The role of a Solicitor is to offer advice to their clients about legal issues affecting them along with representing them in legal matters or disputes.
The responsibilities of a Solicitor can vary each day. Tasks can include:
- Offering legal advice
- Researching previous cases
- Producing legal
- Converting a clients issues into legal terminology
- Liaising with other legal firms.
Solicitors represent the largest sectors in legal employment, working with clients advising and negotiating cases. At The City Law School, we can offer the relevant training and support to prepare you for this career pathway.
Solicitors Qualifying Exam
In autumn 2021, a new route to qualifying as a solicitor of England and Wales was introduced by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA): The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).
From September 2023, City and The City Law School will be offering SQE preparation, including extensive legal skills training, via the Solicitors’ Practice Programme.
Solicitors' Practice Programme
The Solicitors’ Practice Programme (SPP) is designed for anyone that is preparing for the new route to qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales, replacing the Legal Practice Course.
Over two 10-week terms, you will study the requisite material to successfully pass the SQE 1 and SQE 2 respectively, equivalent to a Postgraduate Diploma.
Training and career information for Law students
How to become a solicitor
Solicitors offer legal advice and act on behalf of their clients.
Training Contract Advisory Service (TCAS)
TCAS is available to SPP students and provides dedicated advice to help you to find a training contract.
Mooting is a training exercise for students allowing them to undertake a mock trial, arguing two sides of a point.