Judicial and QC (Silk) appointment training consultants

JSB is a leading UK provider of training services for lawyers and other professionals. JSB’s specialist consultants combine training expertise and coaching skills with years of practical experience in helping lawyers prepare for QC and judicial appointment applications and competency-based selection processes. We will endeavour to ensure the best possible match between you and your coach.

 

Our team of specialists

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Angela Qureshi

Angela has been coaching applicants for silk and judicial appointments for the last five years. She draws upon her in depth knowledge and experience...

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Claire Sheldon

Claire has over 25 years’ experience in professional services, having worked in communications, compliance, and HRD; before moving into external consultancy...

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Diane Hodgson

Dr Diane Hodgson has over 25 years’ experience of facilitating, training and coaching. She specialises in executive coaching, influencing and interpersonal...

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Karen Minto

Karen has 25 years’ experience working in a range of HR functions and activities, and learning and development.

 

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Lysiane Bysh

Lysiane is a JSB management development consultant and trainer. She has particular expertise in performance management, team building, customer care...

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Michele Rosenberg

Michele is a highly experienced trainer, facilitator and coach specialising in management and interpersonal skills development. As a coach, she offers clients...

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Lysiane Bysh

BA, Chartered FCIPD, CMC

Lysiane is a JSB management development consultant and trainer. She has particular expertise in performance management, team building, customer care, communication skills, interviewing and appraisals and assessment centre design. Her clients span a wide range of organisations in both the private and the public sector, including a number of professional firms and partnerships such as Allen and Overy, Fladgate Fielder, Macfarlanes and Weil Gotshal & Manges.

 

Lysiane has a degree in European History. She worked extensively for Marks & Spencer in human resources, gaining experience particularly in recruitment and training, retail systems and IT support.

 

Lysiane is also a corporate member of the Institute of Management Consultants.

Notable work

  • Lysiane has been a business consultant since 1990
  • With private, public and voluntary sector clients she has become a specialist in assessment and selection, performance management and all aspects of management development as well as customer service
  • Her main strengths are in team building and development and in creating practical solutions to business problems
  • In recent years, Lysiane has used her extensive experience in assessment and selection to help solicitors and barristers prepare for judicial appointments and QC status
  • Earlier in her career she helped reform Marks and Spencer’s Management Recruitment department
 
 

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Diane Hodgson

BA (Hons), Psychology Diploma and MSc, Gestalt Psychotherapy Certificate - clinical supervision, DPsych (Prof)

Dr Diane Hodgson has over 25 years’ experience of facilitating, training and coaching. She specialises in executive coaching, influencing and interpersonal skills, equality and diversity and mediation. She has been helping lawyers and barristers prepare for judicial appointments and for ‘Silk’ since the introductions of the new selection processes.

 

Diane also works with the Inns of Court training interviewers for scholarships. She has run group sessions at that Bar council and the Law Society as well as presenting at related conferences. She has worked with a wide range of clients in the UK and Europe, including regulatory bodies, professional services firms, universities, new media and communications, as well as barristers’ chambers.

Notable work

  • Coaching professionals and executives, including lawyers, in preparing for interviews, managing change, developing influence
  • Skills development in influencing, interpersonal, coaching, and mediation skills, including training lawyers in developing a coaching culture within their firms
  • Providing consultancy and training for law firms on meeting their diversity aims and aspirations, and in developing tools for team development
  • Designing and facilitating several of JSB's HR focused seminars including Designing and Integrating a diversity strategy; Strategic recruitment and Mediation/ conflict handling
  • Helping clients redesign their recruitment frameworks to attract top talent and meet their diversity obligations
  • Working with senior teams to help them increase their influence in winning bids for major contracts
 
 

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Karen Minto

Chartered MCIPD, Psychometric and Emotional Intelligence Assessor

Karen has 25 years’ experience working in a range of HR functions and activities, and learning and development.

 

She has spent a considerable time working in the areas of selection, interviewing, and coaching. Karen is a Chartered Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, and has gained a variety of additional HR qualifications and psychometric accreditations.

Notable work

  • Coaching of individuals applying for judicial appointment
  • Developing management competency frameworks for businesses
  • Designing and conducting assessment centres
  • Designing and delivering recruitment and selection training for new and experienced interviewers
  • Developing and leading selections for senior management teams
  • Designing and delivering events, training and coaching
 

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Angela Qureshi

BSc (Hons), MSc, Chartered FCIPD

Angela has been coaching applicants for silk and judicial appointments for the last five years. She draws upon her in depth knowledge and experience of selection combined with the underpinning development feedback and coaching activity that supports applicants to perform at their best in the selection process. Previously Angela was a management consultant with Ernst & Young, in business strategy, and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in change management, and was Head of HR at Middlesex University. She is British Psychological Society qualified to undertake psychometric assessments, including amongst others, the MBTI and SHL instruments

Notable work

  • Worked on all aspects of the selection and recruitment process including designing and leading assessment centres, designing recruitment and selection strategies, approaches and methods for organisations
  • Interviewer and selector on panels and individually for senior professional, medical and academic professorial and leadership posts
  • Designing and delivering recruitment and selection training programmes to develop the selection and interviewing skills of recruiters
  • Worked with a number of law firms on a range of skills development programmes
  • Working with clients in all aspects of leadership development, through facilitated events, training events and executive coaching
  • Also leads JSB’s HR Strategy faculty responsible for delivering events and working with clients on all aspects of the people agenda and latest thinking in strategic HR issues
 

Michele Rosenberg

BA (Hons), Diploma in Professional Counselling, Chartered MCIPD

Michele is a highly experienced trainer, facilitator and coach specialising in management and interpersonal skills development. As a coach, she offers clients support through organisational change and helps them to develop skills for career development and to achieve a balance between personal and working life.

 

With a background in recruitment, Michele has a particular expertise in supporting applicants for senior roles and has assisted lawyers and barristers to prepare for judicial appointments.

 

She is qualified user of a range of psychometric instruments including MBTI and FIRO B.

Notable work

  • Designed assessment centres and carried out assessments for a wide range of roles
  • Extensive interviewing experience
  • Introduced and ran management development centres, including the design of the centres and the training of development centre observers
  • Ran a mentoring programme, training both mentors and mentees
  • Developed a competency framework using critical incident and repertory grid interviews
  • Designed and delivered accredited programmes leading to recognised qualifications
 

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Claire Sheldon

BA (Hons), Chartered MCIPD

Claire has over 25 years’ experience in professional services, having worked in communications, compliance, and HRD; before moving into external consultancy and executive coaching. She has worked with clients in the UK and Europe: City banks, auction houses, charities, new media and communications; as well as law firms and barristers’ chambers. Claire’s ability to get to the heart of her clients’ issues, and to ground her work in the day-to-day challenges or their working practice, means she has many long-term relationships with both organisations and individuals. Claire is completing an MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice.

Notable work

  • Designs and runs skills development events for top clients: people management, coaching at work, influencing and managing conflict - and competency based recruitment interviewing
  • Helps clients redesign their recruitment frameworks to attract, select and retain top talent
  • Works with senior teams to help them increase their effectiveness and influence, particularly in managing change
  • Coaches professionals and executives preparing for their next move: networking; profile raising; optimising impact in criteria-based interviews
  • Works with senior professionals who wish to extend their range of effective, elegant interventions; or to build richer relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Over 10 years experience of managing recruitment and selection in leading organisations Observes live interviews, providing feedback on ways interviewers can improve their skills and approaches
 

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