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How do you become a lawyer in the UK?

The word ‘lawyer’ is a catch-all term for legal professionals in the UK – there are three different branches of the legal profession, each with its own unique role in the commercial and legal marketplaces and each with its own route to qualification.

Read our guide to find out the differences between working as a barrister, solicitor and chartered legal executive and what skills and qualifications are required before you take your first steps on the path to law.

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