Verdigris Consulting helping Uk law firms develop and grow

The delivery of legal services is an intense business. Demands on law firm leaders are myriad and varied. It’s a rare law firm that has dedicated roles or the extra capacity for implementing any type of major change, or at least the ability to focus on it enough to ensure success. I have been working with all types of UK law firms, Partners/Boards, and IT, HR, and legal teams for 20 years. I help law firms with specific projects or support a firm over the long term as a trusted advisor.

The type of projects spans:

  • System Selection
    • HRIS
    • Practice Management
    • Case Management
    • NB: But not long drawn out ITT processes
  • Departmental and business unit reviews
  • Project Management and Mentoring
  • Sales and Marketing projects
  • General strategy and board support
  • Extensive knowledge of UK legal software and services suppliers
  • See more of the recent engagements here

Pauline Freegard MBA

A unique and broad business, project, and technology consulting skill-set.Pauline Freegard

My career in the legal sector began in 2001 with top 250 practice management suppliers Axxia and Visualfiles. Working with large law customers on the best use of the technology to support growth strategies and risk management, and then within LexisNexis for a number of years in sales management and technology strategy after the acquisition of Axxia. One of three Executive Directors of Property and Private Client SaaS workflow company, Ochresoft, from 2012-2015.

Before establishing Verdigris Consulting in 2017, I held the role of European Consulting Director at BT Tikit running the large law technical, project office, and training teams delivering Carpe Diem time recording, iManage and NetDocuments projects.

I am familiar with most practice, case management, and now HR systems, time recording, document management, cloud-based software/hosting jargon, and tactical outsourcing options in general.

I gained an MBA from Henley Business School, finishing in 2016. The research element focussed on motivational psychology and engagement of employees particularly applied to business system design.

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Inspired by my time in marketing and sales in the legal sector, and conversations with law firm leaders in the course of consulting for them, I founded this publishing and networking collaboration, Calico Legal Solutions Group, in 2018 and marketing agency INK Legal for law firms and sector suppliers.

Happy to chat about how I can help your firm