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Analyse this

A survey of Big Law just published across the Pond has valuable lessons for everyone. Read my latest comment piece in The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland here.

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May: the force be not with you

The Prime Minister’s conduct of the general election can teach us much about what great leadership really means. Read my latest comment piece in The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland here.

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What's the measure of a ruler?

A study from across the Pond gives fresh insights into what separates the best leaders from the rest. Read my latest comment piece in The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland here.

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Love me, love me not?

New research challenges top law firms’ assumptions about the state of their client relationships – but do its own conclusions go far enough? Read my latest comment piece in The Journal of The Law Society of Scotland here.

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Just giving may be the most powerful business strategy of all

I think you would like this. Read my latest comment piece in The Journal of The Law Society of Scotland here.

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Expert, Insightful Guidance for Law Firms

I founded and for over 25 years led a multi-award-winning law firm. Today, I am a consultant and non-exec, acting as a trusted adviser to law firm leaders throughout the UK and internationally.

Am I Any Good?

It's a very fair question. You can judge by the testimonials from senior lawyers above and in full here. Clients say they find I am knowledgeable, pragmatic, enjoyable to work with and deliver results.

What I Think

I write and speak extensively - you can see all my articles here.

If you think we could be a fit, do call me on 0044 7968 484232, or email me at stephen@stephengold.co.uk. I am always delighted to talk confidentially, and completely without obligation.

Services

I provide expert, practical guidance on: Leadership and Strategy, Making Rainmakers, Mergers and Acquisition, Tenders and Pitches, Coaching and Mentoring Key People.

Rainmaking

Great rainmakers come in many shapes and sizes. There is no secret formula. Creating the right sales and marketing strategy, pricing well, communicating effectively and avoiding the bear traps are the vital skills, and they can all be acquired.

Leadership & Strategy

Successful strategy relies on two elements: the original conception and effective implementation. No two firms are the same, but the challenges are similar: Where do we play? How do we win?

Personal
Mentoring

The greatest demands often have little to do with client work, but with creating the right strategies for the business and ourselves, making successful relationships with colleagues, managing conflict, dealing with personal stress and managing the balance between our business and personal lives.

Tenders, Pitches and Pricing

Tendering and pitching are both art and science. The nuts and bolts of the proposition need to be right: people, price, sector experience, location, structural and financial robustness, and so on.

Mergers

The decision to merge or be taken over is usually life-changing and rarely easy. There are competing pressures. What are the strategic imperatives for both sides? Does the prospect of new markets and greater resources compensate for loss of control or the risk of a valued culture being submerged?

Latest Publications

As I try never to forget, especially right now, I’m blessed to have clients whose needs occupy me daily and quite often, nightly. It’s very tempting in these times to lower the flag a little. But I know that outside of misconduct, negligence, or running out of cash, the biggest mistake a professional can make is to stop marketing because we are weary, and too busy with what’s happening in the moment.

Jan 15, 2021

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