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.
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.
– sharing our ideas via the Chelsham blog
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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.