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The ‘Setfords Family’ Pulls Together To
Conquer Conveyancing Deadline Pressure

How we had a record-breaking year while the market was “on fire” ‘BRITAIN’S HOUSING MARKET is “on fire” thanks to the extension of government tax breaks for homebuyers and increased demand from richer households with more savings following coronavirus lockdowns.’ No, this is not hyperbole from an overexcited estate agent. It’s the view of Andy […]

‘Life as a Consultant Solicitor has reinvigorated my passion for law’…

Commercial lawyer David Middleburgh reflects on his time at Setfords

David Middleburgh comes to Setfords with over 30 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer. Dual-qualified as an insolvency practitioner and solicitor advocate, David has rights of audience in the high court. To say David has extensive experience as a commercial lawyer is something of an understatement. By any standards his skills in solving complex shareholder, […]

Wellbeing at Setfords

A recent survey by the Lawyers Division found that more than 93.5 per cent of 1,800 lawyers surveyed had experienced stress in the past month, while more than a third said workplace stress had affected their physical health. The Setfords consultancy model ensures that lawyers are not subject to the pressures of set timings and set […]

Why hybrid working is only half the answer

Hybrid is on-trend. From shopping to banking, entertainment to work… Many experiences that were once purely physical have morphed into a hybrid. Even some ‘magic circle’ firms are reflecting our changed world by allowing their lawyers to do some of their work from home. Some think hybrid working is a post-pandemic panacea for outdated practices. […]

Employment Solicitor Tom Mitchell celebrates his ‘life-affirming’ move to legal consultancy at Setfords

Tom Mitchell is a consultant solicitor at Setfords primarily focussed on helping businesses with a wide range of commercial, employment, and regulatory issues. He has particular expertise in the travel and leisure sectors. He has spent the last decade advising firms ranging from start-ups to household names on all aspects of their businesses. Tom lives […]

54 new lawyers join Setfords during lockdown as interest in consultancy surges during the COVID-19 pandemic

The consultant-led law firm Setfords has signed 54 new lawyers since the lockdown began in March – more than double the number that joined the firm during the same period last year. Setfords already has more than 250 consultant lawyers working remotely. Each is supported by the company’s digital platform and a Guildford-based team that […]

Father’s Day at Setfords

In celebration of Father’s Day, we thought we would take the time to mention some of our wonderful lawyers and their families here at Setfords. For many, making the move to Setfords has offered the opportunity to spend more time with family and experience life in a way that most traditional law firms can only […]

The Employers Guide To Remote Working

The Employers Guide To Remote Working Read more [jpshare] Remote working, also known as ‘homeworking’, is a valued benefit for many employees and valuable option for employers for many reasons. Of current interest with the COVID-19 pandemic, homeworking is a tool available to many employers to continue to operate when it is impractical, unwise or […]

2020 recipient as the best-in-field for the ‘Business Development’ award, at the Lexis Nexis Awards 2020.

At last night’s event, we were the proud recipients of the Lexis Nexis award for ‘Business Development’, being one of five firms which had been shortlisted for the prestigious award. Collecting the award (pictured above) are both our Sales Manager, Jenny Powell (right), and Business Development Executive Alicia Keen (left). Working together over the past […]

As summer holidays approach thoughts turn to partnership. But are you chasing the wrong prize? Our co-CEO Guy Setford gives his view.

Congratulations, you’ve survived another six months as a successful lawyer and that much-needed summer break is just around the corner. Chances are that as you grab a few weeks to recuperate, your thoughts will turn to your career and you will ask yourself a few questions. What am I doing this for? Will it lead […]

Living The Dream

This advert captures the great benefits of working as a consultant at Setfords. Filmed in 2016 it was pushed out across social media and has been viewed over 136,000 times on Facebook alone.

Who are Setfords?

A short film introducing our lawyers, support team and our co-CEOs Guy and Chris Setford who explain their vision for the firm.

The financial rewards of being a Setfords consultant

Our managers and our lawyers explain the financial benefits of consultancy.

Job security as a Setfords consultant

Corporate and commercial consultant Michael Edwards explains why consultancy actually improves job security.

Work-life balance as a Setfords consultant

From flying aeroplanes to spending time with family, our consultant lawyers explain how they have benefited from a better way of working.

The support provided to Setfords consultant

Our support team offer an insight into the services they offer consultants, from PR and marketing to business development and sales.

A Day in the Life of Setfords Solicitors

In this full eight minute film our lawyers, support staff and managers reveal what life is like during a typical day at Setfords.

Who are Setfords?

A short film introducing our lawyers, support team and our co-CEOs Guy and Chris Setford who explain their vision for the firm.


The financial rewards of being a Setfords consultant

Our managers and our lawyers explain the financial benefits of consultancy.

Job security as a Setfords consultant

Corporate and commercial consultant Michael Edwards explains why consultancy actually improves job security.


Work-life balance as a Setfords consultant

From flying aeroplanes to spending time with family, our consultant lawyers explain how they have benefited from a better way of working.

The support provided to Setfords consultants

Our support team offer an insight into the services they offer consultants, from PR and marketing to business development and sales.


Setfords Solicitors - A Day in the Life

In this full eight minute film our lawyers, support staff and managers reveal what life is like during a typical day at Setfords.



Living the dream

This advert captures the great benefits of working as a consultant at Setfords. Filmed in 2016 it was pushed out across social media and has been viewed over 136,000 times on Facebook alone.

54 new lawyers join Setfords during lockdown as interest in consultancy surges during the COVID-19 pandemic

The consultant-led law firm Setfords has signed 54 new lawyers since the lockdown began in March – more than double the number that joined the firm during the same period last year. Setfords already has more than 250 consultant lawyers working remotely. Each is supported by the company’s digital platform and a Guildford-based team that […]

Setfords relaunches recruitment website as rising numbers of lawyers seek information about working as a consultant

Setfords Solicitors’ recruitment website www.consultantsolicitor.co.uk has been relaunched with an entirely fresh design and new content as it looks to even better serve the thousands of lawyers who visit the site every year. The site has seen a 240% increase in traffic in the past 12 months as thousands more lawyers explore working as consultants […]

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