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It's fine to be a specialist, but don't ignore the world beyond

The days of the generalist lawyer are well behind us. When I first started down the primrose path of private practice, the profession was full of polymaths who would think nothing of drafting a will, a title and a shareholders’ agreement in the morning, before heading off to court in pursuit of an interdict or a not guilty.

Today, the specialists rule, their fields narrowing by the day.

My latest Opinion article in The Journal of The Law Society of Scotland explores the trend towards greater specialisation in legal services, but highlighting the risks of ignoring the world beyond.

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Welcome to my new blog. Please connect with me on LinkedIn here and read the latest in my 'How not to win business' series published in The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland...

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