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Setfords Consultant Solicitor, Brinder Khara, Appointed Judge at the World’s First Sikh Court in London

Judges of The Sikh Court were sworn in at The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn on the 20th April. Brinder Khara, a Consultant Solicitor at Setfords, had the honour of being appointed as a Judge of world’s first Sikh Court. The court was set up by Sikh lawyers who felt courts lacked the religious and …

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Family lawyer Minara Hannan benefits from business development support at Setfords 

What’s holding you back from becoming a consultant lawyer? For many, it’s worrying about how they will generate work. If this sounds like you, the business development (BD) team at Setfords is here to help.   It’s no secret that we invest huge amounts of time and resources into our support teams. They’re the lifeblood of …

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Personal branding for lawyers

Personal branding for lawyers

There’s no denying that the legal industry is a competitive space. And personal branding is becoming a must-have for lawyers who are looking to attract new clients, build lasting client-relationships, and distinguish themselves from their competition.     This article gives you a brief introduction to personal branding for lawyers, offering insights for those who …

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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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Kate Hawken

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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