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The skills needed to train as a Solicitor


Ben Marsden of Hudgell Solicitors gives us an insight into the challenges he faced as a trainee solicitor as well as providing advice and inspiration to any graduates or students looking at this as a prospective career.

1)What made you decide to become a solicitor?

I’ve always wanted to work with people and combine that with a challenging career. The more I learned about the legal system and how difficult it is to become a solicitor, the more I wanted to be involved in the legal profession and become a solicitor myself.

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The term 'paralegal' refers to a person who does a substantial amount of legal work as part of his or her job and may have some legal training or experience, but is not a qualified lawyer. Paralegals work in law firms, as well as in-house in a wide variety of other private and public sector organisations, and often have very different job titles.



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Barristers give specialist legal advice and represent individuals or organisations in court.

Barristers tend to specialise in an area of law. Whichever type of law they choose, a barrister's work is likely to include:

  • taking instructions from clients and their solicitors
  • talking to members of other professions such as accountants, surveyors and architects
  • giving written legal opinions and researching similar cases
  • representing clients in court.

The amount of time they spend in court depends on their specialist area.

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