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. Conveyancing Solicitor

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Solicitor (PQE 1 + )

    Role- Conveyancing Solicitor
    Location- Edinburgh
    Salary – Dependant on experience
    Do you have previous experience as a Conveyancing Solicitor who manages their own case loads from start to finish? Do you want to join an award-winning firm who like to think differently for their clients and staff?
    This move is available ...

  2. Conveyancing Paralegal

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Paralegal/legal executive

    Role- Conveyancing Paralegal
    Location- Edinburgh
    Salary – Dependant on experience
    Do you have previous experience as a Conveyancing Paralegal who manages their own case loads from start to finish? Do you want to join an award-winning Solicitors who like to think differently for their clients and staff?
    This move is available ...

  3. Residential Paralegal

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £25000 to £30000 p/a

    Category: Paralegal/legal executive

    Do you have previous experience as a Residential Paralegal and looking to move into a busy role where you deal with the transactional work from start to finish? You must have excellent organisational skills and the ability to plan and prioritise your own workload throughout a busy working day with ...

  4. Private Client- Paralegal

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Paralegal/legal executive

    Do you have previous experience as a Paralegal within a Private Client team supporting multiple partners? Are you now looking for a move into a busy role where you will supporting a large team of partners and their clients?
    Our client have a requirement for an experienced Private Client paralegal ...

  5. Paralegal- Commercial Real Estate

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Paralegal/legal executive

    Do you have previous experience as a Paralegal within a Commercial Real Estate team supporting multiple partners? Are you now looking for a move into a busy role where you will supporting multiple partners and their clients?
    Our client have a requirement for an experienced paralegal with previous experience of ...