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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.

"I'm a lawyer!" My time is valuable!" Oh really? Asked your clients recently?

My latest opinion article in The Journal of The Law Society of Scotland is the first in a series looking at the interaction of pricing, performance and profit.

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A man for all reasons

In my latest opinion article in The Journal of The Law Society of Scotland, I discuss my recent experience at the Commonwealth Law Conference where a model of dignity and respect could be seen in one of the speakers.

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Bottom line, the accountants are coming

In my latest opinion article in The Journal of The Law Society of Scotland, I explain why the Big Four's growing presence in legal services adds up to a major threat to law firms.

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ABS - Time to accept the evidence?

Should non-lawyer ownership of law firms be endorsed and encouraged? Read my latest Opinion article in The Journal of The Law Society of Scotland where I explore the topic of whether to endorse non-lawyer ownership of law firms.

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Hollywood, law firms, and the sweet smell of added value

Struggling to give true added value? In my latest Opinion article in The Journal of The Law Society of Scotland, I look at the essentials, where good advice can be found, and the lessons we can learn in the most unlikely places. As always, views and feedback very welcome.

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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.