A solicitor is responsible for providing legal advice and support to clients. Clients range from individuals, groups, private companies or public sector organisations.
You will usually need a degree to become a solicitor. Depending on what type of degree it is, you will then take a particular route towards becoming a solicitor.
Solicitors are required to complete a recognised period of training and acquire the required qualifications in a minimum of three areas of law. Solicitors are governed by a professional body. In England and Wales, this is the Law Society of England and Wales and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Read our full job description.
- Commercial Property Solicitor
- Employment Solicitor
- Family Solicitor
- Personal Injury Solicitor
- Private Client Solicitor
- Property Solicitor
- Litigation Solicitor
- Residential Conveyancer
Starting salary: £25,000 to £40,000 (post qualification)
Junior: £40,000 to £90,000 (with several years' experience)
*Simply Law Jobs data 2018