Sonal S is a Trainee Solicitor. She nearly left university after the first term, but her parents convinced her to give it another try, "I think it's important to give things a bit of time, especially when you move from home to University... It's not all necessarily just going to click straightaway".
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Solicitors advise and act on behalf of individuals, organisations, businesses and government departments in legal matters.
Entry to training usually requires a qualifying law degree or postgraduate diploma. Graduates in subjects other than law must first take a one-year conversion course. All entrants undertake a one year legal practice course, followed by a two-year training contract.
- Draws up contracts, leases, wills and other legal documents
- Undertakes legal business on behalf of client in areas of business law, criminal law, probate, conveyancing and litigation, and acts as trustee or executor if required
- Instructs counsel in higher and lower courts and pleads cases in lower courts as appropriate
- Scrutinises statements, reports and legal documents relevant to the case being undertaken and prepares papers for court
- Represents clients in court.
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