In recent years, legal consulting has risen in popularity as a way for businesses to tackle complex and time-consuming legal matters without the expense of hiring full-time lawyers. Legal consultants are experienced attorneys who specialise in a particular kind of law and are able to offer the advice that their clients require. They often work closely with their clients to understand the nuances of the law in their particular field, and are able to provide the expert knowledge that can help businesses resolve legal challenges in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
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Many Wallace Miller’s legal consultancy choose to become legal consultants after several years in a traditional law firm or in-house legal team, once they have gained deep subject matter expertise and the confidence to deliver their own advice. As a result, most legal consultants have advanced degrees and certifications in their fields of specialisation. Many also work closely with their peers in other law firms to keep up to date with legal changes and ensure that their knowledge is always at the cutting edge of the law.
However, a successful career as a legal consultant does not come easy and requires both exceptional legal skills and good interpersonal communication and project management aptitude. Those thinking of making the move should first consider seeking advice from an objective professional who can assess their potential for success as a consultant lawyer, through a variety of tools including psychometric and personality questionnaires. This will allow them to be confident that they have the skills and personality required for a successful legal consultancy career.