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We coach and consult
– Board members, partners, fee-earners, leaders 

Welcome to Chelsham Legal, our specialist legal sector practice, which offers deeply-experienced, business-oriented coaching and consulting services to international and national law firms. We help your people, practice groups and firm truly to develop and to achieve your/their goals.

We coach Partners (current and future), senior leaders up to & including Board members, business services professionals and teams. Working with Chelsham is all about successful people & partnerships reaching the next level of success. Chelsham is based in the City of London and we run assignments across London & the UK and internationally.

We accelerate your success
 – results, expertise, intuition, insights

Our Founder & MD Tony Jackson has a strong track record in, and understanding of, the legal sector.

He has worked in & with law firms and professional partnerships for most of his 30 year career – as coach, external consultant, HRD, internal change agent and specialist in leadership, transitions & inclusion.

He is fascinated by, and insightful about, the dynamics of partnerships, achieving progression & success within them and the art of leadership in law firms.

“The coaching sessions have helped me to focus more heavily on the critical activities that can improve both organisational and personal performance. Smart questioning techniques, allied to good critical thinking and his own curiosity means that Tony is highly recommended for individuals who don’t want a formulaic approach!”
“If you want to be more empowered & more effective at doing what you love in the world of work then I would highly recommend you invest in yourself and spend some time being coached by Tony Jackson at Chelsham.”
“Your starting point is always the commercial realities of a business and you therefore strive to deliver real value to our firm. At an individual level you are also a valued coach & mentor”
“Perhaps the best way I can endorse the value of the coaching is to say you were able to help me find the areas I was least confident in and turn these into strengths, or unique points of difference. This has transformed my sense of self-belief and reignited my purpose in my role and the wider organisation.”
“I would be delighted to recommend you to others in my organisation and, should the opportunity arise, to invite you to coach me again or other colleagues in my team.”
“I just wanted to thank you again for a very successful session today. The positive feedback regarding your style of facilitating honest discussions continued throughout the afternoon. Several team members commented on the positive and uplifting effect of the session.”

Our core services
–  coaching, leadership, inclusion, consulting

Chelsham has worked with an array of international law firms as well as with boutique and medium-sized legal practices. All Chelsham coaching is, of course, qualified, supervised, results-focused & impactful and will help your high-achieving partners and staff to accelerate their effectiveness, success and development as leaders.

Our experience is wide-ranging with themes including leadership, elevation into more senior position in the partnership, transition into new firm and/or new position, team development, maternity leave return, performance, winning in the marketplace, preparation for Partner process, new Partner and transition out (retirement from partnership).

We also carry out speaking engagements, deliver inclusion/inclusive leadership sessions and provide people and organisational consulting services to the legal profession. These consulting assignments have included building inclusion, HR functional change, cultural and behavioural change to support a new feedback and performance culture, definition and launch of a people strategy and OD advice to support business transformation.

Our thinking
– sharing our ideas via the Chelsham blog

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Understated leadership

Understated leadership

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Let’s work together
– we’d love to hear from you

Let’s discuss your agenda and how we can help you attain your goals.
We’re always happy to meet for a complimentary initial chat.

+44 (0) 20 3740 7177