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.
Date: 10 September 2019, 9 November 2019 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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Once you qualify as a solicitor, you can work in-house, in private practice, as a sole practitioner or as a solicitor advocate.
Information about how to qualify as a solicitor.
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