The changing environment experienced by those practising law in the UK due to the coronavirus outbreak has meant many solicitors have been required to adapt, using new tools and methods to perform their roles. The need for physical distance has led many solicitors working for established firms to provide client services remotely, aided by the latest communication and office support technology available. However, other law firms have been unable to support the same number of employees, rendering many highly skilled professionals free to pursue new opportunities.
Some professional solicitors who have adapted to working remotely have enjoyed a greater sense of freedom and flexibility outside of the traditional office structure, which can sometimes involve long hours and unrealistic targets. Able to take control of their own workloads, many solicitors have appreciated having autonomy over the way they work and are now looking to maintain this status, rather than return to what has become an outmoded system.
Multiple benefits, including flexible hours to fit with family life and the convenience and cost-savings associated with online consultations, have awakened solicitors to a more suitable approach to working. With the solutions readily available to practice law remotely, many professionals are taking their first steps to becoming freelance consulting solicitors.
At My Local Solicitor, we believe that this modern approach to practising law is the way forward, leading to more productive consultants and happier clients. That is why we empower solicitors with the flexibility and control to carve their own careers while providing them with the support and security they require. Our consultants set their own pricing so they can take home more of their billings, and we deliver expert advice to help them plot their career paths, backed up with essential assistance including back office administration and full indemnity insurance.
Contact us today if you are a qualified solicitor considering a new approach to practising law.