Choosing the Path of a Consultant Solicitor
Richard Preston reflects on his initial motivation to become a consultant solicitor, stating, “I wanted to run my practice on my own terms and focus on delivering work for my clients. Being a consultant solicitor offered me the flexibility and modern approach that traditional law firms often lack.” Determined to chart his own course and prioritise exceptional service to his clients, Preston sought a new model that would align with his ambitions.
The Excello Law Advantage
In his pursuit of a consultancy firm, Preston ultimately chose Excello Law over others after receiving recommendations from trusted colleagues. Encouraged by their positive experiences, he shares, “Excello Law was the perfect fit for me. They provided the freedom to shape my practice, without the monthly reviews, fee targets, and business plan submissions that often restrict consultants in other firms.” Excello Law stood apart from other consultancy-model law firms due to its relaxed environment and commitment to individual freedom. Preston explains, “What is the point of being self-employed if you are subject to the same restrictions as within a traditional law firm? Excello Law understood my needs, listened to my ambitions, and gave me the opportunity to truly build my practice my way.”
Establishing Preston Law
Having worked as a consultant solicitor at Excello Law, Richard Preston sought the next step in his career—an opportunity to establish his own law firm. He recalls, “I have always been ambitious, and I saw an exciting opportunity to build a brand within the Excello network, inspired by the success stories of other firms like Lowry Legal and 458 Law. Together with the Excello Law Management Team, we turned my idea to develop ‘Preston Law’ into reality.”
Excello’s Supportive Framework
One of the key reasons behind Preston’s successful transition from consultant solicitor to founding his own law firm is the robust support system provided by Excello Law. He explains, “Excello Law provides the complete package of support, including branding, digital presence, back-office services and compliance. Access to a network of experienced consultants in different areas of law, including corporate, real estate, and employment, is vital, and I have built strong relationships with other Excello lawyers. “
The Road Ahead for Preston Law
With the recent move to their Stoke-on-Trent office and an official launch scheduled for later this year, Preston Law is set to embark on an exciting new chapter. Richard Preston envisions expanding his team and welcoming additional employees into the firm. He shares, “Preston Law’s journey has been incredibly fulfilling. Now, I have the joy of employing a dedicated team, growing our practice, and making a meaningful impact in the legal field.”
Richard concludes, “I would wholeheartedly recommend Excello Law to anyone seeking to achieve their ambitions. With their unwavering support and a culture of freedom and flexibility, you have the opportunity to shape your own path and be supported by a team that genuinely cares about your success.”
If you are interested in setting up your own law firm with Excello Law, please contact us for a confidential conversation.