Why become a consultant solicitor?

Looking for a better work-life balance? Keen to spend more time with your family or on your leisure pursuits? Want to earn more money and work less hours?

We have found many experienced solicitors whose need for a balanced life, with challenging work and a rewarding career, are simply not met in conventional law firms or employed positions; solicitors who want to have the time to deliver the best possible service to their clients without the politics and endless meetings on which mainstream firms seem to thrive.

Times have changed, and as a consultant solicitor, you are able to practise law freely with few restrictions. You can work remotely on your own terms, setting your own hours and choosing your own salary expectations to fit in with your lifestyle – with no early starts and no commute! In short, you can earn more, work less, without compromising your professionalism.

As a consultant solicitor at Artington Legal, you will have the freedom to decide how to run your week so as to deliver the dedicated and personal service your clients need.

Decide what you could earn

You define your own billing targets with unlimited earning potential, giving you the freedom to work on your own terms and determine your own work-life balance.

Grow your own client base

Would you like to grow your own business in your own way? We encourage all our consultants to have a certain level of entrepreneurship and to develop their relationship building skills. You have the freedom and flexibility to build your own relationships with your clients. You may choose to have a few large clients, or several smaller clients – it’s up to you! You can work to your own strengths, you can decide your own business hours, set your own objectives and define your earning potential.

Determine your own hours and where to work

One of our core beliefs is that all work commitments can be carried out flexibly and no matter where. You may prefer to work in the evenings, at weekends or even at the crack of dawn! As a consultant, you are not regulated by strict office hours – you have the freedom to decide your own hours and can take on as many or as few hours as you wish. You also decide where you work (as long as you have access to Wi-Fi!), either at home, in your own office or at a client’s office. If you know you have quiet periods or have family commitments, then you can take time off or choose when and where you work.


We have a default hourly rate, but we respect and understand that flexibility is key and so you have full control over how much you decide to bill. We try to limit the amount of admin you have to undertake; you will have very few unnecessary internal meetings! We don’t set performance targets, although we are keen for you to understand the rewards that come with consistent regular billing. Whilst you focus on your legal work, we will look after other essentials such as insurance, compliance, invoicing and back office boring stuff! This should free you up enormously to then let you focus on what you want to do.