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 65-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 London is part of Setfords Solicitors and we have spent over ten years refining how we work. We are constantly evolving as we endeavour to be the law firm of 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 support 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.

Setfords 2006 - The beginning


The beginning

Setfords starts life as a traditional firm in Guildford, but founder Guy Setford starts to consider another way of working that could offer additional benefits – an approach to law that would give lawyers more flexibility and enable them to offer an even more personal service.

Setfords 2009 - Pioneering a new way of working


Pioneering a new way of working

The Setfords dispersed model is born and incorporated into the firm as Guy is joined by his cousin Chris Setford. As joint CEOs they set about investing hundreds of thousands of pounds in technology and a support team. The firm will see double-digit growth every year that follows.

Setfords 2013 - Success breeds success


Success breeds success

Setfords grows even faster than Guy and Chris predicted and the firm moves into bigger offices. Setfords now has more than 75 consultant lawyers. Over the next three years turnover will double.

Setfords 2016 and beyond - the next chapter

2016 and beyond

The next chapter

As Setfords enters its 10th year with over 160 consultant lawyers, it’s time to expand again. The firm opens offices on Chancery Lane – the heart of the legal district – under the name Setfords London.