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Moray McLaren

"Holding each other accountable"


Moray has been advising law firms for almost 30 years. A lawyer by training, he completed an MBA in legal services before assisting one of the London law firms on their global expansion.

Today he advises the top independent law firms as they review their practice focus, governance, remuneration and ownership models. Many are coming to terms with the changing needs of their people and also their clients during what are increasingly challenging times. Moray also assists the global law firms as they enter new markets. Over recent years his work has focused on continental Europe, Latin America, Africa and India.

Moray is a Professor at the LawAhead Centre on the Legal Profession at IE Law School in Madrid and a member of the Möller Institute at the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of Harvard´s Institute of Coaching.

As a facilitator and executive coach, Moray works with leaders who want to improve their team performance. Many of his projects now involve the design and delivery of leadership programmes and the facilitation of workshops and retreats.

He has speaks and publishes widely on law firm strategy and was the inaugural Chair of the Strategy Group of the IBA´s Law Firm Management Committee (LFMC).

Further information:


  • Professor, LawAhead Centre on the Legal Profession, IE Law School

  • Member of the Möller Institute, University of Cambridge

  • Co-director, IBA Law Firm Management Academy for Leaders

  • President of the Advisory Board, Law Without Walls

  • Accredited executive coach, Meyler Campbell

  • Editorial Board, Modern Legal Practice Journal, Globe Law & Business

  • Jury Member, Financial Times, Innovative Lawyers Awards

  • Author Managing talent for success (with Kevin Doolan), Globe Law & Business

  • Inaugral Chair, IBA Law Firm Management Committee, Strategy Group

  • Harvard Law School, Centre for the Legal Profession, guest speaker, 2016

  • Harvard Law School, JD program, Innovation Workshop, guest lecturer, 2017

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