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A unique law firm for specialist lawyers

A firm designed for lawyers working in media, entertainment, technology and sport

Level is the only fee-sharing firm in the UK with a sector focus on sport, media, entertainment, and technology. Since 2017, Level has grown at pace and now comprises almost 40 senior lawyers.

Level enables specialist lawyers to enjoy a better way of working. Level combines specialism in our chosen sectors with the flexibility afforded by our model. We provide a way for senior lawyers to run and grow their practices on their terms and keep the majority of their billings. This way of working means Level lawyers can focus on their clients without the restrictions and politics often seen in traditional firms.

We understand that leaving a senior position in a law firm or an in-house role can be daunting. Level is made up of established lawyers who have taken precisely that step. They have all felt the benefits of taking control of their careers in a way that fits in with their lifestyles without having to compromise on quality, peer perception, or earnings. Instead, working at Level usually optimises all of these factors.

“Level have changed up the way that law firms work and are run. They are truly a law firm for the 21st century as attested to by several clients. With strong growth and great representation within the business from women also this is a well-balanced team with a strong culture.”

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Why Level?

Choose taking control of your career, your life, your time

Level offers senior lawyers a range of features and benefits including:


Unlike other fee-sharing firms, we are completely focused on just four sectors – media, entertainment, technology, and sport. You will operate under a brand, and with peers, that will be relevant and attractive to your current and future clients.

An all-star team

While many boutique law firms are founded on the practices of a handful of senior lawyers, Level’s team consists of predominantly specialist Partners. Level is known for the excellent quality of its lawyers and its sector focus. We look for respected and experienced lawyers in the four market sectors we focus on. Your peers will be like-minded specialist lawyers with a passion for doing excellent work for the best clients. As a result, almost 75% of our lawyers are recommended in leading legal directories - a far higher percentage than any other of the UK fee-sharing firms.


You determine when and where you work. You can take time off as you like, set your own fee arrangements, and have complete control over how much you bill. There are no minimum targets. You won’t have unnecessary admin or meetings and we take care of your insurance, compliance, billing, and back office needs. All our lawyers have the option to hot desk with the rest of the firm at our central London offices.

Inclusive team culture

Even though our lawyers are self-employed and can work from anywhere, we endeavor to make sure they all feel part of the Level team. The firm has been acknowledged both internally and externally for its excellent culture and inclusivity. Level is made up of like-minded lawyers who want to supercharge their careers, enjoy the freedom and independence that comes with being self-employed, all while still having access to the support of a progressive firm. The team often get together to participate in a mix of team and client events, which have in the past included ski trips, summer parties, and even online yoga!

Cross-referral opportunities

Level lawyers benefit from the wider Level team’s network across a range of areas. In addition to our sector specialists, Level also offers clients expert advisors in Employment, Immigration, Corporate, Family, Dispute Resolution, and Data Protection. We also offer an attractive referral scheme for work referred to and from other lawyers at the firm.

Additional support

In addition to our team of senior lawyers, Level is also home to outstanding junior lawyers including two Managing Associates, one NQ lawyer, and one trainee.

Strong brand

Joining Level will enable you to present your industry clients with a market-leading brand and a firm that looks the part, speaks their language, and is a natural destination for their business.

Who we are looking for

Choose likeminded colleagues who share your passion

Level is looking for senior lawyers who:

  • are a minimum of 7 years' PQE
  • have established clients in the media, entertainment, tech or sports sectors, and
  • have an interest in joining an exciting law firm focused entirely on those four specialist areas

Remuneration & support

Choose keeping 75% of everything you bill

The financial model

Our remuneration model is straightforward. From day one, you receive 75% of all fees you generate and bill. New client referrals to other Level lawyers are incentivised with a 15% referral fee on referred billings, with the Level lawyer engaged in the work earning 60%. We have no set-up fees or upfront costs to entry. Level lawyers are not subject to any restrictive covenants.

Central support

Level will provide you with all of the central support services you would expect from a law firm, including:

  • Professional indemnity cover
  • Cyber liability and cyber crime insurance
  • Document management system, email, cloud services, IT support and telephone answering service
  • Accounts and time recording software, credit control and billing processes at your instruction
  • Knowhow subscriptions and precedents
  • Regular marketing support, events and networking opportunities
  • Stationery, business cards, website, social media and digital profiles
  • Support from Level's junior lawyers and the flexibility and support to recruit your own juniors
  • Hot desk and meeting facilities at our offices in Covent Garden

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