‘How to Be a Freelance Solicitor: A Practical Guide to the SRA-Regulated Freelance Solicitor Model’ by Paul Bennett


Paperback: 978-1-912687-34-3
Published: December 2019
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Freedom! Freelance Solicitors are those truly practicing on their own, without a law firm. Solicitors have significant new freedoms under Solicitors Regulation Authority rules from November 2019 about how they may practice.

What are these opportunities?  Is it the right model for you and your clients? What is the difference to being a sole practitioner? How this is radically different to the consultant model which some firms already use the term freelance to describe? In this practical guide these questions will be addressed to enable you to assess the impact of the new regime and assess the freedoms on offer. This book will help both potential freelance solicitors and law firms looking to understand the freelance solicitor model.


Paul Bennett is a Solicitor and Partner at Bennett Briegal LLP a law firm which serves the needs of law firms, solicitors and other professionals. Paul is a specialist in legal regulation and his clients include Judges, leading law firms and individual solicitors. Paul has been involved in a number of the leading cases involving solicitors disciplinary matters and regularly writes and speaks on all things regulation and management.



Part 1 – Introduction and Business Planning Matters
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – Freelance Solicitors Are Sole Traders
Chapter 3 – What Is the Attraction of the Gig Economy? Cry Freedom!
Chapter 4 – Is the Freelance Solicitor Model Right for Your Clients?
Chapter 5 – The Business Plan – An Essential Guide for Any Freelance Solicitor

Part 2 – The Practical Application of the SRA Rules 
Chapter 6 – The SRA Standards and Regulations 2019 (STARs)
Chapter 7 – The SRA Process to Become a Freelance Solicitor and Practice Limitations
Chapter 8 – Regulatory Requirements
Chapter 9 – The Chambers Option
Chapter 10 – The Things Which May Get Overlooked!
Chapter 11 – Conclusion

Part 3 – Checklists