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: £9.00 p/h

    Category: Legal Secretary

    Legal Secretary required for temp cover for the following dates and times
    11th & 25th August for a busy solicitor within a small office in Glasgow
    You must have experience and be available to above dates
    Send me your cv now
    This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Stafffinders which ...

  2. Legal Administrator

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: £9.00 p/h

    Category: Legal Secretary

    My Client is seeking an experienced Legal Secretary for a temporary position based in Glasgow. 
    This is an on-going position and may lead to a permanent opportunity for the right candidate.
    You will be working with small but dedicated legal team providing support.

    To be considered for this role you ...

  3. Experienced Legal Secretary avaliable for temp roles

    Location: Paisley/Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Legal Secretary

    Stafffinders are currently seeking experienced Legal Secretaries for a variety of short and long term roles for our Paisley & Glasgow based clients.
    Pay rate starting at £9.00-£12.00 p/h
    We currently have various challenging temporary opportunities.
    Candidates must have previous experience in working within the legal sector ...