Want to take control of your income, your career and your life? Become a freelance lawyer in 2021.
Are you feeling disillusioned with working for a traditional law firm? It is a surprisingly common problem, with a poor work-life balance, unrealistic billing targets, and demanding clients often cited as reasons for lawyers looking for something new. But, a better way of working is out there for you. One where you can pick your own hours, work from wherever you wish, choose your clients, and set targets that make sense. If you want to achieve your career goals in a way that suits you and reignite the passion for what you do, Setfords can offer all of this and more.
We are here to provide a more fulfilling, flexible, and rewarding way of life for lawyers from various disciplines. Add to that our award-winning services and support to make your working life smoother, and you can discover a better way of working that always puts you first.
Why become a freelance lawyer at 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
Be a part of our national network
Become a freelance lawyer at Setfords and enjoy being a part of something bigger. With over 350 lawyers across various disciplines, you’ll have the unique opportunity to communicate and work with other talented professionals whenever you wish. And, by cross-referring, you can also better serve your clients, leading to more fruitful client relationships. Often, our freelance solicitors work together on large-scale projects or pitches, too. So, if you like working as part of a team and want the benefits of freelance working without isolation, your fellow consultants will never be far away.
Why choose Setfords for your freelance journey?
Established in 2006 and growing every year since, we are proud of our position as one of the largest fee-share firms in the UK. But our commitment to you runs even deeper than that. Many lawyers immediately dismiss the consultancy model as, generally, firms offer the bare minimum amount of support. Their freelance lawyers are often left to fend for themselves aside from the basics such as insurance, CMS, and admin support. But at Setfords, we are continuously investing in lead generation, marketing, and business development. In fact, our Marketing and Business Development teams are award-winning, helping to generate an additional £3m worth of business for our consultants in the last year.
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!
So, what’s next?
Becoming a freelance lawyer offers a better way of working that’s focused on you. More and more lawyers are becoming aware of what’s out there, and we welcome new consultants to Setfords every month. So, whether you’re looking to join us now, in a few months, or even explore your options for years to come, we would love to share more with you. To chat with us about how our consultancy model can benefit you, click one of the buttons below.