A management consultancy firm solely for the legal sector.

In an environment that is undergoing transformation, with modernisation that is remodelling and redistributing services, the legal sector is becoming increasingly turbulent, competitive and unpredictable. Our objective is not only to protect our clients from losing out but to enable them to capitalise on changing market dynamics by helping retain talent, increase customer satisfaction, establish successful growth strategies and ultimately increase profitability.

We lead firms through business performance related problem solving projects, benchmark their practice and provide practical business skills training.

Our approach is based on the belief that you can only achieve true innovation by incorporating relevant outside perspectives, creating diverse teams that provide an expansive knowledge base and by following a methodical process that mitigates risks and produces measurable results.

And we don’t stop there as we look beyond improving the current performance of the legal sector by delivering workshops and seminars to law students at the UK’s top universities with the objective to provide the next generation with the practical business skills that will make a difference to their customers.

Our Hypothesis

From a business perspective, large scale professional services organisations are driven by the same factors as Law firms.

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Our Approach

We are driven by an obsession for efficiency and effectiveness as the strongest risk mitigating factors in volatile environments.

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Our Credentials

We have succeeded in managing multi-£m high risk professional services organisations across the globe.

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Meet the Team

Alicé Schauer

Alicé Schauer

Creative Director
Michael Schauer

Michael Schauer

Director
Consultant

Consultant

Service Delivery
Consultant

Consultant

Customer Success
Consultant

Consultant

Empowered Teams
Consultant

Consultant

Competitive Analysis

What our Clients say

We are proud of our early beginnings and appreciate the trust our clients put into our ability to create value
Robin Pender

Robin Pender

Principal Solicitor & Director

"Michael strives hard to understand how the business works and he is adept at identifying problems that obstruct and inhibit productivity. He certainly gave us a clearer way forward and insight into making significant and meaningful changes to our teams."

Dr. David Mlynski

Dr. David Mlynski

Director

"Michael continues to provide an invaluable and effective mentoring service to our managers and delivers welcome advice to the board of directors on how we can implement our strategy without compromising on efficiency"

Kim Conchie

Kim Conchie

CEO

"Michael is a bright talent in business whose advice and to-the-point communication I trust"

Resources

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Customer Satisfaction

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Book List

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We founded this firm on the hypothesis that, from a business perspective, large scale IT organisations are driven by the same factors as Law firms.
These factors are:
Yet, we find that a career in law only incentivises the creation of incredibly successful senior SMEs who, by their very nature, tend to be true experts rather than generalist leaders conditioned to manage people, processes and technology in a volatile environment.
We are driven by an obsession for efficiency and effectiveness which provide the biggest impact in mitigating risks in volatile environments.
We have seen, tried, failed, tweaked and succeeded with a host of management best practices and learned that every organisation requires a bespoke implementation.
We constantly challenge the status quo, and courageously investigate the problem statement to uncover the unknown factors that resolve the perceived conflict.
We go beyond providing information but rather deliver tried and tested solutions and ensure we have a true understanding of our clients and their business; we dive in!

Our services cover all strategic and operational business aspects of your firm
  • Organisational Development
  • Business Operations
  • Matter Management
  • Sales / Business Development
  • Business Strategy
  • Human Resources & Line Management
Unlike in Law, the IT sector established the need for separate management career paths over 40 years ago and Michael's management career followed this established growth path guided by mentors, training and extensive challenges.
In total Michael has been accountable for the delivery of:
His career took him:
Recent assignment:
Key Account Director for an $16b IT and Business outsourcing provider taking accountability for an £26m p.a. portfolio of services delivered by ~ 300 FTEs