We are proud to be celebrating 100 years since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, which allowed women to practice law. A pivotal moment in our nation’s history supported by the Law Society, the Bar Council and CILEx.
At Setfords, every consultant is equal and has the same opportunities, support and fee-share structure. So, you have the freedom to:
Set your billing targets
Experience a pressure-free work-life and aim for goals that line up with your personal ambitions.
Decide how many clients you have
You have the flexibility to manage the number of clients you want to take on at any given time.
Choose your own hours
Creating the perfect balance between work and pleasure, whatever that may look like for you, is critical.
It has given me the ability to set my own fees and the flexibility to control my work/life balance without having to give up a career in law which I love.
– Sarah Mirza, Senior Consultant Solicitor
How much can women in law earn as a consultant?
We have designed our fee structure to honour our commitment to our lawyers, giving them the rewards they deserve. As such, you can take home more of your earnings than you would expect at a traditional firm. For example, at a conventional firm, you may take home around a third of your billings. But, at Setfords, this can be up to 80%!
Why should women in law choose Setfords for consultancy?
Unlimited earning potential
Set your own work-life balance
Work from anywhere
130+ strong expert support team
Nationwide network of 450+ lawyers
A dedicated business development team
Following Maternity Leave, I wanted to return to work, but I also sought flexibility to be available for my young family when they needed me.
– Lauren Dimmack, Consultant Solicitor
Frequently asked questions
We have recently invested in a new system to make the delivery of leads to our consultants even smoother, giving them greater flexibility and control over the process.
Yes, as a consultant you do not have to work exclusively with us. The majority of our consultant lawyers don’t choose to take on multiple roles, but we understand that you may wish to and do not restrict your ability to do so.
Setfords consultants are also free to set up their own office locations, and we have a number of these locations across the country.
Absolutely! One of the biggest perks of being a consultant solicitor is the fact that you can set your own schedule. Whether you want to make the most of your early mornings, take meetings on weekends to fit your client’s schedule, or stick to the traditional 9-5, as a consultant solicitor it’s totally up to you.
Most of our consultants choose to work primarily from home, but it all depends on what’s best for you and your clients. Whatever you choose, you won’t have to relocate, and we welcome consultants who are based all over England, Wales, and beyond.
It’s highly likely that one of the other 450+ solicitors will be able to cover you during this time. We encourage networking with your fellow consultant solicitors, and the staff at Head Office can help you find people to cover you too. Failing that, you can bring in locum cover, but this is almost never necessary!
Whether you want to make a move now, in six months, or even in years to come, you can still get in touch to find out more. We are happy to chat in more detail about how working as a consultant lawyer can work for you, and answer any further questions you might have.
What our consultants say
The flexibility has had a huge positive impact on my life. It’s enabled me to spend time with my family and regain a feeling of control in my life. I sleep better and feel far more fulfilled.
– Rachell Bates, Consultant Family Law Solicitor