Will grew up in Africa and developed a love of reading from a very early age. He then moved to a school in England and then a school in New Zealand. His first job was delivery milk and he never thought about being a lawyer when he was at school. His parents encouraged him to go to university and he decided to study law. His first proper job in law was a judges clerk and gradually developed his skills over his 27 years in law before, becoming a Senior Partner at Freshfields.
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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.
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