Solicitors and Lawyers

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


New workers

New workers start around £24,859. Normal pay is £46,715 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £84,140.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 162,816 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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

  • Marketing

  • Finance

  • 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

  • Negotiation

  • Detail Oriented

  • Advocacy

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Planning

  • Real Estate

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.