About us

Principle8, established in 2010, is a specialist consultancy and training organisation providing assistance to professional service firms and other organisations, in leadership and management, regulatory and compliance, business development and people management areas.

We provide our clients with no nonsense, practical advice and support on a diverse range of issues. Our consultants and trainers have extensive experience of working both with and within firms fully understand the issues that they face.

Our involvement with our clients ranges from a one off consultantancy or training intervention though to a long term relationship whereby we are the firms point of outsourced help.

We care passionately about what we do and are widely regarded as being leaders in our field of expertise. We have helped many hundreds of firms from start-ups to mergers and acquisitions and at all stages of the journey in-between.


Anne Reed, Managing Director at Chilcotts Law

“Stephen is one of the most charismatic and intelligent gentleman i have the pleasure of knowing. He is highly talented in SRA compliance issues and successfully helped both my companies achieve registration. Not always the most enthusing of subjects but Stephen has a unique ability to make the dullest and driest of topics come to life. He is a larger than life character who both inspires and cultivates progression and success. I am privileged to have been introduced to Stephen just over a year ago and he always has time to help and support no matter the time of day. Here is to many years of fun filled compliance and training with Principle 8. Thank you Stephen.”

Sykes Anderson Perry Limited

“We are a City of London legal practice which takes our AML regime responsibilities very seriously. During the last 2 years Principle8 has provided our practice with in-house AML training and has assisted the practice to meet its statutory and regulatory responsibilities. We have found the AML training provided by Principle8 to be of the highest standard, given by expert and experienced presenters with excellent presentational skills, with accompanying course notes being very well presented and digestible. All of this has resulted in the AML training being most favourably received by not only the practice’s AML compliance team, but also by all members of staff without exception. We will be continuing to use Principle8 for all the practice’s AML requirements for the foreseeable future.”