Working In Law is a law careers guide written by Charlie Phillips. It is the most current guide on entry into today’s legal profession. Updated for 2015, it’s available online, and in all good bookshops now.
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Looking to pursue a career in law in the UK? Which legal qualifications or training options are the best for the career you want?
Perhaps you have already decided which training scheme is right for you, or perhaps you are still unsure whether to opt for a solicitors’ training contract, a barristers’ pupillage, or want to gain practical experience and get legal qualifications while working. With so many options, it can be daunting to know where to start.
Fortunately, Working In Law gives an overview of a broad range of areas of legal practice, and the different roles available in the profession. You can decide which area most interests you, whether that is to qualify as a solicitor or barrister, or to work in a more specialist role such as patent attorney or notary. Once you have identified which areas of practice are for you, Working In Law helps you navigate through the various qualification requirements, and explains in detail how to get a training position and succeed. Extra information is included on managing your legal studies, and finding career focussed extracurricular opportunities.
Working In Law discusses all the available entry routes into your chosen career in law, giving statistics on success rates, numbers of applicants, likely costs of training, and, crucially, what qualifications and personal qualities you will need to progress successfully from stage to stage as your legal training develops. Lawyers from a range of different areas of the profession have contributed their views as case studies, providing invaluable insider information and insight into how to forge a successful career in today’s legal world.
Using Working In Law, you will gain insight into how and where to get the qualifications required to enter various areas of the legal profession, as well as what the professional legal bodies and associations offer, and the sectors in which they specialise. Working In Law contains information for applicants from all backgrounds, whether you are a law graduate, coming to law from a previous career, applying from overseas, or considering non-graduate entry via the CILEx route.
If you are looking for a practical guide to qualifying in law, whichever route you choose to take, Working In Law is the book for you.