Paul McCluskey

Former UK Head of Professional Practices at Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland, with over 30 years financial services experience, 15 years specialising in the legal sector.

Banks have shifted away from offering specialist support for professional practices, so Paul set up Gemstone Legal to offer independent trusted advice to clients.  With practical experience working with law firms across all three respective UK law society jurisdictions, he believe his expertise can really help law firms be better run businesses.  Paul regularly writes and speaks on financial issues affecting the UK Legal sector and is passionate about helping law firms to develop their approach to finance and risk management. Here’s how he can help you and why he’s one of our Partner Consultants:

Banking & Finance:
Commercial finance broker with access to a wide variety of funding sources. Advise and source improved interest rates to maximise returns from client money and de-risk the management of client monies. We make your money work harder for you.

Risk Management:
Law Society approved Lexcel assessor and consultant. Audit preparation and helping law firms to deliver operational excellence in line with the International Lexcel Standard. Full reviews with a written report.

Practice Management
COLP & COFA support services. ABS and new law firm applications. Independent AML audits and file reviews.

Alone you can do so little; together we can do so much