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Why choose Setfords?
Setfords isn’t like other law firms. Despite being among the top 100 firms in the UK, we still retain a family family feel and always put the wellbeing of our lawyers first. Our ethos is that happy lawyers means happy clients, which is proven by the fact we’re a multi-million pound business with over 450 lawyers and 130 support staff. Check out our Trustpilot reviews to see our reputation for yourself!
Becoming a consultant lawyer at Setfords gives you the opportunity to work and thrive in an environment that’s conducive to success. We provide lawyers with a comprehensive support services package, including admin, accounts, marketing, wellbeing and an award-winning Business Development team.
Reinvigorate your career by joining Setfords today.
The benefits of being a consultant lawyer with 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
Setfords is a UK Top 100 firm
Setfords is named one of the UK’s top firms, in The Lawyer Top 100.
The Lawyer’s list is the gold standard for law firm rankings, with the publication using the UK legal market’s most comprehensive roster of metrics, including revenue, margin, net profit, RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) and headcount.
What’s more, Setfords has also enjoyed many award nominations and wins, including Silver We Invest in People and We Invest in Wellbeing accreditations, The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023, and the UK Company Culture Awards to name just a few.
How much can you earn as a consultant solicitor?
At a traditional firm, you might expect to take home just a third of your billings. But at Setfords, it can be up to 80%, allowing you to earn what you deserve.
Interested to find out your potential returns at Setfords? Use our earnings calculator to predict your earnings – and remember, all of our business-building support is included in the fee split.
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Join our national network
As a consultant lawyer at Setfords, you don’t have to manage a team, but you can be part of one. Our consultant solicitors have access to more than 450 other lawyers across multiple disciplines. So, you can serve their clients better because you can confidently cross-refer work to other talented colleagues. Our consultants also regularly work in teams to deliver pitches or handle large-scale projects.
Enabling you to do your best work
Becoming a consultant solicitor can be a big change. It’s vital to have the right support to help you thrive in your new role.
At Setfords, we are proud of the industry-leading support services we provide for all of our consultant solicitors. You can benefit from assistance from the following departments:
- Business Development
- Secretarial and Admin Support
- Legal support
- PR and communications
- Reception and telecoms
- Technical Support
- Design Support
Our extensive support services are designed to take the pressure off our consultants. With fewer distractions, you can entirely focus on satisfying your clients’ needs and provide a far superior service. Furthermore, our support is geared towards helping you build a successful practice, allowing you to earn more in the long run.
If you think consultancy is for you and are wondering about the next steps, let’s talk. Whether you want to make a move now, in six months, or are just considering it for the future why not get in touch to find out more?
There are just a few simple steps to follow to start your journey to consultancy with Setfords:
- Fill out an application form to register your interest.
- Our team will be in touch to chat through consultancy with you.
- Next, you can provide all your details and sign your agreement with us. You’ll need to upload some documents, including your practicing certificate.
- Our IT team will get in touch to set up your computer on our systems.
- Then, you can provide details for your new business cards and web profile.
- Some of our support team members will get in touch to introduce themselves and answer any initial questions you may have.
- On the day you start as a Setfords consultant solicitor, you will be announced to the firm, and your profile will go live on our website. That’s it! You’re then free to start working in whatever way you wish.
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!