What can IMD Solicitors Offer Consultant Solicitors?

At IMD Solicitors, we are proud to offer our consultant solicitors a route to a better career. We understand the challenges lawyers face because we have experienced them first-hand. We have designed our working model to allow every member of our team fulfilment in their career alongside an improved quality of life.

Here, we provide some of the benefits of working as a sole practitioner at IMD Solicitors. If you are interested in finding out more about joining our firm, get in touch with us today.

A culturally diverse working environment

We work with individuals and businesses from all over the world. In order to best serve our multicultural clients, we have built a multicultural team. If you choose to join us, you will be working with talented lawyers from all over the world from a diverse range of backgrounds. Many members of our team are multilingual and work with clients in their native language to provide the highest level of client understanding and care.

Tech-focused working methods

We can offer the consultant solicitor model because we have invested in the best technology and carefully designed our processes. You will use our state-of-the-art case management system, accounting system and communication tools to maximise productivity. The technology you use can have a huge impact on the level of service you can provide for clients. As a firm committed to excellence, we ensure that we stay ahead of the curve.

Greater independence

More and more, people value independence in their working lives. Becoming a sole practitioner is the ultimate move towards a more independent career. You can leave behind the stress of 9-5 office hours and organise your work in a way that suits you. Perhaps you will design working patterns to maximise productivity and improve efficiency or enjoy spending less time in firm-wide meetings.

Remote and flexible working

Modern life requires modern working methods. You may have childcare obligations or don’t want to waste time commuting every day. No matter your motivation, we are pleased to offer a solution. You can utilise our modern technology and communication systems to transition to remote working seamlessly. Similarly, as a sole practitioner, you have the opportunity to work flexibly, choosing hours that suit you and your loved ones.

Improved work-life balance

As a lawyer, maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging – particularly as an employee at a firm. When you become a sole practitioner, you can organise your work around your life rather than the other way around. With the flexibility of setting your own working hours, you can spend more time with family and friends, more time for personal hobbies or projects and an overall better quality of life.

Financial reward directly tied to work

For many, the key attraction to becoming a sole practitioner is financial. You can set your own billing rates, which reflect your level of expertise and the time you spend with clients. The more clients you take on and the more work you do, the higher your take-home pay. Often, becoming a sole practitioner is the antidote to feeling overworked and underpaid.

Better control over career progression

Whether there’s a freeze on salary increases, the firm is top-heavy, or you are simply bored with the type of work the firm brings in, many lawyers move to self-employment due to lack of career progression. As a sole practitioner, you will be developing new skills quickly. You will need to be truly dedicated to client service as your income will be directly tied to keeping existing clients happy and attracting new business. You will also develop your own ability to manage your working schedule in a way that you would never need to as an employee.

When you work as an employee, you may be expected to take responsibility for different elements of how the firm works. Department or firm-wide meetings can take up a lot of your working hours which would be better spent on fee earning. Similarly, when you work as a sole practitioner without the support of a firm like IMD Solicitors, you will need to spend time on admin, accounts and marketing. We take care of these aspects so you can get on with what you do best and maximise your earnings.

Join us at IMD Solicitors as a Consultant Solicitor

At IMD Solicitors, we have many benefits to offer consultant solicitors. 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.