Alastair Mitchell

Principal Consultant

Alastair is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in senior management roles internationally and a qualified executive coach with Meyler Campbell. He has substantial change management experience and strong leadership, motivational and communication skills.

AboutÜber Alastair

Alastair has spent more than 30 years within the legal sector having held the role of COO at Linklaters, HFW and most recently at Pinsent Masons. Having worked in both Asia and Central and Eastern Europe, he is experienced at working internationally.

During his time at Pinsent Masons, Alastair oversaw the restructure of several support services, leading to significant improvements in service and cost reductions of more than 10%. He developed numerous internal teams across the business to help them run more effectively and improve service delivery. He has led major projects including M&A, cost reduction programmes and system implementations.

Having worked in some of the world’s leading Law firms, he has first-hand experience of the unique characteristics of these organisations. He can relate to the challenges its leaders and aspiring leaders face, the very high standards expected, and the intricacies of firm dynamics.

Alastair is a qualified executive coach and mentor. He is skilled in developing strong, collaborative and talented teams whilst supporting opportunities to develop and promote young talent.


  • Was a regular faculty member on internal training programmes designed to develop commercial business skills amongst partners, lawyers and support staff.
  • Worked with numerous Partners in leading law firms supporting them on a broad range of issues, from definition of role to managing difficult relationships, and tackling challenging commercial problems.
  • Established and led the internal coaching faculty at Linklaters, a team of up to 25 people supporting the development of people at all levels of seniority.
  • Regularly speaks at major legal industry events.

Education and qualifications

  • Meyler Campbell Executive coaching programme (2008)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • MBTI qualified
  • Harvard Business School Executive Professional Services Management programme
  • City of London Polytechnic - Diploma in Accountancy