About Us

Located in the heart of the legal district on Chancery Lane, Setfords London has expert lawyers across a wide range of sectors including hospitality, infrastructure and professional practices. We can also provide more tailored services for individuals.

A smarter way of working

Setfords London is all about trusted experience: lawyers who know and understand business brought together to deliver advice you can rely upon.

Our lawyers have spent years dealing with many of the biggest companies in the world, and with a 130-strong team behind them providing administrative support, they are adaptable and free to engage with you on your terms – ensuring you get what you need when you need it.

Setfords has spent over fifteen years refining how we work. We are constantly evolving as we endeavour to be the law firm of the future.

Through the Years


The beginning

Setfords is founded by Guy Setford as a traditional law firm based in Guildford, Surrey. Inspired by how technology and new, disruptive business models are revolutionising other sectors, he begins to sketch out a new kind of law firm offering greater flexibility for lawyers.


Pioneering a new way of working

In 2008, Setfords becomes the first nationwide full service law firm to launch a consultancy model. By 2009, Guy is joined by cousin Chris Setford, and the platform law firm is born. As joint CEOs, the pair invest heavily in technology and a dedicated support team.


Success breeds success

Setfords has seen double-digit growth since introducing its platform law firm model to the UK legal sector. The company moves into bigger offices, and has 75 consultants. Turnover will double over the next three years.


The next chapter

Setfords celebrates its 10th anniversary with 160 consultant lawyers connected to its platform. Expansion continues and the firm opens offices in the heart of London’s legal district in Chancery Lane, branded as Setfords London.


Fuelling growth

In 2021, Setfords attracted Private Equity funding to fuel further growth and investment in new, cutting edge technology. The firm moved into a new HQ with a bistro, gym and state-of-the-art facilities. Today, more than 450 consultant lawyers are connected to the revolutionary platform, and continued investment is fuelling our growth plans for the future.

Our philosophy and values

At Setfords London, it’s about you, not us.

Our lawyers’ primary focus is on ensuring you get the legal advice you need – and because Setfords doesn’t set billing targets, you can be assured your lawyer can commit the time and energy required to deliver what you’re expecting.

You can feel reassured because TRUST is at the heart of everything we do – we say what we mean, and we deliver what we promise.

We’re able to do that through SUPPORT. We support our lawyers and our colleagues so they can support their clients.

And we aim high. We INSPIRE our staff so they can ASPIRE to be great. At Setfords London, good isn’t good enough – we want to be the best.

We’re an award-winning law firm

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