In my latest Opinion article in The Journal of The Law Society of Scotland, I look at the link between legs and legal services - which may be closer than you think... As always, views and comment welcome.Read the article in full here.
In search of the right strategy? Embrace your inner risk taker.My latest Opinion article in The Journal of The Law Society of Scotland encourages taking the right kinds of risks to push your business forward. "Courage is willingness to take the risk once you know the odds. Optimistic overconfidence means taking the risk because you don’t know the odds. It’s a big difference.” (Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize winner and the founder of behavioural economics.)Read the article in full here.
Leonard Cohen and Tesco have much to teach us about later life and Lawyers.My latest Opinion article in The Journal of The Law Society of Scotland explores the increasing number of business leaders that are of a pensionable age. By the end of the decade, these “Boomerpreneurs”, as Future Laboratory calls them, will top 2 million. A life consisting of Saga cruises, golf, bridge and Antiques Roadshow is emphatically not for them.Read the article in full here.
It is neither a failure nor a betrayal for a Scottish law firm to choose to merge with a larger practice from elsewhere.My latest Opinion article in The Journal of The Law Society of Scotland explores the hot topic of Scottish law firms merging with larger practices from elsewhere, particularly with English law firms, and looks at the strategic reasons for such mergers.Read the article in full here and read more about law firm mergers on my website here.
When clients complain about the unpredictability of fees, lawyers often chide them that the law is not like a can of beans. But the recent travails of one beans baron hold lessons for us all.My latest Opinion article in The Journal of The Law Society of Scotland explores the hot topic of law firm pricing, serving up analogies from the supermarket industry.Read more here.