Legal Services

The legal services sector of the UK hold amazingly diverse career opportunities.

The UK has the largest legal services market in Europe and is second only to the US globally.

Legal Services

Arbitrator / Barrister / Solicitor / Paralegal 

Legal services account for a third of Western European legal services fee revenue and around 5% to 6% of global legal services fee revenue, which totalled between $680bn and $886bn in 2018, and is expected to grow to above $1trn by 2021

To become a Lawyer in the UK  through the traditional route, you’ll first need to complete a qualifying law degree (LLB) at university, or study another subject at the undergraduate level then take the one-year Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) conversion course. At this point, the pathways for aspiring solicitors and barristers diverge.

If you want to be a solicitor you must complete the vocational Legal Practice Course (LPC) before undertaking a training contract with a law firm – as part of which you’ll have to pass a Professional Skills Course. You can then apply for admission to the roll of solicitors.

Legal job roles – Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Arbitrator
  • Barrister
  • Barrister’s clerk
  • Chartered legal executive (England and Wales)
  • Company secretary
  • Costs lawyer
  • Detective
  • Licensed conveyancer
  • Paralegal
  • Solicitor

List of jobs in the legal industry that don’t require a degree

  • Legal Secretary.
  • Legal Assistant.
  • Legal Administration.
  • Legal Office Manager.
  • Paralegal.
  • Solicitor.
  • Chartered Legal Executive.
  • Licensed Conveyancer.

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