Testimonials

She is well connected and well regarded by lawyers across the northwest..

Sara has lived and breathed the legal services sector for many years.  She is well connected and well regarded by lawyers across the northwest.  Sara has a thorough understanding of the financial metrics in law firms, as well as the dynamics, business models, and wider market place.  She is entirely reliable and a positive person to do business with.

Simon Leighton, Managing Partner,

Simon Leighton

“She has seen the best and the worst and she understands in detail what makes firms profitable, where the traps lie and how to best organise the financing and banking of legal practices “

I have known Sara for a number of years. She has a particular skill set having been involved in the banking/financial side of a large number of law firms over a sustained period of time. She has seen the best and the worst and she understands in detail what makes firms profitable, where the traps lie and how to best organise the financing and banking of legal practices from the start up to the big operation.

James Maxey (Managing Partner)

She has an understanding of the financial workings of a law firm which is unparalleled…

Working with Sara has been of huge benefit to our business. She has an understanding of the financial workings of a law firm which is unparalleled. Sara’s vast experience allows her to pinpoint issues within a firm immediately and produce creative and effective solutions. I would recommend her services without hesitation.

Rob Fletcher, Chairman

Rob Fletcher

I was very impressed with Sara’s knowledge, research and approach and left the session with a lot of actionable ideas

I spent a half-day with Sara going through a wide range of high-level issues around the present and future of legal markets, and organisational strategy.  I was very impressed with Sara’s knowledge, research and approach and left the session with a lot of actionable ideas, and a strong foundation to support strategic decisions.

Vikas Shah MBE

Sara has a passion for delivering excellence on all fronts…

Sara has a passion for delivering excellence on all fronts. She is never shy to challenge in order to ensure best outcomes. Driving profitability and value sit at the heart of her approach to doing business. Whilst she fits in well working as part of a team, she is self-driven and extremely effective working on projects on a solo basis. The complete all rounder!

Donald MacDonald MCIBS
Head of Professionals, Financial Institutions & Not for Profit
RBS Commercial Banking

Donald MacDonald

She has a deep understanding of what makes a law firm successful, and what levers can be pulled to adjust performance…

Sara’s knowledge of the legal profession is vast. She has a deep understanding of what makes a law firm successful, and what levers can be pulled to adjust performance. Her approach is very supportive, working alongside her customers and understanding their needs and pressures.

Ann Harrison, Chairwoman

Ann Harrison

Sara has…a pragmatic and sensible approach…

Sara has a rare combination of skills; understanding the technical finance issues for law firms, coupled with a pragmatic and sensible approach. She has truly specialist knowledge of the legal sector, the banking and finance elements faced by the sector, and ideas and advice to help any firm battle through that muddy world. She’s helped numerous clients of ours and I’d have no hesitation in recommending her services.

Alex Holt, Director of Business Development

Alex Holt

Sara has been a superb influence on the direction of Fletchers for many years

Sara has been a superb influence on the direction of Fletchers for many years. Her understanding of the sector, financial metrics and people make her a wonderful asset to any business. She has the ability to work with a team whilst maintaining a contextualised view of performance, considering the organisation and market as a whole.

Ed Fletcher, Chief Executive

Ed Fletcher

it is always a pleasure to recommend her to law firms…

Sara possesses a deep knowledge of the funding requirements of law firms and works with a wide network of individuals across a range of disciplines. What I like about Sara the most is that she always listens and has a determination and passion for her work to ensure that businesses get the right fit for their banking requirements. She is very effective at her work and it is always a pleasure to recommend her to law firms as an accomplished professional in her field.

Gary Cook, Partner & Head of Legal Sector

Gary Cook

her vast experience of working at RBS is invaluable for any client who is looking to improve its financials

I have known Sara for a number of years whilst in my capacity as a risk and compliance consultant to law firms. Sara’s extensive knowledge of the legal sector gained from her vast experience of working at RBS is invaluable for any client who is looking to improve its financial hygiene, position with the Bank/other funders or is planning for the future.

Michelle Garlick, Partner

Michelle Garlick

She is in my opinion a rare breed amongst Consultants to the legal industry as she is genuinely able to add real value to any law firm utilising her many years of experience

I have known Sara for 20 years both in her capacity as a Relationship Manager at RBS and more recently working as an adviser to CFG Law. She is in my opinion a rare breed amongst Consultants to the legal industry as she is genuinely able to add real value to any law firm utilising her many years of experience.  An experienced Bank Manager who saw the good, the bad and the ugly and developed an undoubted ability to see the big picture and think strategically. Furthermore, she is a pleasure to work with.

Alastair Fernie, (Managing Director)

“she is one of the best informed and clearest thinkers supporting the legal sector in the market today”

We have worked with Sara for many years and, in our experience, she is one of the best informed and clearest thinkers supporting the legal sector in the market today.

Mark O’Connor