At Excello Law, our approach to recruitment is about quality not quantity. We’re looking for successful lawyers who have the experience, entrepreneurial skills and networks to reap the benefits of working in a more liberated and supportive law firm. We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in joining the Excello Law team.
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Why choose Excello Law?
What our consultants say
I get to work from wherever I like whenever I choose. If lockdown has taught lawyers anything, it is that there is absolutely no need to be chained to a desk, miserable and working ridiculously long hours.Sarah NolanCommercial Litigation Lawyer
Clients are looking for increased value for their legal spend without compromising the quality of the advice they receive. The Excello model allows me to deliver flexible solutions, supported by a national team.David GreenhalghEmployment Lawyer
My first year with Excello Law was the most refreshing, reinvigorating year that I have spent with a law firm in the past 25 years; a fully collaborative firm with great colleagues and a national network of high quality offices.Richard OsbornCommercial Property Lawyer
I love working like this. I have sole responsibility for myself and am not saddled with targets that don’t help building lasting relationships with clients. I can add real value without the pressure of billable hours.Nelu AbeygunasekeraEmployment Lawyer
The model of Excello means that the priority is the clients. All the overheads, expensive offices and unnecessary waste that sometimes comes with a traditional law practice is effectively ejected with an agile working structure and no hierarchy.Steve ThomasInsolvency Lawyer
The greatest appeal of Excello is its current lawyers and the wide areas of law covered by the firm. Being in a collaborative working environment with lawyers from all different practice areas will only benefit my clients.Ashi PatelReal Estate Lawyer
I am coming up to my 4th anniversary of joining Excello and it has been the best career decision I have ever made. Such autonomy has been liberating and the unexpected principal benefit.Karen ColemanEmployment Lawyer
Excello stood out as being ambitious, friendly and professional. Being a consultant lawyer enables me to do the things I like doing - meeting and helping clients, building relationships and practising law.Scott TaylorDispute Resolution & Contentious Insolvency Lawyer
My decision to join Excello was based on the firm being 100% dedicated to consultant lawyers, their commitment to the East Midlands and the prospect of uniting with well-respected colleagues. I have been impressed by the exceptional talent and the Excello team spirit and culture.Anil KumarReal Estate Lawyer
I was very excited to have the opportunity to work as a consultant lawyer for Excello Law. I was impressed by their work ethic, the support they offer their consultants and the flexibility they allow.Naomi LelliottFamily Lawyer
It’s really important to me that my work is enjoyable, rewarding and interesting. I’ve been impressed with Excello’s values and commitment to supporting lawyers. I’m looking forward to being able to work more flexibly, which is a core principle of the firm's agile business model.Jon BelcherData Protection Lawyer
I am delighted to join the progressive and hugely impressive team of lawyers here at Excello Law, and in particular the expanding team of senior lawyers in the Midlands, many of whom were very well known to me prior to joining.John GordonCommercial & Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lawyer
I sought a new challenge with a forward-thinking, modern firm that would provide me with excellent support and resources. It couldn't have worked out better. I am able to do what I do best, which is to provide an excellent level of service to my clients.Lorraine PhimisterFamily Lawyer
I am thrilled to be part of a forward-thinking and successful firm which, with its significant depth of resource, enables me to concentrate on giving the best possible advice to my clients.Mark DiomedePrivate Client and Agriculture & Estates Lawyer
We want to develop a modern approach to the delivery of family law services post-pandemic. Excello is an entrepreneurial and challenger law firm model. It was this ethos, and the drive to be different and stand out in the market, that attracted me.Katie McCannFamily Lawyer
I have found Excello Law very forward thinking in their approach with an abundance of enthusiasm and drive to shape the way in which the market perceives lawyers in a much better light.Michael GregoryFamily Lawyer
Frequently Asked Questions
We know there are many questions lawyers have about a move to Excello Law. If any of your queries are not answered here, or elsewhere on the site, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We want to ensure you have all the information you need.
About Excello Law
Excello Law was established in July 2009 as one of the first limited company law firms. We received our licence as an Alternative Business Structure in 2013.
Unlike traditional law firms, Excello Law has a streamlined structure led by an experienced and passionate board with extensive expertise. The Executive Board consists of Founder and Managing Director, George Bisnought, and Recruitment Director Joanne Losty supported by a leadership team covering marketing, finance, operations and business support services.
Excello Law is an entirely new-model law firm; we are neither a type of chambers or a franchise. Our structure was created to meet the evolving needs of lawyers and clients alike in the 21st century. We believe that by promoting collaborative and co-operative working, we can encourage success and, ultimately, happiness.
By removing unnecessary overheads and complex management structures, we position both lawyers and clients at the heart of our service matrix. The result is a dynamic legal services model which gives businesses access to some of the UK’s leading lawyers at more competitive prices.
