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Why Work as a Consultant Solicitor at IMD Solicitors?

Why Work as a Consultant Solicitor at IMD Solicitors?

If you are considering working as a consultant solicitor, we know that you will have some questions. You may be wondering how you will make money or how to explain your new role to your family. At IMD Solicitors, we have years of experience helping people transition from life as a law firm employee to working as part of our dynamic team as a consultant solicitor.

Below we outline some of the key benefits of working at IMD Solicitors, but please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions. We would be delighted to discuss working together and provide practical advice for making the transition. You can call us on 0330 107 0107 or complete the online inquiry form .

What are the advantages of working as a consultant solicitor?

When you join us as a consultant solicitor, you are not working for the firm; you are working at the firm for yourself. There are many benefits to being self-employed as part of a firm and, for hard-working, talented individuals, becoming a consultant solicitor is an excellent opportunity.

Consultant solicitors often enjoy greater job satisfaction because they can focus on carrying out their work while increasing their pay - often way beyond what it may be in a traditional firm. Consultant solicitors at IMD Solicitors benefit from:

  • A culturally diverse working environment
  • Tech-focused working methods
  • Greater independence
  • Remote and flexible working
  • Improved work-life balance
  • Financial reward directly tied to work
  • Better control over career progression
  • The ability to focus on legal practice

To find out more about each of these benefits, visit our page 'What can IMD Solicitors offer consultant solicitors?' .

Career benefits of working at IMD Solicitors

When considering making the leap to becoming a sole practitioner, many people worry about their career progression. Will large projects no longer be available? How will I take part in training and development? Do I need the support of a wider team to do my best work? These are all important questions, and you want to be sure this is the right move for you.

At IMD Solicitors, we believe that making the career move to becoming a consultant solicitor with us is a step in the right direction. We have an established and trusted brand with clients from all over the world. We work with personal clients along with large corporations, and we guarantee that when you work with us, the legal work you carry out will be varied and exciting.

We provide all of the support you might need, including training, development and administrative support. You may even find that you develop important skills that you would never have learned as an employee.

Financial perks of working with us as a consultant solicitor

The main attraction for becoming a consultant solicitor may be a better work-life balance, but you need to make a living too. We provide a fair fee-sharing arrangement, allowing you to keep most of what you bill your clients. For most of our consultant solicitors, this arrangement allows them to earn more than they could if they were paid a salary at a traditional firm.

In addition, you will be focusing solely on your own legal work, allowing you more time for fee earning. Working with us as a consultant solicitor involves fewer meetings and the flexibility to organise your own schedule to maximise productivity.

Work with IMD Solicitors as a Consultant Solicitor

At IMD Solicitors, we can help you shape your career in the way you want. Our consultant solicitor model allows you to do the best work for your clients while ensuring you have the right work-life balance. You can work from home or from our offices, set your own hours and retain most of what you bill. If you would like to learn more, please call us on 0330 107 0107 or email us at info@imd.co.uk, and we will get back to you right away with further details.

Technology and Processes

Technology is central to our working practice, and we want to ensure our lawyers can do their best work. As such, we have invested in a leading case management system, secure intranet, and communication systems to allow our solicitors to work from home or anywhere in the country with confidence. To find out more about how we can help you begin your journey as a consultant solicitor, please get in touch with our team now.

What we offer

Our commitment to ensuring we utilise modern technology not only benefits our lawyers but their clients too. From working more efficiently to carrying out remote client meetings, technology helps us deliver high-quality, client-focused services. When you choose to work with IMD, you will benefit from:

  • Expert advice on IT hardware, essential software you require and configuration of any hardware or software
  • Full training on the systems we use
  • Our responsive IT support helpdesk
  • Our online case management system, which incorporates time recording, conflict checks,  invoicing as well as KPI’s to keep you on track
  • Access to Practical Law - the online know-how and precedent databases
  • Access to IMD intranet
  • Online video conferencing and screen sharing facilities.
  • An SEO-ready personal website profile with a trackable URL to allow you to measure how much work has been generated
  • PII and compliance support
  • Support with finances and billing
  • Sophisticated case management system
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone systems integrated with your mobile phone so you never miss an opportunity
  • MS Office package, including MS Outlook, integrated with your phone  to help you manage your email inbox and diary on-the-go

However, we also understand that technology is no replacement for in-person interaction, and our lawyers can meet and work from our offices as often as they wish. Most people choose a blended approach, making IMD Solicitors both a fulfilling and professional place to work.

Working remotely

Our state-of-the-art case management system enables our solicitors to work from wherever they are. You can access all of the files you need to while ensuring all data remains secure. However, working remotely requires practitioners to be diligent about communicating with colleagues and uploading documents.

Communication is key, which is why our firm keeps in regular contact with fee earners by phone, video or department meetings to ensure consultants' needs are met at all times.

Work with IMD Solicitors as a Consultant Solicitor

At IMD Solicitors , our consultant model allows you to do the best work for your clients while ensuring you have the right work-life balance. You can work from home or from our offices, set your own hours and retain most of what you bill. If you would like to learn more about working with us as a consultant solicitor, please call our team on 0330 107 0107 or email us at info@imd.co.uk , and we will get back to you right away with further details.

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