Start Your Own Law Firm

What you need to know from lawyers who have done it successfully


We received 140 responses from sole practitioners and firms who started with LEAP.

They share practical advice for starting a law firm, and highlight key factors that require careful planning.

  • 55% started in the last 3 years
  • 38% of firms started between 2000 and 2014
  • 7% of firms started before 2000

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The biggest challenges faced by start-up law firms The biggest challenges faced by start-up law firms

We asked lawyers what the biggest challenges were that they faced when starting their own law firm. The answers surprised us.

#5. Doing everything, going it alone and self-doubt

#4. Time management

#3. Cash flow and budgeting

#2. Human resources / recruitment / managing employees / staffing

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