Media Law Solicitor
Farrer & Co
Rowena C is a Media Law Solicitor at Farrer & Co. She says "Most of my work involves working for defendants, such as newspapers and magazines. I draft letters to solicitors on the other side, I'm on the phone a lot to in house legal advisors and journalists. There's a lot of client contact and I think that's great. It's just very varied and very interesting".
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The UK average salary is £28,758
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
DescriptionSolicitors advise and act on behalf of individuals, organisations, businesses and government departments in legal matters.
QualificationsEntry 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.