Meet the Team

Meet the Peacock Risk Management Team

Meet the Team

Denise Butler - Peacock Risk Managment

Denise Butler


Denise has worked in-house with legal practices in practice management, working alongside Managers to meet the many challenges facing the legal profession.

Denise is a Lexcel consultant and practice management specialist.

She has assisted law firms to be compliant with regulation, improve efficiencies and profitability, save on costs, manage the team, including change management, and effectively work through and manage projects.

Mobile: 07885 542197  Email:


  • Regulatory compliance support
  • COLP and COFA support
  • Providing and implementing compliant policies and procedures
  • Lexcel consultancy
  • Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) and Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) applications
  • New firm SRA applications
  • Limited company/LLP conversions & SRA & CLC applications
  • Firm closures – managing the process compliantly

Interim Practice Management

  • Being the “go to” person for your in-house team.
  • Improving, efficiencies and profitability.
  • Driving through effective policies and procedures.
  • H.R issues, team development, coaching, performance management.
  • Recruitment projects.
  • Working through WIP & billing issues and improving cash flow.
  • Business continuity planning.
  • Developing marketing material & website development.
  • Re-negotiating contracts with suppliers and outsource providers.
  • Change management and troubleshooting.
  • Making recommendations and supporting the rolling out of I.T projects.
    • Document, case management & accounts systems
    • Digital dictation
    • Data storage & destruction
    • Incoming call management

For the avoidance of doubt, nothing on this page should be construed as implying that Denise Butler is recognised by law as qualified to act as a solicitor.

Brian Greevy

Business Development & Client Relations

Brian Greevy has been working within the legal sector for more than 14 years, and his experience in establishing what is needed and how best to achieve the desired result proves invaluable.

Brian assists firms to convert the legal structure of their practice to a limited company or LLP, and to apply for authorisation from the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Mobile: 07927 796320   Email:

He also assists practices who wish to change their regulatory status to an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) and navigates the project, ensuring the changes progress within agreed timescales, with ease and minimum interaction for the owners.  

New practice start-ups are very familiar for Brian where project time constraints and business goals are professionally realised with his support. 

Brian frequently liaises with and negotiates with the professional indemnity insurance market to enable forward planning and to manage risk.

Brian has an excellent understanding of the commercial aspects of the legal profession, and he can prove an invaluable support to practices who wish to find a partner (merge), or who wish to release themselves from the legal profession and exit in an orderly manner.

Brian will also be able to assist you in acquiring new contacts and potential business streams.

Brian is happy to attend at your office to discuss potential options and make suggestions wherever or whenever required to meet your business needs.

For the avoidance of doubt, nothing on this page should be construed as implying that Brian Greevy is recognised by law as qualified to act as a solicitor.

Gemma Shanks LL.B (Hons)

Associate Consultant

Gemma Shanks is a Lexcel consultant & assessor and a non-practising solicitor.

Gemma works with law firms helping them to implement effective processes and procedures and to achieve the Law Society’s Lexcel standard. Gemma supports firms through complex structure change projects, helping them to navigate through the process quickly and efficiently.

Mobile: 07979 761724  Email:

Her excellent communication skills and pragmatic and intuitive approach mean that she can work with teams from senior management through to support staff levels to get the best result possible.

For the avoidance of doubt, nothing on this page should be construed as implying that Gemma Shanks is recognised by law as qualified to act as a solicitor.

Sharon Berrisford

Operations Manager

Sharon has over 30 years’ experience in the legal field working with and supporting in house law firm teams.

Sharon’s vast experience and knowledge are invaluable in ensuring that our quality consultancy service is delivered, and operations run smoothly.

Sharon’s organisation skills and quality work are testament to her high standards and personable approach.

Lynne Williams

Compliance Consultant

Lynne has worked in the legal profession for more than 20 years and has a wealth of experience as a solicitor working in crime and litigation.

Lynne brings that experience to her role as a Trainee Compliance Consultant helping law firms to navigate through regulation and deliver a bespoke regulatory consultancy service to law firms.

Lynne assists firms in developing the right policies and procedures, rolling them out in the firm and coaching the team to ensure compliance is working as it should be.

Her extensive people skills also mean that Lynne can work effectively with teams to get things done in a professional and positive way.