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Solicitors

Description

Solicitors advise and act on behalf of individuals, organisations, businesses and government departments in legal matters.

Tasks

  • Draws up contracts, leases, wills and other legal documents
  • Undertakes legal business on behalf of client in areas of business law, criminal law, probate, conveyancing and litigation, and acts as trustee or executor if required
  • Instructs counsel in higher and lower courts and pleads cases in lower courts as appropriate
  • Scrutinises statements, reports and legal documents relevant to the case being undertaken and prepares papers for court
  • Represents clients in court.

Entry Requirements

Entry to training usually requires a qualifying law degree or postgraduate diploma. Graduates in subjects other than law must first take a one-year conversion course. All entrants undertake a one year legal practice course, followed by a two-year training contract.

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