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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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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Networking helps you build connections and develop relationships.
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.
Qualifying as a solicitor with a law or a non-law degree.
Qualifying as a solicitor with a law degree.
If you have a degree in a subject that is not law, you can study the foundations of legal knowledge by taking the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).
There are several ways to qualify as a solicitor without having a degree.
Once you've finished studying the foundations of legal knowledge, you must complete the legal practice course (LPC).
The final stage of qualifying to be a solicitor is passing the Professional Skills Course (PSC).
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