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Becoming a Solicitor

Becoming a Solicitor

Wondering whether the solicitor profession is right for you?

To help support you in your decision of whether to become a solicitor and if it's right for you, The College of Legal Practice has put together this in-depth guide on becoming a solicitor.

The Becoming a Solicitor Guide is packed with tips, quotes and resources from qualified solicitors, trainees and L&D professionals in the legal sector.

We delve into questions such as what is a solicitor?  What is the difference between working in-house vs at a firm? What areas can you specialise in? How do you become a solicitor and much more. You'll gain tips from various qualified solicitors across different areas of practice who shed some light on their day-to-day work and the profession as a whole.



Here at The College of Legal Practice, we know a little about becoming a solicitor, but for some of us it has been some time since we practised! So, we asked Law with Sophie to guest write a series for you on becoming a solicitor. These are the first three articles in the series, look out for the next three looking at the routes to qualification and qualifying working experience.


Becoming a Solicitor Series guest written by Law with Sophie

This blog series will give you the ins and outs of what it means to become a solicitor. We get lots of enquiries and interest from people who aren’t sure yet whether this is the right career path for them. Hopefully this series will give you an insight into the role and the different opportunities available to you.


Sophie-Becoming a Solicitor

Law with Sophie

Sophie is a Restructuring & Insolvency solicitor based in London, who provides guidance to aspiring solicitors through her blog and Instagram (@lawwithsophie). She is a mentor, has had several pieces of writing published, and regularly features as a panellist at industry events.


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