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Julian Roskill

Julian looks for what is important to people

Background

  • Over 35 years’ commercial and legal experience
  • Employment, partnership, shareholder and contracts specialist
  • Commercial Litigator at Allen & Overy
  • Partner and Group Head of Employment in London at Mayer Brown
  • Currently Principal of his own Consultancy Business

Qualifications

  • Mediator accredited with ADR Chambers (2003)
  • Business Coach accredited with Meyler Campbell (2009)
  • Solicitor

Other

Married with grown-up children, Julian enjoys the arts, walking around with a camera, travelling to countries not previously visited and enjoying the company of others. He is also Chair of the Charity, Escaping Victimhood, and an Independent Governor of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama.

Julian’s Approach

Julian has been facilitating throughout his career, working with organisations and individuals, helping them to change, develop and find solutions to differences of opinion. His experience enables him to see both sides to situations and bring a broad perspective.

He is able to offer three things: reassurance (which he can give through his legal background), clarity (which comes from the type of questions he asks) and an objective viewpoint.

He has a reputation as a pragmatist and guides people to practical “win-win” outcomes. He ensures that the projects that he works on are both worthwhile and successful by taking the time to do the job properly, enjoying the work and making a difference.

He is naturally curious and looks for what is important to people. He loves to learn what makes people behave in the way they do and say the things they say. He keeps an open mind and creates space for reflective thinking. He likes to find the path that others might not be seeing – taking considered steps and keeping an eye on the details. This perspective has served him and his clients well and has achieved outcomes above what even the most optimistic of us would have expected.

He regards himself as a good listener who hears what people are really saying. He finds that, if you encourage them to think out loud without being judged, a solution often presents itself. He is often told: “You have made me think” and he loves those moments of quiet just before people say to him “I know what to do now”.

Examples of Experience

  • Facilitating solutions to knotty problems in the workplace, in the boardroom and between partners and shareholders.
  • Working with partners in law firms to develop working practices and to adjust to new roles.
  • Coaching individuals in management and non-management roles, enabling them to focus what they are good at, developing new skills, changing the way they work and dealing with people and difficult situations.
  • Giving strategic advice to senior management and non-executive directors.
  • Working with the owners of businesses to plan and implement new ways of working and new contracts.

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Roger Levitt

Roger Levitt

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Gill Mansfield

Gill Mansfield

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