Before discovering the law, my first job was in management at Marks & Spencer plc. It gave me experience of working in the real world, a passion for customer service and a tie collection which might charitably be described as “brave”.
In 1981, aged 32, having just recovered from cancer, with my wife Ruth I founded Golds Solicitors, Glasgow, in a converted suburban shop. By 2007, we had grown to just under 450 people, and gained a reputation as one of the UK’s most innovative law firms. We were pioneers in using new process and technology, specialising in work for banks, insurers, and national organisations. Alongside the Glasgow office, a successful English practice was built from a base in Manchester, to make the firm one of the few Scottish firms to offer full UK coverage.
I was senior partner and Golds’ best-known rainmaker, until we merged with national giant Irwin Mitchell in 2007, where I stayed for just under 3 years, first as a partner and then as a consultant, responsible for developing business in the firm’s financial services, corporate and commercial practice areas.
Today, I am retained as a non-exec, trusted adviser and personal mentor to well-known law and professional firms and their senior people. I work all over the UK and a little overseas. My practice reflects my career as a successful legal entrepreneur during a time of unprecedented change.
If you would like to discuss without obligation and in confidence how I can help you, please call me on 07968 484232, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.