Careers

Useful contacts

Law degree courses

Apply to:

The Universities and Colleges Admission Services (UCAS)
Rose Hill
New Barn Lane
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GL52 3LZ
Tel: 0871 468 0468
UCAS website

SQE, LPC and CPE/GDL courses

The Central Applications Board (CAB) administers applications for full-time, and some part-time and distance learning courses, including the:

  • Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE)
  • Legal Practice Course (LPC)
  • Common Professional Examination (CPE) / Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)

For details on these courses and to apply, visit the CAB website or email applications@lawcabs.ac.uk

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

If you're interested in following the legal executive routes to qualification, contact:

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Kempston Manor
Kempston
Bedfordshire
MK42 7AB

Tel: 01234 841 000
CILEx website

Institute of Paralegals

1-12 St James's Square
London
SW1Y 4LB

Tel: 020 3011 2610
Institute of Paralegals website

National Association of Licensed Paralegals

LG.02 Lincoln House
1-3 Brixton Road
London
SW9 6DE

Tel: 0845 862 7000
National Association of Licensed Paralegals website

The Bar Council

For more information on a career as a barrister, contact:

Education and Training Department
General Council of the Bar
289 High Holborn
London
WC1V 7HZ

Tel: 020 7242 0082
The Bar Council website

Careers Service

Careers advisers at teaching institutions have a wide range of reading materials. Students can approach their careers advice team directly for information and resources.

Local authorities/commerce and industry

Students looking for trainee placements within commerce, industry or local authorities should contact the relevant organisation directly.

Law Society Gazette

Gazette Jobs provides access to the latest legal jobs.

Law Gazette Jobs website

The Magistrates' Association

For information on a career in the Magistrates' Court Service, contact:

The Magistrates Association
28 Fitzroy Square
London
W1T 6DD

Tel: 020 7387 2353
Magistrates Association website

Crown Prosecution Service

For training and job details, contact:

The Staff Management Unit
Crown Prosecution Service
Rose Court
2 Southwark Bridge
London
SE1 9HS

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

Government

For information on training and vacation placements in government:

GLS Recruitment Team
11th Floor, Lower Castle Street
Castlemead
Bristol
BS1 3AG
Tel: 0117 923 4417
Government Legal Service website

Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society

Support, advice and networking opportunities for students, trainees and newly qualified solicitors:

Junior Lawyers Division web page

Solicitors Regulation Authority

For additional information on qualification requirements and a list of firms authorised to take trainee solicitors:

Tel: 0370 606 2555
Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) website

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