Welcome to Rucklidge Law – your gateway to freedom in legal practice
Escape the long hours and high pressure as an employed fee earner. Take more of your hard earned money home whilst working fewer hours and avoiding the ‘poppycock’ of firm politics and management.
Enjoy a shorter working week, working when you want and on what you want.
Enjoy earning double or triple your current income.
Enjoy all the support of a law firm.
We have all escaped from…
• Working too many hours
• Billing targets
• Capped earnings
• Management responsibility
• Office politics
• Commutes to the office
We all stayed in employment for too long, for fear that if we left, we would not have enough work and no earn enough money. To earn more whilst working less seemed to good to be true.
We have found out that it isn’t…
Now You Might Be Wondering…
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What about risk of failure?
We believe that the key to the success of our working relationship is a commitment to a shared risk for a shared reward. We do not charge joining or membership fees for consultancy. We are committed to investing in you, to supporting you to make as much money as you would like. Your success is in our interests as much as yours. All our consultants have found that they work far fewer hours for far more money. All those consultants that have joined us continue to enjoy the lifestyle benefits and rewards of consultancy.
How much do you bill annually?
Based on an average share of 70%. If you complete work you have brought to the firm this would be 75%.
What do you pay me?
We pay you:
• 75% of fees paid from work found and completed by you.
• 60% of fees paid from work found by the firm or another consultant and completed by you.
• 15% of fees paid from work found by you and completed by another consultant.
How do I get work?
Through significant investment and commitment to SEO and marketing campaigns we drive new client enquiries to you. We believe that it is in our interests to generate work for you. This commitment to the generation of new client enquiries sets us apart from other similar platform law firms.
What support would I receive?
We provide full free access to:
Leap Case management system.
Practical Law for precedents and legal research guides.
IT support for you and all your devices with same day support.
Microsoft Office 365 Premium.
SEO investment & Google profile for your location to drive new client enquiries to you.
SRA Professional Indemnity for all matters conducted for the firm.
BundleDocs for court bundles
Certainty for Will registration.
Land Registry for access to the Land Registry through Leap.
Court fees. A PBA account for automatic payment of all your court fees.
Telephone reception. A full landline answering service.
Holiday & sickness cover – buddied with fee earner for holiday & sickness cover.
Also provided by own our in-house practice manager:
Cashier service to take and process all client and third-party payments in and out.
SRA Compliance for the firm
Credit control. A full debt recovery service.
Manned new enquiry intake for firm generated enquiries.
File closing service
Post – received at York & Selby and scanned on system.
Storage of documents at Selby.
Use of offices at Selby or York (Selby for free & York for hire).
When you join us as a consultant lawyer you get…
More money and more time
You receive an average of 70% of your hourly rate as your income. Work 20 to 30 hours a week to double or triple your previous income.
You will have access to:
● SEO investment for driving new client enquiries to you.
● Professional indemnity and SRA compliance, Leap case management system, legal research tool, IT support, Office 365, telephone system & reception, cashiers, credit control & holiday and sickness cover.
You have complete control over what and how many cases you work on. You do not need a large caseload when you are sharing the fees.