Want to take control of your career? Become a self employed solicitor in 2021
Are you looking for a better way of working as a solicitor? Perhaps a more fulfilling one that has better rewards and puts you in control? Often, the traditional law firm experience is at odds with a good work-life balance and flexibility. But, there is a better alternative out there. Have you considered the benefits that becoming self employed could have for you, your family, and your lifestyle?
Setfords is a law firm that exists to give solicitors like you more rewarding, flexible and fulfilling work lives. And, with our award-winning support services, you can enjoy all of the benefits that come with being self employed, without having to worry about anything but delivering an excellent service to your clients. We provide a better way of working that always puts you first.
Why become a self employed solicitor 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
Join our national network
Being self employed can feel isolating. But at Setfords, we put a big emphasis on being part of a team. With more than 350 lawyers across various disciplines, you get the benefits of being self employed while still being a part of something bigger. By cross-referring across the firm, our solicitors can better serve their clients and collaborate with other talented lawyers. And, our solicitors often work together on larger pitches and projects, so there is no reason to feel isolated.
But why choose Setfords?
Since our establishment in 2006, we have worked hard to become one of the largest fee-share firms in the UK today. But why else should you choose us for your self employed journey? Essentially, it comes down to the level of support that we can offer. Lots of firms that also operate on a self employed model only provide the bare minimum of support. We go above and beyond at Setfords, alongside the basics such as CMS, admin, and insurance.
We support our self employed solicitors with activities such as marketing and heavily investing in lead generation activities. Our award-winning marketing and business development teams have helped generate over £3m of additional business for our solicitors in the last year alone, demonstrating our commitment to your success.
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!
What are the next steps?
Making a move to a better way of working is an exciting step. We understand that it is a big decision that may take some time to think through. So, whether you want to become a self employed solicitor now, in a few months, or perhaps even in a few years, we would still like to chat with you to find out more and answer any further questions that you may have.