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Deciding on a legal career can be a challenge, especially when there are so many

Deciding on a legal career can be a challenge, especially when there are so many law jobs on offer. To help you make an informed choice here’s a breakdown of available jobs in the sector

Solicitor

You’ll be a confidential adviser that has direct contact with clients, combining expertise and people skills to provide legal guidance and assistance. Once qualified, you can work in private practice, in-house for a commercial or industrial organisation, in local or central government or in the court service.

If you have a qualifying law degree, you need to do the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and then a training contract. If your undergraduate degree isn’t in law you’ll need to do the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) first. However, in 2021 the way that solicitors qualify is set to change with the introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

Discover the skills you’ll need and what you can earn as a solicitor.

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