Change, and your world changes with you: Stand still, and you stand alone.

Change. Some people love it, some people loathe it. In my experience, lawyers are not great with it. But change happens, and there is a lot of it about at the moment. Whether it is working from home, reducing working hours, or even redundancy, the legal profession is seeing a change. We are also experiencing... Read more »

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Work for yourself without being alone

Working from home has become the new normal, at least for the moment. There is no need for me to rehearse the benefits, we all know what they are. That said, working from home is not for everyone, and nor should it be. In my ideal world, where & when you work would be up... Read more »

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Now is the best time for Solicitor Dads to become a Consultant

When lockdown measures were introduced back in March many office workers across the country have had to adapt to a home working environment. The change from being office based to home based will have taken some adjusting but may well have bought many benefits that were previously unheard of. Solicitor dads who formerly left the... Read more »

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THINKING ABOUT RETIRING? AGE IS NO BARRIER TO CONSULTANCY

The coronavirus pandemic has bought about much change in our lives, not least to how we have adapted to working from home. Having previously commuted to and from the office, working long hours with little break, many solicitors have had to shift dramatically from their usual routine to a new way of working. Amongst all... Read more »

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SUCCESSFUL SOLICITORS – FANCY A SOFT LANDING?

As we enter the second month of lockdown many solicitors have found themselves adjusting to a new way of working. Having always had to travel into the office, work long days, and physically attend meetings they now find themselves working in a completely new way – from home. Initially this may have taken a period... Read more »

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Solicitor mums knows best

When the lockdown was introduced in March and the nations’ schools closed their front doors, mums across the country were thrust into a totally new norm, executing the ultimate juggling act of looking after children and working. Multi-tasking in its absolute extreme. And how are we coping? Well, we just are, because we have to.... Read more »

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Become a Consultant Solicitor during Lockdown? It is not as crazy as it sounds

Quite a few of my friends have told me they are enjoying enforced home-working during lockdown. Putting the associated pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic to one side (particularly home-schooling!) for the purpose of this blog, I know quite a few solicitors who are happy to be working from home. For those solicitors who ordinarily commute... Read more »

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WE’RE STILL HIRING!

Cognitive Law was relatively “lucky” when the Government advised us all to work from home wherever possible. We already did. All our solicitors were used to working when, where and how they wished – predominantly from home. I won’t pretend that makes lockdown any easier on a personal level, but it did reduce the stress... Read more »

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What’s the best bit about being a self-employed Consultant Solicitor?

I was asked that last Friday at The Thrive Effect Female  Founders Brunch in aid of International Women’s Day & my instant answer was “being my own boss”. Being in control of your working day is undoubtedly the working ideal. It doesn’t mean you work any harder or any less hard, it means you get... Read more »

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What does being a Consultant Solicitor sound like to you?

Too good to be true? Too much like hard work? An excuse for someone to take 30% of your hard-earned fees for nothing? All of the above? When informally polling professionals about consultancy in the legal profession, some people asked me why a solicitor wouldn’t just set up on their own as opposed to working... Read more »

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