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Helping leaders succeed

With decades of first-hand experience, David has the know-how to help you succeed as a leader of a top professional firm.

Clients value the way his unique skill set helps them address their toughest challenges, bring people with them and drive their firm's success.

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Leaders of top professional firms around the world choose David for his creativity, credibility and cutting-edge advice grounded in vast, first-hand experience of leadership, strategy, innovation and leadership development.

David started a new role as MD & Head of Europe for CDPQ 01 February 2021 and is no longer available for external consulting projects.

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Successful leaders build successful firms

Partnerships with successful leaders have a sense of direction and momentum. They have a high-performance culture where partners pull together, their people feel valued, and everyone gives their best. That wins more business and results in sustainable, profitable growth.

In an increasingly competitive world, quality of leadership will be a key differentiator separating successful firms from also-rans.

David brings his experience, knowledge and insight to help clients succeed as leaders and drive their firms forward, giving them an edge when it matters most.

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David draws on 40 years in the legal profession to provide pragmatic and credible insight into leadership of partnerships and share cutting-edge thinking in this area.


Podcasts co-hosted by David on key questions around leadership in professional services firms.

About David


David is an influential global leader with City roots.


To help firm leaders successfully address their toughest challenges, bring people with them and drive their firm forward.


Winning three successive leadership elections, he led Allen & Overy, 2003-16. Under his leadership, the firm expanded internationally and revenues doubled from £652 million in 2004 to £1.31 billion in 2016. Profits increased by 175% in the same period.


David left Allen & Overy in 2016 after 36 years of service at the end of his mandatory two term limit as Senior Partner. He has since founded David H Morley LLP, consulting on strategy and leadership of professional service firms.

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