Join our market-leading consultancy firm
Setfords are actively looking for the best legal talent to join our expanding network of lawyers in our solicitor jobs in Manchester. So if you are a lawyer looking for a new job based in Manchester, why not consider our consultancy model? It gives you the flexibility and freedom you need for a more rewarding life as a lawyer. Find out more about how to join us below.
Why choose consultancy?
Working as a consultant with our solicitor jobs in Manchester gives you control of the career you want and the rewards you deserve. You decide:
- Where you work
- When you work
- Who you work for
- Your own billing targets
- You no longer have to deal with office politics or managing staff. As a consultant solicitor, you only have to think about one thing: your clients. As a result, you can provide them with a far superior service and be happier in your role too.
What support will I receive?
Becoming a consultant solicitor can feel like a daunting step if you’re used to working in traditional law firms. But at Setfords, we are here to support you at every step of the way. Of course, we provide the basics for our solicitor jobs in Manchester. This includes indemnity insurance and admin support. But unlike many similar firms, we also go above and beyond your expectations.
Our support structure includes everything from secretarial services to PR, marketing, web design, and compliance. We even have a business development team generating millions of pounds in business for our consultants. Imagine the type of investment you would need to make to achieve that level of support starting up your own law firm? And there is no need to worry about office space – we have 14 offices and meeting room facilities across the country that provide the perfect place to meet clients and expand your network of colleagues.
The benefits of being a Corporate Lawyer with Setfords
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
What you can earn as a consultant solicitor
Working as a consultant solicitor offers many benefits, not least the opportunity to increase your earnings dramatically. Through a fee-share arrangement with Setfords, you can keep up to 80% of what you bill. You get the rewards you deserve, leading to a more fulfilling career.
But just because we provide you with the opportunity to keep the bulk of what you bill, that doesn’t mean we have cut corners elsewhere. Through the most efficient ways of working and making the best use of technology, we can still provide our consultants with the best support in the industry. Our talented team are based out of our Head Office in Guildford, Surrey, and are on hand to support you, no matter where you may be located. Over 121 consultant solicitors joined us in 2020 alone, and we have even more consultant solicitor jobs in Manchester open now.
Want to get an even better idea of what you could be earning as a consultant solicitor? Use our earnings calculator.
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!