Lawyers will provide expert legal advice and support to clients, this could be to individuals, organisations or groups. Normally they will specialise in a specific area such as family, employment, tax, property, finance to name but a few. Task could include attending court hearings, drawing up contracts, giving advice, analysing legal documents, researching and gathering evidence or settling disputes.
A law degree would be preferably but you could take a conversion course if you have a degree in another subject. The conversion courses are Graduate Diploma Law or Common Profession Examination. Most employers will want at 2:1. Once you have your degree you will need to take the Legal Practice Course (LPC). It is possible to get started in this role through an apprenticeship., you could apply for one of the Trailblazer apprenticeships, there are three kinds that will enable you to qualify as a lawyer, legal executive or paralegal, take a look at The Law Society website for further details.
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills
- Commercial awareness
- Good at problem solving
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Good numeracy and IT skills
- Dedication and commitment
- A professional approach
£25,000 to £45,000