Dave became CEO of Blaser Mills Law LLP in January 2019 having been part of the firm’s management for over 15 years.
Dave has been responsible for creating the firm’s business plan, formulating strategy and ensuring the achievement of the firm’s goals.
Dave works closely with a team of specialist managers including the Business Development Partner, Finance Director and individual Heads of Departments, ensuring continuing improvement in all aspects of the firm’s performance. Dave has been particularly willing to seek specific external expertise where required, utilising a number of consultants and specialists to provide input to the firm on issues such as pricing, performance management, delegation, and management skills.
Over the past few years, as part of the management team, Dave has presided over a dramatic growth in the firm’s size and turnover. This period has also seen a considerable increase in the number of very high-quality nationally-recognised specialist lawyers practicing at the firm, as evidenced by a huge increase in the number of lawyers being ranked within Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.
Dave joined Blaser Mills in 2001, becoming a partner in 2003. He specialised in Personal Injury litigation, attaining Top Ranked status with Chambers & Partners and a similar accolade in The Legal 500. As a litigator Dave generally adopted a collaborative approach and was known for his ability to apply a creative and flexible approach in order to achieve excellent outcomes for clients. These skills, and particularly the ability to achieve a desired outcome across a wide range of situations, have proved equally valuable following his move into full-time management.