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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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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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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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Our consultant Michael Large tells his story.

Michael Large is a specialist property litigator with more than 20 years of experience. He joined Setfords in early 2021, having previously worked at several large traditional firms. It became increasingly clear to him in recent years that the traditional model of law firm was out of date. The pandemic and the lockdown showed very …

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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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Consultant Solicitor William Brown describes how Setfords offers the ‘recipe for success’ for lawyers

Traditional law firms are clearly no longer fit for purpose. With outdated cultures, a total lack of flexibility, and earnings structures that are too rigid, lawyers have little time to enjoy life. At Setfords, we offer the solution. Our consultancy model puts lawyers in the driving seat, so they can design a career that genuinely …

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Lawyer Jeremy Asher discusses how his move to become a consultant solicitor re-invigorated his career

At Setfords, we have more than 400 consultant lawyers across many areas of law. This includes everything from residential property and family law, to highly specialised areas that very few solicitors in the country take on. One such solicitor is Jeremy Asher, who joined Setfords in late 2021. He specialises in fraud and regulatory law, …

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How lawyer Lauren Dimmack found the perfect balance between her career and her family…

After several years in a traditional firm, commercial property solicitor Lauren Dimmack knew that it just wasn’t working for her and her family. Instead of cramming a full-time workload into part-time hours, she needed something that would give her greater flexibility to fit work around family life. So, she became a Setfords consultant solicitor and …

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Andrew Wendon switches stressful life as a partner for freedom as a consultant solicitor

For far too long, traditional firms have failed to evolve. They have convinced themselves that they must cling to the archaic ways of operating, which, in turn, has led to many lawyers, like Andrew Wendon, spending too much time worrying about office politics, internal competition and hitting their targets. Andrew had spent 22 years of …

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‘The Best Career Decision I Ever Made’: How Joining Setfords Transformed These Lawyers’ Lives

As a lawyer, choosing a law firm where you will be happy is essential. This is perhaps even more true when you are considering consultancy. It’s vital to choose the right firm, especially when you’ll be working in a new way. The firm needs to have the right culture, level of support, and ethos for …

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Consultant Solicitors Jane Lockyer and Clare Nicholls Celebrate Ten Years at Setfords

2022 marks the ten year anniversary for two of Setfords’ most long-standing consultants, Jane Lockyer and Clare Nicholls In 2012, commercial property lawyer Jane Lockyer and property solicitor Clare Nicholls made the decision to join Setfords and become consultant solicitors. Ten years ago, this was a relatively uncommon career move, but both lawyers are testament …

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From burnt-out lawyer to successful consultant, Chris Sexton discusses his newfound freedom at Setfords.

Chris began his law career at a high street firm in West Wales, where he completed his lawyer training and decided to specialise in litigation. After several years working at the high street firm, Chris decided he’d had enough of the stressful life at a traditional firm and realised he needed to make a change. …

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‘Becoming a consultant solicitor has given me a career worth getting out of bed for’ – Richard Hiron 

A dedicated and driven young lawyer, Richard Hiron found himself feeling despondent in his role as an associate solicitor at a traditional law firm. He felt hampered by the pressure of targets, politics and management duties. With his enthusiasm for the law quickly waning, Richard knew he needed to make a change… The road to …

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Family Lawyer Tracey O’Dwyer revives her love for the legal profession in her ‘exhilarating’ career as a consultant solicitor at Setfords

Tracey O’Dwyer was a successful family solicitor at a traditional firm. However, looking around at her stressed and overworked colleagues and reflecting on what she wanted from her own life, Tracey decided she needed to make a change… A stressful working environment Throughout Tracey’s career as a family lawyer at several traditional firms, she realised …

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How solicitor and entrepreneur David Miers built his successful stress practice at Setfords

After 10 years spent in traditional law firms, David Miers saw the opportunity to build his own practice, specialising in psychiatric injury and stress at work claims. Following David’s move to become a consultant solicitor at Setfords in 2019, he is now one of the UK’s top legal specialists in this area, having won compensation …

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From Partner to Consultant Solicitor, Sonal Rabheru discusses why
switching to consultancy stopped her from quitting law.

Setfords’ Residential Conveyancing Consultant, Sonal Rabheru, qualified in 1999 and became a partner in 2007 at TWM. She had been working for 16 years before she decided to move to Setfords. Sonal soon discovered that life as a partner wasn’t all it was cracked up to be… Life as a Partner For many lawyers within …

From Partner to Consultant Solicitor, Sonal Rabheru discusses why
switching to consultancy stopped her from quitting law.
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How corporate lawyer Tim Westhead chose to work less and live more as a Setfords Consultant Solicitor

Commercial property lawyer Tim Westhead imagined a time when he no longer needed to go into the office: then he would finally have time to enjoy life. However, as a ‘young 63-year-old’, Tim realised that he didn’t want to quit work completely. He simply wanted to find a way to work less and live more. …

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