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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.

To the focused, the medals

Law firm leaders have much to learn from the stars of Rio, and those who made them shine. Read my latest opinion article in The Journal of The Law Society of Scotland here.

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The power of culture – The Word of Gold

Sustained success is never an accident, but underpinned by a great culture. Read my latest opinion article in The Journal of The Law Society of Scotland here.

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The power of positive thinking may be a cliché, but it's also a fact - The Word of Gold

Times of uncertainty are profoundly challenging to business leaders, who have to cope with their personal anxieties, give a clear lead to the troops, and plot the course ahead. Above all, individuals and organisations need to show resilience. Its most important ingredient is the quality of optimism. Read my latest opinion article in The Journal of The Law Society of Scotland here.
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It's easy to go from inundated to invisible - The Word of Gold

What is the worst mistake we can make in building our practice, outside of negligence, misconduct, or running out of cash? A serious contender is to stop marketing because we are too busy. Read my latest opinion article in The Journal of The Law Society of Scotland here.
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Success is in store - The Word of Gold

The shelves of a different kind of partnership are full of lessons for law firms. Read my latest opinion article 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.