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


Median Salary

New workers start around £30,046. Normal pay is £54,658 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £104,577.

Daily 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.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Mathematics
  • Science