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Becoming a Lawyer

You might have seen the epic movie court battles, the judges in wigs, the witty repartee between lawyers on TV shows, but what does it take to become a lawyer in real life? Get yourself a cuppa and have a browse of the articles below.

Are you suited to a career in law? Coventry University Careers Centre

What is it that attracts you to a career in law? Is it based on a realistic idea of what the jobs in this field require and an understanding that you have the personality and experience for it, or have you been attracted by an exciting but not...

How to Become a Solicitor Maudie Powell-Tuck, All About Law

Thinking of becoming a solicitor? First things first; let’s clear up what it is they do exactly: A solicitor is the first point of contact for clients. It’s their job to listen to their client’s grievance and side of the case and provide general...

How to Become a Barrister Maudie Powell-Tuck, All About Law

Although the roles of a solicitor and of a barrister are very similar and involve a lot of interchangeable skills, there are a few clear distinctions. A barrister will take the BPTC, whilst a solicitor does the LPC. A solicitor will give general...

The truth about lawyers' salaries Maudie Powell-Tuck, All About Law

The attraction of high salaries may draw a lot of people to law, but the reality can be very different. Law salaries vary greatly depending on the type of work you do, which type of firm or organisation you work for, and where in the country you...

How to Become a Legal Executive By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

Legal executives are the third branch of legal professionals in the UK, alongside solicitors and barristers. Legal executives have a very similar role to solicitors but only specialise in one area of law. Nevertheless, they’re still trained to...

Legal Career Options By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

‘Landing a career in law’ is on the top of your life-long to-do list. But are you aware of all the legal career options out there? You might think that the occupations of solicitor, barrister, legal executive or paralegal covers the entire legal...

Best Routes into Law By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

Landing a career in law is no easy feat. Firstly, you have to decide whether you want to become a solicitor, barrister or legal executive. Following that, you have a wealth of options. Do you go for a law degree? Would you prefer to study a...

How to become a judge By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

Right, first things first, there are several different types of court where judges sit. Magistrates’ courts, tribunals, Crown court, county court, High Court of Justice, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court are the main types of court in...

How To Become A Legal Secretary By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

Pursuing a career in law is on your to-do list, but you’re not entirely sure which roles interest you. Dilemma. You’ve read up on how to become a solicitor or barrister, but other than the salary these roles command, the jobs don’t really tickle...

How To Become A Solicitor Advocate By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

Now that you’re aware of how to make it as a solicitor (vacation schemeLPC, training contract etc.) you may be wondering how your career can progress and develop other than climbing the ranks to become a senior associate or partner. Ever...

How To Become A Court Reporter By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

Court reporting has been often been viewed as a dead art. Dead?! Not even just a dying art? Nope, dead as a dodo, especially given that stenographers were phased out of English and Welsh courts by 2012. Back in the day, court reporters used to...

7 qualities every good lawyer should have By Sofia Gymer, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

The skills you need for your ideal career are something that you can work on and develop over time. As they say: practice makes perfect! Here are a few that you should consider working on if you aspire to be a successful lawyer: 1) Good...