Advice

If you want the opportunity to be a trusted adviser to clients from all walks of life and have a job with an intellectual challenge (not to mention a decent salary), qualifying as a solicitor could be for you. Solicitors are involved in almost all aspects of life – wherever people are doing business or disputing their rights, there’s the potential for legal involvement. Competition for vacation schemes and training contracts is fierce, however, so follow our advice on applications, interviews and assessment centres to give yourself the best possible chance to get hired. We also offer guidance on the typical salaries on offer and overviews of the areas of practice available to you.

Applications

Interviews and assessment centres

News

  • Weekly law news update for graduates

    Updated every Thursday morning, we give you the essential information you need to keep on top of your applications and raise your commercial awareness for interviews or meetings with law recruiters. We’ve also added some other titbits of information that might interest you.

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Skills and competencies

Pay and progression

  • How much will you earn as a trainee solicitor?

    Each summer we survey leading law firms about their trainee solicitor starting salaries. Compare the 2017/18 results below...just make sure you think about the whole package (size of firm, type of clients, areas of practice, quality of training) before applying.

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Training and qualification

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Support from the Law Society

Training contract choices

Vac scheme choices

Job descriptions

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