Professional Services

Our consultants are widely recognized as experts in the complex and specialist field of professional firm management. Over the last 12 years, we have successfully challenged some of the tired mantras in strategy in the sector and provided an effective alternative. We help management teams to grow their business in challenging times. In 2009, Gulland Padfield’s partners were the authors of a new, client centric approach to strategy for professional firms. Since then, we have successfully implemented comprehensive transformation programmes for leading global firms. The benefits of our approach have a positive impact on areas including client relationship management, global consistency, pricing and margin strategy, key account management and the development of a defining global market position for firms.

Property Consultancy

A steady but slow recovery has required leading property firms to focus on strategies to deepen existing client relationships and explore the transition towards high value consulting propositions. The often diverse property consultancy business model also requires a unique focus on understanding and delivering levels of service to specific client segments to ensure consistency. 

We work with management teams to meet these challenges and deliver clear plans to clarify and strengthen their brand and proposition, offer a differentiated client service experience and deliver a content-based business development and sales strategies. 

Law Firm Management

Gulland Padfield is one of the world’s leading consultancies offering specialist advice and support to law firms.

We work closely with management teams, partner stakeholders and the finance, operations and marketing functions in the firm to deliver robust revenue and margin growth.

Our advice, performance methodologies and decision-making tools apply to strategy formulation and implementation, M&A due diligence analysis, market entry, margin management, client relationship management and partner remuneration.

We are a reliable source of legal services benchmarks, trends analysis and commentary on developments in the legal services industry on topics including the evolution of new pricing models and alternative business structures.


The challenge for the world’s leading accountancy firms is to continue to evolve and launch propositions beyond the audit, tax and advisory core offer. Our specialist consultants help these global giants to position and track progress in an intensively competitive market.

With over 12 years’ unique experience working in this part of the professional services sector, we provide respected client research and benchmark brand and research & analysis across the accountancy sector. We work with practice group leaders and a firm’s management on issues such as partner engagement, business planning, proposition testing and launch, global business development strategies (including thought leadership or Thought Capital) and on successful roll-out of world class client relationships. In the accountancy mid-market, we shape realistic differentiation strategies and help firms establish strategic focus based on Gulland Padfield’s proprietary client centric model.

We also work with professional firms in the following areas:
  • Executive Search
  • Human Resource consultancy
  • Business consultancy