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Managing clerk (qualified solicitor),Solicitor,Solicitor-partner,Solicitor to the council

Job Description: 

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


Entry to training usually requires a qualifying law degree or postgraduate diploma. Graduates in subjects other than law must first take a one-year conversion course. All entrants undertake a one year legal practice course, followed by a two-year training contract.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details


The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 1.2
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 3.1
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details


  • draws up contracts, leases, wills and other legal documents;
  • 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;
  • instructs counsel in higher and lower courts and pleads cases in lower courts as appropriate;
  • scrutinises statements, reports and legal documents relevant to the case being undertaken and prepares papers for court;
  • represents clients in court.
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