Meet the Team
Yorkshire Courses for Lawyers is the brainchild of Ann Page. It is an educational hub of high quality training in the Yorkshire area for lawyers at all levels.
Ann started her training consultancy in 2003 focussing on strategic coaching and training on leadership; management, business and interpersonal skills training for the legal profession. In that time she has trained nearly 7000 lawyers.
She taught me to understand the business of law and business financial
challenges facing law firms in a way, which was enjoyable and easy to understand.Jones Myers
A Top 100 Lawyer of the Year, Ann is perfectly placed to offer strategic coaching to fellow lawyers, as she has both delivered and received legal services. Her impressive CV spans nearly 30 years as an in-house lawyer and includes senior positions at companies/organisations as diverse as Citibank, Crest Homes, Next, and The Co-operative Bank.
Ann made the course interactive, relevant and interesting.Minster Law
This has resulted in an ideal combination of legal and management experience, the ability to professionally develop legal staff using competencies to fulfill their potential, and to provide cost effective legal services.
Gave a good insight into effective management and made me
focus on the impact that each fee earner can have on the success of the firm.Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand
As a motivational educator, Ann is a member of the Professional Speaking Association and Professional Speakers Academy. She is a firm believer in making presentations and training environments lively and engaging – ensuring every participant or delegate leaves the room feeling inspired!
Skilled and engaging.Laytons
She has three published books —‘Managing External Legal Resources’, 'The In-house Toolkit' and the latest title, 'Business Skills? Don’t be daft I’m a lawyer!'. She has appeared on the Professional Services TV channel talking on this topic, as well as speaking and writing on lawyers’ professional development. Ann also regularly writes about business topics, which you can read on her blog.
Wonderful to have a teacher who can translated practical business solutions from her own experience into my firm’s personal needs/areas for development.Geoffrey Miller Solicitors
She has wide knowledge of the issues facing the legal profession. She is a passionate, active participant in the changes affecting her professional body and proactively contributes to the future development and shape of things to come. She is currently Treasurer for the Yorkshire Sole Practitioners Group and a member of Leeds Law Society.
Very useful session which provided good tips and useful information.Lupton Fawcett
She has also trained with the Coaching Academy and holds an H.N.L.P. certificate in coaching as well as being an N.L.P. Master Practitioner.