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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.

Must try ardour

The best houses may be detached, but not the best relationships. Read my latest comment piece in The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland here.

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Resilience: your flexible friend

The defining quality of all great leaders is their ability to cope well with adversity. Read my latest comment piece in the The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland here.

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A future at 70

As the Society celebrates 70 years, so much has changed, and yet so much hasn’t .Read my latest comment piece in the The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland here.

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Morally bankrupt?

The leaders of failed law firms have made serious mistakes, but suggesting they are also immoral is unreasonable. Read my latest comment piece in the The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland here.

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Love my tender

In the battle to win work, knowing human nature is more important than knowing the law. Read my latest comment piece in the 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.