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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Information about qualifying as a solicitor through an apprenticeship.
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