight into those organisations and the skills required to perform at optimum efficiency and productivity.
As an executive coach, Elspeth has a proven track record of working with individuals and teams, believing strongly in the power of learning through self realisation. Elspeth has a highly practical and flexible ‘hands on’ approach with an inclusive, interactive and highly participative workshop facilitation style.
Her enthusiasm for empowering clients, whether within a one-to-one session, a team or in a chambers or law firm ‘away day’ environment, enables clients to obtain greater insights and understanding. Elspeth’s meticulous follow through and on-going reviews also provide higher skill levels and increased motivation resulting in increased turnover and higher profitability levels
Kevin has built up an excellent reputation as the learning and development manager with Blake Lapthorn – a leading top 100 law firm – over a period of 15 years. During this period the firm underwent a huge period of expansion and change culminating in its merger with Morgan Cole in 2014 – as Blake Morgan.
Kevin mirrored this growth by developing a highly regarded, innovative and effective learning and development (L & D) function. He has an innovative and questioning mind-set underpinned by an organised and methodical approach which has provided strong leadership and management for his team during this huge period of change.
He is now working as an independent consultant and is developing a niche for himself in supporting the L & D functions within law firms as well as facilitating practical personal and management skills training courses.
Kevin fully complements the existing skills set and options provided for Pegasus clients – but brings with him expertise in such other areas as apprenticeship schemes.