Verdigris Consulting

Verdigris has helped UK law firms with a variety of strategic and technology projects, operating at Board, SMT, and departmental level: 

Projects or extended engagements span:

  • Strategic 360 reviews – short-long term plans – at a firm and departmental level
  • Operational structures including line management, appraisal and reward schemes
  • PMS / CMS / HR system project delivery, including digital launch communications
  • Start-up firm technology selection and delivery
  • Business development projects – eg: do you know who your top 50 clients are and how to manage them?
  • Tactical outsourcing advice – connecting you with the right trusted suppliers to deliver
  • Interim team management/project team coach/SMT member

Verdigris Consulting is Pauline Freegard MBA. I am a business and technology consultant with 20 years of experience of working with UK law firms. I offer a unique knowledge base in legal technology (PMS/CMS/DMS and HR systems, IT hosting) combined with management of large technical, training and project teams, an extensive sales and marketing track record,  and experience from holding several broad-remit board-level roles. I am highly connected within the legal sector supplier community. All the above makes me a useful person to have on a project or as a regular SMT advisor.

The holistic approach continues with projects. Technology, indeed any sort of change program, is never a silver bullet in itself. To deliver these initiatives require careful analysis of the issues and opportunities, full engagement from all staff evels, and working in partnership with the right supplier. So from needs analysis, system selection, project delivery and/or team mentoring, through to training plans and staff communications production, it’s all covered.

I also am the founder of Calico Legal Solutions Group and INK Legal marketing agency.

” We have worked with Pauline of Verdigris over the last two+ years and have found her advice and support to be both innovative and invaluable. Initially, we engaged Pauline to provide input on our IT  infrastructure /strategy for which she has renowned legal sector expertise. It quickly became apparent however that her additional skillset in staff engagement, sales and marketing brings a holistic approach helping to keep SA Law at the forefront of a fast-changing profession. ” 

Steve Ryan, Managing Partner of SA Law LLP

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How can we help?

  • Legal IT System review and selection.

    With 20 years in legal technology, after a strategic review of your immediate and future requirements, we cut to the chase, avoiding a potentially painful, expensive and time-consuming process. We direct you straight to a viable and credible shortlist of PMS/CMS/DMS/HR System options with credentials of each clearly presented. We can also run the selection process and deal with the suppliers so you can concentrate on choosing the right system for your firm.

  • Major project assistance

    Supplier negotiations/ongoing project support/training planning and project team mentoring.

  • Connecting you to the right supplier

    If I don’t supply the product or skills you need then 99% of the time I do have a trusted contact who can. I will happily refer you to the right people to help and never take referral fees for it.

  • Business development

    Strategy and tools. From top 50 client analysis and profiling, staff surveys and stats, management training needs etc etc

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    Call: 0345 340 4310

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