Take control of your income, your career and your life: become a self employed lawyer.
It’s common for lawyers to become frustrated with the ways of working at a traditional law firm. With little flexibility, poor work-life balance, and unreasonable billing targets, it’s no wonder that this is the case. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Working on a self employed basis can allow you to take back control and design a career and life that you are passionate about.Setfords is here to make your life as a lawyer fulfilling, rewarding, flexible, and more. We will support you at every step of the way with our award-winning services, and you’ll have the freedom to work in a way that puts you first. There has never been a better time to make the jump.
Why become a self employed 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
A united national network
Want to work as part of a team while still enjoying the freedoms that self-employment can bring? At Setfords, we prioritise building a robust internal network between our 450+ lawyers. Communicate across disciplines, cross-refer work, and take part in bigger pitches and projects. We believe that this not only offers benefits to our lawyers but to their clients as well. Happier clients mean happier lawyers, so our united network truly is key.
Why choose Setfords?
If you’re looking to join a law firm on a self employed basis, Setfords should be your number one choice. Established in 2006, we have since grown to become one of the largest fee-share firms in the UK, with more than a decade of experience and growth behind us.But the benefits don’t stop there. The support services that we offer our lawyers are unrivalled. Whereas many firms don’t go beyond the bare minimum, we diligently work to ensure that our lawyers have everything they need to serve their clients well. Beyond the basics such as admin support, insurance, and CMS, we also heavily invest in business development and marketing. Indeed, our business development and marketing teams generated over £3m of new business for our lawyers in the last twelve months alone. We put the wellbeing of our lawyers first and provide all the support you need to thrive in self employment.
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?
Are you thinking about becoming a self employed lawyer? It’s a change that can bring many benefits and indeed reignite your passion for what you do. If you’re looking to move now, in six months, or even in years to come, we’re interested in speaking with you. To talk in more detail about discovering a better way of working, get in touch with us today.