We firmly believe that every member of our Team are the most important asset we have. We continue to demonstrate our commitment to the development of all our staff by offering unlimited opportunities who are prepared to work for it.
We seek to recruit people who will both complement and enhance our existing team spirit and client-focussed approach. A down-to-earth attitude, commitment, drive, enthusiasm and expertise are just some of the traits that we value.
White Horse Solicitors & Notary Public is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability, and that all appointments are made purely on the basis of merit.
Only you will be able to answer this. Being a Consultant Solicitor is a very different way of working when compared to a typically employed role. Many Consultants flourish and very often double (sometimes tripling) their earnings, along with having a far better work-life balance.
Start by asking whether you have a following of clients or whether you are confident in your ability to obtain new clients. This will be the main hurdle you face. If you can overcome this there are so many advantages to being a consultant, including the flexibility to come and go as you choose, work from home, avoid rush hour traffic, to be there for your children as they return from school, and so on, the list is endless.
It is also great for a Consultant solicitor to build clients for themselves knowing that if they leave, they are not bound by the usual restrictive covenants attached to conventional employment.
We only have Consultant relationships with those who are Legally qualified as a Solicitor/Legal Executive or a qualified Licensed Conveyancer and those who can demonstrate plenty of experience and a good track record in their chosen practice area.
If you do not quite reach this threshold please still free to make contact with us as there may be an opportunity for you to work with an existing consultant where they can be responsible for your supervision and will also be able to help you develop your training.
It is fairly simple; we are after good quality lawyers with good quality clients. If you can bring this to the firm, we can offer you great back-office support to enable you to manage and service your clients effectively.
Client care is everything to White Horse Solicitors & Notary Public. Customer feedback and internal audit scores are monitored carefully for both employees and Consultants within the firm.
Some of our best consultants are the ones seeking that work-life balance, to work fewer hours, but to earn a bit more money.
At White Horse Solicitors & Notary Public we offer generous fee sharing arrangements.
As a solicitor, if you consider your current billing when compared to your current wages you will see your scope for substantially increasing your earnings.
We support back-office functions including:
The answer to this is both yes and no. As a firm we don’t like to set these targets to avoid influencing any negative client care, however, to manage our Consultant’s expectations a certain level of billing does need to be put through the firm to ensure this remains sustainable for all of us. To explain a little further support staff, licences, systems (all with significant cost) and processes are all based on the number of staff/consultants, and assumptions on generated revenue coming in from each consultant, this is all factored into the business model you choose.
It is for you to make this decision but we are very confident in our offering when compared to other firms. We are well accredited with an excellent track record.
We are aware that many other firms are looking for Consultants, but it is essential to assess what they are offering, including the quality and access of the back office support. We are more than happy to go in to further detail should you be interested in taking a consultancy role forward with the firm.
The answer is officially no, but in reality, we always try to pass work back to the Consultants where possible.
The Contract between us is fairly detailed but fair. If you hand your notice in, we will work with you to ensure your files are properly concluded up or transferred internally or to your new firm.
If you bring any clients and referrers to the firm they are of course yours to take away, subject to the client’s consent. Likewise, if we pass you any clients, these will of course remain with the firm.