Locum Solicitors & Locum Lawyers & Locum Paralegals

Summerfield Browne Solicitors are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We are a modern and progressive law firm, and operate a new hybrid legal services business model. We can provide locum lawyers using two different contractual models.


We provide temporary recruitment services, which means that we supply locum lawyers and locum paralegals to clients to undertake the work under the direct supervision of the client. We use a standard temporary recruitment business model which means that we enter into a contract with the locum solicitor and also with you. We then supply the locum lawyer to you in return for a fee and the locum legal counsel then works under your supervision.


Alternatively, we can provide locum solicitors or locum paralegals through our outsourced legal services offering. This means that we undertake the legal/ project work for you in the form of outsourced provision of legal services. We supply such services pursuant to our standard terms of engagement, and any such work will be subject to our professional indemnity insurance.  


Why would you need to use a locum lawyer? There are a variety of reasons which include:


  • You require interim/ temporary legal support for a project or to cover maternity leave;

  • You have a legal issue that needs resolving;

  • You require interim corporate governance and/ or company secretarial support;

  • You are considering selling your business and need to ensure that all the legal and commercial aspects of your business are in order.


We vet all our locum solicitors prior to recruitment. We have a diverse range of locum lawyers on our books, with different areas of expertise, and different levels of seniority and qualification. Our locum team includes highly experienced locum lawyers who have all either, worked for leading law firms, or held senior positions in law firms, as well as less experienced locum paralegals.  


The advantage of using our locum solicitors services include:


  • We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

  • We have comprehensive professional indemnity insurance.

  • We provide initial vetting of our lawyer’s expertise, and capability to deliver locum services.

  • Our locum services cover a wide range of commercial and business law areas of expertise including corporate, commercial, business, contract, employment, commercial property, litigation, intellectual property, banking and finance, software and technology.

  • The provision of our locum services is flexible, and provided as and when our client’s require support.  

  • One week’s notice of termination of the locum retainer.


If you require legal support, why not contact us to discuss how we can help you, by providing locum services to your business.


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We have offices in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford, Northampton (all by appointment only) and our administrative office is in Market Harborough, Leicester, Leicestershire.


We provide legal services all over England and Wales.



Please submit the above enquiry form or contact us on 0800 567 7595 or if you are telephoning from a mobile on 01858 414284 or by email at [email protected]


Alternatively, you can contact each of our offices on 020 3292 1306 (London); 0121 259 0005 (Birmingham); 01223 420252 (Cambridge); 01865 784098 (Oxford); 01858 414284 (Leicestershire/ Northamptonshire).