Hi, I'm Paddy Oliver. Assisting Law Firms with Management | Solving Compliance & AML problems
Paddy Oliver's Bio:
Paddy Oliver is a management advisor, lawyer, consultant.
Paddy Oliver works with business, business owners, and managers to improve and to solve their business related problems.
Advising law firms and other professional services firm (and their owners and managers) on management, governance, risk, strategy, pricing, legal project management.
Advising reporting entities on anti-money laundering laws Advising holders of australian financial services and australian credit licence on risk management and compliance Author of articles on law firm management.
Paddy Oliver is also a keynote peaker on law firm pricing, strategy, practice management, anti-money laundering
Past: Practising solicitor specialising in: defendant insurance litigation for major multi-naitonal insurers; commercial litigation for major commercial and banking clients.
Specialities: Law firm management, professional service firm pricing, professional service firm governance, strategy, practice management,
Clients Medium-sized law firms, incorporated legal practices, law firm owners, law firm directors, legal regulators, legal insurers, police force, financial services organisations.
Paddy Oliver's Experience:
Managing Director - Founder at Lexcel ConsultingOctober 2009
Law Firm Advisory Lexcel works with lawyers and law firms to find solutions to improve management and profitability. Core Services: Strategy and strategic advice; pricing legal services; value pricing for law firms; practice management; legal project management; building management systems; incorporated legal practice; advice for legal practitioner directors; law firm governance; risk management; risk auditing; law firm set up; building the firm for a sale; CPD workshops. Core focus: Partners; Incorporated Legal Practice owners; Legal Practitioner Directors; CEOs; COOs; CFOs; Practice Managers; Education & Training managers; legal insurers; legal regulators. Core Team Paddy Oliver Anti-Money Laundering Advisory Lexcel works to assist reporting entities to keep their reputation by advising on the AML/CTF Act, 2006 and its implementation. Core Services Independent AML/CTF Program Reviews; Authorised AUSTRAC External Auditor; AML/CTF Act & Rules advice for reporting entities; AMLCO assistance; AML program build, refine, remediation; response to AUSTRAC enforcement action; suspicious matter reporting requirements. Core Focus Anti-Money Compliance Officers; MLROs; Compliance Officers; General Managers; Risk Officers Core Team Paddy Oliver and selected other AML subject matter experts. Risk & Compliance Advisory Lexcel works with organisations to assist build robust risk and compliance frameworks. Also, to ensure that business as usual risk and compliance meets business needs. Core Services Risk management frameworks; risk assessment; compliance frameworks; compliance standards reviews against AS3806:2006; AFSL responsible manager; ACL responsible manager. Core focus: General Managers; Chief Risk Officers; Chief Compliance Officers; Risk managers; Compliance managers. Core Team Paddy Oliver and selected other Risk & Compliance subject matter experts.
Director & Board Member at Travellers Aid AustraliaOctober 2014
A Director & Board Member of Travellers Aid Australia. I also sit on the Finance & Risk Committee
Member - Finance & Risk Committee at Travellers Aid AustraliaJune 2013
Member - Disruptive Innovation Working Group at Law Institute of Victoria2013
Board Member - Australasian Chapter at ACAMSJuly 2010
Co- Communications Directors on the ACAMS Australasian Board
Member - Practice Support Committee at Law Institute of VictoriaJune 2010
Member of the Law Institute of Victoria Practice Support Committee. This Committee assist the LIV provide practice management support to Law Firms in Victoria.
Director, Legal Risk at SSAMM Management ConsultingJanuary 2006 - June 2011
Head of the Melbourne office of SSAMM Business Management Consultants. Risk & Compliance consultant to banks, financial services organisations, public sector bodies, law firms. Risk Management Assisting clients undertake risk management assessments (ISO31000) and then build risk management frameworks. Compliance Carried out compliance assessments using Compliance Standard AS3806:2006. Assisted clients build compliance frameworks. Build the compliance obligations register for a Big 4 Bank. Credit & Financial Services Licences Advised on the Australian Credit Licence applications. Assisted financial services organisations gain and keep Australian Financial Services Licences. AML/CTF & Sanctions Advised on the Anti-Money Laundering & Counter-Terrorism Financing Act, 2006 obligation and implemenation for banks, insurers, financial services organisations. Carried out Independent AML/CTF Program Reviews. Undertook an AUSTRAC Enforceable Undertaking Independent Review. Assisted a remittance provider under an AUSTRAC Remedial Direction. Conference Speaking AML/CFT and its application to the legal profession at the 2008 Conference of Regulatory Officers (Legal Regulators). Institute of Internal Auditors AML/CTF Seminar
Senior Consultant at Alexander Forbes Professions (Lockton)September 2003 - June 2005
Advised UK & Ireland law firms and senior law firm leaders on strategy, risk management, legal regulation, practice management, anti money laundering. Assisted with the writing and presentation of the Hong Kong Law Society Risk Management Education program. Worked with law firms and law firm leaders to implement the Lexcel Practice Management system and ISO9000. Helped law firms who were having insurance problems obtain professional indemnity insurance. Undertook detailed risk management and practice management reviews and audits of law firms. Subject matter expert on the application of UK & Irish Anti-Money Laundering laws to law firms. Assisted law firms design and implement AML systems and procedures. Keynote speaker on AML, risk management, practice management. Lead consulting teams.
Senior Solicitor at White McMillan SolicitorsOctober 1998 - June 2001
An associate solicitor at White McMillan Commercial Litigation Solicitor Advised corporate and commercial clients on litigation in the following dispute areas: Bankruptcy; Insolvency Commercial disputes Banking disputes Professional negligence
Solicitor at Mason Hayes+CurranNovember 1997 - October 1998
Paddy Oliver's Education:
Australian Institute of Company Directors2013 – 2013Graduate Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
University of Ulster Business School2002 – 2003MBA
School of Law, Trinity College Dublin1990 – 1993M.LittConcentration: Legal Research
School of Law, Trinity College Dublin1986 – 1990LL.B.Concentration: Law
Nottingham Law School2004 – -Train the Trainer
Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution1999 – -Mediator
Paddy Oliver's Interests & Activities:
Professional services firms, corporate governance, law. Cycling, sailing