Solicitors advise the public on the law, negotiate on behalf of their clients and draft legal documents. Solicitors rely on logical skills, which can be developed in subjects like maths and science.
Whereas barristers spend lots of time in courtrooms, solicitors spend most of their time outside the courts, advising their clients and helping them to understand the ins and outs of the law. Many solicitors specialise in a particular topic, such as family law, property law or employment law.
Helping people on a daily basis by acting as their legal representative
Working as part of a team to take on big cases and fight for justice
The chance to be your own boss if you decide to set up your own law firm
Good grades in science and maths subjects will help to prove your logical capabilities as a solicitor, so consider concentrating on these while you’re at school. You might choose to focus in environmental or medical law, in which case biology and chemistry skills will be especially useful.
Many iconic world leaders started out as lawyers. Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and Gandhi all went to law school before achieving international fame as politicians.
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