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.
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 career clinic is for paralegals, final seat trainees and qualified solicitors.
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In autumn 2021, the Solicitors Regulation Authority will introduce a new route to qualifying as a solicitor: The Solicitors Qualifying Examination.
Resources giving more information about the SQE.
The SRA has said that it will offer the SQE in Welsh provided it can ensure comparability of standards between the English and Welsh versions and that the cost of producing a Welsh version is not prohibitive.
What is currently known about the content of the SQE.
The Lawyers with Disabilities Division works with law firms to offer you work experience opportunities throughout summer and autumn.
If your training contract is terminated before you've qualified as a solicitor you need to know what to do next.
Find out how to find job vacancies for solicitors via the media, online, recruitment agencies and networking.
Advice on preparing for a job interview and what to do during and after the interview.
Bhavisha Mistry is general counsel at Mawdsleys and vice-chair of the Law Society's In-house Division.
Saffron Sinclair, solicitor apprentice at Sintons LLP, shares what her apprenticeship has been like so far.
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