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Anne Thomas

Setfords makes ‘Phenomenal Difference” for Family Lawyer

In this article, we speak to Anne Thomas, a family lawyer who joined us as a consultant in July 2016. From joining us for the flexibility to opening her own successful office, Anne is a perfect example of a lawyer who has made the most of everything that platform law at Setfords has to offer …

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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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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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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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Lawyer James McElhinney shares his experience of over ten years as a Consultant Solicitor at Setfords

While many lawyers enjoy working in traditional firms, it’s not for everyone. And even those who like it the most can find that they’re tired of the environment after years of the rat race. When they reach this point, increasing numbers of lawyers are turning to consultancy and embracing a new way of working as …

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Property solicitor Sarah Thomson discovers a rewarding alternative to partnership

There are many reasons why lawyers decide not to become partners. However, two of the biggest reasons are the lack of freedom that comes with partnership, and the unwanted additional responsibilities. However, traditional law firms don’t offer many alternative paths for lawyers who still want successful careers without taking the partnership route. Where do these …

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