Schutte Consulting Limited is an award-winning independent legal and training consultancy, and was established in 2014.
Founder & Director, Specialist Contractor to the Leisure Sector
“Sarah has advised me on a number of contractual issues over the years and also offered bespoke training for my staff. She always gives down to earth, solid, practical advice in a non technical way which is a breath of fresh air. Her training has been excellent, engaging and pitched at the right level for the target audience.
I cannot recommend her highly enough and will continue to use her services for many years to come”.
Our Director approaches 20 years as a solicitor (England and Wales, 2001) and solicitor-advocate of the Higher Courts (All Courts, England and Wales, 2007). She specialises in construction and engineering projects, infrastructure, technology and commercial development.
She spent her junior practising years in the City of London before moving in-house as senior counsel to pursue her desire to get into the heart of business operations. In 10 years of practice on the public sector client-side and the private-sector professional services side, she gained valuable experience in the real world of project delivery and international operations.
We are whole-life advisors: we work with a wide variety of project delivery organisations, who operate at several tiers of the construction and engineering industry. We guide clients (as their part in the project requires) all the way through pre-conception or vision; corporate and contract strategy; procurement; contract negotiation; project delivery; commissioning, completion and handover; and then supporting the project's passage into operations, maintenance and legacy.
We advise on all aspects of project delivery: project strategy, contracts, claims and disputes, and risk management and insurance strategies, as well as broader organisational infrastructure support to ensure contracts can be managed effectively and efficiently by the business's functions.
We advocate confident and competent contract and commercial management: we focus on putting law in its practical and purposive context (hence SCL's strapline). We are particularly interested in the people aspect of projects, and how project outcomes are affected by behaviour and culture.
We have field experience: enabling us to work cross-functionally and to operate at the highest levels of an organisation with sensitivity to the daily need to deliver business objectives and value to clients.
We specialise: in portfolio, project and programme management (P3M) as relates to law and contract strategy.
We support your learning needs: we design bespoke training workshops and programmes for industry, and partner with leading organisions and educational establishments. Our training is consistently rated as excellent, due to its rich content delivered with energy and expertise.
We are active: our Director speaks regularly at industry and legal conferences, writes for various publications, and contributes to online forums.
We are polyglot: French, German and Spanish in addition to English.
We are #SCLGlobal: based in London, UK, with international client business.
Schutte Consulting Limited operates as a consultancy, not a law firm.