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Happy new year?

Happiness is an elusive concept, but there are proven ways of bringing it closer. Read my latest comment piece in The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland here.

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Scaling the depths

A plea for the return of scale fees is wrong and doomed, but it raises an important question. Read my latest comment piece in The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland here.

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Too hard a drive?

A new survey finds that timidity towards technology is keeping firms in the slow lane. Read my latest comment piece in The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland here.

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Thinking of getting engaged?

In every business, the best ideas are often to be found in the most unexpected places. Read my latest comment piece in The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland here.

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Analyse this

A survey of Big Law just published across the Pond has valuable lessons for everyone. Read my latest comment piece in The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland here.

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COVID-19:

This is a time to stand together and support one another.  For the duration of this crisis, UK law firm leaders seeking guidance, support or a listening ear are welcome to contact me in confidence, without charge. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up a video or phone call. 

In over forty years of successful legal practice and consulting, I’ve seen many crises come and go. We will survive this one, and if we are thoughtful and determined, emerge stronger.