Are you a senior lawyer looking to work with a firm without the shackles of fee targets and staff management? A firm where you can focus entirely on your clients?  A firm where the only partners meetings are those over a drink or two after work? What if that firm also gave you the ability to maximise your earning potential and achieve a desired work-life balance to best suit your ideal lifestyle?

If this sounds appealing, we would like to talk to you.

The firm

Converse Law comes with a strong pedigree. We provide a vibrant and innovative environment for our lawyers to give businesses commercially relevant, value-based legal advice. The firm was formed by Richard Spencer and Imdaad Sulaiman, who have private practice and in-house experience under their belts, from Ireland's largest state-owned utility company, GE and Allied Irish Bank, to BPE Solicitors and Temple Bright.

Free from the constraints of a traditional firm, we have built a modern commercial law firm based on our clients’ feedback. Our partner-only approach ensures expert advice from lawyers who understand their clients’  commercial needs, including the requirement for the control of legal costs through fixed and capped fees. Although our beginnings are in Cheltenham, Converse Law is a national firm, with national clients, so location isn’t a barrier to joining. 

Whilst excellent client service is a must, we firmly believe in a positive work-life balance and having some fun along the way. You will be self-employed, benefiting from a higher than usual income, whilst having total control of your workload.

The firm provides ‘A’ rated professional indemnity insurance, marketing assistance, secure hosted IT, user-friendly case management software, expert legal cashiers, as well as the Practical Law precedent and know-how service. The admin team will also open your files and carry out all KYC checks. If you need a secretary, the firm can offer this service on a pay-as-you-go basis.

About you

Converse Law is looking for experienced lawyers who have a minimum of 7 years PQE in the following areas:

  • Corporate

  • Commercial

  • Commercial litigation

  • Commercial Property

  • Employment

  • IP/IT/Tech

  • Planning

  • Property litigation

  • Tax

It would be helpful to have a client following but it's not essential. The firm is currently generating plenty of new work.

The rewards

You will be self-employed and retain between 65% and 75% of fees billed. You will also be paid 10% of paid bills for work you refer to other lawyers in the firm.

For many, a major reward will be the flexibility afforded to you and the ability to control your own targets and client base.

You will be supported by the firm in a number of ways with regards to resources and infrastructure, leaving you free to deliver exceptional service to your clients. 

You can choose to work from our modern office in Cheltenham, your home or a serviced office of your choice. 

To apply

We are not into boardroom style interviews or psychometric tests. As a starting point, send your CV and tell us why you want to join our team. All discussions will remain confidential. 

For further information, please contact Richard or Imdaad.