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Solicitor

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

Tasks

  • 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.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 11% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£36,991

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for solicitor is £36,991

4,459 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 4,459. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for solicitor roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £36,991 per year. That is about £3,083 per month or £18.97 per hour. New workers generally start on £19,375, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £67,331

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 4,459 people are employed in the region.

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