For Lawyers

A whole new world


It is fair to say that Coronavirus has changed the way the legal sector lives and works, probably forever. Many lawyers and firms have learned lessons about remote working and the savings/efficiencies that can go with this.

Another, possibly surprising, development has been the growth in new firms. Many predicted the opposite. But it seems that working from home has resulted in the decision to ‘go it alone’. This is possibly caused by the flexibility of being your own boss, or has just given that final push to some who have always thought of doing it but were reluctant to jump!

Starting out on your own or as a new firm can be daunting. But with hard work and vision this is achievable. The main thing is to have a determination to do it and a clear idea of what you want to do. What will be your client base? How will you market the business? Who will be responsible for compliance – terrifying for some but not in fact a scary as people think?

So what do you need?

1. Business plans,

2. Policies - such as AML, Data Protection, HR etc

3. PII Insurance - this isn't an easy market at the moment but with a good business plan and an experienced broker this can be managed.

4. Submitting the forms and fee to the SRA

5. Recruitment


I am currently working with a number of new businesses. I can guide you through the process from start to end or assist at certain keys stages depending on what you want to do for yourselves.

Feel free to contact me for an informal chat.

Steve Cornforth Consultancy is an independent consultancy for lawyers and law firms providing assistance and training on compliance, management –