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Which Way Now Seminar

Consider emerging opportunities and implications for continuing a successful law firm. Strategic guidance and key insights from one of the market leaders: The changing legal world Mergers are not always the perfect partnership. The “new kids on the block” ... Is there room for all of us?


Excellent & Practical

“An excellent run through the whole anomalies and clarified omissions.” Partner 10 Partner Firm, April 2013 “Practical rather than academic” COLP, 2 Partner Firm, May 2013
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01244 571440


Distinctive Partnerships Limited
Audit House
Rossett Business Village
Llyndir Lane
LL12 0AY


Gail Biddulph - Managing Director

Gail, is the UK's leading strategist on solutions for solicitors that really work.
She has 30 years’ experience in the Legal and Insurance sectors. Prior to creating Distinctive Partnerships in 2003 she stepped away from employed business life as a Senior Manager and Director for a national law firm.

Her knowledge spans every facet of a law firm from the challenges fee earners face on a day to day basis to the practical requirements of the support team needed to give every client that first class service every time. With a practical, common sense, approach to tackling thorny challenges for solicitors she provides solutions that really work.

A great believer in not “just ticking the box”. There has to be a business benefit even to regulatory requirements; if there isn’t, the requirements become ever burdensome. A favourite question is “Why are you doing this?”

Gail assists firms showing how small, but very important changes to working practices can have a massive impact on everything from cash flow to profits and from client retention to client attraction.

From her formal studies and life-long learning and development, she understands how people react to the demands placed upon them during their business life and the negative effects this can have on a firm. Her no nonsense techniques developed over the last 15 years are renowned for turning the least profitable team to the stars of the firm in a matter of weeks. She has trained many people how to review client matter files effectively. She works with DP’s team of trained file auditors on a daily basis making sure the correct information is extracted from files to ensure clients obtain the required outcome quickly, effectively and economically.

She doesn’t use any fancy gizmos, or costly software packages. Instead provides practical, workable solutions that not only ensure risk, regulatory and accreditation compliance, but also have a massive impact on the overall effectiveness of a firm, improving the cash flow situation, improving profits, improving fee earner performance and ultimately generating new clients for the firm.

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Martin Read
- Director

Martin uses his business experience gained from many different sectors to enable him to provide a wealth of practical knowledge to Solicitors. He has had a distinguished career as an author and was appointed to a Management Professorship at Leeds Metropolitan University in 1989.

He was a practising solicitor for over 20 years; 10 years as Managing, then Senior Partner of a Leeds based commercial firm, subsequently Chief Executive of Weightmans. He specialises in strategic issues and quality systems. 

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Helen Glaze - Director

Helen has over 10 years experience as a qualified solicitor, currently non-practising, but having specialised in Personal Injury and Professional Negligence work. She has also trained as a Lexcel Consultant and has a keen interest in all matters relating to Risk and Compliance. Helen heads up the Risk, Compliance and Audit sector of the business.
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