Douglas McPherson

Douglas McPherson

Head of Business Development

Having started his sales and marketing career at Patent World, Trade Mark World and Copyright World, joining Potter Clarkson has brought Doug full circle.

During this initial career in IP, he worked with IP firms all over the world and was a regular attendee at INTA, AIPPI and AIPLA.

Doug then moved to Lloyds of London where he enjoyed 10 years as Commercial Director at Lloyds’ Marine Intelligence Unit, where again he worked closely with the professional services, before joining Size 10½ Boots Ltd, a specialist BD agency that works solely with professional service firms, as a partner.

Doug’s long career has provided him with extensive experience in all aspects of marketing and business development across the professional services.


Awards & Recognition

Doug has written three books on marketing and business development in the professional services and a regular contributor to the legal press.


Football; I’m a qualified grassroots coach, manager of Edwalton Cavaliers FC’s first team and - for my sins - a Chelsea season ticket holder. I’m also a huge music fan, particularly when it comes to rare and collectable soul from the 60s and 70s.