Solicitor Jobs

Solicitor jobs give advice to clients and act on their behalf in legal matters. The cases solicitors deal with depend on their employer and the area solicitors choose to work in. The main areas of work for solicitor jobs are company/business law, although many practice conveyancing, probate or litigation and some opt for central and local government. Solicitor jobs can also go into the Crown Prosecution Service.

Solicitor jobs normally work 37 hours a week, but most solicitor jobs find longer hours are common. Many solicitor jobs may be on call at weekends and bank holidays. They are generally based in offices but some solicitor jobs spend much of their time in court.

Salaries for solicitor jobs range from £14,000 basic for trainee solicitor jobs and this could rise to over £100,000 for an experienced solicitor jobs in a large firm. 

Solicitor jobs should be confident, with strong communication skills, able to absorb and analyse large amounts of information, careful and accurate in their work. Solicitor jobs should be able to work under pressure, be good with figures and all solicitors should have an interest in law and research.

There are 9,900 solicitors currently in Scotland.

In Scotland, entrants to become a solicitor normally need a LLB degree in Scottish law, or a good first degree in any non-law subject and a two-year graduate law degree.

Solicitor jobs undertake vocational training after graduation. This involves taking the Diploma of Legal Practice in Scotland. Courses for solicitors involve a training contract with a firm of solicitors.

With further training, solicitors may become advocates. Solicitor jobs may also become heads of legal departments in companies, chief executives or company secretaries.

Job Listings

  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 Administrator (Graduate)

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Trainee solicitor

    A rare opportunity has arisen, and we are excited to be looking for a driven and ambitious Administrator to assist our well-established client based in the Renfrewshire area. This is initially 3 months with the potential scope to be extended for the right individual. This is a great opportunity for ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

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