Giles - Giles Watson
Giles Watson law practice management, legal consultancy, training, workshops and business coaching. Brisbane Queensland Australia, business development, marketing, pricing, strategy,
Giles Watson, law practice management, coaching, consultancy, training, workshops, practie health check, marketing, business development, pricing, strategy, client value
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Giles Watson gets a big kick out of helping law practices reach their full potential.


  • Established his own consultancy in 2015 and has helped law firms big and small, in virtually all practice areas, with different challenges.
  • Giles Watson managed the Queensland Law Society’s Practice Management Course (for new principals) for 6 years: writing study guides, designing, developing and delivering sessions. He still marks PMC assessments and presents on business planning.

  • Provided direct coaching/consultancy support to more than a 100 small practice principals in either establishing new practices or maximising the potential of existing ones (QLS).

  • Presented or facilitated more than 100 QLS workshops, seminars or webinars to consistently excellent feedback. He has also facilitated a range of in-house law practice workshops, and presented seminars for ALPMA, APSMA and LawAsia.

  • Also runs a training business focused on client experience communication skills,
  • Managed and promoted Lexcel, the Law Society of England & Wales’ legal practice management quality mark.

  • Was a business development manager for 3 London law firms (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer / Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw / Berrymans Lace Mawer).

  • Giles Watson has a Masters in Marketing, an MBA, a BA in Politics, and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment.

  • Lectures on legal costs communication at QUT, and lectures at Kaplan Business School on their MBA program.

  • Is accredited in Hogan Assessments (personality profiling for selection, development, coaching)


  • Great music (The Clientele, The Tindersticks, Go-Betweens, Smiths,  Linda Thompson, Richard Thompson, New Order, Blue Nile, The Divine Comedy, Teenage Fanclub, Nick Cave, Lloyd Cole, Sinatra, Lady Day, Bowie, Ferry, Dylan, Cohen, Chet Baker, Scott Walker, Dusty Springfield . . . . and just occasionally some modern trendy stuff too!)
  • Craft gin, crime novels, being a Dad.