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Platform law leads the way forward

More lawyers are working in fee share law firms than ever before, according to an article posted on Solicitors Journal that focuses on research from Hazlewoods, a firm specialising in legal services accounting and business advisory. Their research found: “The number of lawyers operating within ‘virtual’ law firms has exceeded 2,000 for the first time, …

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LinkedIn Profile Optimisation for Consultant Lawyers – Hints and Tips

As a consultant lawyer, using social media probably isn’t top of your priorities list. However, it can still have its place and bring benefits to your working life, especially a professional platform like LinkedIn. LinkedIn can be a great tool for attracting new clients, connecting with others in your firm and the wider industry, and …

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Conveyancing and leasehold enfranchisement lawyer Kate Hawken ditches 14-hour days for consultancy with Setfords.

Kate Hawken is a CILEX Conveyancing Practitioner and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. She specialises in conveyancing and leasehold enfranchisement. In 2021, Kate decided to join Setfords from traditional law, where she found the long days and lack of autonomy weren’t worth it anymore. We spoke to Kate to find out …

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Introducing Open Matters – The Setfords Podcast

 Setfords is excited to announce the launch of a brand new podcast series, “Open Matters”. ​The podcast is designed to share information and introduce our remote working lawyers and employees to each other in a format that offers some respite from overloaded email inboxes and screen fatigue. The listen ‘where-you-want/when-you-want’ 10-episode first series is a …

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Lawyers: are your colleagues driving you to consultancy?

There’s no denying that consultancy is becoming more popular amongst UK lawyers. But why is that the case? Better financial remuneration and flexibility, perhaps? Or is there something else that’s driving lawyers to make the move? In this article from the Law Gazette’s “Mother in Law” column, the author makes her thoughts on the topic …

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Embracing Autonomy: Our Consultant Kirsty Drain’s Journey to Success

Many lawyers only dream of starting their own business. At Setfords, we make that possible. You can still practice as a lawyer but do things your way with the support of our expert team. It’s an opportunity that our 450+ consultants have turned into success, working when, where and how they want, building their own …

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Innocent people losing bank accounts thanks to AI, Jeremy Asher from Setfords warns

Setfords Regulatory Solicitor Jeremy Asher has kick-started a national media discussion this week about how some innocent people are being erroneously flagged as being linked to suspected fraudulent activity.  These hidden markers can prevent people opening a bank account and block access to other financial services. In some cases, people can lose their jobs. Working …

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Senior Consultant Solicitor Ifath Nawaz discusses her career on International Women’s Day

Wednesday 8th March 2023 marks International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements, raising awareness about discrimination, and taking action to drive gender parity. At Setfords, more than 60 per cent of our consultant lawyers are women, a number above the UK average of 52 per cent. We are proud to offer a …

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Consultant solicitor Rebecca Lloyd shares her journey over seven years of consultancy.

Though it has been widely reported that one-third of UK lawyers could be working in alternative firms like Setfords by 2026, consultancy is still a relatively new concept in the legal world. Setfords was one of the first law firms in the UK to focus on the alternative model, and so far we have enjoyed …

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Entrepreneurial lawyer Caroline Fitzpatrick built up a hugely successful practice
as a consultant solicitor in Marbella…

Working as a consultant solicitor offers plenty of benefits. Many entrepreneurial lawyers enjoy the freedom it gives them to work from wherever they are in the world, as well as the opportunity to earn more whilst dealing with fewer time wasting tasks. One such lawyer is Caroline Fitzpatrick. Working as a consultant solicitor offers plenty …

Entrepreneurial lawyer Caroline Fitzpatrick built up a hugely successful practice
as a consultant solicitor in Marbella…
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