Douglas Mill Douglas Mill Consulting : Supporting professional practice


Douglas Mill, LLB., BA., MBA., D.Univ. – spent 18 years in private practice and over 11 years as Secretary and Chief Executive of the Law Society of Scotland. Before taking up the post in 1997 he was the Deputy Director for the Centre for Professional Legal Studies at Strathclyde University and the leader of the Law Society Practice Advisory Service.

Author/co-author of “Successful Practice Management”, “Successful law Firm Manager” and “Managing the Professional Partnership”.

Regular speaker at National and International Conferences and has held the post of President of the International Institute of Law Association Chief Executives from 2006 to 2008.

UPDATE: School of Law appoints Director of Professional Legal Practice
Douglas Mill has been appointed Director of Professional Legal Practice in the University of Glasgow’s School of Law, and will continue to run his consultancy business in parallel to the new post.

Douglas Mill Consulting offers a network of associate consultants with various areas of specialist expertise and a unique perspective on issues facing the legal profession relevant to solicitors and other professionals and not only in Scotland but throughout the UK and Ireland. The organisation has developed a range of services for individual professionals, small, medium and large firms and in-house departments.

Few professional practices have the managerial skills or qualifications required in today’s pressured market place. Nor are they likely to have the time to keep abreast of sectoral developments and up-to-date managerial theory and practice.

Douglas Mill Consulting provides tailored support for professional firm management at affordable rates. Few firms really require a dedicated managing partner but most will benefit from a service giving them the benefits of managerial expertise on call.

Douglas Mill Consulting provides a solution to all solicitors’ management CPD requirements on the basis of quality and development rather than mere fulfilment.

Our Services

  • Health Check/Helpline "Surgery"
  • Succession Planning/Restructuring
  • Management Support Programme
  • In-House CPD Programme
  • Management CPD Group Programme
  • Rural Firm Support
  • Careers Planning/Mentoring
  • Preparing for Partnership
  • Setting up in Business
  • Preparing for Managing Partner
  • Facilitated Support Group
  • AGM/Non-Executive/Retreat
  • Marketing and Client Surveys/Reports
  • Fire fighting – Commission – Media-Claims
  • Contingency Planning and Risk Management
  • Confidential Register
  • Conference Speakers