Our complex legal system offers a wide variety of career options and the legal profession has seen a steady rise in diverse job opportunities. If you choose to qualify as a solicitor, you become a member of the Law Society and you will be regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
The Law Society now represents more solicitors from diverse backgrounds than at any time in the profession’s history.
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Find out more about solicitor entry trends.
Dates for 2019: 9 November 2019 Dates for 2020: 17 January, 6 February, 9 March, 20 April, 18 May, 15 June, 13 July, 15 September, 15 October, 4 November, 8 December Time: Appointments last for 45 minutes and will be scheduled from 9.30am to 6pm Cost: Free Location: Law Society, London or via telephone
Our careers clinic is for LPC paralegals, final seat trainees and qualified solicitors.
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Law Gazette Jobs, the legal careers portal from the Law Gazette newspaper, asks is 2020 the year you want to move from associate to solicitor, or change career direction?
As we kick off the new year, save the dates in your diary for some of the events we have planned in the first few months of 2020.
We have published two complementary reports that will help organisations with workforce planning and help solicitors to plan their own career development.
Networking helps you build connections and develop relationships.
We have published updated best practice guidance on supporting solicitors for World Mental Health Day 2019 (10 October).
Our guidance for employers covers best practice for safeguarding and promoting the resilience and wellbeing of employees in the workplace.
A Law Council of Wales is to be established to promote legal education and awareness of Welsh law.
Once you've finished your professional training, you can apply to be registered with the SRA.
The amount you can earn as a solicitor will depend on your sector, career stage, the size of your organisation, and where it is in the UK
If you qualified abroad, you may be able to transfer onto the roll of the solicitors of England and Wales.
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