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
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Jennifer Button's fascination with international issues led to her new career.
Nicola Manning was an early pioneer in the career of law management.
Chrissie Lightfoot started her own global consulting business and told the story in her book, The Naked Lawyer.
Funke Abimbola ignored advice that she was 'institutionalised'.
Lindsay Allen believes that following your heart and your interests ensures you will love your work.
As well as a legal career, Olivier Streater also trained as a dance and movement therapist.
Stephanie Haladner finds that having two careers where each informs the other has been a powerful combination.
Jean Warde loves the autonomy of running her own team.
Information about becoming progressing your legal career.
To be a successful solicitor you need more than excellent legal knowledge. You must also develop the soft skills you need in your day-to-day work.
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