Central services and tailored assistance

The support you need from award-winning specialists, all included in your fee split

The support structure at Setfords doesn’t just meet our consultant solicitors’ basic needs; it goes way beyond their expectations. Over many years, we have built what we believe to be the biggest and best support team in the industry. And, because we understand that one size doesn’t fit all, we can tailor our efforts to suit each lawyer.

At some comparable firms, consultants are charged for support such as file opening, secretarial support, and even hot-desking. But at Setfords, everything you need to build your business is included from day one, with no extra charges. So, you can focus on your work, safe in the knowledge that our team of experts will look after everything else with no extra cost to you (or your clients).

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Comprehensive support services for your legal needs


Our expert accounts team deals with all financial transactions for Setfords, ensuring your clients can be confident their monies are being handled safely.

They also deal with those all-important invoices to ensure that you are paid for all of your hard work!

Business Development

Our business development team deals with thousands of leads every month. These convert to around £10 million worth of business every year, which gets passed onto our consultants to help you build your practice.


This is a director-led department overseeing all compliance matters within the firm. The team is always on hand to answer your queries and help your knowledge stay up to date, as well as ensure that the firm as a whole is compliant with regulations.

Design and Promotion

Just one arm of Setfords’ expert marketing team, our in-house designers work across all print and digital platforms to promote both the firm and individual lawyers with designs that effortlessly convey your message.

Management Support

Unlike traditional firms with partners that seem untouchable, our management team works with our lawyers every single day to ensure they are happy and have everything they need to work in the best way for them.

Digital Marketing

Our specialist team are experts in generating business through online channels and can help you plan your own marketing campaign. We support our consultants with large scale PPC & SEO campaigns, generating tens of thousands of enquiries every year.

Legal Support

If you need extra support, we can build a team around you using in-house lawyers, paralegals and trainee lawyers.

We understand that every lawyer’s needs are different, so we can work with you to build a team that makes sense for you and your clients.

PR & Communications

Our specialist media relations team can deliver media opportunities targeted at supporting your specific practice area, providing opportunities to be featured in legal journals and other media.

Reception & Telecoms

Our receptionists are trained to deliver a seamless service to any incoming callers, pass on messages, point callers in the right direction, and be a friendly first impression for any clients who visit our offices in Guildford or London.


Every piece of post received at Setfords is scanned and uploaded to our case management system, allowing you to work in an uninterrupted and paperless environment if desired. This gives your clients a more seamless experience, too.

Secretarial Support

Our highly-trained team is responsible for all typing and document preparation. You dictate; we do the rest. It really is that simple!

The secretarial team will also assist you with training on our systems so you can work efficiently from your very first day with Setfords.

Technical Support

Our IT team are on hand to ensure our remote working systems operate without interruption. They’ll also assist you with any IT issues you may have, from setting up your equipment to troubleshooting issues.

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