For our lawyers, we offer fairer financial reward, and complete control and flexibility over their work and career path coupled with unparalleled administrative, technological, compliance and marketing support. We believe that by giving lawyers freedom to work as they choose, they achieve greater success. And successful lawyers mean happy lawyers and clients!
Each lawyer is carefully chosen for their merits and experience. We genuinely believe it is the quality of our lawyers that makes us different. We take time to listen and understand what they want from the move and how they want to build their business. We bespoke their transition and induction programme to meet the needs of every individual and our company ethos breeds trust, teamwork and success. We value our lawyers’ opinions and encourage collaborative working to create a robust working model which promotes success and a strong sense of community.
The term “virtual law firm” can be deceptive. Whilst Excello Law boasts cloud-based services and remote support, we encourage a strong community ethos and face-to-face interaction between our lawyers.
The needs of lawyers and clients are ever-changing and our firm continually evolves to meet those needs. So, while virtual working is entirely possible with Excello Law, we provide admin and secretarial support, conferences and regional meetings, as well as offices and client meeting rooms in London, Leeds, Liverpool and Chester. In this way, we offer absolute flexibility while helping lawyers and clients to remain connected.
Other agile law firms seem to be aggressively recruiting lawyers – what is your recruitment strategy?
While there is no typical “Excello lawyer”, we believe in quality, not quantity. The legal profession relies heavily on reputation and we are committed to growing our brand across our chosen sectors.
Our aim is to create a sustainable business and, as such, we will sacrifice numbers in order to achieve long-term success. We know that lawyers with good skills, experience and a client following or strong business plan, will benefit the most from our law firm structure, so spend a great deal of time listening to and understanding each lawyer’s objectives and motivations.
Whilst we have offices in London, Birmingham, Leicester, Chester, Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, we enjoy a strong national footprint with our lawyers situated across the United Kingdom. Excello lawyers can see the exact location of their colleagues via our intranet, Collaborate.
Joining Excello Law
I would like to become an Excello Lawyer but am worried about cashflow over the first few months. Can you help?
We understand that it will take time to transition clients, open files, carry out work and then bill during the early months. We do offer financial assistance to help maintain cashflow for new Excello lawyers – please get in touch for more information about our financial support.
No; you don’t need to pay to become an Excello Lawyer.
We operate a transparent fee-share structure, whereby Excello lawyers receive 70% of the profit on costs, billed and paid of their own client work.
While you will gain all the advantages of working within a team, you will be self-employed, either as an individual consultant lawyer or via a personal service company, subject to the terms of a legal services agreement. We can provide tailored guidance on the options available.
When you join Excello Law, we will help you to decide how best to structure your practice. Our team of tax and financial advisors will talk to you about logistics, tax and financial matters, such as mortgages and loans. For more information, please contact us.
Most senior lawyers working in a firm are subject to a notice period. If you become an Excello Lawyer, we will tailor your transition and induction package to meet your needs. This includes agreeing a mutually convenient start date.
It is not uncommon for lawyers to be subject to restrictive covenants. Our team has experience in dealing with circumstances such as this and we will factor it into your transition programme. If you would like to discuss the matter, please get in touch.
As an Excello Lawyer, your Professional Indemnity insurance will be covered by us. We currently have PII cover of £15m
You will need all the basics required for self-employment i.e. a computer (laptop or desktop with a Windows operating system), printer, scanner, phone and non-branded stationery. Our team can help you to source the equipment that you need and will introduce you to suppliers who offer discounted rates to Excello lawyers.
You will need to have a Microsoft Office package and anti-virus software, which we can help you source. All other technology is provided through our cloud-based systems – full training is given on each element as part of our induction programme.
Your post will be received by one of our offices in London, Liverpool, Leeds and Chester. Post is opened daily and is scanned and emailed to the relevant lawyer on the same day. We have facilities to centrally send and receive faxes – the latter and scanned and emailed to lawyers as received.
Excello Law is about collaborative working. This way, our lawyers and our clients benefit from an unrivalled range of skills and experience. We operate a referral incentive scheme that promotes peer referrals; in fact, in 2016, 42% of the files opened by Excello lawyers came from internal referrals.
Over 12 teams now work nationally across all practice areas. These are consultant lawyer led, supported by a mixed team of associates, newly qualifieds, paralegals and trainees. We actively support those lawyers looking to build teams and provide tailored recruitment and employment options.
Our success, and that of our lawyers, is based on teamwork; we encourage our lawyers to get to know each other and we host regional lunches, practice get-togethers and national conferences to facilitate our strong team ethos. We organise an optional social calendar, which includes annual summer and Christmas parties. Our office network encourages team working and interaction between lawyers.