Independent Consultant Solicitor

Work Life – On Your Terms

We know your work is important to you, and we understand that it can sometimes get in the way of a good work life balance. As an Independent Consultant Solicitor (ICS) with Gibson & Associates LLP, you’ll unlock professional and lifestyle advantages that support you to thrive in your legal career while living life on your terms.

Find out more about becoming an ICS with one of Ireland’s leading law firms.

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Introducing the Independent Consultant Solicitor Programme

A rewarding career without compromise

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Welcome to the ICS (Independent Consultant Solicitor) Programme, an innovative approach to the delivery of legal services that is transforming the professional experience of solicitors throughout Ireland.

Launched in 2020 by Gibson & Associates LLP, one of Ireland’s leading law firms, the ICS programme is tailor-made for ambitious and self-motivated lawyers, eager to pursue their legal and entrepreneurial passions without compromising their lifestyle.

Picture this: flexible hours, your choice of work, and the ability to serve your clients with the expansive resources of a large, modern law firm at your fingertips. We’ve got your compliance, insurance and administration needs covered, leaving you to focus on what you do best.

When you join the ICS Programme, you’re not just building a career; you’re crafting a lifestyle that fits you perfectly.

Find out more about joining our vibrant community today and let’s redefine what success looks like together.

What is the Independent Consultant Solicitor Programme?

An Independent Consultant Solicitor (ICS), or a Consultant Solicitor, is a self-employed Consultant who is contracted to Gibson & Associates LLP.

Consultant Solicitors practice on a self-employed basis, set their own hours and retain a generous percentage of the professional fees collected.

Consultant solicitors enjoy autonomy and flexibility, and also have access to the raft of benefits you would expect of a large law firm, from technology systems and administrative support to compliance and insurance cover.

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Why the Independent Consultant Solicitor Programme?

The business of running a legal practice can be overwhelming. Compliance requirements, case management, IT, marketing and the sheer cost of insurance can create a heavy administrative burden that can sap time, money and satisfaction from what should be a rewarding career.

The ICS Programme enables solicitors to get back to doing what they do best. As a Consultant Solicitor, you’ll set your own hours, enjoy flexibility and choice, and be financially rewarded for your work. Under the ICS Programme, worries about PI insurance, financial management, data protection and compliance are eased; Gibson & Associates LLP has you covered. You’ll also have access to a thriving community of like-minded legal professionals ready to support each other to achieve their ambitions.

Consultant solicitors enjoy autonomy and flexibility, and also have access to the raft of benefits you would expect of a large law firm, from technology systems and administrative support to compliance and insurance cover.

Who is the Independent Consultant Solicitor Programme designed for?

The ICS Programme is tailor-made for ambitious solicitors who crave autonomy, flexibility, and choice in their careers. They’re eager to be part of a supportive community that values innovation and excellence and strive for exceptional outcomes in everything they do.

Consultant Solicitors also prioritise work/life balance and seek a career that allows them to work around their lifestyle needs. Ideally, participants will have at least 10 years of post-qualification experience and possess qualities like open-mindedness and self-motivation, and have confidence in their ability to grow their client base.

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How to join the Independent Consultant Solicitor Programme

If the ICS Programme sounds like it could be for you, we’d love to discuss the opportunity with you further.  Simply reach out to us using the contact form below or get in touch with a member of our team to find out more.

The process of becoming an ICS can take several months, and our team is here to make the transition as smooth as possible. We’ll guide you through the process and provide in-depth support for getting started. Our friendly community will ensure you feel supported every step of the way.

Gibson & Associates LLP reshaping legal services in Ireland

Gibson & Associates LLP is one of Ireland’s leading law firms. With a nationwide reach and a reputation for achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients, our team is passionate about reshaping the way legal services are delivered in Ireland.

With the highly personalised approach of a small law practice yet the resources and expertise of a larger firm, we are known for creating cutting-edge solutions for even the most complex problems. We reprise our role as leaders in the field of innovation and sustainability, where ongoing investment in the latest technology allows us to continuously enhance our services and deliver even greater value to our clients.

Plus, we have a vibrant, collaborative culture that values community and the opportunity to make a positive impact.

Find out more about Gibson & Associates LLP and our team.

Benefits of the Independent Consultant Solicitor Programme

On joining the ICS Programme, you’ll become part of a dynamic organisation that prioritises an environment where Consultant Solicitors can thrive. An employed solicitor earns on average only 30%-40% of their annual billing. As a consultant, you can expect to earn a much higher percentage of the work you do, ranging from 50%-80%.

You’ll have access to a range of benefits, including:

 

Business Setup:

Consultant Solicitors are supported through each step of the transition to the ICS Programme. Our experts will help you navigate compliance requirements, IT systems and client account, client communications and branding, giving you a strong start to your independent practice.

Professional Indemnity Insurance:

Securing Professional Indemnity Insurance annually is an unwelcomed challenge for most firms. Consultant Solicitors are covered by Gibson & Associates LLP’s Professional Indemnity Insurance, meaning you won’t have to source and apply for your own cover.

ICT Support:

Consultant Solicitors have access to Gibson & Associates LLP’s secure ICT system for fast, effective and reliable communications and a secure platform for your peace of mind. Our expert ICT team will help you get set up and provide ongoing support to help you make the most of the platform.

Marketing Support:

Consultant Solicitors benefit from Gibson & Associates LLP’s reputable, nationwide brand, and will have access to personalised marketing support to boost the development of their business. Our expert, marketing team provides comprehensive support from brand set-up to digital marketing strategies.

Communication Support:

Stay connected and professional with our communication support. Whether you need help with tools and templates or video conferencing, you’ll have access to our innovative systems and support team to help you build and maintain strong client relationships.

Client Onboarding:

The ICS Programme offers robust support for client onboarding, easing the administrative load for solicitors. Our team sets up clients in the system and issues service agreements, saving solicitors valuable time and allowing them to focus on delivering exceptional client service.

Meet our Independent Consultant Solicitors

Julie Shanley

Karen O’Shea

Neil Butler

Ray Quinn

Wesley Hudson

Get in touch

Don’t miss out on the chance to reinvent your legal career – the future is independent, and it starts with you!

The process of becoming an ICS can take several months, and our team is here to make the transition as smooth as possible. We’ll guide you through the process and provide in-depth support for getting started. Our friendly community will ensure you feel supported every step of the way.