Legal and Management

Paul Blake

Chief Operating Officer

Paul is Chief Operating Officer and brings over 15 years of experience, knowledge and commercial expertise, gained at board/senior level, to the management team. Working alongside the Managing Director, Paul is responsible for the growth and business development strategy, developing and promoting new products and services, ensuring operational excellence and establishing & embedding the firm’s strategy to drive continued growth and client satisfaction.

Having previously enjoyed a successful career with Lloyds Banking Group, Paul has an in-depth understanding of current commercial issues facing a modern law firm. Paul has been instrumental in helping DQ to become one of the best Isle of Man law firms, with both firm and lawyers consistently ranked in the leading legal directories (Chambers, Legal 500). DQ is known for building substantial and enduring relationships with clients as well as providing staff with a fun and challenging place to work.

Paul previously served on the advisory board of Practical Law’s Law Firm Leadership programme, providing in-depth analysis and advising Law Firm managing partners how to link people, clients and revenue to an evolving business strategy. He has a breadth of experience in commercial leadership, performance management, strategy development, organisational design, board level relationship management and stakeholder engagement.

In November 2013, Paul was made a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.


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