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Solicitors advise and act on behalf of individuals, organisations, businesses and government departments in legal matters.

Current Entry Requirements

Entry to training usually requires a qualifying law degree or postgraduate diploma. Graduates in subjects other than law must first take a one-year conversion course. All entrants undertake a one year legal practice course, followed by a two-year training contract.

Typical education level:

Level 4-6

Typical Tasks

  • Draws up contracts, leases, wills and other legal documents.
  • Undertakes legal business on behalf of client in areas of business law, criminal law, probate, conveyancing and litigation, and acts as trustee or executor if required.
  • Instructs counsel in higher and lower courts and pleads cases in lower courts as appropriate.
  • Scrutinises statements, reports and legal documents relevant to the case being undertaken and prepares papers for court.
  • Represents clients in court.

Desired Skills

Critical Thinking
Reading Comprehension
Active Listening
Writing
Active Learning
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New Job Opportunities
9.8%
An 9.8% rise in employment is expected by 2018 in the East Midlands.

Salaries

£69,303

Potential

£38,396

Average

£22,074

Entry level

Job Postings

Company: Michael Page UK

Location: East Midlands

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Company: BCL Legal

Location: Birmingham

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