Advocate Jobs

Advocates give advice about legal cases to their professional clients and may represent clients in court. There are more than 400 Advocates in Scotland and Advocates need a degree in Scottish Law plus a postgraduate diploma. All Advocates must work for 21 months in a solicitor's office and serve nine and a half months' pupilage.

Many find it is a very competitive and often costly process, as at each stage of training there are more Advocate applicants than places, and once qualified Advocate can find it hard to secure a tenancy in chambers.

Responsibilities of an Advocate

Advocates are responsible for talking to professional people and are required to give written legal opinions. Many Advocates are responsible for reading law reports and witness statements to prepare for court cases. All legal Advocates are responsible for representing clients in court. They need to have academic ability and a good memory, excellent spoken communications skills and be confident and able to think logically.

The working hours are generally long, and most work evenings and weekends. Advocates work in offices called chambers. Their average salary is £32,500.

They are members of the Advocates' Library in Edinburgh. Advocates who specialise in criminal work spend a lot of their time in court and many spend time travelling. They may find that after 10 to 15 years' experience they may apply ‘to take silk' (to become a Queen's Counsel), which is necessary to become a Court of Session judge or High Court judge.

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  1. Legal Secretary

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £11.00 p/h

    Category: Legal Secretary

    Stafffinders have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary to join our client based in Glasgow.
    This is an on-going temporary position with the possibility of becoming a permanent post for the right candidate.
    - Hours of work 9am-5pm
    - £9 - £11 ph DOE
    Duties include;

    Audio Typing
    Conveyancing
    Processing legal ...

  2. Legal Secretary (Private Client)

    Location: Ayr

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Legal Secretary

    Stafffinders are looking for an experienced Legal Secretary for our well-established client in South Ayrshire. This successful candidate will have Private Client experience.

    Able to generate fees following predetermined targets
    Good drafting and writing skills as well as possessing an excellent ability to communicate
    Strong client care, IT and business ...

  3. Legal Secretary

    Location: Ayr

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Legal Secretary

    Stafffinders are looking for an experienced Legal Secretary for our well-established client in South Ayrshire. This successful candidate will have Private Client experience.

    Digital dictation (audio typing), including preparing and amending documents.
    Experience with Lasting Powers of Attorney, Assents, Estate Accounts, Wills & Probate Applications.
    Assisting with general enquiries via telephone ...

  4. Legal Secretary

    Location: Ayr

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Legal Secretary

     
     
    Stafffinders are looking for a Legal Secretary with experience working within a Conveyancing department to join our client’s well-established business in South Ayrshire.
     
    This is a permanent position that offers you the luxury of a competitive salary based on experience.
     
    This is a key role within the business providing ...

  5. Conveyancing Typist

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Legal Secretary

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Customer Advisor Administrator to work with our well established client in the Paisley area.Some duties include; 
    -Liaising closely with customers on the telephone-Taking and relaying messages-Handling any customer queries and logging all information on their internal systems. Are you an enthusiastic individual ...

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