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Solicitors

Average National Salaries (2020)

Age 20

£21,840 pile of coins

Age 35

£54,080 pile of coins

Age 50

£65,520 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £46,280

What does this career do?

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

Typical 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.

Current 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.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2020)
Female
(2020)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Full-time

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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