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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.

Clients, care, competence and... cancer

The world of medicine has much to teach lawyers about running healthy practices. Read my latest comment piece in the The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland here.

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Time to take aim at targets

Pursuing the wrong goals risks a heavy penalty. Read my last comment piece in The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland here.

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A profit without honour

Nothing is more expensive than having the wrong values. Read my last comment piece in The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland here.

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This time it's personal

Be yourself - that's what the clients are buying. Read my latest comment piece in the The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland here.

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The kindest cut

Saving expense sounds less exciting than boosting turnover, but done well, there’s nothing dull about its effect on profits. 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.