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Excello Law is a law firm dedicated exclusively to supporting ambitious and experienced lawyers to build their own legal practice. As a consultant solicitor you will have the autonomy to prioritise your clients without being burdened by the administrative tasks that accompany managing your own practice. We offer unparalleled support to allow you to achieve exceptional legal work.

Our lawyers are meticulously selected through our detailed recruitment process. We are a Legal 500 Leading Firm across multiple practice areas. Our partner-level lawyers are leaders their field, with rankings in the Legal 500, Chambers Guide and Spears 500.

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Why become a consultant solicitor?

There are many advantages to becoming a consultant solicitor and if you choose to join Excello Law, there are extra benefits too:

  • As a consultant solicitor you decide when, where and how you work.
  • Take home a minimum of 70% of your earnings
  • Take home additional earnings for every internal client referral you make to our lawyer network
  • Set your own fee structure
  • Provide a full service for clients with access to our network of 200 lawyers across multiple practice areas
  • Focus 100% on your clients
  • Support tailored exclusively to you including admin, PA and support services.
  • Work from home, or from anywhere in the world.
  • You have the option to work from one of our nine modern, staffed offices.

How can I become a consultant solicitor?

At Excello Law we will provide you with start up capital, access to modern office facilities, administrative, PA & paralegal, marketing and IT support, finance and billing services, document management, PII & compliance, in return for a percentage of your fees billed and paid.

Every lawyer looking to join us will meet with a member of our senior leadership team. Together we will discuss your individual needs and ambitions and formulate a plan to help you build the practice you envision.

Excello Law’s comprehensive transition and induction programmes are tailored to facilitate a smooth transition for lawyers, teams and firm moves.

Our Excello 360 business services team provides a seamless and personalised service that will ensure you can hit the ground running from day one, while it remains ‘business as usual’ for your clients.


How much will I earn as a consultant solicitor?

We operate a transparent fee-share structure, whereby Excello lawyers receive the majority of the profit on costs, billed and paid of their own client work. When you become a consultant solicitor you can take home up to 70% of your earnings. Plus you can earn additional fees from referrals to other Excello lawyers.

Find out how much you could earn with our earnings calculator

What qualifications and experience are necessary to become a consultant lawyer?

Every consultancy-model law firm is different – we are a commercial and corporate law firm covering multiple practice areas including corporate, commercial, real estate, dispute resolution, private client, employment and family.

We look for experienced lawyers with at least 8 years PQE. We believe in quality, not quantity and we are selective about the lawyers that we take on. This is because we believe that it is vital that any lawyer who joins us can contribute to and enhance our lawyer network. Our lawyers and clients can rest assured that they will receive the best possible service no matter who is working on a particular matter. We are incredibly proud to have an attrition rate of just 1%.

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Lawyer stories

Find out more about some of our lawyers and their experience at Excello

“Everyone I spoke to within the firm, or externally about Excello, praised it highly - so here I am!”

Abigail Howson 
Private Client  , Joined November 2021 - Bedford 

“Being a consultant lawyer gives me the flexibility that I need to balance my work and home life without the pressure of chargeable hours and billing targets.  It also gives me the autonomy to choose the type of work I want to do"

Deepak Gupta
Real Estate  , Joined June 2022 - Kent

"Excello is one of the longest-established consultancy firms and pioneered the use of technology and modern working practices which have transformed the work life balance of many lawyers."

Karen Cruickshank
Property Development and Real Estate  , Joined June 2022 - Surrey

“I was impressed with the flexibility which Excello showed in incorporating my firm, which has allowed my colleague Robert and I to continue offering our services to our clients in much the same way.”

Rex Cowell
Property Litigation , Joined November 2021 - Kent

Joining Excello Law

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in becoming part of the Excello team.