Careers in Law

Legal professionals provide confidential and expert advice. They present arguments, draft documents, conduct negotiations and may become involved in court proceedings on behalf of their clients.


  • Solicitor
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Assistant/Executive
  • Paralegal
  • Barrister

What skills do you need to work in Law?

  • Research and analysis
  • Ability to review large amounts of information
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to communicate in technical and non-technical terminology

Where do individuals work in Law?

Legal professionals are employed by individuals, companies, government and non-governmental organisations. They can choose from a wide range of career paths with scope for further specialisation: Private Practice, Commerce and Industry, Local and Central Government and Court Services.

Typical work activities

  • Providing expert guidance and advice
  • Drafting letters
  • Attending meetings and negotiations
  • Drawing up contracts
  • Researching and analysing legal and non-legal information
  • Attending court hearings
  • Taking witness statements

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