About Lexcel

The Value of Lexcel Consulting

Lexcel Fixed Price Guarantee


The price for the services is agreed with you before the engagement commences. Lexcel wants you to profit from using Lexcel’s services.

The price contains no time element. Yes, there is no hourly or daily rate.

Invoices are raised by time period or by project milestone as this assists both client and Lexcel’s cash flow. Payment stages are agree without in advance.

Any changes to the scope are agreed by way of a Variation Order, again agreed with you in advance.


Lexcel Customer Satisfaction Guarantee


Lexcel is committed to delivering a high quality, customer focused service to you. In that light, Lexcel gives a written Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. That means if you are not completely satisfied with our services, or results, we will, at your option, either refund the price or accept a portion of the said price that reflects your level of value received.


Lexcel Price Guarantee


Lexcel gives a Price Guarantee. If you ever receive an invoice without first authorising the service, payment terms, and price, you are not obliged to pay for that service.

Paddy Oliver

Managing Director


Paddy Oliver is the Managing Director of Lexcel, a management consultant, and a lawyer.

When not enjoying working with clients, Paddy spends his time recovering from cyclocross races and bicycle crashes.

Other Team Members

On many client engagements Lexcel will utilise the skills of other industry experts to ensure that your business needs are met by the right people.


I had no intention of becoming a management consultant to lawyers.  Having qualified as a solicitor and worked in several law firms I knew how to be a solicitor. I got results for my clients who were extremely happy with my levels of service. However, I wasn’t sure that I could continue on working in a law firm environment. It had dawned on me that law firms are not very well managed and I wanted to help to rectify that situation.

Running a law firm is not taught at law school. Taking a leap of faith I left the comfort of private practice to learn about business management. Completing a MBA, I started my consulting career focussing on strategic and risk management consulting to law firms. I have never looked back.
Over the past 10 year lawyers have come to realise how important the business of law is to their success and they are prepared to seek expert assistance.
Moving to Australia I founded Lexcel Consulting (excellence in legal management). Starting a new business in a new country is as exciting as it is scary but it has proved to be worthwhile.
Today Lexcel is a leading consultancy to lawyers, law firm managers, and law firms. Clients find my combination of consultancy skills and legal sector knowledge highly profitable.
Lexcel practices what it preaches so it uses value pricing.  Our value pricing has allowed clients to leverage my experiences for their own pricing improvements.
As Lexcel utilises project management on all consulting projects these project management skills improve our teaching of legal project management.
Professional Qualifications

 > Australian Legal Practitioner (Corporate Practising Certificate), Victoria, Australia

> Graduate Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors

> Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales

> Solicitor of the High Court of Ireland

> Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Northern Ireland

> Trained Mediator, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution


> GAICD – Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors

> M.B.A, University of Ulster Business School, Northern Ireland

> M.Litt., Research Degree, Minority Shareholders’ Rights, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

> LL.B., Law Degree, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

> Train the Trainer, Nottingham Law School


Australian Institute of Company Directors

Australian Corporate Lawyers Association



Paddy is a Director of Travellers’ Aid Australia having been elected in October 2014. He is a member of the Finance & Risk Committee.

Legal & Business Ethics

Although we do not provide you with legal advice we are still lawyers; lawyers who hold their professional ethics in high regard. Our legal and business ethics will ensure that:

Your work with us is confidential;

Our work with you is highly professional;

There will be no conflicts of interest.

Lexcel’s Experience & References

Referees can be provided. In fact we hope that you will be proactive in contacting our referees.


“Paddy has a pragmatic, friendly approach to the craft of legal practice management that belies his deep intellectual insights and experience. If you want someone to crack open the nut, Paddy is your man!”

Managing Director