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.

Solicitor Jobs - expected salary

Salaries for solicitor jobs range from £16,000 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. Audio Typist

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £9.00 p/h

    Category: Legal Secretary

    A rare opportunity has arisen for a Conveyancing Audio Typist based in Glasgow. This is a short term, temporary contract.
     
    The hourly rate is dependant on the candidate’s knowledge and experience.
     
    Immediate start!!! Apply now.
     
    Other areas of responsibility

    audio and copy typing
    Secretarial duties including, photocopying, scanning, circulating ...

  2. Legal Administration Assitant

    Location: Dunfermline

    Salary: £9.74 p/h

    Category: Legal Trainee Administrator

    Legal Administration Assistant
    Stafffinders have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Administration Assistant to work with our industry leading client at their office based in Dunfermline.
    Hours are 08:45-17:00pm Monday-Thursday and 8:30-3:30pm on Friday. This role starts immediately, and you will be reporting to the Regional ...

  3. Legal Secretary

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £10.50 p/h

    Category: Legal Receptionist

    Stafffinders are looking for an immediately available Legal Secretary in the Glasgow City Centre who has experience working with a case management system. This position is for 3-4 days p/week and is an ongoing temporary basis initially.
     
    The hours are 9-5pm each day.
     
    This is a key role within ...

  4. Paralegal (Conveyancing)

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Paralegal/legal executive

    Calling all Conveyancing Paralegals. Our client is looking for a talented individual to join their busy legal team in the Renfrewshire area. This post is an immediate start for the right individual.
    We are particularly interested in candidates who can successfully manage their own case load from start to finish ...