By: 11 November 2019
Roche Legal founder to write book on setting up a law firm

Rachel Roche, founder of Roche Legal, has signed a book deal with the Law Society to write a guide to setting up a new firm.

Roche, who has offices in York and Harrogate, will join forces with Darren Sylvester, founding director of DJS Law Solicitors, to produce the book, which she hopes will serve as a practical guide for those wanting to go it alone in the profession.

The book will be published in September 2020.

A recent winner of the prestigious Private Client Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards, Roche Legal has been breaking new ground with the development and launch of a cutting-edge online will writing and lasting power of attorney service.

The firm is also developing Solicitor Check, an online tool that will helps people understand the legal advice providers in the market, the protections afforded them and how legal professionals are regulated.

Commenting on her book deal, Roche said: “With the book we want to be up to speed with all of the changes happening  to modernise the legal profession and help change perceptions. This is an exciting time with real headway  being made with the introduction of new technology to help both the legal profession and our clients. I regularly get requests for help and information from other solicitors and we want this book to be a very practical guide by looking at the profession in a different way.”

“The book will be published in September next year and will serve as a real update on the advice being offered to people who want to set up their own firm. Change is good and the legal profession is increasingly embracing new ideas. It wasn’t that long ago that solicitors weren’t allowed to advertise their services.”