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There is no doubting that we are currently entering a period of huge change within our marketplace; a time of unprecedented challenges and, in my humble opinion, huge opportunity.

A career as a fee-sharing Consultant within the legal market is often seen as a risky move, based on the lack of basic salary as a safety net. Even with the undeniable wealth of benefits, including limitless flexibility and uncapped earning potential, this perceived risk is often sufficient to cause individuals to hesitate and dismiss the idea as wishful thinking for the future. How about if now is that future?

A common stumbling block for those considering a move from a ‘traditional’ working model to the remote fee-sharing model, is the idea of working in solitude. The period of ‘lockdown’ has removed so much of the stigma attached to home working, with huge swathes of the legal market realising their ability to perform at high standards as part of virtual teams. Technology has been key in allowing teams to continue with ever important face-to-face contact via video conferencing, to the degree that this has become the new ‘normal’.

Of course, the business model developed by such fee sharing firms is such that it allows them to weather storms such as these with much more resilience than those with extensive overheads and salary commitments. Most of the fee-sharing firms we partner with are still actively recruiting for new consultants to join their ranks, their growth strategy entirely unhindered by the difficulties in other areas of the market right now. This model can also often afford you more flexibility in charge rates to clients, allowing you to adapt to the needs of specific clients and secure additional business.

Essentially, if you have a following (or a solid business plan for how to establish your revenue stream) then talk to one of the Consultants in our specialist Fee-share Consultancy team without delay – the right time is now! 

Want to find out more?

To find out more about becoming a Legal Consultant and to view our current vacancies please click here or call and speak to one of our specialist Legal Consultants on the below numbers:

  • Birmingham (0121 454 1004),
  • Leeds (0113 320 0575),
  • London (0207 183 8586) or
  • Manchester (0161 850 0745)

Alternatively we can be contacted by email at enl@enllegal.co.uk; we look forward to hearing from you.