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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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.
The Lawyer Portal has partnered with Rare Recruitment to launch a tool that matches talented candidates with law firms using contextual recruitment.
The attorney general is looking to appoint new members to the London A, B and C panels to undertake civil work for government departments.
The Honorable Mr Justice Murray offers his valuable advice and experience to solicitors who are applying for appointment to the Bench.
When did you last look at where you want to be in 20 years' time or make a serious, detailed plan for your career progression over the coming months and years?
The Law Society has published an overview of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination, which will replace the existing route to qualifying.
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