University Law Departments: Training To Become A Personal Injury Solicitor University law departments provide the academic training for a law degree and often training for the professional qualification known as the Legal Practice Course or LPC. These two qualifications form the two primary fundamental steps to training as a solicitor. Use the links below to […]
University Law: Where To Study To Become A Solicitor
University law departments provide the academic education and professional training that allows someone to start on the road to qualification as a solicitor.
In addition to a law degree (either LLB or BA), solicitors are required to do an additional year long professional course plus two further years working as a trainee solicitor working in a law firm (further additional exams are taken during this two year period).
Typically seats are taken in different areas of law whilst working as a trainee solicitor (a solicitor will usually only specialise on qualification as a solicitor – personal injury being one such area of speciality).
After all the training is complete – the Law Society / Solicitor’s Regulation Authority must review all of the details to be satisfied as to expertise and provide a certificate allowing qualification as a solicitor of the supreme court of judicature.
An annual practising certificate from the supervisory bodies (Solicitors Regulation Authority in England & Wales) is required to allow a solicitor to continue to practise law.
A solicitor must keep their training up to date and apply each year to renew their practising certificate.
Studying at a Law University is the first step on this process. Choose an article below to see the universities that offer the courses to start you on the roue to becoming a solicitor or take a look at our legal training index.