Solicitors and Lawyers

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


New workers
£ 27,628
£ 48,476
£ 91,724

Available jobs

In the past year there were 166,485 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Represents clients in court.

  • Scrutinises statements, reports and legal documents relevant to the case being undertaken and prepares papers for court.

  • Instructs counsel in higher and lower courts and pleads cases in lower courts as appropriate.

  • 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.

  • Draws up contracts, leases, wills and other legal documents.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Lawsuits

  • Business Development

  • Conveyancing

  • Commercial Laws

  • Finance

  • Marketing

  • Information Privacy

  • Dispute Resolution

  • Family Law

  • Personal Injury Law

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Advising

  • Management

  • Sales

  • Detail Oriented

  • Negotiation

  • Advocacy

  • Real Estate

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Planning

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.