In March the country went into lockdown and solicitors, along with thousands of other workers across the country were thrown into a completely new way of working. From home. Working away from the office and out of some people’s comfort zone, they have learnt to adapt to a new normal.

I’m sure at the beginning this may have brought about some teething problems. Setting up a home office, making sure you had the correct equipment to operate your case management system, getting the printer to work!

But now we’re a few weeks in, hopefully all these issues have been ironed out and you have started to get used to this new way of working. Perhaps you are even starting to enjoy it?

Are you feeling more in control of your working life? Having inadvertently been given the freedom from micro-management, are you finding yourself feeling less stressed and able to manage your case load without anyone breathing down your neck. Has the independence given you more confidence in your ability to make decisions and progress cases in your own way, given your years of experience?

Perhaps having a taste of being your own boss has sparked a feeling of excitement. Could now be the time to grasp the nettle and strike out as an ambitious entrepreneurial consultant solicitor?

For senior solicitors with passion, leadership, and in depth experience in their legal field this is the perfect time to break away from tradition and in embark on a new life as a self-employed consultant solicitor, with the backing of a progressive modern consultancy.

You can say goodbye to the tiresome daily commute as all our consultants work remotely, from home, or wherever they like as long as there is Wi-Fi access.

There is no micro-management from us, we entrust and empower our solicitors to work in a way that suits them best. Whether that’s early in the morning, in the evening, or at the weekend. We don’t need to tell you how to manage your case load, you have enough experience and expertise to know exactly how to work your cases in a way that suits you and your clients best.

A Cognitive Law you would have complete independence. No targets, other than those you set yourself. You can structure your charges as you see fit, according to your client. Total autonomy to be your own boss.

This means you can structure your work around your life. It gives you the chance to explore other income streams; or the freedom to fulfil your CSR and take on pro bono work. Things you’ve always aimed to do but are almost unachievable working in a traditional law firm.

For senior solicitors with a good following and years of experience, consultancy offers more control, independence, and money. A move away from a stuffy traditional law firm structure to a forward-thinking agile consultancy is a fantastic opportunity for those who want to take on the next step of their career. Being their own boss.

The lockdown is an ideal time to transition as you’ve had a taste of freedom and time to think about what you want to achieve in your life and career. While work is quieter, a move now into consultancy gives you the time to properly plan for the future. With our support you have the time to create a successful business and marketing plan. We have an operations and marketing team that will support you from the outset, and throughout your time at Cognitive Law. We can help ensure you are completely set up so when we come out of this pandemic and work picks up, you can hit the ground running.

If being your own boss and taking complete control of your career has always appealed to you, consultancy could be the perfect solution. Take a look at our Join Us page to find out more about becoming a consultant solicitor at Cognitive Law or feel free to call me for a confidential chat on 0333 400 4499. I’d love to hear from you.

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