Mark’s Story – Life at Nexa with Mark Coupe
Continuing our ‘Consultants’ Stories’ series where our lawyers share their journey to becoming a consultant solicitor and joining Nexa, we caught up with Mark Coupe.
Meet the consultant…
Mark is an experienced solicitor specialising in leasehold enfranchisement and residential lease extensions. Mark trained at a Legal 500 firm in Essex before joining a small firm in Southampton. He became a partner there in 2016. He joined Nexa in 2021. Here’s what he had to say:
“I was previously a partner in a small law firm. In 2021 my partners and I proactively took the decision to close the firm, so I was thinking about my next steps and finding a new home for my practice. Joining another traditional law firm didn’t appeal. I’d had enough of bearing the burden of business administration and legal regulation as a partner and just wanted to concentrate on developing my practice and helping my clients i.e., doing the thing I had gone into law to do in the first place!
I needed to know that someone else would pick-up all the crucial back-office functions competently and not charge me an exorbitant rate to do so, but I also wanted considerable freedom to do things my way. Nexa was the platform that really stood out as meeting my brief.
For anyone considering making the move into consultancy I would say, the more planning and preparation you do, the easier you will find it. Nexa are fantastic at helping you settle into a new way of working, but ultimately, it’s down to you to shape the business you want. That isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but for many like me, it’s very energising and empowering.
Now that I work mainly from home, I certainly don’t miss the two hours a day commute! Not having the hassles that come with running a practice, such as dealing with PII renewal, has given me much appreciated freedom to just concentrate on the “day job” and delivering a great service to my clients.”
Want to find out more?
If you’re interested in finding out a bit more detail about life as a consultant lawyer and what we can offer you at Nexa , check out our careers pages here or, have a look at our brochure. For a confidential, no obligation chat, contact David Roth.